Avant-garde decor items, striking jewellry and provocative furnishings are displayed as works of art at this innovative Distillery District gem, a 6,000-sq.-ft. gallery that features the work of designers such as Frank Gehry, Brothers Dressler, Philippe Starck and Yoshitomo Nara, to name a few; the Bergo Kids section is a highlight – a caboodle of design-forward objects for newborns and up;... more
The selection here is a mix of international high-end standards like Alessi and Georg Jensen, and local finds like the Brothers Dressler, twin woodworkers who make beautiful pieces in their Toronto studio. There's also some architecturally inspired jewelry and watches by Frank Gehry. Prices veer to the high side, in keeping with the quality of goods.
Very disappointed. Just moved into a downtown condo,and was going to spend a lot of money accessory shopping. I arrived yesterday morning at five minutes before ten. The wind was howling...it was cold. The sign on the door said open at 10 on Saturdays. Went to have some coffee, hoping they would show up by 11. Finally left at 11:35, nobody showed up, store locked up tight. Don't understand it.... more
"Style over substance" that's one sentence to summarize this place which mind you isn't necessarily a bad thing. There is obviously a market for that kind of stuff. I am talking about Alessi, Jensen etc. collectors here. I am talking about housewares that belong in the museum and in some cases provide social commentary or highlight an issue (who would have thought a drain stopper can cause... more
While I didn't buy anything here, I have to say that this place has the coolest stuff! Retractable headphones, headphones with designs on them, some weird dolls, scissor tape (scissors and tape in one), a USB 2.0. outlet shaped like a human, some card games and cool designer phone cases. Oh yeah, they also have houseware which is really nice too, but I'm a nerd and love my gadgets.
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As much a gallery of industrial design as it is a furniture and housewares store. Lots of unique items—decorative functional pieces, contemporary furniture, even watches and jewellery—in a wide range of prices. Designs by Georg Jensen, Phillipe Starck and many more. Open daily.