&Tradition for a match made in heaven

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&Tradition is a Danish furniture company formerly known as Unique Copenhagen. In 2010, the company underwent a transformation to integrate time-honoured Nordic design with refined and contemporary artistry. Its goal is to offer high-end furniture, accessories and lamps with a timeless aesthetic that blends tradition and innovation.

Bridging old and new

Working with internationally renowned designers, &Tradition has achieved a perfect balance of different styles by reissuing iconic pieces by master designers while creating tomorrow’s classics. That’s why you’ll see the Mayor sofa next to the Palette table and Fly armchair in Coco Chanel’s old dining room in on Faubourg Saint-Honoré street in Paris.

In keeping with Danish trends, &Tradition respects the environment and has adopted a green growth model. The company puts nature first when sourcing its raw materials and believes in sustainable design. Its goal is to create pieces with a timeless beauty for generations to come.

&Tradition is always full of surprises and their collections have an instant appeal. And it’s their ability to offer immediate visual and tactile satisfaction that really sets them apart. That’s why the company works with young designers and trend-setters while drawing inspiration from the legacy of the old vanguard, including designers like Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen.

&Tradition’s collections combine handicraft sensibilities with creativity to design carefully devised pieces that meet modern needs: function, comfort and beauty.

Discover them in our Montréal showroom!

Robert Dudley Best’s iconic lamp in the spotlight

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It’s hard to believe that the Bestlite was created 90 years ago now! The lamp is known for its instantly appealing curves that provide a fluid and elegant silhouette. Read on to learn more about the story behind the lamp’s captivating minimalist design.

Designer profile

Robert Dudley Best was born in 1892 in Birmingham, England to the owner of Best & Lloyd, the biggest lighting store in the world at the time. While studying industrial design in Düsseldorf and Paris from 1928–1929, Best designed the Bestlite lamp.

Upon his return to England, he presented the design to his father for production. Despite the family business’s proud history of producing traditional lamps for prestigious clients such as the Titanic and the Orient Express, Dudley Best wanted to create a new and innovative collection that would reflect the spirit of the times.

Shedding light on Bestlite’s success

The first Bestlites produced were mainly used in car repair shops and by the Royal Air Force, where the lamp’s utilitarian side was put to good use. But a few made their way to the desks of visionary architects, which led to a feature article in The Architects’ Journal where Bestlite was named the first British Bauhaus design. Interest in the lamp increased when Winston Churchill requested a Bestlite for his desk in Whitehall, success then became inevitable.

Robert Dudley Best continued working on his collection until the end of the 1930s. Adored by architects and designers, the Bestlite is frequently used in hotels and restaurants and can often be found in homes of authentic design aficionados. The Bestlite lamp provides timeless lighting in three colours and five variants including as a wall sconce, table lamp and floor lamp.

Visit our Montréal showroom to see just how the Bestlite is an ideal addition to any interior.

1,001 reasons to love Mariano Fortuny’s Scheherazade lamps

Mariano Fortuny
Mariano Fortuny

You might know Scheherazade as a fictional character from One Thousand and One Nights. The lamp’s name sums up the atmosphere it creates: a mix of excitement and splendour, intellect and romance. Its just as mythical as its creator—one look and you’ll be hooked!

Designer profile

While he’s mainly known for his fashion design and textiles, Mariano Fortuny was also a painter, engraver, photographer and scenographer. In addition, he’s known for having revolutionized stage lighting and lamp design.

Born in 1871 in Spain, Mariano Fortuny moved to France before settling in Venice, where he lived until his death in 1949. For Mariano, light is the cornerstone of all creation and his lamps were the result of in-depth research on lighting, design and filters.

Bringing Scheherazade lamps to light

Scheherazade lamps combine Fortuny’s love of Venetian and Eastern styles. The elegant two- or three-tiered structure in the shape of an upside-down pagoda is suspended by fine strings decorated with Murano glass beads. The lowest tier comes to a point with an elegant engraved pendant. The delicate opalescent silk, refined ornamentation and balanced silhouettes come together to create veritable light sculptures, highlighting the lamp’s international inspiration.

Venetia Studium is carrying the torch and continuing to produce these marvellous lamps that blend in with any style of décor thanks to their superior illumination and soft ambiance that’s at once evocative and timeless.

Discover their classic charm in our Montréal showroom.

Reflect your personal style with these sophisticated mirrors

More than just a flashy accessory, mirrors have been prestigious and elegant elements of interior design for centuries. Lending itself to myriad styles and forms, mirrors help you keep on top of your appearance while adding depth to any room. Add light and whimsy to your space with this carefully curated selection of mirrors.

1. F.A. 33 Rectangular Wall Mirror by Gio Ponti
Designed by the legendary Gio Ponti, the F.A. 33 mirror features a clean and light curved form. This collector’s item is known to bring elegance to any space with its emblematic and discreet shape. Hang up your reflection in style and choose between two sizes for a classic or decorative look.

