Shop Talk

SHOP TALK: Turning the spotlight on exclusive furniture finds

The Carmichael Chair by Gus Modern is carried exclusively in Ottawa by Blueprint Home

Shop Talk is written by OM editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.

Last year we started the “exclusive” series with a look at local jewellers carrying unique lines. Now we turn our attention to one-of-a-kind finds at local furniture stores.

Jane Berry has curated a wide assortment of modern and affordable pieces at her store, Blueprint HomeGUS MODERN is one of the lines that you can only find at Blueprint. The Canadian design team behind the Gus brand creates modern products in Toronto inspired by the simplicity of everyday objects.

The Carmichael chair is a piece that caught our eye. It can be found in Facebook’s corporate offices across North America as well in the Air Canada Centre luxury box suites.

Phillip Van Leeuwen is also doing a great job of bringing new and exciting furniture finds to the capital. One of those brands is Ligne Roset. Synonymous with modern luxury, the company, which is based in France, distinguishes itself from other manufacturers in its tradition of investing in dynamic designer collaborations.

The Togo Collection by Ligne Roset can be found at Phillip Van Leeuwen in the ByWard Market.

We also have our eyes on Michel Ducaroy’s Togo. The Togo collection has been the ultimate in comfort and style for over 30 years. It features ergonomic designs with multiple density foam constructions and quilted covers, making each piece visually attractive and physically inviting. Available in a variety of colours, we spotted the Togo in blue in Toronto Life’s house of the week.

Telescope Casual Furniture is a line carried by Patio Comfort on Richmond Road.  Produced in the United States, Telescope Casual focuses on comfort and style. Since 1903, this company has been making quality products and their stuff fits right in at Patio Comfort — in fact, both are long-standing, family-run companies. If you are looking for a piece to finalize your backyard setup, visit Patio Comfort before the September sale is over. We are lusting over the Lake Shore wicker set. Pick a neutral palate that can be spruced up with a combo of colourful or patterned pillows.

Lake Shore by Telescope is at Patio Comfort, which has a sale on through the end of September.