Restoration Hardware Edmonton

Its Time… Restoration Hardware is finally coming to Edmonton!!!

Restoration Hardware Gallery Store

Restoration Hardware Gallery Store

Just in time for the Christmas shopping season the store will open its 9,100sq.ft. store this Saturday in its brand new Southgate Mall location. This is the second Restoration Hardware store in Alberta. The first one opened 2008 at Southcenter mall in Calgary with great success. This location will feature their new “gallery” store design with a warm loft look and feel. This Gallery concept showcases higher end products for a designer clientele. These new store pieces all worthy of both the hospitality and residential market.

Restoration Hardware Holiday Dining Room

Restoration Hardware Holiday Dining Room

Restoration Hardware was founded 30 years ago in California and has since become a leading purveyor of fine furnishings for home, hospitality, baby and child. With more than 100 retail and outlet locations across Canada and the United States they offer a broad range of products from bed and bath linens to sink into deep sofas, hardware and rustic to chic lighting.

If you appreciate quality, craftsmanship, design and sustainability and have a decent budget Restoration Hardware will turn your House into a dazzling masterpiece of a home. Their pieces have a Ralph Lauren type quality to them with rich smoky masculine leathers, button tufting and linen which is right in line with my design style!

Restoration Hardware Living Room

Restoration Hardware Living Room

The Resto staff are all warm, bubbly and super excited about the company, its values and the great product lines they carry. When you pop in be sure to speak to my great friend Stefannie and the Store Leader Dawn, tell them I sent you!

Restoration Hardware Furniture and Accessories

Restoration Hardware Furniture and Accessories

Happy Christmas Shopping!!

Custom Contemporary Lighting from Yellow Goat Design

Yellow Goat Design Halo Vert LED fixture

Yellow Goat Design Halo Vert LED fixture

I have been in love with Yellow Goat Design for quite some time and often used their produc timages in visioning sessions with clients as there designs really push the envelope and complement different design concepts. The design team at Yellow Goat works one on one with design firms to come up with original and sculptural pieces. The company has been around for over 10 years and is known internationally for their work with hotels, casinos, clubs, resorts, shopping centers and residences. I see them being a complete hit in the UAE.

Here are some of my favorite inspiration pieces from their site. Enjoy!

Yellow Goat Design Wings chandelier

Yellow Goat Design Wings chandelier

 I love this piece for its scale and the uplifting and whimsical feel it gives. The reflections of light it gives off throughout the day must be magical!

Yellow Goat Design Alba Chandelier

Yellow Goat Design Alba Chandelier

This is a very sophisticated and elegant piece. I see it in a saks 5th avenue, boutique hotel, shoe store or jewelry store…. exquisite!Yellow Goat Design Celeste Chandelier 

Yellow Goat Design Crystal Donut

Yellow Goat Design Crystal Donut

 

Yellow Goat Design Dishy Chandelier

Yellow Goat Design Dishy Chandelier

 These chandeliers compliment this space so well. The contemporary shape but classic feel is effortlessly done and despite the visual weight they seem quite regal and bright.

Yellow Goat Design Drum Fixture with Recessed Diffuser

Yellow Goat Design Drum Fixture with Recessed Diffuser

 

Yellow Goat Design Amoeba

Yellow Goat Design Amoeba

Yellow Goat Design The Girls

Yellow Goat Design The Girls

 Can you imagine these pendants over a sushi bar! This fixture belongs in Tao Restaurant New York.

Austrian Residential and Hospitality Furniture

Vienna Crafts Studio - Austria

Donna Sofa by Hans Hopfer

In 1903 Joseph Hoffman and Kolo Moser started the Wiener Werkstätte known in English as the Vienna Crafts Studio based on quality and craftsmanship. After a long history in 1986 Kapo took over the company and still runs it today.  Below are some of their great creations!

Consider using Neue Weiner Werkstaettes moderne and klassik collections for high end residential and hospitality spaces that require quality craftsmanship, timeless details and environmental consciousness. Some of these pieces have been represented through Roche Bobois since 1969. Hans Hopfer was one of the main designers who invented “seating landscapes” like his castell collection.

Vienna Craft Studio Walk In Closet

Walk in Closet by Neue Wiener Werkstaette

Magnus lounger by Annette Hinterwirth

Magnus lounger by Annette Hinterwirth

Player sofa by Hans Hopfer

Player sofa by Hans Hopfer

Boheme timless lounge chair by Annette Hinterwirth

Boheme timless lounge chair by Annette Hinterwirth

Weekend Soft by Jan Wichers Klassik Collection

Weekend Soft by Jan Wichers Klassik Collection

WW39 wall system by Neue Wiener Werkstaette

WW39 wall system by Neue Wiener Werkstaette

Best of NeoCon 2010: Products

Best Of NeoCon Products

Best Of NeoCon Products

 The Merchandise Mart is so large in Chicago that it is hard to put my finger on my favorite products from the trip but I managed to pull something together! NeoCon focuses mainly on Commercial interior design with a heavy focus on contract furniture and floor coverings. Most of the Showrooms are year round spaces but some of them were temporary booths.

