Jonathan Adler launched his first collection of ceramics in New York in 1993 and has gone on to create a vivid empire that covers almost every aspect of interior decoration, from playful pillows and pottery to full-scale hotel design, all of it infused with his distinctive “maximalist” sensibility. We have a great selection of Adler pieces right now, large and small, functional and fun, all just waiting for the right person to give them a good home!
If you haven’t dropped in to Kit lately you might not have seen our expanded Lighting area. We’ve brought together fantastic fixtures from all over, including manufacturers like Tom Dixon, Jieldé, Niche Modern, and Flos. Proper lighting contributes so much to the appeal of an interior space. It’s well worth the time it takes to get it right with beautiful pendants and character floor and table lamps so be sure and chat with us about lighting next time you’re in.
Herman Miller’s annual Summer Sale runs May 31 to June 10 with 15% savings on all in stock and special order items.
French lighting manufacturer Jieldé define “industrial chic” with their simple, robust designs. Developed in the early 1950s by Jean-Louis Domecq and produced ever since in Lyon, they combine simple steel construction with a whimsical anthropomorphic design and bright enamel colours that make them instantly recognizable. True to their industrial roots, the joints in each lamp function as electrical connectors, allowing them to be twisted endlessly without putting stress on their wiring. Look for Jieldé’s dramatic, large “Loft” floor lamps, elegant “Signal” table lamps and colourful “Augustin” pendants in a range of sizes. Fun fact: “Jieldé” is simply the initials of the company’s founder, pronounced in French.
In 1966, Richard Schultz created his original outdoor furniture collection for Florence Knoll’s Florida home. It became an instant classic and has remained in production ever since. As we emerge again from a long Alberta winter, we’re featuring some of Schultz’s elegant outdoor pieces just in time for spring, and Knoll is offering one-time savings of 15% off the regular price from May 10 to 24.
The Danish brand Muuto brings together independent design from all over Scandinavia. One of Muuto’s most successful offerings is “Stacked” from Copenhagen’s JDS Architects, a simple and ingenious modular storage system that lets you combine boxes of various sizes, shapes and finishes to create your own unique shelving.
Two of our favourite Italian lines are making it easy to get into Italian design this spring. Cool, colourful Kartell and classic Cassina are offering great savings on everything in-stock and by special order this March. Come in like a lion!
Knoll presents a great opportunity to acquire one of their classic designs for less. From February 25 to March 3, save 15% off Knoll’s regular price on classics from the Knoll catalog. Now you can order that Mies Barcelona chair, Breuer Wassily chair or Saarinen Tulip set at a nice price. Drop in and get to know this amazing line.
One of the premier furniture manufacturers in Italy, Cassina is home to a great legacy of modern design and remains a leader today. Cassina is the licensed manufacturer of prewar classics from Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Gerrit Rietveld, and their Cassina I Maestri collection includes iconic pieces from Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, among others. Despite this rich history, Cassina is committed to advancing contemporary design as well, introducing new lines that maintain a tradition of quality and luxury, such as the Toot modular sofas from Piero Lissoni.
Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2013 to all our friends and family from everyone here at Kit. (Pictured: Kivi votives from Iittala)