Construction Continues on Design Within Reach’s New Stamford, CT Home

At the end of October, we reported that Design Within Reach had announced their surprising decision to hoist up the stakes from their longtime home of San Francisco and relocate their headquarters on the other side of the country, to Stamford, Connecticut. The announcement came after a year full of them, from plans to bump up their stock prices to patching up relationships with wronged-designers to even running TV show tie-ins, all in the hopes of trying not only to start anew but also keep afloat after several difficult years. While we shared what we knew of their soon-to-be new home, the local Stamford paper, the NewTimes, has picked up the story and provided more details on the ongoing construction to the rehabbed industrial building they’ll be moving into. The lead on the project told the paper, “It’s got concrete floors and a brick facade. It’s a cool building.” Though construction won’t be finished until the spring, DWR has already set up temporary offices in Stamford, presumably those employees who followed the company from San Francisco.