Design Within Reach Presents “The Past, Present and Future” at WantedDesign 2013

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An exhibition of authentic modern design selected by DWR, Surface and WantedDesign

Design Within Reach, Inc., today announces its participation at WantedDesign 2013 with “The Past, Present and Future of Authentic Modern Design,” an exhibition of designers who represent the future of the design industry. Additionally, the event marks the launch of the Helix Table (2012) in four styles, the first collection created exclusively for Design Within Reach by Atlanta-based designer Chris Hardy.

Opening to the public on May 18 and running through May 20, “The Past, Present and Future” showcases furniture, textiles and accessories created by an international group of designers. While materials and methods differ, the commonalities of smart design, solving old problems in new ways and being relevant to how we live ring true in their works. Jointly selected by Design Within Reach, WantedDesign and Surface magazine, participants include Meg Callahan (U.S.), Pauline Deltour (France), Fort Standard (U.S.), Tamasyn Gambell (U.K.), Asher Israelow (U.S.), Kaschkasch Cologne (Germany) and Jonah Takagi (U.S.).

To promote social media interaction around the exhibit, the company will launch an online voting component via its Facebook page on Friday, April 26, 2013. Fans may vote for a chance to win their favorite product. Voting ends on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 7pm EST. One entry per person.

From producing licensed works by midcentury masters to launching the work of today’s brightest stars to helping create career paths for future designers, Design Within Reach is passionate about design – from the past, present and future. Please visit us at WantedDesign.

WantedDesign 2013
Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20
10am–7pm daily
The Tunnel at the Terminal Stores
269 11th Ave.
(between 27th St. and 28th St.)
New York, NY 10001
http://www.2013.wanteddesignnyc.com

Find out more about “The Past, Present and Future,” the participating designers and WantedDesign at http://www.dwr.com/wanteddesign.

About WantedDesign
Founded in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has established a successful reputation as a popular and inspiring meeting point for designers, manufacturers, artisans, students, design institutions, the media and design lovers from around the world. This year, in addition to a strong presence of U.S. invitees from these ranks, WantedDesign welcomes participants from countries such as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. WantedDesign began as a design forum, reinforcing a creative community that would help establish New York as a desirable design destination. The event’s goals are to foster conversations and discovery, to establish relationships and new collaborations and to inspire visitors.

Design Within Reach, Inc., founded in 1998 and headquartered in Stamford, Conn., is the source for the best in authentic modern design. The company markets and sells its furniture and accessories to both residential and trade customers through its retail Studios in North America, http://www.dwr.com and its Connecticut-based phone sales team at 1.800.944.2233. For inquiries regarding DWR Contract, visit http://www.dwrcontract.com.

For additional images and information, contact Kim Phillips at pr(at)dwr(dot)com.

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