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Anazao Inc.

Anazao de­signs, builds and in­stalls ex­cep­tional cus­tom wood fur­ni­ture, floor­ing, decor and ac­cents – much of it made from the finest re­claimed and sal­vaged lum­ber – as well as com­plex ar­chi­tec­tural mill­work. Their se­lec­tion is a go-to for ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers, while home­own­ers can also count on these pros for pro­ject man­age­ment, fin­ish­ing and im­pec­ca­ble hand­crafted fur­nish­ings, in­clud­ing ex­tend­able din­ing ta­bles with hand-rubbed oil, dressers made from sin­gle slabs of wal­nut, liveedge van­i­ties and bril­liant barn doors with forged steel han­dles and brack­ets. 10 JUTLAND RD, ETOBICOKE 647 792 7855 BY APPT ONLY ANAZAOINC.COM

Atomic De­sign

Lawrence Blairs re­cently ex­panded his col­lec­tion of mid-cen­tury pieces (heavy on the Eame­ses, Verner Pan­ton and Pierre Paulin) to in­clude re­fur­bished

1950s and ’60s orig­i­nals and post-mod­ern de­signs from the ’70s and early ’80s. AD’S smaller decor ac­cents de­light: hand-blown Mu­rano glass ta­ble lamps, neon art and a se­lec­tion of Scan­di­na­vian and Ital­ian glass­ware. Spark, an in-house range of cus­tom light­ing, in­cludes ta­ble and sus­pen­sion lamps in warm bur­nished brass. 965 QUEEN ST W 416 912 2358 ATOMICDESIGN.CA


Afi­ciona­dos of mid-cen­tury Scan­di­na­vian fur­ni­ture and ac­cents make Bun­ga­low a reg­u­lar stop, thanks to its ro­tat­ing col­lec­tion of im­pec­ca­bly main­tained and re­fur­bished vin­tage din­ing sets, mod­u­lar wall units and oc­ca­sional chairs from Domino, Dyr­lund, Her­man Miller, Niels Koe­foed and Im­pe­rial Fur­ni­ture. Art glass from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s pep­pers the space, as do such hard-to-find Eu­ro­pean house­wares as Dansk cook­ware and Ger­man ceram­ics. 273 AU­GUSTA AVE 416 598 0204 BUN­GA­LOW.TO

Cana­dian Sal­vaged Tim­ber

For over 20 years, Lam­bos Tsaou­sidis has cus­tom-built fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories us­ing lo­cally sourced pre­mium woods. Slabs of live-edge oak, elm and maple – and all sorts of sal­vaged floor­ing – are ready to be­come your next kitchen is­land, din­ing ta­ble or stor­age unit. Bring your ideas and let Tsaou­sidis take over; his port­fo­lio runs the gamut from shabby-chic barn doors and cab­i­nets to min­i­mal­ist plat­form beds, work ta­bles and in­dus­trial benches. 442 DUFFERIN ST, UNIT J 416 530 1333 CANADIANSALVAGEDTIMBER.CA

For­ever In­te­ri­ors

Martin Scott’s one-of-a-kind fur­ni­ture in­cor­po­rates dis­tinc­tive sal­vaged pieces and re­claimed wood. While Scott will build just about any­thing to or­der – benches, kitchen is­lands, slid­ing barn doors – he spe­cial­izes in six dis­tinc­tive har­vest ta­bles, as well as cab­i­nets and shelv­ing units. Dis­tressed book­shelves ex­ude a rus­tic vibe, while Scott’s in­dus­trial Tree Shelf, made with metal posts and thick slabs of BC fir, can be cus­tom­ized for any res­i­den­tial or com­mer­cial space. 2903 DUN­DAS ST W 416 291 2001 FOREVERINTERIORS.COM


Great Used Fur­ni­ture Finds brims with vin­tage seat­ing, ta­bles and stor­age units. Es­tate-sale pieces from Eames, Her­man Miller and Arne Ja­cob­sen move through reg­u­larly, as do rar­i­ties like sculp­tural chairs by Guglielmo Ul­rich or teak cof­fee ta­bles by Ole Wan­scher for P. Jeppe­sen. GUFF’S pieces are metic­u­lously vet­ted for style and qual­ity, re­sult­ing in a tight edit of im­pres­sive fur­ni­ture, while the show­room in­te­rior is sparse and open to al­low the in­her­ent beauty of the wares to speak for it­self. 1 DAVIES AVE 416 913 8025 GUFFFURNITURE.COM

