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  • New Space!

  • We've recently added an organized and presentable storage room to our display space! Come by the shop and ask for a tour, where you will find sofas, love seats, chairs, lighting, and more.
  • Meet the designer - Gerrit Thomas Rietveld

  • This is the first blog in a series in which we will highlight popular designers and their work. Often times we know them from the icons (such as Gerrit Rietveld's Red and Blue chair), but sometimes we forget the wealth of their work. For example, in the case of  Gerrit Rietveld, his work as an architect and his Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht, that was commissioned by Ms Truus Schröder-Schrä[...]
  • Jung Soo Park's "Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design"

  • A delightful way to celebrate the work of great designers, this collection of pixelated icons from classics of mid-century modern works is priceless! Dare to name them and who designed them? Jung Soo Park tells us: One of the things that I miss the most from school is taking the History of Industrial Design class. In an effort to remind myself and share the great designs and designers with oth[...]
  • Traffic Alert!

  • Due to construction along Albert Street, some patrons might find it preferable to take Bayswater, as suggested on the map. Sometimes it's no more than a minute wait, other times it has been 10 minutes or more. Just a heads-up. Thanks, Malcolm + Dan
  • You haven't seen anything like this

  • I've seen what Tracey Carefoot has been woking on for the last six years and it's very exciting. I know of no other artist who's combined the various disciplines involved in creating these fine art painted canvas sculptures. Her sensitivity to the subject and mastery of technique are evident throughout. A must see exhibition. Here are the details: Vernissage is June 12th, 2014 from 5-7 pm at[...]
  • May 24/25 Announcement

  • Here it is... what you have all been waiting for: Founddesign's first sale ever is this upcoming weekend May 24th-25th. Here's how it works. All you have to do is visit founddesign.ca, share this announcement using your favourite social network (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), and get 15% off on everything at the store! The sale includes everything, big and small: tables, chairs, sideboards, [...]
  • Chinatown Remixed kicks off today!

  • Although we are just outside the border, we embrace the spirit of Chinatown Remixed and look forward to taking part as a spectator later today at 1pm. Come out and support your local arts community at Ottawa's one-of-a-kind contemporary arts festival. There will be a ton of visual art stretching Somerset Street West, as well as live performances. Be sure to check out the festivities centered aroun[...]
  • 100 Followers and Happy Holidays!

  • We officially reached 100 followers today, so thank you Instagram follower @thepyrexprincess_ and all of our followers for your interest! We look forward to serving you in the coming new year. We hope your holidays are fun filled and safe :) And would like to remind you that we will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but will reopen on Friday, December 27th. Happy Holidays everyone!