Fans of iconic, modern furniture, rejoice. Nearly four years after shuttering its Uptown location, Design Within Reach reopened in September at Edina’s Galleria. The 18,000-square-foot store is larger and grander than its predecessor, with 40 room vignettes designed in partnership with New York-based architecture firmDFA and dramatic lighting by Light Studio LA. The store gets some homegrown flavor courtesy of “Minnesota House,” a series of rooms designed to evoke a luxury lake house, developed in consultation with NewStudio Architecture of White Bear Lake.
Design Within Reach is known for its broad selection of authentic modern furniture, lighting, and accessories from designers past and present, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Norm Architects, Herman Miller, Knoll, Cassina, Vitra, Muuto, Fritz Hansen, and Duluth-based outdoor furniture line Loll Designs, as well as exclusive products developed by DWR.
The new store is part of the Galleria’s recent expansion, which added 20,000 square feet of retail space to its northeast end. With Galleria home retailers already including Gabberts, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Arhaus, and Restoration Hardware, the addition of Design Within Reach further cements the shopping center’s reputation as a furniture retail hotspot.
By Jahna Peloquin. Photo by Jim Bastardo