Design Within Reach, Toronto

Toronto, ON

Client

Design Within Reach

Role

Design Architect, Interior Designer

Team

Architect of Record: SGH design partners, MEP: Gausman & Moore, J+B Engineering, Structural: Blackwell Structural Engineers, Lighting: LightStudioLA, Platform lift consultant: Federal Elevator

Type

New Construction

Program

Commercial Retail

Completed

2014

Size

14,000 sq. ft.

About the Project

The Studio is located on King Street East in Old Town, the historic center of Toronto and just two blocks from St. Lawrence Market, one of the most renowned food markets in the world. Occupying a two-level space, the Studio is punctuated by twin staircases and two dramatic Light Clouds of 150 light fixtures billowing overhead. Furniture and accessories are arranged on both levels into 27 fully styled “rooms” to help you envision how pieces may work in your own bedroom, dining room or living room. Two eye-catching Swatch Walls, themselves pieces of art, show 300 fabric and leather samples. More than 100 dining chairs are available for test drives, a representation of the largest assortment of modern chairs in the world.

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