Alessandro Mendini Floor Vase

We love this spectacular monumental ‘Hunan VI’ floor vase designed by Alessandro Mendini (Italian 1931 – )

Inspired by the classic form of ancient Chinese vases with a hand painted abstract decoration in vibrant contrasting colours of blue, orange, red and fuchsia.  This vase was part of the Mendinismi Collezioni ’08 with only a limited edition of 50 pieces ever created.  Made in Milano by Corsi Design.

Bellissimo!

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Danish Tile Side Table

A new addition to our collection this elegant Danish side table with beautiful intricate mosaic tile inlay. We attribute this design to Severin Hansen & Nils Thorsson with the tile very likely created by iconic ceramic manufacturer Royal Copenhagen.

This piece will certainly be a welcome addition to any interior!

Circa 1960.

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Robert Downing ‘Exploding Cube’ Sculpture

We are excited to be showing this important  and unique ‘Exploding Cube’ sculpture by Robert Downing R.C.A, O.S.A, S.S.C, C.A.R (Canadian 1935-2003)

Part of the Cuba Cantata. A series of 108 separate works incorporating spheres, cubes and planes within the context of architectural sculpture. This series was produced from 1966 to 1971.

Robert Downing’s work has been shown in 77 exhibitions in 7 countries and has completed 16 commissions in 3 countries. In 1969, he became the first Canadian artist with a solo exhibition in a major European public gallery, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

This work is currently on display in our main window. You can view our Online Store for more photos and info.

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Fog+Morup ‘Tip Top’ Light Fixtures

Just in!  A really architectural pair of ‘Tip Top’ hanging light fixtures designed by Jorgen Gammelaard for iconic Danish lighting company Fog and Morup. We love the louvered Aluminium shades, a style which the Scandinavians excelled at during the 1960′s and 1970′s.  Perfect for either side of a bed, above a kitchen counter or entrance way!  You can view our Online Store for more photos and info.IMG_8395_clipped_rev_1

Victor Vasarely ‘Do-Re’ Serigraph

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Another striking low edition serigraph from the ’Do-Re’ series by renowned optical artist Victor Vasarely (French/Hungarian 1906-1997)

The Black and sliver/grey composition on metallic gold background is very current at the moment in fashion and interiors.

Signed and numbered in pencil ‘ Do-Re’ ’12/200′ ‘Vasarely’

Dated 1965-1969.

Gallery framed with acid free mount.

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Geometric Light Fixture

We love the geometric form of this suspension light!  Made from chromed sheet steel the design is very much in the style of Max Sauze, a French designer who was renowned for using this material to create spectacular lighting in geometric shapes. The fixture appears different depending on the angle viewed and is truly an illuminated form of sculpture!

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Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chair

We have just restored this beautiful solid teak lounge chair by Fredrik Kayser (Norwegian 1924-1968)

Born in Bergen and educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry. He was especially known for elegant and sculptural designed chairs.  We think the newly upholstered cushions in a teal Scottish tweed wool contrast very effectively with the sculptural teak form.

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Atomic on Instagram

Atomic is now on Instagram

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Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair

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Just in time for Valentines  Day!

We are excited to show this rare and iconic Heart Cone chair by Danish Designer Verner Panton.

In the mid-1950′s, Verner panton converted a Volkswagen bus into a mobile studio and travelled across Europe. In 1958 he returned to Denmark full of unconventional ideas… one of which evolved into the iconic Heart Cone Chair. Defying gravity, the cone was both futuristic and shocking… so much so that when it was exhibited in a shop window in New York City police had to order its removal due to the traffic chaos its presence created. The Heart Cone Chair takes its name from its unique heart-shaped silhouette!

This beautiful chair is currently part of our Valentines Day window display along with other great examples of design.  All in Mid-Century Red naturally!

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Atomic – NOW’s Best Of Toronto 2014

We are delighted to announce that Atomic has been nominated again for this year’s  NOW Magazine´s Best of Toronto 2014 readers poll under the ´Best Vintage Furniture Store´ category.

So if you like what we do feel free to vote for us here

The polls close on September 12th.

Thanks for your support!

