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  • Gabriel Ross Holiday Staff Picks: 1

    The holiday season is now upon us! The air is crisp, bells are ringing and our shelves are stocked with loads of great contemporary gift items. This week you'll be introduced to a more personal side of Gabriel Ross: Our talented, design-savvy staff will be highlighting their top picks for the holidays.

    Ross, owner of Gabriel Ross, picked Iittala's Essence Red Wine Glasses (set of 4):

    Set of 4 Essence Wine Glasses by Alfredo Haberli for Iittala Set of 4 Essence Wine Glasses by Alfredo Haberli for Iittala

    "I love these wine glasses for their classic elegance. They're even more beautiful when they have a splash of your favorite wine in them. Best of all, they are both classic and contemporary at the same time, so they fit wonderfully with any table setting." - Ross

    One of our Victoria showroom team members, Christine, recommends George Nelson's Special Edition Ball Clock in natural spruce from Vitra:

    Special Edition Ball Clock by George Nelson for Vitra Special Edition Ball Clock by George Nelson for Vitra

     

    "This now-iconic Ball Clock, designed by George Nelson in 1948, features spheres of natural spruce balls and rays in classic red. Enjoy the joie de vivre of the 1950s this holiday season." - Christine

     

    And another George Nelson design makes our list from our web team... Dan's top pick is the Nelson's Saucer Bubble Lamp suspension light fixture:

    Saucer Bubble Lamp suspension light fixture by George Nelson for Modernica Saucer Bubble Lamp suspension light fixture by George Nelson for Modernica
    (pictured top right)

     

    "My choice would be Modernica’s suspension Saucer Bubble Lamp. People won't be able resist commenting on it when they walk into your home. No wonder it is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The lamp is elegant, yet functional. It provides enough light to eat or even read a book by at the dining table. Putting the lamp on a dimmer switch allows you to instantly change the ambiance in your home.
    And I almost forgot to mention... it's very affordable!" - Dan

    Stay tuned for more holiday staff picks on the blog later this week!

    If you need to spruce up your home this December, spoil some family members with some great gifts, or just simply treat yourself... Gabriel Ross has you covered!

  • Last Minute Holiday Gifts In Stock on grshop.com

    The holidays are fast approaching and grshop.com has your last minute gifts covered. Here's a few ideas for sure-to-be-loved modern gifts that are in stock and ready to ship...

    Anna G Corkscrew by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi: $62 for for black, red, yellow, green and blue. $112 for chrome finish (call to confirm stock in your colour choice):

    Kettle with Bird Whistle by Michael Graves for Alessi, $193. Available in black, ivory, and classic blue with red whistle (call to confirm stock in your colour choice):

    Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer by Philippe Starck for Alessi, $103:

    Special Edition Natural Spruce Ball Clock by George Nelson for Vitra, $383:

    DwellStudio Chinoiserie Duvet Set: $308-full/queen, $347-king (call to confirm stock of your size choice):

    While we always offer free shipping within Canada on grshop.com, some eastern or rural locations may require express shipping, at an additional charge, to assure pre-holiday delivery.

    Not sure whether your purchase will arrive in time? Just give us a call at 866-207-1111 or send us a message and we promise we'll do our best!

    Note: featured products in stock at the time of this post. Please contact us to confirm availability.

  • George Nelson Retrospective in Oklahoma

    George Nelson ca.1965, photo: okcmoa.com

    The Oklahamo Museum of Art with Vitra Design Museum is featuring "George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher" February 3rd - May 8th. The first complete retrospective of Nelson's work will include over 120 objects including chairs, clocks, lamps, benches, etc., and also over 50 documents that include drawings, photos, and films.

    photo: www.modernica.net

    Nelson was one of the most prominent American designers of the 20th century in various areas spanning architecture,  industrial design, and photography. He was also an influential lecturer, curator, writer and publicist. For over two decades Nelson was the design director for Herman Miller, allowing him the opportunity to work closely with other canons of mid century modern design such as Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Isamu Noguchi.

    Nelson Bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller

    Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson for Herman Miller

    Swag Leg Desk by George Nelson for Herman Miller

    Coconut Chair and Ottoman by George Nelson - photo: Photo: Vitra Design Museum Archive

    Herman Miller just recently re-introduced the  Nelson Basic Cabinetry series - an excellent collection of cabinet coordinates that can be put together to create a built-in look or used individually as nightstands or side tables. The introduction included Nelson's bench with a new metal base option. View these products on our website here.

    Nelson Bench with Bookcase Cabinet for Herman Miller

    As if you need another excuse to visit Oklahoma... but in case you did, this retrospective show is it.  There may be opportunities to see George Nelson's original product designs in retail stores (although, even these are few and far between), but this is a rare chance to get a glimpse of the artist's personal world and thoughts through his drawings and writings and connect it all together in one space.

    Read more on this exhibition on the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's website here.
    View and purchase George Nelson products on our website here.

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