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Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Annual Customer Photo Contest - only 2 days left!

    There is only two days left to submit a picture of your space for a chance to win a gift certificate! Just send us an image of a product that you purchased from Gabriel Ross in your living room, kitchen, office, etc., and get your friends and family to vote for your entry on our facebook fan page. Voting will remain open until June 9th to narrow down the finalists. The final winners will be chosen by a committee of savvy design gurus at Gabriel Ross.

    Here's the latest entries over the last week.

    By: Paul "We are loving our Cassina, Philippe Starck "212 Lazy Working Sofa" out here in Banff. Really roughing it in the woods. To everybody chez Gabriel Ross, "Merci""

    By: Ben "This is a photo of my bedroom, I bought my Aeron chair from you guys a few years back and I love it beyond belief."

    By Sebastien "A corner of our dinning room, with a Joe Colombo chair, Castelli container and Iittala Aalto votive. A really nice, all white room with loads of sun light!"

    By: Lisa "With amazing support from staff at GR on ideas and options, my mid century modern Hans Olsen couch and chair were redone with environmentally friendly, comfortable, and durable laytex and white leather. Matched with my awesome bubble lamp, my modest home is sure a nice place to lounge. Thanks GR for ideas, quality, and commitment to customer satisfaction."

    By: William "Our Platner table and Wegner chair prove that things you love will always look good together. The chair is amazingly comfortable. Sitting to read is pure joy. Your hand touches the smooth wood, then drifts over to find the glass of beer at the perfect height. The light coming over your shoulder hits the book at just the right angle. La dolce vita."

    By: Nana "This room doubles as both our dining room and kids area, so both utilitarian and playful."

    By: Nicole "This is my basement after renos and now it is a sunny and very welcoming place for relax. I was reaching for a side table with a place to put magazines and this Kartell Componibili is perfect for this corner. I also bought a miniature from Herman Miller Eames rocking chair to dream about have one to sit on!"

    By: Jackie "We love our Artemide Tizio desk lamp because it’s so architectural looking and versatile – a design classic! I love how I can adjust its shape to get a whole new look every time I’m feeling like changing my space around. Thanks GR for making such iconic pieces like this, available to people in Victoria!”

    By Leasa "This is my daughter Olivia sitting on her Verner Panton chair from Gabriel Ross. I figured the best way to capture her beauty and also the flowing curves of this iconic chair was to place them in front of a simple black backdrop void of any distinguishable environment."

    By: Josh "1955 Arne Jacobsen office chair beautifully reupholstered in grey felt by GR. George Nelson Bubble Lamp also from GR. We can’t wait for our Eames storage unit to arrive! Other items pictured: Hans Wegner dining set, Zenith rope-edge RAR, Carl Malmsten coffee table, Norwegian armchair, and Grete Jalk sofa."

    By: Chelan "Although I am maniacal about modern design, it's not everyone's cup of tea. The Bubble Lamps, however, are loved by all. Be they our Tuscan kitchen loving parents, or our rustic farmhouse friends, all adore the inviting glow. My definition of a timeless masterpiece? Something beautiful AND universally marvelled at."

    Thanks to all the participants so far - We love seeing our products in happy homes!

    Check out all the contest details here.
    Enter your own picture by emailing


  • Herman Miller - 15% off

    That time is coming up again and we're stocking the shelves in preparation of this June's Herman Miller authorized 15% off sale. Herman Miller is the design house behind the infamous Aeron task chair and boasts the reproduction licenses to an impressive collection of mid century modern classics such as the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Noguchi coffee table, and George Nelson's Marshmallow Sofa.

    Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller

    Noguchi Table by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller

    Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller

    The sale runs from June 3 - 13 and includes the classics, ergonomic office furniture, and accessories. Also included in the sale is the new "Envelop" desk: an ergo-desk that adjusts to its user's sitting position (read our previous blog post on "Envelop", including a neat-o video, here).

    Envelop Desk by Bill Sumpf and Jeff Weber for Herman Miller - photo:

    If you have been considering a Herman Miller purchase, now is the time to buy. Considering the current strength of our Canadian dollar (woot!), plus the 15% discount, you really can't go wrong. Plus, an investment in Herman Miller is an investment in authentic design reproduction with integrity that lasts a lifetime (and then some!). For more information on design authenticity, check out Herman Miller's website, here.

    Check out our website for all of Herman Miller's amazing product line, here.
    Questions? Contact us, here, leave us a comment on our blog, follow us on Twitter @GabrielRossShop, or visit our Facebook Fan Page, here.

  • We're Dyson Fan Fans

    The staff at Gabriel Ross are big fans of Dyson's new fan, or "Air Multipliers". We have a new display in store, and yes, some of us have put our heads right through them. How could we resist?

    Dyson Air Multiplyers in our Showroom

    Dyson Air Multiplyers in our Showroom

    Dyson likes to take every day products and re-design them so they're higher performance, longer lasting, and WAY better looking. This fan is an apt example of these efforts. Blade free, the air multiplier sucks in air from the base of the pedestal, circulates around the fan loop, and distributes it out a 1mm gap in a solid, smooth stream. The loop is slightly angled and uses aircraft technology to amplify air flow 15 times. Available in table top and pedestal versions, this fan is for everyone and every room.


    Safety and easy maintenance are two more reasons to love this design. There are no rapidly moving parts threatening to chop off a finger or catch and tug a pony tail. And remember how your traditional fan blades are covered in dust when they stop moving? With the Air Multiplier, all it needs a quick wipe with a damp towel - easy peasy! It's a really amazing product and definitely worth checking out before those hot summer days are upon us. Drop by our showroom at 589 Bay Street to see the fans in person, or get more information from Dyson's website here.

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