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  • Task Lighting - for the student in your home

    Its hard to think of summer ending and long evenings disappearing into short, dark days. But every year inklings of back to school haunt families around cottage dining tables. Buying a well designed desk lamp is an excellent long-term investment for your young student. Desk lights are now designed with LED technology so they have long life spans that will take your student through to college and beyond, so worth the extra investment.

     

    Under a night sky this young man works under a Flos Kelvin Desk Lamp. Under a summer sky this young man works under a Flos Kelvin Desk Lamp. Available as a table, wall or floor lamp, the series of Flos Kelvin Lamps provide direct lighting, with a pantograph arm and an adjustable head.

     

    Anything in the physical environment that affects the fit between a person and their work is ergonomic by nature. A good fit includes lighting, which is as important as any other work space tool. In the absence of good light, people will hunch, squint, and frown over their work, without realizing it. By reducing eyestrain and allowing people to maintain healthy posture, proper lighting can improve productivity and reduce tiredness.

     

    Perched beside you, the Knoll Sparrow desk Lamp brightens your work space. Advanced LED technology produces warm, even illumination and intuitive controls allow you to choose the appropriate light level and easily position the illumination where it is needed without glare. Perched beside you, the Knoll Sparrow Desk Lamp brightens your work space. Advanced LED technology produces warm, even illumination and intuitive controls allow you to choose the appropriate light level and easily position the illumination where it is needed without glare.

     

    Well-designed task lighting have the on-off controls within easy reach of the individual; the individual can also control the projection of the light (to reduce glare on the monitor screen and the surface) and the heat generated isn’t scalding to the touch. 

     

    The Knoll Copeland Task Light integrates design dexterity with workplace needs at an affordable price. Efficient use of materials, a pioneering spring mechanism and novel dual-mode head create Copeland's fluid movement and streamlined profile. The Knoll Copeland Task Light integrates design dexterity with workplace needs at an affordable price. Efficient use of materials, a pioneering spring mechanism and novel dual-mode head create Copeland's fluid movement and streamlined profile.

     

    The Herman Miller Flute Desk Light was designed by Tom Newhouse to be flexible, versatile, compatible, economical. And with its LED technology, 24-year life span, and cost that’s less than a cup of coffee to use it for a whole year, Flute leaves a minuscule carbon footprint on the earth. Weighing in at just two pounds, this task light also leaves a small footprint on your desk. And it's home-grown: made in the USA. The Herman Miller Flute Desk Light was designed by Tom Newhouse to be flexible, versatile, compatible and economical. With its LED technology, 24-year life span, Flute leaves a minuscule carbon footprint on the earth. Weighing in at just two pounds, this task light also leaves a small footprint on your desk. Available in three finish options.

     

    Ideally, a task light provides “control within control,” so not only is the on/off switch easy to reach for, but also the amount and position of the light. When available, brightness controls should have a generous range.

     

    The Artemide Tizio Desk lamp was designed by Richard Sapper in 1990 and it became an instant classic. The Artemide Tizio Desk lamp was designed by Richard Sapper in 1990 and it became an instant classic. It features adjustable counterbalanced arms and an adjustable head. Available in several size options and LED options. Also available with a floor lamp option.

     

    GRShop and Gabriel Ross offer a large variety of beautiful and functional task lights. Find one for your student that brings together ergonomics, energy conservation and long term cost-savings. Let another year begin!

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

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

     

  • Gabriel Ross Floor Model Sale - sweet summer prices!

    The Gabriel Ross Showroom at 2500 Rock Bay Avenue in the Rock Bay Design District of Victoria, BC, is holding a Floor Model Sale and prices are seriously reduced. They need room for all the new Fall 2016 pieces that are starting to arrive. So, if you are in Victoria, please stop by the showroom, or call us for details. Open Monday - Saturday.

     

    The Poliform Ventura Chair with Ottoman in lemon yellow adds some serious pop to your space. Reg. $5490, on sale for $4395 The Poliform Ventura Chair with Ottoman in lemon yellow adds some serious pop to your space. Reg. $5490, on sale for $4395.

     

    Bonaldo Summer folding desk is a great space saver. Reg $4445, now $2295. The Bonaldo Summer Folding Desk is a great space saver. Reg. $4445, now $2295.

     

    A Kartell Ghost Chair in Green, reg $422, on sale for $229. Also available in Clear. The ever popular Kartell Ghost Chair, in Green, reg. $422, on sale for $229. Also available in Clear.