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Re­store

HHR’S 10 GTA lo­ca­tions sell new and gen­tly used fur­ni­ture and ren­o­va­tion ma­te­ri­als at steep dis­counts, with pro­ceeds fund­ing HH’S home-build­ing pro­grams. The stores are a pop­u­lar source, thanks to a well-or­ga­nized se­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture, ap­pli­ances, sinks, cab­i­nets, win­dows, paint and more. Savvy shop­pers can score lucky finds like or­nate head­boards or retro cof­fee ta­bles do­nated by lo­cal show­rooms, but re­mem­ber: pieces are here to­day, gone to­mor­row. 155 BERMONDSEY RD 416 755 7353 x248 (ALSO: 7 QUEEN EL­IZ­A­BETH BLVD, ETOBICOKE 416 755 7353 x302; 7701 WOODBINE AVE, MARKHAM 416 755 7353 x305; 16715 YONGE ST, UNIT C, NEW­MAR­KET 416 755 7353 x306) HABITATGTA.CA/RE­STORE


In­ab­stracto boasts vin­tage and vin­tage-in­spired pieces from hand­made floor and desk lamps by Toronto’s Paul Camp­bell to alu­minum pen­dants made from re­cy­cled fire ex­tin­guish­ers by Cas­tor De­sign; from orig­i­nal chairs by the likes of Verner Pan­ton and Al­lan Gould to a se­lec­tion of vin­tage ta­bles in teak and rose­wood. You’ll also find Kurt Swing­ham­mer’s con­tem­po­rary Cana­di­ana paint­ings, Zeed De­sign light­ing with metic­u­lously folded pa­per shades and in­tri­cate an­i­mal forms by ce­ram­i­cist Janet Macpher­son. 1160 QUEEN ST W 416 533 6362 IN­AB­STRACTO.COM

Ma­chine Age Mod­ern

Jake Keck’s bou­tique is a trea­sure trove of col­lectible vin­tage fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories. Mod­ern clas­sics from Eames are flanked by rare and stun­ning in­ter­na­tional finds like Hans Brat­trud lounge chairs or Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh din­ing sets. Look for beau­ti­ful Dan­ish teak bars that per­fectly com­ple­ment the other Scan­di­na­vian-in­flected de­signs fea­tured through­out the store. MAM also of­fers vin­tage culi­nary ac­ces­sories, among them authen­tic retro mix­ers, dishes and cast-iron pans. 1000 QUEEN ST E 416 461 3588 MACHINEAGEMODERN.COM

Me­trop­o­lis Liv­ing

From their work­shop, show­room and event space, avid col­lec­tors Phil Freire and Mag­gie Gat­tesco cus­tom-build both mod­ern and vin­tage-in­spired fur­ni­ture and light­ing for any­one with an eye for the un­usual. Cur­rent orders in­clude barstools for pop­u­lar down­town restau­rants and whim­si­cal pieces like cow­boy-boot pen­dants and a bath­tub con­verted into a couch. The duo re­stores and reuses any­thing old, from neon signs to the ro­tary-dial phones your par­ents used to use. 37 MIL­FORD AVE 416 241 0777 BY APPT ONLY ME­TROP­O­LIS-LIV­ING.COM


This mod­ernist emporium will leave you wish­ing for a loft to fill with its iconic light fix­tures and rare vin­tage fur­ni­ture and con­tem­po­rary finds. Cyn­thia and Phil Markowitz’s space is im­pec­ca­bly stocked with re­fur­bished 1950s cof­fee ta­bles, mid-cen­tury so­fas and a se­lec­tion of teak cab­i­nets and side­boards. Hot finds in­clude Joe Colombo’s poker ta­ble for Zan­otta, a clas­sic tulip din­ing ta­ble and, for the quintessen­tial bach­e­lor pad, Bruno Maths­son’s aptly named Jet­son 66 lounger. 2906 DUN­DAS ST W 416 461 9913 PHILZ20THCENTURY.COM

