Stylegarage, an eight-year-old Toronto based furniture store,hasopened the doors to the first stand-alone Gus* Studio in Canada. The Gus* Studio@Stylegarage is located at 940 Queen St. West, next door to current Stylegarage location. The 1,500 square foot space will showcase furniture, accent pieces and accessories by Toronto’s Gus* Design Group Inc., and will complement Stylegarage’s modern made-to-order designs.
The new space has a gallery-like feel; with stark white walls, exposed conduit lighting, a vintage herringbone wood floor, and cedar wood slats that serve as a backdrop for the Gus* Modern Collection, a complete home furnishings collection designed by Stylegarage/Gus* co-owner David Podsiadlo, that evokes mid-century modern classics while remaining unique and contemporary.
The studio will showcase the core Gus* collection as well as new items from the Fall/Winter launch, which debuted at the High Point Furniture Market in October 2008. New products span all categories and include upholstery, dining tables, accent tables and the highly anticipated Bathurst Casegoods Collection, which marks Gus*’ entry into the modern storage category.
The new Timber Table is a clear acrylic accent table with a faux bois pattern, which references Gus* Moderns’ Canadian roots. In addition, the studio will showcase the new Plank Dining table and bench, which are available in a walnut finish.
New upholstery options available at the Gus* Studio include the Jane Bi-Sectional , the James Sleeper Lounge, and the Trudeau Sofa. The Jane Bi-Sectional was designed to configure as either a left or right facing sectional, which makes it the perfect choice for consumers that like to switch their furniture periodically. The James Lounge is a unique, multi-function upholstery piece with back cushions that can be removed to accommodate extra sleeping for overnight guests. The Trudeau Sofa is the sofa equivalent of the “little black dress”, a basic three-over-three sofa frame with slender arms and feather/down cushions that give it a luxurious look and feel.
All products available in the Gus* Studio@Stylegarage are in stock and ready to ship immediately. “We are very excited to be expanding our showroom to include the space next door”, said Neil James, co-owner of Stylegarage. “The Gus* collection is a best seller for us and driving the brand home with a stand-alone space will serve to enhance the collection’s success, while firmly bringing Stylegarage back to its custom roots”.