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Iittala Ruutu Vase

  • Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, France's design duo

    Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (France, b. 1971, 1976), took the design world by a storm with their first joint projects in the late 1990s and have continued to produce exceptional designs ever since, many of which have already become icons in international museums.

    Shapes from the world of vegetation serve as inspiration for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's new Vegetal chair Shapes from the world of vegetation serve as inspiration for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's Vegetal Chair, designed for Vitra in 2008. Vegetal is available in six colours, is suitable for indoor or outdoor applications and can be stacked up to three chairs high, which permits flexible use in a variety of settings and in large numbers.

    A 2002 meeting with Vitra’s Rolf Fehlbaum was the beginning of a special partnership that has borne fruit in numerous projects, including Algues, the Alcove Sofa, the Worknest, and the Slow Chair.

    Designed in 2004 for Vitra, Algues are at one and the same time interior design components and decorative elements. Reminiscent of plants, the plastic elements can be linked together to form web-like textures - from light curtains to opaque, thick room dividers. Designed in 2004 for Vitra, Algues are both interior design components and decorative elements. Reminiscent of plants, the plastic elements can be linked together to form web-like textures - from light curtains to opaque, thick room dividers. Available in 7 colours, 25 pieces per pack.

    Since 2004, the Bouroullecs have also been working with Magis, for whom they have designed two complete furniture collections, including the Steelwood Collection. The Steelwood pieces combine the warmth of wood with the strength of steel and include chairs, tables and shelving units. A versatile design that fits well in both casual and elegant spaces and everywhere in between.

    Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, who designed the Steelwood Chair, describe it as “stable and democratic, universal and long-lasting.” A very good dining chair for both small dinette spaces and luxurious dining rooms. Over time, the steel and wood components develop an attractive patina. Just what you want in a chair already on its way to being a classic. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, describe the Magis Steelwood Chair as “stable and democratic, universal and long-lasting.” A very good dining chair for both small dinette spaces and luxurious dining rooms. Available in various finish options including red, white and black.

    The Bouroullec brothers continue their study of simplicity and elegance with their Losanges Rug Collection for Nanimarquina. It’s about reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug using the ancient kilim technique.

    Technically complex, the Losanges collection requires great skill as it involves combining 13 colours through the geometrical rhombus shape, a great challenge for the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan. As well as being crafted by hand, the Afghan wool is also spun by hand, which allows for some unique colour tones to be highlighted which make each rhombus different and each rug a unique item. Technically complex, the Losanges Collection requires great skill as it involves combining 13 colours through the geometrical rhombus shape, a great challenge for the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan. As well as being crafted by hand, the Afghan wool is also spun by hand, which allows for some unique colour tones to be highlighted which make each rhombus different and each rug a unique item. Two colour options.

    Today Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design for numerous manufacturers, including Vitra, Magis, Alessi, Mattiazzi, and more recently, Flos and Iittala.

    The AIM is a form of modern pendant lighting that is constructed from a varnished aluminum sheet with a photo-etched optical polycarbonate shade and an internal reflector of a photo-etched ABS. The cable can be adjusted to allow the fixture head and light distribution to be aimed. The cable has a total length of 29 ft 5 inches (9m) allowing the lamp to be suspended up to 9 ft 8inches (3m) from the ceiling. The Flos Aim Suspension Lamp is design stripped to its most basic—and beautiful—essence. A modern pendant light that is constructed from a varnished aluminum sheet with a photo-etched optical polycarbonate shade. The cable can be adjusted to allow the fixture head and light distribution to be aimed. The cable has a total length of 29 ft 5 inches (9m) allowing the lamp to be suspended up to 9 ft 8 inches (3m) from the ceiling. Available in black or white.

    Each Ruutu vase is unique - mouth-blown into a steel mould and polished by hand. Designer engraving on the bottom of the vase. Difficult shape and intensive colours of the Ruutu vases require very skillfull craftsmen to work during 24 hour production process of one vase. It takes 7 craftsmen to blow one vase. The fluidity of mouth blown glass and the vibrant quality of the flat surfaces create an elegant combination with the geometric shape. Each Iittala Ruutu Vase is unique - mouth-blown into a steel mold and polished by hand. The difficult shapes and intensive colours of the Ruutu Vases require seven craftsmen to blow one vase. The fluidity of mouth-blown glass and the vibrant quality of the flat surfaces create an elegant combination with the geometric shape.

    Both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec work together as joint partners in their Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.

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

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  • The summer gift giving season is right around the corner!

    The spring and summer gift giving season begins very soon with Mother's Day on May 8th. Then it moves to Father's Day on June 19th. And wedding season is all summer long. GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross can help you find gifts for all occasions and we also have a gift registry for couples who would like to tailor gifts to their needs and, those all important, wants.

     

    The Iittala Ruutu Vase Collection combines mouth-blown glass and vibrant colours to create simple, elegant shapes. The Iittala Ruutu Vase Collection combines mouth-blown glass and vibrant colours to create simple, elegant shapes. An excellent gift for mom.

     

    GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross keep many great gift items in stock for quick and easy shipping. Check out the selection at GRShop.com or stop by our showroom at 2500 Rock Bay Avenue (at Bay Street) in Victoria, BC. The accessories room is filled with beautiful items from internationally renown designers.