Porch Mod­ern

Colen Colthurst’s rare, high-end and his­toric Scan­di­na­vian and Amer­i­can fur­ni­ture, as well as 20th-cen­tury art and sculp­ture, make PM a des­ti­na­tion for savvy buy­ers. Gold-mine finds: a three-legged, pre-pro­duc­tion CTM cof­fee ta­ble (worked on by Charles Eames him­self); Wen­dell Cas­tle’s cloud­like Mo­lar Group set­tee and Harry Ber­toia’s sound sculp­tures, in­clud­ing a pati­nated bronze gong. Also here: Timo Sarpaneva’s cur­va­ceous icolour de­canters and Ta­pio Wirkkala bowls and vases in sil­ver, brass and bronze. 344 WEST­MORE­LAND AVE N, STE #210 416 473 7789 BY APPT ONLY PORCHMODERN.COM

Post + Beam Recla­ma­tion

Stained-glass win­dows hang from the high ceil­ings at P+B, an in­trepid ar­chi­tec­tural picker’s par­adise that’s equal parts sal­vage yard and an­tique store. Owner Doug Kil­laly of­fers a con­stantly chang­ing sup­ply of ar­ti­facts, with an em­pha­sis on iron gates, gar­den stat­u­ary, hard­ware and an­tique maps. You’ll find welded-steel top­i­ary forms, leaded-glass win­dows, re­claimed iron pan­els, an­tique maps and a pair of English bronzed-steel can­de­labra with arms adorned by a leafy art-nou­veau mo­tif. 2869 DUN­DAS ST W 416 913 4243 PANDB.CA

Queen West An­tique Cen­tre

Amy and Mike Ma­son’s sprawl­ing store is a go-to for high-end 20th-cen­tury fur­ni­ture, from art deco to mid-cen­tury mod­ern to Dan­ish mod­ern. Among the authen­tic Eames side chairs, as well as Eero Saari­nen’s Womb chair and Pedestal ta­ble, are a plethora of side­boards and din­ing ta­bles in teak and wal­nut from H.W. Klein, Jo­hannes An­der­sen and Rus­sell Span­ner. State­ment-mak­ing light­ing in­cludes hemi­spher­i­cal pen­dants with per­fo­rated shades and ta­ble lamps with hand-blown glass globes. 1605 QUEEN ST W 416 588 2212 QWAC.CA

Rec + Art His­tory

What looks like an­other Queen West hole-in-the­wall is sur­pris­ingly well stocked with rare decor items and mid-cen­tury hard­wood fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing rus­tic wooden chairs, vin­tage globes and glass­ware. Shelves and ta­bles are lined with vin­tage cu­rios, gob­lets, steins, cham­pagne coupes and rock glasses; it’s no sur­prise, then, that bar own­ers come here in search of vin­tage glass­ware. Other fun finds: sil­ver patina trays, Audubon bird prints and sea­sonal or­na­ments. 1080 QUEEN ST W 416 662 9235


A shared pen­chant for in­dus­trial-styled be­spoke fur­ni­ture led hus­band-and-wife team Jamie and Liz Fil­man to open an on­line shop for their wares, whose ex­posed riv­ets and brack­ets be­lie deft en­gi­neer­ing and qual­ity crafts­man­ship. Steel and pine book­cases,

cof­fee ta­bles, me­dia stands and wide in­dus­trial shelv­ing units (all on iron cas­tors!) are avail­able in a va­ri­ety of com­po­si­tions and hand-ap­plied fin­ishes. Hot tip: or­der­ing a match­ing set will score you a dis­counted price. RETROWORKS.CA


Owner Paul Mercer snags the best doomed-forde­mo­li­tion ma­te­ri­als (old sig­nage, dis­play cases, in­dus­trial fix­tures), so you never know what you’ll find in this sprawl­ing space – but stock usu­ally in­cludes vin­tage char­ac­ter pieces in pro­ject-ready mul­ti­ples. A re­cent visit turned up every­thing from stately iron gates and steel-framed fac­tory win­dows to a di­verse as­sort­ment of retro fur­nish­ings: rus­tic saw­buck ta­bles, Eames moulded-ply­wood chairs and a groovy pair of side ta­bles with macramé bases. 2880 DUN­DAS ST W 416 762 3113 SMASHSALVAGE.COM

