I also used to work at DWR, and none of this is a shock to me, or, I think, anyone at corporate. I'm certain that one of the higher ups at DWR will write AT a letter stating that everything is fine. That's what they always do. It's called "damage control". Just wait. Not only is the company out of reach, but deliberately so. Last Xmas or the one before they carried Lincoln Logs. These were the same as the logs in toy stores, but DWR charged like 5 times what everyone else did. Why? Because the people who run DWR thought they could get away with price gouging. They just thought people would pay more, because it came from DWR. DWR carried chirping birds a few Christmases ago. DWR sold them for $25 each. Walgreens had the same birds for $5. When I worked there, I asked many people "Why does good design have to be so expensive?" No one ever had an answer. The answer as to why good design has to be expensive is that DWR thinks they can get big bucks even when it's not worth it, because of the brand.
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|12/3/09 6:00 PM|
the "hers" sofa looks like the Bantam from Design Within Reach. As someone who once worked at design Within Reach I can tell you the quality of the "hers" sofa is not great and when it begins to wear, the cushion across the seat will pucker, pull and begin to look really sloppy. Its an issue that is really common and a lot of people complain about it. DWR is great and their stuff is great, except for their cheap stuff ( sorry but the bantam is the economical sofa DWR sells). Keep that in mind when you are making the decision.
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|6/6/09 6:21 PM|
Wow! This must be a joke.
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|4/7/09 4:20 PM|
I also know many people who used to work for Design Within Reach. Some of these people have quit and some have been laid off. They do not have nice stories about upper management. They do not have nice stories about the state of the company. Its really sad as Design Within Reach seems so cool.
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|2/18/09 3:14 PM|