2014 Gift Guide | No. 3
Staff Picks | Published on December 9, 2014
Dear Tibor timepiece by Tobias Wong
Tobias Wong was known for creating design pieces that always provoked thought and conversation. He was a brilliant designer and a dear friend to Inform.
His homage to Tibor Kalman is no longer in production, you will not find this piece elsewhere. We have a very limited supply of these incredibly special, signed pieces.
Fin Utensils by Still Design
Designed in Vancouver, Fin is ergonomically designed to bring a more pleasurable cooking experience. These utensils are shaped to provide a firm and comfortable grip that minimizes stress on the wrists. Each piece has an individual magnetic wall mount with an adhesive backing for easy access and organization.
2014 Gift Guide | No. 2
Staff Picks | Published on December 5, 2014
Edward Wohl Breadboards
Each board is crafted by joining sections from a single piece of specially selected, figured bird’s-eye maple, so the wood tone and figuring are consistent throughout. Each is precision-shaped and beveled for graceful shape and balance. Individually hand-sanded and finished to a sensual silkiness, each board is an art object designed to add aesthetic and utilitarian pleasure to your daily life. Some owners display their cutting boards as art and hesitate to use them. However, they are designed to provide many years of service and satisfaction; minimal care will preserve their appearance.
Wallace#Sewell scarves and throws
Patterns, textures and colours that you will not find under any other brand. Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell work closely with a mill in Lancashire and a finishers in Huddersfield who draw water from their own borehole in pursuit of the softest and purest water, perfect for textile finishing.
Limited quantities available in-store.
Guest Post: Designer Trends with Nancy Bendtsen by Terrys Blinds
Design Information, Guest Post | Published on December 4, 2014
Nancy Bendtsen is a design & project manager at Inform Interiors, based in Canada and is currently working on the nearby Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, a designer’s dream project. Having being exposed to design by her mother at an early age, Nancy has a lifelong passion for design that she has utilised to identify new design concepts and the latest trends within interior design. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, as well as the prestigious and renowned Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts. So we are pleased to share with you the creative trends of Nancy Bendtsen.
2014 Gift Guide | No. 1
Staff Picks | Published on December 1, 2014
My New Flame by Moritz Waldemeyer and Ingo Maurer
Ingo’s romantic and tech-loving sides are brought together in this lamp. Based on video of an actual flame, the LEDs render a flickering candle flame in a realistic and captivating way. Rechargable via USB port.
Concrete Vessels by Steven Pollock for Woodstone Designs
Beautiful concrete tabletop or centrepiece vessels, locally made in Vancouver. Steven Pollock gives this common industrial material elegance through refined and minimalistic shapes.
Hopea Returns Nov 28th and 29th
Event, In Store | Published on November 26, 2014
Hopea specializes in Nordic and Canadian jewelry produced between 1960 and 1975 which are beautifully constructed one-of-a-kind pieces. Dazzle your love, freind or family member with something incredibly special this holiday.
Lighting Architecture Movement Project
L A M P’s Opening Celebration Event is on Nov. 20. This year, the top 10 lamps were chosen from over 50 global submissions and entries were critiqued by some of the industry’s most influential design professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit will feature 10 original jury-selected lighting entries, this year’s LAMP winner, and a one-of-a-kind installation by Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative and Leanne Kriz.
We will be awarding the winner with a $500 cash prize and displaying the top 3 pieces in our 50 Water Street showroom for the week following the event.
188 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (between Broadway and East 10th Ave)
Expect beer, wine, beats, and stunning design.
Tickets and more information can be found on the We Love Lamp website.
House Shumiatcher Book Launch
Architecture, Designer Focus, Event, In Store | Published on November 7, 2014
Last week, we welcomed Leslie Van Duzer of UBC’s SALA and Judah Shumiatcher to our showroom. They discussed significant moments during Architect Shumiatcher’s career, inspirations and how he came to build a very special Vancouver home for his family.
There are still copies of the publication available in-store and for online purchase. Signed copies are available upon request.
Benny the Weaver
Event, Staff Picks | Published on October 15, 2014
Last week, Carl Hansen & Søn paid us a visit and brought Benny Larson, their Master Weaver. Benny worked tirelessly all day in our front window, weaving Wishbone chair seats, one after another. His focus, speed and accuracy was astonishing.
Thank you Benny, and everyone at Carl Hansen & Søn, for showing our clients and passersby what passionate craftsmanship truly means.
Charlotte Perriand | Living in Freeform
Designer Focus | Published on September 22, 2014
Charlotte Perriand was driven by her incredible aesthetic sense paired with an indomitable work ethic. Twenty-four years young, she graduated from L’Union Centrale de Arts Decoratifs and wasted no time pursuing her calling as an industrial designer. She was hard-headed, focused; a woman that knew exactly what she wanted and how to obtain it. Through perseverance, she secured an interview with the world’s leading designer, Le Corbusier. Though not long after their initial encounter Le Corbusier would call upon her for all of his projects dealing with furniture arrangements and colour selections, on this particular October afternoon, he dismissed the bright-eyed, bushy tailed Perriand with a dry and most likely sexist comment “…we don’t embroider cushions here”.
Le Corbusier, Percy Scholefield, Charlotte Perriand, George D. Bourgeois, and Jean Fouquet
Guest Post: Designer Insights with Nancy Bendtsen by Terrys Blinds
Design Information, Guest Post, Staff Picks | Published on August 27, 2014
Nancy Bendtsen is part of the design & project management team at Inform Interiors, based in Vancouver, Canada. Nancy was introduced to design at an early age by her mother, this sparked a lifelong passion. She went on to attend the Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts as well the University of Toronto. Then along with Niels Bendtsen owner of Inform Interiors, she helped to shape the growth and direction of the company. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Nancy Bendtsen.