Design Within Reach Furnishes Stahl House With 2018 Collection

Design Within Reach’s 2018 collection furnishes the Stahl House, a modernist Case Study House designed by Pierre Koenig in 1960. Photography by Steven Krebs.

The Case Study Houses are well-known as emblems of modernist architecture. One of the most famous is Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House (1960), where floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer unrivaled views of Los Angeles. This popularity is due in part to an iconic black-and-white Julius Shulman photograph of two women sitting leisurely in the living space, which propelled the residences to stardom shortly after construction.

Folk Ladder Shelving (2016) by Norm Architects. Photography by Steven Krebs.

This year, however, the Stahl family welcomes a new occupant: Design Within Reach’s 2018 collection. Modernist-inflected furnishings such as Neil Logan’s Lispenard Sofa and Nathan Yong’s Cove Bed emulate the 2,200-square-foot structure’s clean lines, while a pair of poolside Russell Woodard Sculptura chairs, revivals of the 1956 originals, look like they never left. The pieces will live in the house indefinitely, and tours are available to the public.

Jenev Ceramics (1953/2017) by Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman. DWR worked with the Ackermans to bring six of the original 16 designs back into production. Photography by Steven Krebs.
Gather Table (2016) by Jacob Plejdrup for dk3. Photography by Steven Krebs.
Sen Media Unit (2008) by Ibon Arrizabalaga for Treku and Yuh Floor Lamp (2015) by GamFratesi for Louis Poulsen Lighting. Photography by Steven Krebs.
Lispenard Sofa Collection (2018) by Neil Logan for Herman Miller and Pedrera Coffee Table by Barba Corsini and Joaquim Ruiz Millet. Photography by Steven Krebs.
Cove Bed (2017) by Nathan Yong for Design Within Reach. Photography by Steven Krebs.
Sculptura Collection (1956) by Russell Woodard for Woodard Furniture Company. Design Within Reach partnered with Woodard to bring the collection back into production. Photography by Steven Krebs.

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