Nienkamper celebrates 50th anniversary in characteristic good style
Many of the brightest stars in the Toronto A&D firmament glittered at Nienkamper’s golden jubilee party, held across the street from Nienkamper’s King Street East showroom, on the 17th-floor party room of the Globe and Mail Centre. On the lineup for Klaus’s book signing, Stella McTernan, of her eponymous interior design firm, reminisced about her days as a junior designer at Rice Brydone while specifying furniture for Petrocan headquarters in Calgary (now the Suncor Centre), completed in 1984. “The client asked why so much furniture was being ordered from just one firm, a Toronto company called Nienkamper,” McTernan recalled. She replied, “Because they make the best furniture”—and they still do.
Photography by David Lasker.