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The rise and fall of Design Within Reach

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 03, 2009

Lawsuits, bad management, and knockoffs, oh my! From Fast Company:

Discontent has steadily grown among formerly stalwart DWR supporters. New York-based textile designer Sandy Chilewich, whose rugs and mats are stocked by DWR ($280 to $600), says she’s considering pulling her business and has been talking with other DWR designers about banding together to “tell them we don’t approve.” Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray Eames and the guardian of their legacy, says, “DWR has been a great ambassador for the Eames story and DWR hasn’t carried knockoff Eames product, but I think one needs to look beyond that. In the long run, we don’t see our authentic product being sold next to knockoff products of any kind.”

Design Within Reach is screening The Eames

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 04, 2006

Design Within Reach is screening The Eames Film Festival, featuring the short films of Charles and Ray Eames, at cities across the US. Unfortunately for me, a small town called New York City doesn’t seem to be on the schedule. :(

Winners of the Design Within Reach 2005 Champagne

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 25, 2006

Winners of the Design Within Reach 2005 Champagne Chair Contest. The salon dryer chair, the high chair, and the school desk chair are pretty neat.