Right time, right place: Tibor’s Right Time
Tibor’s Right Time is a retail interior project for a watch repair shop in Toronto’s Union Station. Designed by Toronto-based Kilogram Studio, the material palette of white oak, gold, moss green, and patterned wallpaper nods to traditional watch repair shops located in transit hubs.
The shop is laid out as a long transition from Union Station’s public halls, to display, and then repair. The designers preserved materials that are original to the historic venue such as the terrazzo floors, stone, and glazed brick columns.
The geometry of the station’s original storefront layouts is emphasized with a square drop ceiling and with the retail display’s repeating vertical divisions.
“Train station clocks were significant timekeepers and meeting places when these stations were constructed in the early 20th century. Shops like Central Watch (1952) in New York City’s Grand Central Station are a remnant of the busy professionals that filled the corridors of these heritage public infrastructure buildings,” says the designers.
Location / Union Station, Toronto
Status / Completed
Design Team / Kfir Gluzberg, Chloe Town
Millwork / NS Group Millwork
General Contractor / Profile Tile Contracting
Photographer / Scott Norsworthy