In the Groove
A slatted surface on this clever coffee table design allows for a series of trays to be set in place and slide along the surface, or rotated to hover above it, making cocktail hour a breeze. Works as both seating and as a surface. Ban Bench, (in solid oak or walnut), EQ3, eq3.com.
Play up the linear impact of this iconic design by opting for the full Platner dining set, now available in 18- karat gold to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its design. Platner dining set, Knoll, knoll.com.
Cast in Concrete
Made in Greece, Casson’s cast concrete pulls (or hooks) have a wonderful pitted texture that catches the eye, offers an easy grip and is reminiscent of Greece’s ancient architecture. Pomolo Knob by Urbi et Orbi, Casson Hardware, cassonhardware.com.
Tree of Life
Cover a feature wall with this large-scale digital-print mural, which turns the detailed concentric rings of a pine tree into a work of art. By Tres Tintas Barcelona. Digital print on non-woven or vinyl. 138 in. w x 106.5 in. h., Newwall, newwall.com.
The subtle etchings in the metal surfaces of this triptych of tables artfully mimic the hypnotic patterns of rippling water. Syro triptych cocktail table by Emilio Nanni for De Castelli, Studio B, studiobhome.com.
With graphic appeal reminiscent of a barcode, this weighty bronze-faced cabinet casts an ever-changing display of light and shadow and features a bronze antique mirrored top and black lacquered body. Serge cabinet for Venicem, Southhill Home, southhill home.com.
In the Round
The Taizu tub gives a nod to the quietly elegant ceramic-ware that flourished in the Song Dynasty. Emperor Taizu, the dynasty’s founder, would have loved the tub’s perfectly round form, and we love its modern simplicity. Taizu Tub made from English Volcanic limestone, 60 in. diam., available in six colours, by Steven Leung for Victoria & Albert, The House of Rohl, houseofrohl.com.
This hand-knotted area rug is a rich combination of silk and wool has its differing thickness provides a delicately textured feel underfoot. Gradient area rug by Lori Morris, Weaver’s Art, weaversart.com.
With solid walnut lattice panels, the Belle Reeve sofa is striking from every angle, making it the ideal piece for a large open space. Belle Reeve sofa by Luca Nichetto, Mjolk, mjolk.ca.
Natural caning is showing up everywhere in the world of design and we can’t get enough of its lightweight appeal. The Moniker dining chair features an Acacia wood frame, comfortable black leather seat and a handwoven cane back that brings warmth to the dining room. Moniker chair, CB2, cb2.ca.