Preserving The Time at The Renovated Avenue Road by Yabu Pushelberg
AVENUE ROAD is one of Canada’s premier venues for classic and contemporary furniture designs. The old building until today is established as a showcase for sophisticated furniture. The Toronto based company offers a wide range of furniture, lighting and textiles including the legendary France’s Christophe Delcourt and British designer Eileen Grey was shown there. This furniture venue building is a three level and occupies 15,000 square foot. Previously it was a Consumers Gas Company built in 1907 and on the first of June 2010 things have changed.
The old furniture showroom interior get renovated and the vast majority of the building’s historical qualities have been brought back to original form in order to preserve the space integrity. It’s remarkable to see the combination of lofted ceilings and streaming light which provides the ideal setting to show both the collections and the ultra modern space.
Here’s some description from Yabu Pushelberg:
Over and above the restoration itself, the project speaks volumes about the continued desire for quality, inspired design, which is evidenced by AVENUE ROAD’s recent growth and successes (they physically grew out of their old space) despite the challenging economic times. The showroom is a destination in itself and is unique in its concept – being a hybrid between a showroom and a gallery, where one can actually sit on (and purchase) the art. The historical qualities and intrinsic beauty of the building are certainly other important distinctions, however having these elements fused with the imagination and creativity from Yabu Pushelberg has spawned what is a very uplifting space.
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