     

    Two Tom Dixon Fan Chairs in Natural Oak with black leather seats, Reg. $1224, sale price $1040. Also a Tom Dixon Fan Base Screw Top Table in Marble, Reg. $1100, on sale for $935. Two Tom Dixon Fan Chairs in Natural Oak with black leather seats, reg. $1224, sale price $1040 each. Also a Tom Dixon Fan Base Screw Top Table in Marble, reg. $1100, on sale for $935.

     

    A Poliform Howard Table with Ventura Chairs (6 armless, 2 with arms). The complete set was regularly priced at $18,523, it is on sale for $10,995. A Poliform Howard Table with Ventura Chairs (6 armless, 2 with arms). The complete set was regularly priced at $18,523, it is on sale for $10,995.

     

    Everyone is always looking for the perfect stool. Here is a Bonaldo Hoppy stool in white leather. There is also a black leather stool available. Reg. $895, on sale for $795. Everyone is always looking for the perfect stool. Here is a Bonaldo Hoppy stool in white leather. There is also a black leather stool available. Reg. $895, on sale for $795.

     

    This is an amazing sofa! The Cassina Mex Cube Sectional, reg. $10,800, is on sale for $5995. This is an amazing sofa! If you want a big sofa, this Italian made Cassina Mex Cube Sectional is so comfortable and contemporary, reg. $10,800, is on sale for $5995.

     

    So, there is nothing like getting a great deal on a piece of beautiful, original, authentic furniture.

    Check out the all the items included in the Gabriel Ross Floor Model Sale at 2500 Rock Bay Avenue in Victoria.

  • Shellspotting: the Eames Shell Chair

    Celebrate over 65 years of the Eames Shell Chair! Arguably one of the 20th century’s most beloved designs, the Eames Shell Chair has wormed its way into our collective consciousness to become both a coveted piece of design history and, a beautiful, accessible design that is exemplary of the Eames’ desire to make “the best for the most for the least.”

     

    This photo from 2014, taken by VanityVintage, a graphic design duo living in Antwerp, Belgium. This photo  was taken by @VanityVintage, a graphic design duo living in Antwerp, Belgium, who took their vintage Shell Chair with them on vacation to Paris. "We share Charles' belief that 'the details are not the details, they make the design.'" Photo: Herman Miller

     

    Borne out of Charles’ early investigations into molding plywood at Cranbrook Academy with Eero Saarinen in the late ’40s, and continued with Ray and the Eames Office in Venice, California, the Shell Chair was designed on the principle of adaptability, so that it could fit every body and any context—a chair that would be equally at home in a museum, living room, or the laundromat around the corner.

     

    Today's #shellspotting story comes from Tim Smith (@thsnyc), who submitted a photo of his impeccably preserved, vintage This photo of a impeccably preserved vintage Eames Shell Chair comes from Tim Smith. It belonged to his grandparents and sparked a long passion for collecting 20th-century modern design objects that continues to this day. Photo: Herman Miller

     

    Berliners ❤ HM! Today's #shellspotting comes from @eames_addicted, a Berlin-based product design student and vintage collector who has, as his handle suggests, what we call a HEALTHY addiction! This photo comes from @eames_addicted, a Berlin-based product design student and vintage collector who has, as his handle suggests, what we call a HEALTHY addiction! Photo: Herman Miller

     

    In 2013, again working with the Eames Family, Herman Miller realized Charles and Ray’s vision for the shell chair design in a new and quite appropriate  material—molded wood, thanks to advancements in the 3D veneer technology.

     

    this authentic, single-shell form is the result of a process that gives wood veneer the extra flexibility it needs to be molded into the complex curves to create a single-form wood shell. The Eames Molded Wood Side Chair is the result of a process that gives wood veneer the extra flexibility it needs to be molded into the complex curves to create a single-form wood shell. Available in four wood finishes, three base finishes and three base options.

     

    Herman Miller recently reintroduced the Eames Shell Chair in a sustainable reformulated, GREENGUARD Gold Certified molded fiberglass, that is available with or without upholstery.

     

    The Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is available in eight colours and four base options. The upholstery options are extensive. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is available in a spectrum of archival colors as well as numerous upholstery and base options, making it an ideal dining chair option for both formal and informal spaces alike.

     

    So this summer when you are travelling our planet, look out for the iconic Eames Shell Chair, they are everywhere!

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    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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