F.A. 33 Rectangular Wall Mirror by Gio Ponti
F.A. 33 Rectangular Wall Mirror by Gio Ponti

2. Slash Objects by Arielle Assouline-Lichten

The young designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten has won us over with her collection of objects primarily made from recycled industrial materials. Each of these objects blending materials like brass, marble and concrete exudes creativity. Make your vanity practical and elegant with the Slash mirror.

Slash Objects by Arielle Assouline-Lichten
Slash Objects by Arielle Assouline-Lichten

3. Art Deco Mirror by Jacques Adnet

Discover this bold mirror wrapped entirely in a leather strap and hung by an adjustable belt. This circular Art Deco mirror was designed by Jacques Adnet, who is known for his modernist work and penchant for luxury. The mirror is at once masculine and austere, while being both practical and aesthetic. Why not hang this impressive piece in your powder room or front hallway?

Art Deco Mirror by Jacques Adnet
Art Deco Mirror by Jacques Adnet

Brilliant decorative elements

Wall sconces are known for their ability to liven up decor and light up a space. Not to be overlooked, these light fixtures can change the look of a room in a flash. By softening a room or giving it some character, you can choose how you want to set the tone of a space.

Read on to find out more about two of our brightest wall sconces.

 

1. Esker Single Fold Sconce by Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler’s Esker Single Fold wall sconce is the ultimate balance between discretion and strength. Its architectural and minimalist design softens the piece’s stark angles. This sconce is sure to add a minimalist edge to any room. Available in antique-burnished brass, polished nickel or bronze.

Esker Single Fold Sconce by Kelly Wearstler
Esker Single Fold Sconce by Kelly Wearstler

2. Nimbus Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

Each minimalist wall sconce is carefully handcrafted by an artisanal glassmaker. This bold and original creation is sure to be one of a kind, as each piece of glass is unique. Its smooth frosted glass gives it a soothing feel that’s at once retro and modern!

Nimbus Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting
Nimbus Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

Bright or dim lighting?


Regardless of the style you want, these two carefully selected sconces are just what you need to brighten up your space.

GamFratesi, Danish-Italian fusion

GamFratesi, Danish-Italian fusion

Designer profile

Studio GamFratesi was founded by two talented architects who joined forces. Danish Stine Gam and Italian Enrico Fratesi create prestigious collections that strike a bold balance between traditions, Danish classics and international design. Building on the notion that understanding a tradition is key before working on pieces in the studio to perfect them, Gam and Fratesi uphold traditions in their collections.

 

Multiple inspirations

The two architects were greatly inspired by an experimental approach to high-quality materials and Danish and Italian production techniques. Their collection is a fusion between an Italian intellectual and conceptual approach that defies the ages and traditional Danish furniture building and crafting. Minimalist and expressive design and a sophisticated storytelling approach are the cornerstones of their work.

 

Danish and Italian creations

A perfect balance between the traditional and the unexpected, GamFratesi’s creations are above all functional and simple. Nevertheless, they rely on contrast to give their work character and personality. While respecting tradition, these two architects brilliantly manage to stand out through their innate sense of diversity and creation.

 

GamFratesi’s playful and pragmatic approach shines through in their impressive collection:

Le fauteuil Beetle
Le fauteuil Beetle

Disponible dans votre choix de tissus ou cuir sur base en laiton ou noire.

La table à café TS 105
La table à café TS 105

Disponible en plusieurs finis de marbre ou de verre sur base noire.

Le bureau TS
Le bureau TS

Disponible avec un dessus en verre fumé, marbre blanc, vert ou noir sur base noire.

Jaime Hayon, Made in Spain with passion

Jaime Hayon, Made in Spain with passion

Designer profile

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish designer and artist, is one of the most greatly admired creatives in the world. Having exhibited his work and putting his talent on display in multiple museums and galleries around the world, Hayon continues to revolutionize the creative scene and handicrafts. With each collection more distinctive than the last, his work has caught the eyes of celebrities and industry leaders.

Danish inspiration, worldwide success

His complex and intriguing works, modern and contemporary furniture, and sophisticated and striking light fixtures are all part of his prestigious collections. He masterfully promotes his signature bold look and plays with styles to defy convention and evoke the whimsy. His passion for figurines and illustration gives most of his work a surreal quality, making his pieces highly sought after by his greatest admirers.

Colourful creations

Jaime Hayon is a designer known for the central role that a range of extravagant shades of colours play in his work. Favouring whimsy over convention, his collections communicate his desire to keep fun, beauty and creative know-how alive.

 

Take a look at this Spanish designer’s out-of-this-world work and add some colour to your space:

Le fauteuil Catch
Le fauteuil Catch

Disponible avec base en métal, dans plusieurs choix de tissus ou cuir.

Le sofa Cloud
Le sofa Cloud

Disponible avec base en métal dans plusieurs choix de tissus ou cuir.

La table à café Palette
La table à café Palette

Disponible en laiton, marbre Nero Marquina et frêne teinté noir.

