Monday, May 14, 2012

Mid Century love - DWR

I had the pleasure of going into the Design Within Reach store recently in Bethesda, Maryland. I got to see authentic iconic pieces by Knoll, Saarinen, Bertoia, Milo Baugham, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and more!  I was so excited. 







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I grew up studying these designers as an studio art and art education major in college and coveted their original designs. There are so many copies and cheap reproductions these days, I was blown away in the presence of greatness! I don't think Bethany quite gets my fascination, but I know she appreciates and loves great design.  Here is a great overview of the chairs DWR carries:


 I feel like these pieces are so relevant today and that they are timeless.  Do you agree?

~Nancy

13 comments:

  1. Totally timeless and boy do some of them bring back memories. Love DWR.

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  2. I have a major obsession with MCM chairs in particular. The clean lines and surprising comfort of many of them make them so functional in so many different types of rooms.

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  3. I love all these designs- especially that first chair and the light fixture! So pretty!

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  4. I love to mix in a little MCM with more traditional pieces. I recently scored an awesome pair of Mid-century highback armchairs and an abstract painting from MidCentury artist Tom Hayward. Love these types of finds!

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  5. I love DWR! Have purchased lots of light fixtures from them. Also, some of their seating. I think they have such a great look, and carry clean lined furniture that is quite versatile....can work with traditional to very modern. So glad to have them in Bethesda. Have a great week! XO Loi

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  6. Love the barcelona chair and tulip table!

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  7. if i could re-do my home it would be all mid-century.
    i love it....it reminds me of the 4 seasons in nyc
    happy times

    xx

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  8. I am loving all of this now, too. I wonder what things I hate, that I will love later?

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  9. Agree!! Fabulous chairs! You guys on some fun field trips:)

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  10. I'm hoping the Saarinean table makes its way to my home one day!!!

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  11. oh, that saarinen table has been one of my all time wants for a long time! donna

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