Sunday, September 23, 2007


My first post is all about FoundDesign, because honestly, if you haven't found this Ottawa South store yet, you've got to go and visit Mike and Malcolm at 1192 Bank. It's one cool place, full of all sorts of mid-twentieth century vintage modern furniture -- like Hermann Miller and Danish rosewood --, prints, pottery, glass, and the funkiest lighting you've ever seen. Here are a few shots I took on my most recent visit. You'll see what I mean about the lighting: the funky coloured pendants are actually made of acrylic and fibreglass, and come from some long-gone, probably very smoky, Montreal nightclub of the 1960's. The beech chair -- by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen (1952) -- is called an "Ant" chair because -- get this -- if you were to flatten it out, it would look like an ant's body. Anyways, here's some ultracool shots of what FoundDesign has in store for you. BTW, FoundDesign also does rentals for photo shoots and will source an item for you if it's reasonably available. Have fun!

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