Our designers in the spotlight

Our designers in the spotlight

Here are some of our brilliant designers whose work we’re proud to carry. Designed to bring warmth into your home, these lamps will lure you in with their distinctive, architectural style. In light of your reading, the hardest part will be making a choice!

1. Ring Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

The Ring wall sconce is definitely one of our favourites. With its contrast between light and dark, it strikes the perfect balance between discretion and strength. The light emanating from the inside dramatically lights up the rings. Lit up or dark, it’s a chiaroscuro masterpiece.

Ring Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting
Ring Wall Sconce by CTO Lighting

2. Etch Web Pendant by Tom Dixon

Made from a sophisticated digital acid etching method, this stainless steel pendant light was inspired by structural engineering. Nature, science and math are at the heart of this masterpiece that honours neo-futurist architect Buckminster Fuller. Let yourself be inspired by its polished finish, reminiscent of the facets of a captivating gemstone.

Etch Web Pendant by Tom Dixon
Etch Web Pendant by Tom Dixon

3. Eclipse Pendant by Lee Broom

These intersecting polished chrome disks will brighten up any space. Dissecting light and creating shadows, this striking pendant eclipses reflections as quickly as it creates them. Because of the memorable ambiance it creates, we had to add this celestial piece of work to our list!

Eclipse Pendant by Lee Broom
Eclipse Pendant by Lee Broom

4. Orion Globe Pendant by Lee Broom

Discover this awe-inspiring modular system of simple pendant lamps that juxtaposes spheres with tubes, and opaque glass with polished gold. These daring pendant lamps can be installed both horizontally and vertically, to light up your space like a constellation. Explore the infinite possibilities to create your own custom lamp.

Orion Globe Pendant by Lee Broom
Orion Globe Pendant by Lee Broom

The best looks for a stylish office

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Looking for designer pieces to make your office more inviting? Create the perfect ambiance for long days in the office or to help you put your feet up for a much-deserved break. Create a distinctive and warm decor with these desks, cabinets and coffee tables that are sure to keep you productive.

1. CH110 Desk by Hans J. Wegner

In a striking combination, the CH110 desk brings together a slim base and a large veneered desktop. Besides its perfect balance between form and function and its focus on details, it features long, elegant drawers with distinctive handles. The drawers’ functional interior compartments make them eminently practical while satisfying your craving for design.

CH110 Desk by Hans J. Wegner
CH110 Desk by Hans J. Wegner

2. Flash coffee table by Tom Dixon

Brighten up your office space with this simple, elegant and glamorous coffee table. Its mirrored bronze top and brushed brass foot give it an inviting feel with lots of attitude. Because it mirrors the objects you set on it, it will be sure to bring a chic and warm touch to your office’s interior.

Flash coffee table by Tom Dixon
Flash coffee table by Tom Dixon

3. Deneuve Cabinet by Julian Chichester

This sensational and imposing cabinet will set the tone for your office. Available in lacquered black, ivory or teal vellum, this sophisticated and sculptural piece features a sensual boomerang shape. Its sinuous outline finished in polished brass adds a simple, brilliant touch. The fig wood interior is also practical with two adjustable shelves. Distinctive and striking!

Deneuve Cabinet by Julian Chichester
Deneuve Cabinet by Julian Chichester

4. Storm Cabinet by Julian Chichester

Made from corrugated solid wood that’s entirely hand-wrapped in brass, this cabinet was crafted by exceptional artisans. With an aged mirror top and resting on five circular brass feet, the Storm cabinet has a classic and distinguished style. Its interior compartments include two adjustable sycamore shelves that are sure to be a plus in your office.

Storm Cabinet by Julian Chichester
Storm Cabinet by Julian Chichester

Accessories that set the stage

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If you’re looking to liven up your space and highlight a key part of your interior design,
nothing’s better than a bold and refined designer piece. Here’s a list of four of our most trendsetting accessories to enhance your space.

1. Spin Candelabra

This Tom Dixon original is a definite favourite thanks to its rotating arms that you can move to create the profile you want. Its creative and serious design strikes the perfect balance between a statement piece and classic design.

Spin Candelabra
Spin Candelabra

2. Abstract Pillows

Another unique creation from the same designer, these Abstract pillows are made using traditional rug-making techniques. Created by highly trained artisans, these cushions’ thick wool brings warmth and comfort to any room.

Abstract Pillows
Abstract Pillows

3. Beanie

These coveted chairs won’t go unnoticed. We love this ottoman’s playful and fun touch. With a nod to hand-knit hats, it’s sure to bring a cozy touch to any room. Available in many colours and materials, the Beanie is also very comfortable and extremely practical.

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Beanie

4. True Colours Vases by Lex Pott

In a quest for true metallic colours, Celadon discovered this collection of vases made from various oxidized metals. Each piece features a contrast between brightly polished metal and matte colours to create an artistic statement.

Beanie
Beanie