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Come take a look at the new Artemano Vaughan Mills location!
Last week I posted about Artemano (here), a Canadian furniture company that specializes in contemporary pieces made from exotic hardwoods. Last Saturday was the grand opening of their store at Vaughan Mills and I was honoured to be one of the hosts.
Just to give you a bit of background on the company; Artemano started in Quebec, but the inspiration and materials come from far and wide. The woods are sourced primarily in India, Thailand, and Indonesia. The landscape and local crafts of these locales inspire the designs of Artemano too. The wood is sustainably sourced from government regulated plantations, with strict reforestation guidelines, and, in many cases, often salvaged as well. Each piece tells a story.
I had a chance to sit down with the owners Shimon (left) and Eyal (right) and talk with them about Artemano.
Artemano creates pieces inspired by nature. In many cases the design determines the wood, and in others, the wood determines the design. The pieces that fall into the latter category are really special – live-edge dining tables or consoles made of a solid piece of contorted wood. The amazing dining table below is an example. These pieces are truly one of a kind. There are also many tables and shelving units that use clean lines of perfectly milled wood such as the bed below or the dining table above. Regardless of the item, Artemano embraces the wood and respects its natural form and features.
Eyal (who studied landscape design like me!) explained that the design and execution of each piece is a team effort; nothing can be completed by just one person. Many hands and minds go into the creation of each piece and creative input is welcomed by everyone. Shimon and Eyal’s attitude toward team contribution and respecting the environment is uplifting and this care is evident in each piece.
A unique dining room table that embraces the natural form of the wood, found at Artemano Vaughan.
A console table made of reclaimed wood
The afternoon at Artemano was busy and exciting. It was great seeing friends, family, followers, and fellow bloggers. Food Dudes food truck made totally rave-worthy food and DJ FeelGoodSmalls played music all afternoon.
Thank you to Artemano Vaughan for having me as one of your hosts, and thank you to all of my wonderful guests for coming!
Make sure to take a look at the Artemano website and, visit the shop at Artemano Vaughan Mills!
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