Ur­ban Tree Sal­vage

For 14 years, Sean Gorham and Melissa Neist have been giv­ing new life to thou­sands of felled city trees in the form of rus­tic-cool fur­ni­ture fash­ioned from trunks and limbs. Every­thing is milled, kilned and hand-oiled on site. The duo’s be­spoke re­claimed and sal­vaged live-edge slab kitchen and din­ing ta­bles high­light the pre­ex­ist­ing knots and grain. Other stand­out pieces in­clude board­room and cof­fee ta­bles, con­soles, benches and desks, as well as is­land and van­ity tops. 689 WAR­DEN AVE, UNIT #7, SCAR­BOR­OUGH 647 438 7516 URBANTREESALVAGE.COM

WC The Store

A store­front ex­ten­sion to in­te­rior de­sign firm Wil­liamscraig flaunts vin­tage fur­ni­ture that runs the gamut from rus­tic to re­gal, with a few odd­i­ties thrown in for good mea­sure. Spe­cial­iz­ing in con­ver­sa­tion pieces for con­tem­po­rary homes, WC car­ries re­uphol­stered an­tique chairs, raw wood ta­bles and in­dus­trial light­ing. The unique ac­ces­sories range from quirky to the­atri­cal; from brass can­dle­sticks and prim­i­tive stoneware to vin­tage dolls, an­tique bee­hives and rare tex­tiles from around the world. 930 DUN­DAS ST W 416 516 2177 WCTHESTORE.COM

What the Vin­tage

John Bal­tazar’s Scar­bor­ough show­room is full of pretty much per­fect mid-mod fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories, from Dan­ish teak writ­ing desks to West Ger­man ce­ramic vases – not to men­tion framed vin­tage seri­graphs and floor lamps with fi­bre­glass shades atop tri­pod bases. Bal­tazar posts pho­tos of his in­ven­tory on­line and of­fers free de­liv­ery to any­one in the city – mean­ing you should act fast when that teak arc floor lamp, Swedish bar cart or Dan­ish mid-cen­tury desk be­comes avail­able. 371 OLD KINGSTON RD, UNIT A, SCAR­BOR­OUGH 647 983 6059 WHATTHEVINTAGE.COM


Zen­po­rium is com­mit­ted to sus­tain­abil­ity, of­fer­ing guilt-free fur­ni­ture made us­ing only re­claimed and re­spon­si­bly har­vested ma­te­ri­als. The Ar­chi­tec­tural Sal­vage col­lec­tion re­pur­poses teak found at old con­struc­tion sites into strik­ing side ta­bles and stor­age units. Other pieces in­cor­po­rate pet­ri­fied wood that has been cut and pol­ished to high­light its in­her­ent beauty into be­guil­ing pedestals and side ta­bles atop min­i­mal­ist steel bases. 388 CARLAW AVE, UNIT #202F 416 778 8936 (ALSO: IM­PROVE CANADA, 7250 KEELE ST, UNITS #46 & 251, VAUGHAN 855 891 8936) ZEN­PO­RIUM.COM

Zig Zag

Joe Graaf­mans’s vin­tage shop is a haven for fans of fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories with sleek mid-cen­tury style. Ex­pect to find a choice se­lec­tion of teak fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories, like Arne Hov­mand-olsen chairs and out­stand­ing lamps sourced from Europe. The bou­tique’s fo­cus on light­ing has yielded even more in­cred­i­ble finds, in­clud­ing a space-age chrome pen­dant from the ’60s, and a strik­ing Meret Op­pen­heim–de­signed Trac­cia ta­ble com­plete with bronze base topped with gold leaf on wood. 985 QUEEN ST E 416 778 6495 ZIGZAGMIDCENTURY.COM More vin­tage & re­claimed: Door Store, Door Stu­dio and Stu­dio Pazo.

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