design within reach knock-offs

8.27.2009

i have always thought that dwr should stand for design that’s way out of reach instead of design within reach.  i love the store but i’ve never been able to afford anything.  thinking about this i went looking for some affordable knock-offs to a few of their most recognizable pieces. i found some amazing deals on overstock.com and eurway.com

my favorite find is the louis ghost armchair(set of 2)

dwr - $820

Louis Ghost Armchair - Set of 2

overstock - $329

Clear Acrylic Arm Chairs (Set of 2)

dwr’s price for their le klint pendant actually isn’t quite cringe worthy, but i did find one for more than half of the price at eurway.

dwr - $435

Le Klint 172B Pendant

eurway – $126.50

Meringue Hanging Lamp (MERINGUE-PEN)

i found this knock-off of knoll’s bertoia diamond lounge chair at overstock. while the knock-off doesn’t quite look like it was manufactured according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer harry bertoia (like the dwr chair is), it could definitely suffice until you could save up for dwr’s chair.

dwr - $929                               overstock - $183Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair with Seat PadRupert Chrome Steel Chair with Leatherette Seat Pad

eames molded plastic rocker

dwr - $479

Eames® Molded Plastic Rocker

overstock - $159

Vinnie White Cradle Chair

eileen gray side table

dwr - $550

Eileen Gray Side Table

overstock - $124

Eileen Gray Stainless Steel Accent Table

here’s another one of my favorites and i was really excited about the price of the knock-off.  It looks like the knock-off has a brushed chrome finish instead of the bright chrome like dwr’s.

arco floor lamp

dwr - $2,696

Arco Floor Lamp - White Base

eurway - $407.15

Cora Floor Lamp (CORA-FLR)

the 1006 navy® barstool knock-off that i found is a little bit of a stretch but it is still all metal like the original.

dwr - $650

1006 Navy® Barstool - Brushed

eurway - $262.65

Romeo Bar Stool (700031)

zero table

dwr - $1,400

Zero Table - 31.5 in Glass Top

eurway - $305.15

Galaxy Dining Table (102151)

as for quality, you may want to stick with dwr.  i’m not sure if these knock-offs would stand the test of time.  they would certainly do until you could save up your money for the originals though. :o)

2 comments:

  1. I love your blog Cristi! I sent you a link to One King's Lane which is like a sample sale website for home furnishings. Do you travel to do interior designs?

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  2. All I can say about those amazing stuff is they are well crafted and they are made amazingly. I am going to be proud if I am going to have all those good stuff.

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