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Marimekko ‘Wild Gardenia’ Suitcase

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With the Summer vacation season just around the corner we thought that you would appreciate this beautiful Mod vintage suitcase.

Made by Samsonite for their ‘Fashionaire’ luggage series this wonderful black & white graphic named ‘Wild Gardenia’  was actually designed by iconic Finnish textile company Marimekko.

Designed and made in 1968 this suitcase comes complete with vibrant Veuve Clicquot orange fabric interior and additional cosmetic case/clutch of the same design for those long transatlantic trips.

Bon Voyage!

 

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Atomic on SPACE channel

Space Channel

Atomic will be featured tonight on the SPACE channel!

SPACE is Canada’s premier TV channel devoted to everything Sci-Fi.

We will be talking to Morgan Hoffman about the influence of Mid Century design on 1960 & 1970′s Sci Fi films and on the collection at Atomic which reflects these futuristic stylish decades.

The show will be airing on INNERSPACE tonight @ 6:00pm and will also be shown on MTV tomorrow. So tune in or set your PVR!

The story will also touchdown online within the next few days.

Cenedese ‘Alexandrite’ bowl by Antonio Da Ros

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We have just acquired another beautiful example of Sommerso glass by renowned Murano glass maker Cenedese, Italy.

This beautiful bowl which consists of vibrant central red Sommerso and contrasting outer ‘Alexandrite’ glass was designed by Antonio Da Ros who was artistic director for Cenedese from 1959 onwards.

‘Alexanderite’ glass is named after the gemstone Alexanderite which has the ability to change colour when viewed in different types of light.

In the case of this sculptural bowl the colour change progresses from blue to purple.

‘Alexanderite’ glass was considered something of a signature technique for Da Ros as well as ‘Uranium’ glass which would glow brightly under UV light.

Signed in diamond point on base ‘ARS Cenedese Murano’ also with original label. Circa 1960.

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Hang-On Coat Racks at Atomic

Now available at Atomic these fun Hang-On Coat Racks by UK designer Jade Barnes-Richardson.

Hang On is an unpretentious and humorous coat rack that is accessible and easy to decode with its oblique expression.

UK based Jade Barnes-Richardson has taken the archetypal coat hanger and created a new and exciting piece of furniture from an original idea. Inspired by how clothes, overcoats and other accessories are often dumped around the home, Hang On is a coat rack consisting of a collection of several coat hangers. Chaos and useful order at the same time!

Hang On is available in a vibrant Cobalt blue, Canary yellow and Dove grey.

The Hang On collection can now be viewed at Atomic 965 Queen St West or can be purchased directly through our Online Store

 

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‘Vegetal’ chairs by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec

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Just in time for Spring!

Relax in these beautiful organic ‘Vegetal’ chairs designed by French duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Designed in 2008 and made by renowned Swiss manufacturer Vitra these sculptural outdoor/indoor stacking chairs were inspired by historical gardens of the 20th century, where young trees grew into furniture like structures through continual care and deliberate pruning.

Made from a high density weather resistant polyamide, the ‘Vegetal’ features flat branch structures woven in three levels to form a round slightly irregular seating shell. On the underside, the chair is stabilized by ribs that form out of the supportive legs.

The end result being a chair that appears to have been grown rather than made!

Additional info and photos can be viewed in our Online Store here

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In a development process that took four years, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec worked with Vitra to create a universal chair for indoors and outdoors whose contours seem borrowed from nature. Vegetal features flat branch structures woven in three levels to form a round, slightly irregular seating shell. On the underside, the chair is stabilized by ribs that grow out of the supportive legs. – See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/test-store/#!/~/product/category=354608&id=36120210

 

 

 

came from historical gardens of the 20th century, where young trees grew into furniture-like structures through continual care and deliberate pruning. – See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/test-store/#!/~/product/category=354608&id=36120210
came from historical gardens of the 20th century, where young trees grew into furniture-like structures through continual care and deliberate pruning. – See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/test-store/#!/~/product/category=354608&id=36120210
came from historical gardens of the 20th century, where young trees grew into furniture-like structures through continual care and deliberate pruning. – See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/test-store/#!/~/product/category=354608&id=36120210