Pull up a Chair and Join us!

To continue this serialized essay about how furniture functions as a key design element in DesignAgency’s interiors for The Broadveiw Hotel Café, let’s consider the balance of functional and symbolic design objectives that is achieved in the room’s main dining areas: the café chair dining range and the harvest table multi-use space. The dining areas … Continue reading Pull up a Chair and Join us!

Old Furniture

Boxy and imposing, with synthetic upholstery in two-tone salmon (in impossibly like-new condition!), a brute of a club chair has been kicked to the curb in my west-end Toronto neighbourhood in the midst of an August heat wave. The companion sofa sits beside it. They are old, but not old-fashioned, representing an aspirational design choice … Continue reading Old Furniture