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  • Welcome to the Loll Designs September Outdoor Furniture Sale!

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    Made from recycled materials that are maintenance free, weatherproof, and can be stored outdoors year-round, Loll Designs' furniture will bring fun and durability to your outdoor entertaining.

    Loll Racer Outdoor Lounge Chair, available in 7 colours and a rocker. Loll Racer Outdoor Lounge Chair and Rocker, available in 7 colours.

     

    Loll Designs came into being in 1997 when a Minnesota-based municipal skate park designer/builder, TrueRide, designed, built, and installed more than 450 custom skateboard parks in cities across the U.S. and abroad. TrueRide’s founders, fueled by an inherent concern for the environment, looked for a use for the recyclable materials in their skate park projects.

    In 2003 Loll Designs was conceived as a way to re-purpose excess skate ramp material into outdoor furniture. The iconic Adirondack chair was a natural place to start and it was launched in 2006.

     

    Loll 4-Slat Adirondack Chair comes in a choice of compact, standard and tall sizes. 10 fun colour choices available. It is also available as a rocker. Loll 4-Slat Adirondack Chair comes in a choice of compact, standard and tall sizes. 10 fun colour choices available. It is also available as a rocker.

     

    The thin profile of the recycled plastic gives this chair a refined modern quality and nearly every stainless fastener is hidden. The contoured seat and back are so comfortable there is no need for a cushion.

     

    The Loll Pitch Outdoor Birdhouse comes in 3 styles for modern avian living, with easy mounting and easy access for cleaning out the old nest. The Loll Pitch Outdoor Birdhouse comes in 3 styles for modern avian living, with easy mounting and easy access for cleaning out the old nest.

     

    With a focus on modern design and doing the right thing, Loll Designs forged ahead creating hundreds of products. Unique recycled materials and sustainable business practices all coalesce to make innovative, functional, and thoughtful products made in the USA and distributed worldwide. See all Loll Designs at GR Shop.

  • Eames Plastic Shell Chair available in 9 new colors

    You don’t have to venture outdoors this autumn to view exciting and vibrant colour changes. The iconic Eames Plastic Shell Chair , designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948, now comes in nine new fun colors. This September Herman Miller has expanded the colour range to include: java, blue ice, stone, alpine, blush, pale yellow, charcoal, peacock blue and kelly green.

    Blush, pale yellow and charcoal Eames Shell Chair colours. Images source hermanmiller.com Blush, pale yellow and charcoal Eames Shell Chair colours. Images source hermanmiller.com 

     

    These new colours make a great addition to the existing 5 colours: aqua sky, white, red orange, black and sparrow. Each of the new colours will be available as a side chair as well as an armchair.

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    There is also an upholstery option offered in Hopsak by designer extraordinaire Alexander Girard. See GR Shop for all available options.

  • The Language of Design with Ross Taylor, owner of Gabriel Ross

    When considering an investment of any kind, one evaluates the cost/benefit of the investment and attempts to measure the projected future return on investment. Another measure of value is referred to in economics as "utility"; in that - the higher the amount of utility received, the more valuable the product is to the user. The "utility" that one receives from the product comes from the amount of use that the item provides and the length of time that the item lasts. The valuation process for investing in quality furniture, should be given the same consideration!LeCorbusierLC13

    Original design, quality materials, and a streamlined manufacturing process (whether it be hand-crafted or machined) can increase the value of a furniture piece considerably. Therefore, the cost to produce these pieces may be higher for material and labour, but with minimal opportunity cost on the socioeconomic & environmental side of things.

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    Our very own Ross Taylor, owner of Gabriel Ross discusses the lasting value and long-term benefit of procuring quality furniture for your home. In this "The Language of Design" interview featured on Victoria's new online magazine Modern Home Victoria, you will hear Ross' take on the LCI Sling Chair - designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand produced by Cassina. Says Ross - “Original design holds its value and in some cases can actually appreciate in value over time. That said, purchasing high quality original design is more of an investment in lifestyle. I have clients who have owned original Womb chairs, Egg chairs and Eames Lounge chairs, in some cases, for more than 50 years. They have not thought about the original expense of those pieces for a very long time.”

    Catch the full video interview here, and check out the rest of the Modern Home Victoria - launched in July 2014 for all things modern in the Greater Victoria area.

    http://www.modernhomevictoria.com/lc1-sling-chair-cassina/ 

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