Pebble’s BIG deal at Bulthaup

Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the stellar firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), based in Copenhagen, New York and London, was in Toronto last September to open his Serpentine Pavilion, the temporary structure made of stacked-fibreglass blocks on King Street West. Now, a BIG-designed condo is going up on the site. On King Street East this past March, Bulthaup Toronto, the German-based, Bauhaus-inspired kitchen-design company, hosted the global launch of Pebble, a BIG-designed line of architectural hardware for Danish firm D Line and marketed online by Toronto-based Casson Hardware Specialties (no relation to Group of Seven painter A. J. Casson). Playfully round and chunky elliptical shapes distinguish the collection’s towel rail, toilet roll holder, coat hook, soap dispenser, shower shelf, toilet brush, lever handle, key escutcheon and thumb turn.

Nathaniel Garcia, principal at boutique furniture agency Founded by Garcia; Casson Hardware Specialties directors Megan Cassidy and Jane Son; and party host and Bulthaup Toronto principal Stefan Sybydlo.
Therese Baron, marketing manager, Boszko & Verity Construction; and architects Nancy Chao, Gow Hastings Architects; and Luc Johnston, Lloydlondon Architects.
Architects Merike and Stephen Bauer, life and business partners at architecture firm Reigo and Bauer.
In front of Founded by Garcia’s Barcelona carpet by Urban Fabric: Interior designer Robert King, principal, Norma King Design; Deborah Wang, artistic director, DesignTO; Leslie Jen, marketing director at architecture firm Superkül; and Peter Sellar, principal photographer, Photoklik.
Tusch Seating International’s Chinny Sibeudu, A&D account executive, and Nino Hasan, president, flank architect Jenny Francis.
Architects Michaela Macleod, principal at architecture and landscape architecture firm Polymétis; and Ian Huff.
Interior designer Chris Koroknay, creative director, Studio CK; Cliff Smith, owner, furniture showroom and retail store Augustus Jones; Daisy Chan, managing director, Studio CK; and Jennifer Kreyssig, A&D rep, Milliken.
Luke Gerard, operations manager,; Tom Kanellopoulos, VP, Kallo Developments; and Joffrey King, sales associate, Garcia Rep Group.


Text and photos by David Lasker