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  • The 2016 Gus* Summer Sale - 20% 0ff Upholstered Furnishings

    The Gus* Summer Sale has begun.  20% off all Sofas, Sectionals, Accents Chairs, Ottomans and Beds.  Limited time offer and some conditions apply, contact GRShop for details.

    Inspired by simple forms and modern materials, Gus* Modern, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, manufactures contemporary furniture, accent pieces and accessories. Gus* designs are inspired by the modernists of yesterday, mid-century classics and simple, everyday forms. Great designs with a practical purpose.

    The Gus* version of the perfect modern rocking chair; featuring a black powder coated frame with architecturally-styled cushions inspired by airport lounge seating and 70's car interiors. Available in foour custom upholstery colours. The Gus* version of the perfect modern rocking chair: the Gus* Modern GT Rocker features a black powder coated frame with architecturally-styled cushions inspired by airport lounge seating and 70's car interiors. Available in four custom fabric colours.

     

    The Margot Sofa epitomizes modern elegance with graceful arms, French-seam detailing, and loose, luxurious cushions that give a look which is both timeless and contemporary. Every sofa includes two sets of cylindrical steel legs, allowing you to choose between a brass or black finish to suit your style. The seat and back cushions use a unique, eco-friendly synthetic-down, derived from recycled PET plastic. The Gus* Margot Sofa epitomizes modern elegance with graceful arms, French-seam detailing, and loose, luxurious cushions that give a look which is both timeless and contemporary. Choose between brass or black leg finishes to suit your style. The seat and back cushions use a unique, eco-friendly synthetic-down, derived from recycled PET plastic. Available in four fabric choices.

     

    The Atwood Collection from Gus* includes a sofa, a chair and a sectional. The Atwood Sofa is a tailored design which features a blind-tufted seat, back, and arms, along with piping details which lend to a clean, sophisticated look. The Atwood Collection from Gus* includes a sofa, a chair and a sectional. Each piece in the Atwood Collection is a tailored design which features a blind-tufted seat, back, and arms, along with piping details which lend to a clean, sophisticated look. There are eight fabric choices, each one tailored for kicking up your living space.

     

    The Gus* Mix Modular Collection lets you mix and match components and fabrics to build a custom sectional, sofa or chaise to perfectly suit your space. The design uses 5 basic components (left arm unit, right arm unit, armless unit, corner unit, and ottoman) which can be added and combined to create an unlimited number of upholstery configurations. Choose matching fabrics or mix things up to make it your own. Components can be easily reconfigured or added later to adapt to changing needs. The Gus* Mix Modular Collection lets you mix and match components and fabrics to build a custom sectional, sofa or chaise to perfectly suit your space. The design uses 5 basic components (left arm unit, right arm unit, armless unit, corner unit, and ottoman) which can be added and combined to create an unlimited number of upholstery configurations. Choose matching fabrics or mix things up to make it your own. Components can be easily reconfigured or added later to adapt to changing needs.

     

    The Carmichael Bed fuses traditional and contemporary sensibilities, bringing clean, modern lines to a classic style. The design features a fully upholstered headboard, footboard and side rails, with elegant, tapered solid wood legs. The bed includes a sturdy mattress suspension system which eliminates the need for a box spring. The Gus* Carmichael Bed fuses traditional and contemporary sensibilities, bringing clean, modern lines to a classic style. The design features a fully upholstered headboard, footboard and side rails, with elegant, tapered solid wood legs. The bed includes a sturdy mattress suspension system which eliminates the need for a box spring. Available in two size options and two fabric choices.

     

    Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner, the Lounge Chair with Arms has become a classic of Canadian Mid-Century Modern furniture design. Out of production for more than 50 years, Gus* worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, carefully matching the construction, materials, and design details to stay true to the original in every way. The seat is woven strapping, and the frame is solid birch with exposed bolts and finger-joint details. Like the original, the Lounge Chair with Arms is built in Toronto and available in a variety of finishes. Originally created in 1950 by Canadian designer Russell Spanner, the Gus* Spanner Lounge Chair has become a classic of Canadian Mid-Century Modern furniture design. Out of production for more than 50 years, Gus* worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, carefully matching the construction, materials, and design details to stay true to the original in every way. The seat is woven strapping, and the frame is solid birch with exposed bolts and finger-joint details. Like the original, the Lounge Chair is built in Toronto and available in a variety of finishes.

     

    Check out all the amazing Gus* home products at GRShop.com

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  • Akari Noguchi Lights - handmade paper light sculptures

    Akari Light Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning in 1951 and handmade for over half a century by the original manufacturer in Gifu, Japan, the paper lanterns are a harmonious blend of Japanese handcrafting and modernist form. The lamps are created from handmade washi paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by a metal frame.

     

    NOG_Intro_Akari_web Noguchi began to design the Akari Light Sculptures in 1951. They were a group of works handcrafted out of shoji paper that eventually comprised over 100 different designs – table, floor and ceiling lamps. He chose the name 'akari' for these objects, a word that means 'light' in Japanese, connoting both illumination and physical lightness.

     

    20157601 "The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun – so that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night."  - Isamu Noguchi

     

    20158501 Some of the lights have colourful shapes painted on the surface. Packed flat for easy shipping, the Akari package includes Noguchi’s patented metal wire stretcher and support system.

     

    One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) expanded the traditional notion of sculpture to include the creation of dance sets, gardens, playgrounds, fountains, furniture and lighting.

     

    Isamu Noguchi Within this range of spatial environments Isamu Noguchi’s Akari lights hold a unique place, expressing his Japanese American heritage in works designed to enhance the quality everyday life.

     

    Some of the Noguchi Floor Lights have a bamboo pole and a black cast iron base. Some of the Noguchi Floor Lights have a bamboo pole and a black cast iron base.

     

    The ceiling light collection is made up of 40 delicate sculptural shapes. The ceiling light collection is made up of 40 delicate sculptural shapes.

     

    Recognizing an Original   logo-noguchi-akari-lighting

    A genuine Akari light will have a stamped red sun and half moon with Japan written under the symbol on the shade. Next to the symbol will be the signature "I. Noguchi". The lamps age gracefully due to the quality of the paper.

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