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  • New! Heller - a simple paradigm: good design by international designers

    Heller-Frank-Gehry-Color-Easy-Lounge-Chair-1020 Based on the original silver cubes of Heller's Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, the new colours brilliantly enhance the cubes’ extraordinary sculptural facets. Add a jolt of colour either indoors or outdoors.

     

    Heller launched its furniture division in 1998. The 1998 Bellini Chair, designed by Mario Bellini, won the Compasso d’Oro Award. This initial success kicked off a prestigious line of award winning collections including the Frank Gehry Furniture Collection (2004), the Vignelli Chair (2004), designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, and the Kiss Sofa (2004), designed by Studio 65.

    Heller Bellini Chair by Mario Bellini, 1998: “Comfortable, easy on the eye, and offering value for money, this chair is the outcome of an ongoing search harnessing premier design skills. Focusing on making the most of a sublimely innovative material, the designer has come up with a configuration which lends itself to myriad options.” – Compasso d’Oro award, Italian Association of Industrial Designers

    The Heller Bellini Dining Chair is an injection molded stacking chair appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial, institutional and residential use. The flexing action of the back provides a high degree of comfort. It has a lightly textured, fully washable surface. The legs provided with pads for hard surface flooring. Stacks 6 high. The Heller Bellini Dining Chair is an injection molded stacking chair appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial or residential use. The flexing action of the back provides a high degree of comfort. It has a lightly textured, fully washable surface. It is available in black, white and two shades of grey.

     

    Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, 2004: The Heller Frank Gehry Furniture Collection was created by the world’s most celebratedstarchitect.” A spectacular group of three cubes, a bench, an easy chair, a coffee table-sitting unit, and a sofa, all in silver resin. With sleek surfaces and flowing lines, Gehry created very innovative furniture.

    Beautiful and functional, this furniture creates a stunning group indoors and outdoors. Sculpture in space: the original Heller Frank Gehry silver cube furniture. Beautiful and functional, it creates a stunning group indoors or outdoors.

     

    Play Ball! The Heller Joe Chair, designed in 1970 by the group, De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi, is an over-sized baseball glove. It is now being reissued in an indoor/outdoor polymer.

    72dpi +Revisted+Joe+Baseball+Glove+Sofa-1 The Heller Joe Chair is available in tobacco brown and monumental marble grey.

     

    Heller's Kiss, Marilyn and Capitello pieces are all designed by Studio 65.

    Studio+65 Top: The Heller Marilyn Sofa, designed by Studio 65 in 1970 and re-issued in 2004. The famous lipstick-red sofa adds a smile to any environment. The Heller Kiss Chair is a sweet one-seater that accompanies Marilyn and is made of soft resin for use indoors or outdoors. Heller Capitello is a cult classic from 1971. It adds a witty accent to any indoor or outdoor space. Capitello is produced in marble white.

     

    The Heller Vignelli Bench, was designed by Massimo Vignelli in 2005, when he and his wife wanted casual furniture for their new home in Sorrento. They designed a multi-purpose indoor-outdoor grouping ideal for home, hospitality and office environments.

    Heller-Vignelli-Bench-1031 The Heller Vignelli Bench is available as a cube, a bench and a low table and is available 9 colours from white to bright purple.

     

    Heller continues to offer leading designers the opportunity to work with new technologies and to create innovative products.

  • Floor coverings with a story - Limited Edition rugs – 100% made in Belgium

    The Vogue Collection of Limited Edition rugs is available in Opal and Granite tones and also as a custom area rug and wall-to-wall carpeting. The Vogue Collection of Limited Edition rugs is available in Opal and Granite tones and also as a custom area rug and wall-to-wall carpeting.

     

    If you are in Victoria, BC, stop by the Gabriel Ross Showroom at 2500 Rock Bay Ave, in Victoria's Rock Bay Design District, and see our gallery of new rugs from Limited Edition. We are so excited to showcase these distinctive, unique floor coverings.

    Limited Edition’s Club Collection of carpets really benefit from the extensive collection of edgings that will elevate your rug to an even more exclusive level. Leathers, textiles, or various fringes are available. Discover the many possibilities of personal perfection. Limited Edition’s Club Collection of carpets really benefit from the extensive selection of edgings that will elevate your rug to an even more exclusive level. Leathers, textiles, or various fringes are available. Discover the many possibilities of personal perfection.

     

    Limited Edition rugs only need a single glance to attract attention, but that is only because they are the result of hours – even days – of intensive manual work. Discover a surprising world of 100% Belgian, age-old craftsmanship and distinctive design.

    The Fusion Collection from Limited Edition is available in 6 colours. The Fusion Collection from Limited Edition is available in 6 distinctive colours.

     

    Hand tufted and made from the finest materials, Limited Edition likes an impeccable result so they prefer to control the entire production process themselves. Development and production are under one roof, which makes monitoring and follow-up easier to get everything right, from the shade of yarn to the smallest finishing detail.