  1. 18×36 Commercial Carpet Tile by Shaw Contract Group. In 4 great patterns: Fade, Overlay, Blur, and Laser Cut. The great selection is produced in eco-friendly Eco-Solution Q nylon on EcoWorx tile backing. This company has truly dominated the market for environmental story and aesthetics. Few others match them for the richness of their colors, quality, customer service (Thanks Celeste!) and the timelessness of their designs. I’m glad that they were the first to bring out the rectangular carpet tile and cant wait for samples to come out in the fall.
  2. Joel Berman’s Heat lamp won Gold for decorative lighting at NeoCon. Heat is a light sculpture for designed interiors. Fashioned from a solitary 2 ¼ in. thick volume of acrylic resin, the luminaire is cast in Berman’s signature Arrigado texture, accented with brushed stainless steel hardware, and equipped with a high intensity LED light source.
  3. Davis has created a great line of residential feeling contract furniture that is fully powered in delightful ways. I was also particularily struck by their bench seating- great form and quite conmfortable! Locally in Alberta you can find Davis through Solutions Workplace Furnishings, have a chat with Todd or Shannon and they can bring back some style to your outdated office space.
  4. Kvadrat Maharam came out with this great vintage feeling nordic pattern in great colors called A Band Apart.
  5. I can’t say enough how much I love Tai Ping Carpets. Their exploration of color and texture in wool and silk has been incredible to watch. Here is just one fine example of hand carving, color and play on textures. I can imagine anyone taking off their socks and shoes to run their toes through this piece. This company also suprised me this year by launching a luxury line of carpet tile called Innuendo.
  6. Halcon came out of nowhere. I had never even heard of the company. Turns out they make high end Commercial and residential office furniture. As you can see by this image Simon was rather excited to see the clothes hanging space within the unit. Each and every element was customizable and teh drawers were all felt lined. The Proximus line was impecably detailed with the sliding workwall, eye height open filing, soft cloding drawers, ball bearing slider. The veratility and efficiency of this piece are well displayed and can benifit both the office piler and filer!
  7. DIRTT (aka. Doing It Right This Time) certainly has blown me away. I had never seen an install until NeoCon and am shocked by how advanced their research and product line is. The clean lines and simple details of their project surely put it ahead of all other modular walls companies. These are truly living adaptable systems with infitite capabilities. I am not a health care designer nor have much interest to go that route but their healthcare display gave me infinite respect for how much work it must be to pull of an aesthetically pleasing, ergonomically correct compact hospital room that feels welcoming and clean. Congratulations DIRTT for opening my eyes!
  8. Designed by Scott Wilson the SW_1 conference table for Coalesse is a great modern adaptation to the way we live and work. The casual work setting begs for comfort and flexibility as well as connectivity. This table allows a person to pull their table pad closer to them to make for a better posture and comfort when working with a laptop.
  9. Jofco presented this piece in all white with a few pale blue accents but when I re-looked at it online in wood and black I was completely drawn. This piece is gorgeous and shoudl be a stand alone in any law firm or partners office. Its simple and uncluttered meant to show off stature and how critical the only desk accessory (the laptop) really is.
  10. I was unfamiliar with Carvart until NeoCon 2010. nearly completely customizable the laminated glass can showcase images, materials, textures, graphics etc. in a sophisticated and elegant way. This large peice shown was of two faces with metallic sheer fabric in between giving the image a subtle and reflective quality to it that cannot be captured in photographs. Their website has some great closeups of what they can do. Turns out that they did Andres Escobars 11 Fulton as well as the Park Plaza in New York.
  11. Poggenpohl makes luxury contemporary kitchens. I have been admiring the Porsche kitchen for a few years but it wasnt until visiting the Merchandise Mart in Chicago that I finally got to explore the design and truly appreciate it. The linearity of the design and integration of lighting as well as the assisted opening drawers and cabinets make you feel the qaulity and craftsmanship of the piece. Cabinets and drawers are divided by 5mm thick dark oak. Th eproporation of cabinet heights and depths is truly unique and ergonomic.
  12. Poliform has a great collection of furniture, wardrobe and kitchen designs all in the same style but different proporations and aesthetics. I have used them in the past on a few projects overseas and am in love with particularily the Matrix collection (as shown in photo). There Grey-Dyed Oak is the most beautiful wood and finish I have seen and would love to have it for both my kitchen and wardrobe.