     

    Tom Dixon, a British designer, produces a line of scented candles, each capturing its own story. Designed in London. Tom Dixon, a British designer, produces a line of scented candles, each capturing its own story. Available as a three candle gift set. Designed in London.

     

    The Alessi Michael Graves Kettle is a must for any one wanting to boil water! The new Tea Rex edition features a dragon whistle, rather than the classic bird. Alessi also makes an electric version of this kettle. The Alessi Michael Graves Kettle is a must for any one wanting to boil water! The new Tea Rex edition features a dragon whistle, rather than the classic bird. Alessi also makes an electric version of this ever popular kettle.

     

    GRShop has a large selection of wine related products from glasses, to bar tools to decanters and wine racks.

     

    The Iittala Wine Glass sets are an excellent gift along with a bottle of great wine. The Iittala Wine Glass Sets are an excellent gift paired with a bottle of great wine. Add a decanter or a cooler and you will have their hearts!

     

    Every home needs great, colourful pillows and cushions to liven up the space. We have a huge selection of high quality pillows, all with down fill, in a very large range of colours. Every home needs great, colourful pillows and cushions to liven up the space. We have a huge selection of high quality pillows, all with down fill, in a very large range of colours, fabrics and sizes.

     

    The Menu Raw Cushion is available in six earthy tones. Layer them with other natural colours to give warmth to a space. The Menu Raw Cushion is available in six earthy tones. Layer them with other natural colours to give warmth to a space.

     

    Niche, a New York based company,  offers a selection of dramatic modern vases in glass and bone china. Niche, a New York based company, offers a selection of dramatic modern vases in glass and bone china.

     

    The Tom Dixon Bookworm Collection of items are made for those who love to read! A quill-shaped bookmark formed in digitally etched sheet brass will be a hit. The Tom Dixon Bookworm Collection of items are made for those who love to read! A quill-shaped bookmark formed in a digitally etched sheet brass will be a hit.

     

    So have fun choosing your gifts. Be adventurous and bold. If you have questions, ask the experienced team at GRShop and Gabriel Ross for advice.

    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic products. Look for the logo and ask questions of the seller. Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

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  • The GRShop & Gabriel Ross Staff Holiday Gift Guide, 2015: #1

    The holiday season is here again and the design savvy staff at GRShop and Gabriel Ross are happy to share their wish lists with you. Design is continually evolving and we are dedicated to bringing you the best and newest designs from all around the world. Here are some suggestions for giving and receiving!

    ROSS:  If the Stelton knives were the worst cutting knives in the world, I would still have one framed on the wall for its beauty and simple aesthetic. The fact that they are actually amazing to use is just a bonus. If you had to choose three knives to hit all the marks it would be the Chefs Knife, the Utensil Knife and the Bread Knife. Lucky for me (and you) Stelton created a three piece set that includes all three of these.

     

    This Stelton knife set, which consists of a large chef’s knife, bread knife and utility knife, gives you three of the most important knives in the kitchen. The Pure Black range has won several design awards for functionality and stunning design. As with the rest of the range, the transition from handle to knife blade is fluid, because the knives are made from a single piece of stainless chromium steel. The matt black finish provides a good grip and makes the knives easy to clean. This Stelton Pure Black Knife Set, which consists of a large chef’s knife, bread knife and utility knife, gives you three of the most important knives in the kitchen. As with the rest of the Stelton knife range, the transition from handle to knife blade is fluid, because the knives are made from a single piece of stainless chromium steel. The matt black finish provides a good grip and makes the knives easy to clean.

     

    DAN:  I like these super-functional candle holders inspired by great British engineering. Creating a sense of the tooled and the machined, the Tom Dixon Cog Candle Holder is formed in brass plated solid aluminum.

     

    The Tom Dixon Cog Candle Holder is part of the Cog Collection that includes candle holders, tea light holders, containers, a candelabrum and a desk tidy. The Tom Dixon Cog Candle Holder is part of the Cog Collection that includes candle holders, tea light holders, containers, a candelabrum and pendant lighting.

     

    VANESSA:  I love the new Ruutu vases from Iittala because unlike typical round or square vases, the blown glass Ruutu is a more geometric shape, almost resembling a diamond. I love the variety of well-chosen colours and heights allowing you to create a dramatic grouping whether on a shelf, low table or as a centerpiece.

     

    Each Iittala Ruutu Vase is unique - mouth-blown into a steel mould and polished by hand. The designer is engraved on the bottom of the vase. The collection consists of interesting shapes and intensive colours. Each Iittala Ruutu Vase is unique - mouth-blown into a steel mould and polished by hand, the designer's name is engraved on the bottom of the vase. The collection consists of a variety shapes and intensive colours.

     

    CHRISTINE:  I love this fun twist on the classic Alessi Michael Graves Kettle. To mark the 30th anniversary of this famous kettle, Graves redesigned the whistle turning the little bird into a charming supernatural reptile, a prehistoric, mythological and futuristic creature, introducing the Tea Rex.

     

    The Alessi Tea Rex Kettle is available with a black or blue handle and a choice of two whistles: copper metallic finish or light green. The Alessi Tea Rex Kettle is available with a black or blue handle and a choice of two whistles: copper metallic finish or light green.

     

    We will be blogging more gifts ideas as the holiday season approaches. Check out our Gift Ideas page on GRShop.com. We try to keep most items in stock for quick and easy shipping. Remember we offer free shipping on most items over $100.00.

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