    The Tribu Glam Collection is available in 5 colours. The Tribu Glam Collection is available in 5 colour ranges. Colour is Limited Edition’s passion. This means that their rugs can have a wide range of shades – from bold colour trends to attractive classics with a timeless touch.

     

    The Loft Carpet in Red Salsa. Limited Edition also have their own yarn-dyeing studio, a playground where they can enjoy mixing different colours to get just the right custom shade, but also where they apply the highest quality assurance standards. The Loft Carpet in Red Salsa. Limited Edition have their own yarn-dyeing studio, a playground where they enjoy mixing different colours to get just the right custom shade.

     

    Limited Edition is very proud of its history in the South-West Flanders region where their workshop is based.  An age-old history of textiles is intertwined with the Mouscron area, and you as a customer can rely on a long textile tradition with invaluable expertise. This results in pure craftsmanship with a nostalgic nod to the past and all the high-tech innovations of today and tomorrow.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

  • If you can dream it, Fawcett Mfg. can make it – All-natural Sleep Systems

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    Think local. If you are in the Victoria, BC, area and in the market for a natural, healthy sleep experience, Fawcett Mfg. has a new showroom in Victoria’s Rock Bay Design District and their aim is to change the mattress industry in Victoria to an “open kitchen” concept mattress and sleep system shop. Stop by the Fawcett showroom/manufacturing facility (408 John Street at Turner St.) to see how they can manufacture a better and healthier mattress, customized for you. See how affordable it is to sleep on an amazing mattress that is made by the most passionate people in the industry using only the best and healthiest materials available.

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    Fawcett mattresses are locally made, natural, non-off gassing, and contain no nasty fire retardants. They are petroleum free, and Formaldehyde free. All of their mattresses are padded with Joma wool and organic cotton. This unique combination is breathable, temperature regulating, naturally fire retardant and dust mite resistant.

     

    The model six is Fawcett's most affordable mattress. The high coil count inner spring unit offers tremendous support to a three inch 100% Natural Talalay Latex upper core. As always, the sleep surface consists of 2 ounces of Joma Wool quilted through a high thread count organic cotton.  cover. The Model Six is Fawcett's most affordable mattress. The high coil count inner spring unit offers tremendous support to a three inch, 100% Natural Talalay Latex upper core. Fawcett also offers Models One, Four and Nine, and each of those can be ordered side specific, allowing couples to choose the firmness they prefer for their side of the bed.

     

    Using only fair trade, 100% natural Talalay latex foam, high thread count organic cotton fabrics, organic wool padding, SIMALFA Water/Shell based adhesives, Fawcett has even gone so far as to source organic cotton encased individual pocket coil springs for one of their models to insure that everything they use is of the highest standards.

    All this and they are backed by a ten-year warranty. Read more about their warranty.

    Read more about Fawcett Mfg. and meet the team. Read more about Fawcett Mfg. and meet the team. These people are dedicated to the idea of accountability.

     

    1393478_986965957994243_1247319459219891194_n The newest addition to the Fawcett collection of customizable beds is the elegant Float Bed which features an Italian Stema frame, removable headboard wings, cantilevered walnut side tables and it's upholstered in the softest Tonica wool.

     

    Offering a complete sleep system, Fawcett Mfg. also designs and makes custom bed frames and headboards, and they also stock all natural, organic, non-off gassing pillows, and mattress covers.

    Fawcett also makes contemporary, custom made furniture that is designed for comfort and longevity.

    When space is a concern, the Atom Sofa is a great choice. With a narrow sloping arm and back, this collection offers maximum seating in a compact design and tends to fit where others won't. For a lighter looking piece, this collection is also available with spaced back cushions. When space is a concern, the Atom Sofa is a great choice. The Atom Seating Collection offers maximum seating in a compact design and tends to fit where others won't. All Fawcett sofa systems, including the Hartland, the Project, the Square One and the Tommy Sofa Bed are all customizable to fit your space and fabric choices.

     

    All of Fawcett's custom made furniture is constructed of sustainably farmed solid beech and an environmentally harvested plywood that has no added urea formaldehyde. They pad their products with natural, fair trade latex and 100% organic and hypo-allergenic wool; the strong synergy between these components results in a product that wicks moisture and regulates temperature while offering maximum comfort.

    Fawcett Mfg. also excels at custom upholstery and specializes in rejuvenating iconic furniture pieces from international designers such as Eero Saarinen and Arne Jacobsen.

    If you’d like a personalized tour, contact Duane Franklin at 250-384-2558 or duane@fawcettmfg.com to request an appointment. Or drop by the showroom Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays.

    As the only mattress manufacturer on Vancouver Island, Fawcett is dedicated to providing their clients with the best and healthiest nights sleep possible.

    All photos by William Shepherd.

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