High/low: Design studio
Cole & Son Hummingbirds WALLPAPER in 1004, $250 per roll, through designers, Kravet/ Lee Jofa Showroom. Hans J. Wegner CH24 Wishbone CHAIR, $1,189, Hollace Cluny. Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen white bent beech plywood Series 7 CHAIR with chrome legs, $682, Design Within Reach. Red Jieldé Signal DESK LAMP, $462, Hollace Cluny. Spezia TABLE, $427, Blvd Interiors. Super GARMENT RACK, $99, Canadian Tire. Vacuum JUG, $88, Stelton. Pantone MUG in Vintage Blue 630, $15, Whitbread Wilkinson. Initially Yours MUG, $15, Rosanna. Rectangular BASKET, $195, Constantine Living, 416-548-4044. Bigso Stockholm LETTER BOXES, $10 US each, The Container Store. Nature’s Walk Fortier oak hardwood FLOORING, $8 per sq. ft., Carpet One Floor & Home. Bamboo silk Gabben RUG in Blue, 5' x 8', $2,665, Elte. My Ferragamo SHOES in Black, $310, Holt Renfrew.
Gatehouse Collection Augustine WALLPAPER in Aqua, $84 per roll, through designers, Thibaut. Wooden 0161 CHAIR, $240, Bacon Basketware. White bentwood Scoop-Back CHAIR with chrome-plated legs, $99, Industrial Task DESK LAMP in True Red, $69, West Elm. Vika Amon TABLETOP in White, $29, Vika Moliden TABLE LEGS, $30 per set of 2, IKEA. Maxplus rolling GARMENT RACK, $33, Canadian Tire. President’s Choice thermal coffee JUG, $14, and colour-blocked MUG in Turquoise, $2, Loblaw Superstores. Monogrammed MUG, $8, Chapters Indigo. Square BASKET, $55, Bacon Basketware. Kassett BOXES, $6 per set of 2, IKEA. Nature’s Walk Bay of Biscay laminate FLOORING, $3 per sq. ft., Carpet One Floor & Home. Wool Fiest RUG in Charcoal, 6' x 9', $1,355, Elte. Ballerina SHOES, $40, Reitmans.
Shed some light on industrial charm with the Jieldé lamp. Designed in the 1950s by Jean-Louis Domecq for his own studio and later adapted to a smaller “signal size” for the desks of the masses, the lamp articulates at its arm, head and base without interference from bulky wires. Available in a wide range of bold colours, this icon is considered a beacon of French industrial art. Each piece is made in Lyon, France, and is stamped with its own number to illuminate its authenticity .
From left to right: HIGH $68, Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen bent beech plywood Series 7 with chrome legs, Design within Reach. MEDIUM $119 Birch bentwood Felix in white and chrome legs, Crate and Barrel. LOW $65 Birch veneer Gilbert in White with chrome-plated steel legs, IKEA.
Light, stackable and featuring a comfortable curved back and waterfall lip, Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair is said to be one of the most copied sidechairs of all time. Here’s the original (first image), plus a few of our favourite adaptations.
From left (all prices are per yard) DwellStudio Gate in Jade, $80, DwellStudio Vintage Plumes in Jade, $108, DwellStudio Vintage Blossom in Jade, $50, Rowlily in Caribe, $48, DwellStudio Botany Flora in Leaf, $40, Habitat in Cherry, $26, Latticescape in Hibiscus, $26, through designers, Robert Allen. Rolling Maxplus garment rack, Canadian Tire $33.
The longest yard
Garment racks aren’t just for clothing, anymore. A functional way to display fabulous fabrics, they’ll help you organize and showcase the swatches you work with most often.
Hans J. Wegner CH24 Wishbone CHAIR, Hollace Cluny, $1,189.
Wish upon a Wegner
Among the titans of mid-century modern design, Danish designer Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) was best known for his chairs. Indeed, this chief of chairs created some 500 seats that are reigned by chic simplicity and functionality, and his iconic Wishbone chair, designed in 1949, is no exception.
From the legs to the seats to the backs, Hans J. Wegner paid attention to every diminutive detail of his chairs. “The chair is the thing that is closest to people,” said Wegner, “so it is important that its detailing is in order. I feel details as much as I see them. People touch the furniture – they see with their hands.”
ABS plastic vacuum jug with glass filler, Stelton, $88.
Lauded for its functional yet fashionable form, the Stelton vacuum jug was introduced in 1977 by Danish designer Erik Magnussen. It features a unique rocker stopper for the perfect pour and a glass vacuum interior to keep your drinks hot (or cold, if you prefer) for hours. Award winning and avant-garde, this jug’s here to stay.