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Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Gabriel Ross New Showroom Grand Opening

    March 2013 has been a very exciting month for our Victoria BC showroom! We celebrated our Grand Opening event earlier in the month to the tune of house beats, fine local spirits, tasty treats, fabulous company, and of course divine design. We were so happy to officially warm our new home with our customers, industry colleagues and friends. Here's some photos of this event to remember:

    A bird's eye view of the festivities from up on our second level mezzanine. Our front counter was transformed into a bar featuring Sean Hoyne with Hoyne Craft Beer, Chris Smith with Summerhill Wine and local Victoria Gin served up by Soloman Siegel.

    A fun educational element to the evening - for entry to win a draw prize, guests were challenged to find a series of informational displays featuring iconic mid-century modern design and answer a pop quiz... oh how we love our design history!

    Ross and Amber of Gabriel Ross.

    A view of the bar from behind a curtain of lime green Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra.

    Guests mingle beneath our cluster of classic George Nelson Bubble Lamps by Modernica.

    A video loop showing the transformation of the original old warehouse space, metal fabrication shop - Harjim, into our modern lofty showroom played on repeat throughout the night. This screen capture is part way through the renovation.

    Thanks so much to those who joined us and have supported us through the transition to our new beautiful space. If you haven't had a chance to experience our new showroom yet, please stop by and visit us at the corner of Bay Street and Rockbay Avenue in Victoria.

    To add to the excitement this month, our very own Ross Taylor is featured in the March/April issue of Victoria's lifestyle magazine: Y.A.M. Stay tuned for details on our next blog post or check out the article online here.

    YAM Magazine cover. Image: facebook.com/YAMmagazine

  • Gabriel Ross Photo Contest - Voting Starts March 1st!

    Today marks the last day of photo entries for our grshop In My Space Facebook photo contest. Voting starts March 1st and goes through until March 8th. Here's some of the latest entries:


    Michael M. from Toronto: "My Saarinen Round Dining Table in Arabescato Marble"


    Paulette C. from Victoria: "The "Lizard Lounge""


    Michael H. from Victoria: "My living room as seen from my iPhone camera. Lots of GR goodies to be seen!"


    Jong L. from Victoria: "The convenient Artemide Tolomeo table lamp brightens up a winter evening for my two girls."


    Christine K. from Vancouver: "Home office heaven for him & her"


    Chelan B. from White Rock: "Bubble Lamp"


    Brad B. from Edmonton: "Always interesting to indulge in a little design 'mash-up'. In this case Warren Platner meets Danish Modern."


    Anu M. from Newmarket: "Fixing the Saarinen"


    Angela L. from Toronto: "When Noguchi Meets Flos"

    Don't forget to vote for your favourite photo entry March 1st - 8th on our photo contest page. Public voting will determine the top 5 in each of three categories: Tots & Toddlers, Pets and Superb Style.

    An internal panel of Gabriel Ross design gurus will determine the winners. First place in each category will receive a $200 gift certificate to grshop.com!

    Many thanks to those who entered and best of luck over the next week of voting!

     

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