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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Gabriel Ross Gets Some New Digs!


    Can you tell the difference between these two photos?

    OK OK... enough pats on the back... I did kind of give it away in the title. We're moving! woot! If you would like to know where we are moving, here are some technical geographical directions:

    1. Stand at Gabriel Ross' current front door on Bay Street
    2. Turn 180 degrees

    Yup, we're moving across the street. We thought we would save ourselves the cost of a moving van... heck, we can just roll our Aeron chairs across the street. OK that's not really why we are moving into the Harjim buildings... we're moving into the Harjim buildings because they are super cool, old and full of character, donned with beautiful warehouse windows and they are going to be our very own. A fresh coat of paint and some drywall and this gem is going to be a sublime backdrop for Modernica Bubble Lamps and Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chairs. I absolutely can't wait to see our hot pink fuschia Egg Chair in this space.

    Here are some "before" pictures...






    Stay tuned for the "after" pictures! We will keep you updated along the way. We're really excited to watch this transformation take place and move into our new digs! During the transition, our website will be up and running but our showroom will obviously have some interruptions - although if you can't find us at our Bay Street location, remember the super technological geographical directions above (or just turn around and look across the street).

    For up to the minute updates on this exciting news follow us on Twitter, here. Also, check out our Facebook fan page, here.


  • Nelson Tray Table for Herman Miller

    Nelson Tray Table - photo:


    Herman Miller has introduced their newest "Select" product offering - The Nelson Tray Table, originally designed by George Nelson in 1961. The design is being offered with a twist: inspired by Nelson's "Flock of Butterflies" wall clock, the top surface of this table/try is a beautiful geometric pattern created from an inlay pattern of walnut and santos palisander woods against a white ash ground. The white ash is treated so that it retains a "freshly cut" look and resists yellowing over time.

    Tray Table detail - photo:


    This limited edition piece is being offered as the whole table here, or as just the tray here. It will be available until February 6, 2012, or until inventory runs out. Herman Miller's Select program has proven to be very successful over the years since it's introduction with the Eames cowhide upholstered molded plywood lounge chair in 2008. Products such as the Eames Spinning Tops and the Hang it All in black and walnut followed, both proving to be very popular collector's items.

    Herman Miller Select Edition Cowhide Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair


    Herman Miller Select Spinning Tops Set


    Herman Miller Select Eames Hang It All - photo:


    I'm confident that this Herman Miller Select item will continue the trend, as it is as beautiful an object as it is functional - a quality that ranks highly and consistently amongst mid century modern design, available now at



    Herman Miller Select Nelson Tray


    Questions? Contact us, here.
    Read more on Herman Miller's website here.

    Designer, George Nelson - image:



  • FIX Healthcare Gets Their Design Fix

    Fix Healthcare, located in the Atrium building at 805 Johnson St., Victoria BC, offers an impressive range of services and is also a feast for the eyes. Featuring the new SAYL Chair by Yves Behar for Herman Miller, Fix's reception room is bright, modern, comfortable, and ergonomic to boot.

    Other Gabriel Ross pieces in the space include an Alvar Aalto side table with black lacquer surfaces and Aalto's signature bent wood frame. This is the perfect compliment to Fix's wood striped accent wall and reception area.

    George Nelson's bench for Herman Miller with black legs and slotted wood top also makes an appearance, and of course, ties in perfectly.

    SAYL, Herman Miller's latest ergonomic office furniture marvel, is offered as a side chair (as shown above) and also an office/task chair. Read our previous blogĀ  about SAYL and Yves Behar's collaboration with Herman Miller, here. As a side chair, SAYL is unique and intriguing upon first glance, and an incredibly comfortable and supportive sitting experience.

    This chair makes perfect sense when paired with a contemporary healthcare facility offering such a wide array of services and classes including acupuncture, chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, pilates and yoga.

    Our thanks to Fix for supporting authentic design and providing such a valuable service to Victoria's downtown core. We wish them the best of luck!

    visit Fix's website, here.
    see the SAYL chair at, here.
    see the Nelson bench at, here.
    see other Alvar Aalto designs at, here.

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