Dwell and Design Within Reach Announce 10 Finalists in Live/Work Design Contest. Online Voting Begins Today.

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Dwell Media and Design Within Reach announce the 10 finalists from their Live/Work Design Contest, which challenges up-and-coming designers to create a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell.

Live/Work Design Contest

“We are thrilled with the quality of entries from across the country and are confident that there is a classic of tomorrow among them," said Kari Woldum, VP of Merchandising at DWR.

Dwell Media (http://www.dwell.com) and Design Within Reach (http://www.dwr.com), two arbiters of modern design, today announce the 10 finalists from their Live/Work Design Contest (http://www.dwell.com/live-work), which challenges up-and-coming designers to create a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. Dwell and DWR accepted 587 entries in March, and jurors culled the list down to an impressive Top 10. Through May 21, the top entries are viewable online and up for popular vote. The grand-prize winner will be announced in Los Angeles in June at Dwell on Design, the West Coast’s largest design fair.

Dwell and DWR were looking for products and furniture in the home-office space that use materials of integrity and solve productivity challenges while mixing business with pleasure. We envision the winning design to be a future live/work staple. "We're always looking for the next future classic, the type of furniture that looks as good today as it will in twenty years,” said Kelsey Keith, editor at Dwell. “We combed through hundreds of designs to select 10 that we feel embody the modern live/work lifestyle."

“We are thrilled with the quality of entries from across the country and are confident that there is a classic of tomorrow among them. Along with our product development team, I look forward to getting to know the finalists and welcome the opportunity to bring one of their works to the public,” said Kari Woldum, VP of merchandising at DWR.

Starting today, Dwell will accept online votes through May 21, 2012. Live voting will occur at Wanted Design (http://2012.wanteddesignnyc.com/) in New York, May 18–21, 2012, where finalists’ entries will be on display. During the week around Dwell on Design, five finalists’ designs will be on view at DWR Beverly Boulevard Studio (http://www.dwr.com/beverlyblvd). The grand-prize winner will be unveiled on June 22, 2012, at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

The Finalists are:
Wedge Desk by Alex Gil of New York
Ledge Desk by Eric Pfeiffer of Oakland, Calif.
Ryles Storage Bench by David Cox of Houston
Hold On Tight Book Shelf by Colleen Whiteley of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Innermix Desk by Amanda Ip of Chicago
Okum Desk by David Okum of Los Angeles
Travois Desk by Tyler Russell of Bastrop, Texas
Float Wall Desk by Dario Antonioni of Playa Vista, Calif.
Pippa Desk by Ian Godfrey of British Columbia
Bento Laptop Table by Mark Daniel of Evanston, Ill.

For more information or to vote, visit http://www.dwell.com/live-work.

About DWELL MEDIA, LLC: Dwell Media is the parent company of Dwell magazine, Dwell Digital + Mobile, Dwell on Design events, and the Dwell Homes Collection. Founded in 2000 by Lara Deam, Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the modern design movement. Championing a philosophy that is idea-driven and sensitive to social and physical surroundings, its enduring passion for design leads a passionate community of design-seekers to be “At Home in the Modern World.”

Dwell Press Contact
Alex Polier
917.210.1735
alex (at) dwell (dot) com

Design Within Reach, Inc., founded in 1998 and headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is the source for the best in modern design. The company markets and sells its furniture and accessories to both residential and contract customers through its retail Studios in the United States and Canada, dwr.com and its Connecticut-based phone sales team at 1.800.944.2233.

DWR Press Contact
Erin Brown
203.614.0664
pr (at) dwr (dot) com

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