Residential furnishings: No Screens Here

We may be working from home, but that shouldn’t mean living at work. Residential spaces need their own identity, too.

Ljuvare Collection | IKEA Canada

Created in collaboration with Lebanese designer, Nada Debs, motifs of the Middle East are represented through earth-toned hues, geometrical patterns and rich gold tones. The collection, including dinnerware, textiles and ambient lighting, uses a design technique called chasing, where a hammer is pressed into the metal which creates a hand-crafted geometric finish.

Toro Lounge | ISA Intentional

The defining feature here is a highly sculptured back produced in solid ash, paired with a plinth base that can be stained in 19 standard wood finishes or customized to spec. The seat can be upholstered in any of ISA’s standard textile program options or COM.

Za Stools | Emeco

Designed by Tokyo-based Naoto Fukasawa, the Za (“a place to sit” in Japanese) not only borrows heavily from but was intended to be a part of the broader Navy chair family, one of the company’s more famous items. The simple yet purposeful round seat and square aluminum tubing fit a range of indoor or outdoor spaces from residential to hospitality and commercial.

Geometric Table | Ethnicraft

The spring 2021 interior collection includes new pieces covering tables, seating, and storage solutions. Key pieces include a black-finished teak shelving column inspired by the de Stijl movement; a bold statement piece in the oak Geometric dining table (shown); which would pair nicely with the simple yet rustic Pebble chair.

Biau Collection | EQ3

Montréal duo, Rainville Sangaré, have designed a collection of stools and benches for the retailer inspired by the uniform look of tree logs stacked in a truck. Available in blonde or black ash, the collection launches in June at EQ3 stores across Canada and online.

Cloudscape | Diesel Living with Moroso

The newest edition to this collection is a modular sofa system with outsize shapes characterized by extra-large, connected pillows with distinctive flaps, which are a collection signature. The pillows themselves comprise the structure, with no extra add-ons. Available in a one-, two-, three-seater and modular versions.