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  • Annual Warehouse Sale - April 24 & 25th - 2500 Rock Bay Ave, Victoria

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    Don't miss this giant event, Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, 9 am to 5 pm.
    Lots of great deals on authentic designer furnishings from Knoll, Moooi, Vitra and many other highly recognized names. Save up to 80% on a wide selection of furniture and accessories. We will be holding a draw for prizes so don't forget to enter! There is lots of street parking available on Rock Bay Avenue.

    Here is a quick sampling of what you will find marked down:

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    So let's all hope for a sunny couple of days. Bring the family and enjoy the savings!

  • Inspired outdoor living starts at GRShop

    Everyone loves inspired outdoor spaces, perfect patios, a "garden room" for relaxation and entertaining. GRShop’s selection of seating, tables, lighting, accessories and other outdoor furniture are perfect for lounging, dining, or just getting away from your busy world.

    olivares-stromborg-880 Imagine! The Stromborg Table Collection is available in different size options plus round, square or rectangular options. The rails are available in many exciting colour options.

     

    The Stromborg Table Collection, designed for indoor and outdoor use by Daniel Stromborg, 2012, offers clean lines and exciting connections. The signature X- and Y-shaped aluminum rails give the table a subtle but energetic accent.

    GRShop offers a large variety of outdoor furnishings including Richard Schultz’s 1966 Collection for Knoll, Vitra, Blomus, Kartell, and many other manufacturers giving you great selection, comfort, and refinement. Minimal care with maximum impact is the way to go.

    1966-dining-table-chairs3-880 The Richard Schultz 1966 Dining Table is available in many table top options and a beautifully curated collection of powder coated frame colours.

     

    “I designed the collection in 1966 at the request of Florence Knoll, who wanted well-designed outdoor furnishings that would withstand the corrosive salt air at her home in Florida. Through the years, the 1966 Collection has earned a special place in the world of outdoor furniture.” – Richard Schultz

    richard_schultz_28h_dining_table Shown here with the dining chairs and the loungers, the Richard Schultz's 1966 Outdoor Collection was hailed as "a breath of fresh air" when it was introduced and that accolade still applies today.

     

    9292_z Richard Schultz cites Queen Anne's Lace as his inspiration for the delicate outdoor Petal Table with its flower-like top sprouting from the elegant pedestal base. Each "petal" expands and contracts independently, ensuring stability in changing weather.

     

    The graceful Diamond Chair designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952, is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Like Saarinen and Mies, Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, elevating it beyond its normal utility into a work of art.

    Black and white options are recommended for outdoor use. Black and white options are recommended for outdoor use.

     

    The Vitra Elephant Stool is one of the most famous post-war Japanese designs and is still as convincing as ever with its clear formal idiom and great functionality. Suitable for balconies and gardens, the stacking stool can even be used as an easy-to-transport picnic stool.

    vitra_elephant_stool_a Designed by Sori Yanagi, 1954, the Elephant Stool is available in black and cream. Great seating for kids or as a stool while you are gardening.

     

    The Blomus Verdo Watering Can is made of rust-resistant stainless steel and a wooden handle for simple carrying and pouring. Don't forget the essentials! The Blomus Verdo Watering Can is made of rust-resistant stainless steel and a wooden handle for simple carrying and pouring.

     

    So whether you subscribe to the minimalist philosophy of landscape architecture or you love the chaos of a tangled English garden, adding exceptional furnishings to your urban patio or country garden will be a great long term investment in pure relaxation!

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

  • Think modern Bohemia for your spring home projects!

    As Robin Williams famously said, “spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!” At GRShop.com we say, “let’s redecorate.” Time to blow out those cobwebs and get going on updating your space.

    If you look around your house you probably already have lots of great objects sitting around so maybe all you need to do is de-clutter, organize and use the best of these objects in a new adventurous way, maybe introducing a new piece of contemporary design to bring the whole thing together.

    Start with the toolbox:

    There are five great colours available. Time to start work... There are five great colours available. Time to start work...

     

    The Vitra Arik Levy Toolbox, designed in 2010, is a practical organizational tool. Used to store working materials and accessories, the container can be stowed in a cabinet or on a shelf or trolley. The grab-and-go storage caddy keeps everything easily accessible.

    Add some vivid colour:

    Summer Green isn’t always available but there are 6 vibrant colours that are available year round. Summer Green isn’t always available but there are 6 other vibrant colours that are available year round.

     

    The Panton Chair is a classic in the history of furniture design. Conceived by Verner Panton in 1960, the chair was developed for serial production in collaboration with Vitra in 1967. It was the first chair to be manufactured completely out of plastic in one single piece. OK to use outdoors.

    With its knitted handle, the Bovist Floor Cushion can be easily moved from one room to another. It is available in 3 colourful motifs. With its knitted handle, the Bovist Floor Cushion can be easily moved from one room to another. It is available in 3 colourful motifs.

     

    Designed by Hella Jongerius in 2005, the Vitra Bovist Cushion is a decorative floor pillow, stool and ottoman all in one. Large embroidered patterns add striking accents to the textile cover, which is sewn together out of contrasting fabrics.

    Display collections together:

    Your passions are unique to you. Display your “passion objects” together and be more organizationally adventurous and bold.

    The Cork Family Stools are available in 3 shapes, made from natural cork. The Cork Family Stools are available in 3 shapes, made from natural cork.

     

    Designed by Jasper Morrison in 2004, the three robust members of the Vitra Cork Family stand firmly, making them suited for use as side tables or stools. They benefit from the natural properties of cork, comparatively lightweight and extremely durable, they also have a velvety surface that is pleasant to touch.

    There are 22 dolls in the collection. The Vitra Alexander Girard Wooden Dolls are made of solid pine. They add a charming enhancement to any interior space.
    Add all 22 dolls to your eclectic collection of objects. Add all 22 dolls to your eclectic collection of objects.

     

    Alexander Girard created these Wooden Dolls in 1953 for his own home in Santa Fe and they are inspired by his own extensive collection of works of popular art.

    Add some funk to pull it all together:

    moooi_carpet_n The Moooi Carpet Collection comes in ten rocking patterns and colours. Moooi Corks are stools turned from agglomerate cork. They can be used as a small side table, a stool, or ottoman. The Moooi Rabbit Table Lamp brings a touch of nature in fairytale style and adds genuine madness.

     

    The Moooi Carpet Collection, designed by Marcel Wanders in 2005, is a creative chic way of decorating your floor. Have as much fun with the floor as you have with the walls.

    Comfort must prevail, it is your home after all:

    vitra_lindwurm_26.02_web The Vitra Rotary Tray has a simple shape, comes in five subtle colours and the top tier rotates.

     

    The Vitra Rotary Tray, by Jasper Morrison, 2014, complements any interior style and lends itself to many different uses. Whether in the kitchen or on the dining room table, in a bathroom or entryway, at the office or in a child's room, the Rotary Tray offers a decorative way to tidy up any space.

    So try mixing aesthetics with found objects, textiles and patterned objects from your travels. Tell a story about yourself.

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

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