Design Within Reach Launches $10,000 Design Competition

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Fresh off their efforts to patch things up with manufacturers like Alan Heller, deciding to start closing outlets, and their branching out to include local designers, Design Within Reach seems to be trying to keep that new management momentum going, with the launch of their Design Gallery contest. The brief is fairly simple: design a layout for a room using DWR pieces and if they pick your entry, you’ll get $10,000 worth of their products, be featured in an upcoming catalog, and be the focus of one of their DWR Studio events. Seems like a worthwhile endeavor for both you (if you win) and for the company to get people reacquainted with their merchandise. All the entry info is here (PDF).