Le Belle Arti

LeBelleArti

Inglewood Design District

Spent the afternoon immersed in their collection of modern furniture, lighting and custom design possibilities guided by Barry May.  Originally created in 1976, it currently represents European design with Italian emphasis.  Includes designers and architects such as: Antonio Citterio, Carlo Scarpa, Paolo Piva, Philippe Stark, Renzo Piano, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Some of our favourites:

 togo michel ducaroy sofa

togo michel ducaroy sofa

 CH07 oak shell chair Hans J. Wegner

CH07 oak shell chair Hans J. Wegner

(Once of the most comfortable chairs we've sat on)

 Linge roset france bloom floor lamp

Linge roset france bloom floor lamp

Some interesting interior design in the downstairs SE corner:

 downstairs SE le belle arti

downstairs SE le belle arti

 bonaldo table

bonaldo table

 

 Riddled - Steven Holl

Riddled - Steven Holl

 

1435 9 Ave SE, Calgary

(403 ) 234-9700

T-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm

Also has an Edmonton showroom at 16844 111 Ave.

Limitless - Modern Furniture

Inglewood design district

Since the spring of 2012, Limitless has been selling modern, contemporary furniture to fit every room.  Find this locally owned independent showroom in the Atlantic Avenue Art Block and look forward to being cordially greeted by Bruce MacMillan while experiencing the elegance and refinement this space offers.

In addition to high end Dutch designer furniture, you’ll also find pieces from Italy, Germany - including a piece that received coveted German Red Dot design award, - and China - such as the Spider Phoebe for an elegant and unconventional offering.

Enjoy the fluid curves of the Eyre's Chaise Lounge by designer Adriano Zuoguang,

or be inspired by the modern G-bed

Chances are you’ve already appreciated Limitless, as their furniture has been sought after for high end showrooms, TV shows, and the movie Shades of Grey.

Offers design services including in-home design consultations to comfortably meet your unique requirements.

Atlantic Avenue Art Block

1015 9 Av SE, Calgary

403 800 0780

Mon – Wed, Fri 10am - 7pm
Thu 10am - 8pm
Sat/Sun 10am - 6pm

 

 

Uniquities Architectural Antiques & Salvage

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Inglewood design district

For 25 years Uniquities has been supplying 18th & 19th century European salvage, period hardware and architectural details that may otherwise be impossible to find.  Sourcing primarily in the UK, acquisitions are from many types of buildings including mills, schools, hospitals, factories, farms, churches, manor homes, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses.

Call it architectural salvage, deconstructed materials or irreplaceable artifacts - all refer to elements of structure and fabric that were once permanent fixtures on or in buildings.

Julia Shantz, founder of the company, and husband Doug travel to Europe about 4 times a year to select materials - at times purchasing entire structures – which are then transported to Calgary – and likely never available again.

 Brass Nautical light

Brass Nautical light

Findings include:

  • slate, door frames, furniture, lighting, and unique smaller items
  • Architectural Antiques: fireplaces, urns, benches, gates, railings, balusters, statuary, chimney pots, sinks, troughs, garden furniture, Victorian doorknob, etc
  • Bricks: pre Industrial Revolution hand thrown to early 20th century machine made. From creamy beige, to Staffordshire blue to Suffolk red.
  • Roofing Tiles: Welsh slate tiles, Cotswold Stone, Westmorland, Rosemary’s
  • Reclaimed wood: paneling, flooring, baseboards, trusses, beams, bressumers, planks
  • Building Stone: Coping stone, lintels, flagstone, cobble setts, kerbs
  • Flooring: Quarry tiles, encaustic floors, marble, limestone, slate and terrazzo
  • Decorative stone: window frames, columns, doorways, bridges, walls, capitals, coping stone
  • Buildings: Barns (16th & 17th century English timber and hand hewn beams), granaries, cart sheds, summerhouses, gatehouses, period houses

Repurposing material diverts waste from landfills, saves manufacturing costs, and preserves valuable mineral and forestry resources.

Building with salvage also helps to preserve architectural history (such as an impressive 12 foot high stone chimney piece that once graced a chateau in the Loire Valley).  When a panel door or a length of hand carved cornice is thrown into the landfill it is gone forever. The craftsmanship, authentic period detail and beautiful patina of old materials simply cannot be reproduced.

Uniquities can source and supply anything from a single item to a complete building, and can also work with clients and builders to help with restoration and installation.

The showroom is open weekly, container reveals happen a few time a year, and a "locator's service" is available to clients looking for specific pieces.

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Bay 2, 2501 Alyth Rd. SE. Calgary

403-228-9221

Tues - Sat 10 - 5

Reclaimed Trading Co.

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Inglewood design district

A great source for rare finds and solid building materials from prairie barns, outdated urban offices, and abandoned hotels.

Hell on Wheels wooden box

You may find rustic signs, tin cans, lanterns, side tables, doors, windows or a way to create a rustic look with barn wood, furniture & millwork.

This 6,000-square-foot reclaimed, reused, repurposed warehouse in Ramsay, is home to salvaged materials and unique finds from sources across Canada, particularly B.C. and Alberta.

Reclaimed items from movie sets have also been available here, including Fargo and Hell On Wheels.

Kelly rescues timbers and treasures from weathered barns, has salvaging cedar from Calgary’s courthouse and removed old growth fir from a cannery in B.C.  He also transforms materials into reborn lights, tables, and furniture.  Custom work can be requested for furniture, residential or commercial projects.

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845 24 ave se

(403) 399-2903

Saturday July 14, 2016 10am-2pm

Goldgrass Home

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Inglewood design district

Riva’s The Eco Store has re-branded to refine their concept and focus more on the home. Now called Goldgrass Home, it still maintains a focus on natural elements.

Goldgrass Home oak floor

Home products including paint and flooring all selected for their environmentally friendly properties and are made with pure, safe materials.

  • Flooring options include reclaimed, solid & engineered woods, European cork, and natural wool carpet
  • Natural wall finishes such as zero VOC product from Mythic Paint
  • Handmade tile from Fireclay tile includes 100% recycled glass
  • Unique counter tops and specialty furniture finishes can also be found.
hastens sleep spa 510x250

Downstairs experience a ‘sleep spa’ with Hastens beds & organic mattresses.  Staff can pair with you to explain the different options this Swedish company provides. This is complemented with natural and organic linens, duvet covers, sheets, and towels.

Goldgrass home feel good

A wellness conscious staff are likely to impress you with an abundance of knowledge, and the showroom is as warm as its’ home furnishings.

Goldgrass Home location map

1237 9th Avenue SECalgary

(403) 452-1001

M-W 10am-6pm, T 10am-8pm, F-S 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm