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Atomic The Gallery: Attack & Decay

We are delighted to announce our second exhibition ‘Attack & Decay’ showcasing the new work of Dan Pelonis MFA.

Working within the Pop art aesthetic Dan’s painting explores the degradation and gradual abstraction of an image when repeatedly painted. The artist’s choice of subject matter and use of shadow combine to make works which are both equally striking and thought provoking.

‘Attack & Decay’ runs until June 30th in our new additional gallery space. To book a viewing please e-mail us

To keep in the loop with upcoming exhibitions & events in the gallery you can  Subscribe here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new gallery space!

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Atomic The Gallery Launch

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new additional gallery space.

Atomic The Gallery will focus on works from our collection of 1960′s & 1970′s artists who we have shown at Atomic since 2008.   We will also be exhibiting collections by selected contemporary artists.

Join us on May 5th for our first exhibition showcasing the beautiful kinetic jewellery of J.Y.GAO.

Please RSVP here

We hope to see you there!

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Atomic New Business Hours

We are excited to announce our new business hours.

We look forward to welcoming you and being your guide  through our ever changing collection of Mid-Century Art & Design!

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Atomic in On The UP Magazine

We are delighted to have been featured in On The Up Magazine. This stylish publication produced by Winkreative the people behind Monocle and Porter Air branding can be found onboard the Union to Pearson Express train.

The publication focuses on the renaissance that West Queen West has undergone since the opening of the Drake Hotel in 2004 and highlights a number of  independent boutique business including Atomic which make up the vibrant and unique West Queen West area.  There is even a cute map to help you navigate the area!

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Atomic in GLOSSI

We are delighted to have been featured in the latest edition of GLOSSI magazine.  The article focuses on the renewed interest in the design movement known as Memphis Milano, Postmodernism and 80′s design in general. You can read the full article  here.

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Atomic @ The Design Exchange

We are excited to have donated a piece from our collection to the 2nd annual Design Exchange auction.

The auction takes place on Tuesday June 14th at the DX and is a fundraiser benefitting the Design Exchange’s education initiatives, community programs and the growth of the Permanent Collection.  Attendees with be able to bid on contemporary and vintage designs curated from the private collections of Canada’s top style makers and design houses.

Tickets and info are available through the DX site.

Happy bidding!

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Atomic on Instagram

Atomic is now on Instagram

Follow us to view the best in Mid Century Modern / Contemporary design / Beautiful interiors.

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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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Atomic on SPACE channel

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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.

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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Krenit Bowls at Atomic

We are excited to announce that we now have a full selection of Krenit bowls in stock at Atomic.Krenit collection

These beautiful steel bowls with vibrant coloured interiors were originally created in 1953 by Danish metalware designer Herbert Krenchel. In 1954 the Krenit bowl won a golden medal at La Trienale in Milan.  Now considered an iconic Mid Century design these bowls can be found displayed in museums and countless Danish and international design homes throughout the world.

Herbert Krenchel says: “In 1953 the idea was to make a beautiful bowl, preferably so functional and delicate that it was equally suited for use in the kitchen, on the dining table and as a decoration in the sitting room. As a material researcher I really concentrated on getting the different materials to match and look good together as well as making them equally compatible to use together.” 

Now more than 50 years after Herbert Krenchel, designed the Krenit bowl, the original minimalistic design has been re-launched in four sizes with a myriad of beautiful colour choices.

The Krenit bowl collection is now available to view at Atomic 965 Queen St West.

The collection will also be available to view and purchase through our Online Store shortly.

 

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Modernist Jewellery displays

Since Atomic opened its doors in 2008 we have endeavored to show beautiful and unique modernist jewellery.

We thought that you would appreciate these striking paper Pyramid displays recently made for us by Origami expert Alex Yue

We love the simple yet versatile shape of the Pyramid and the contrast that is created by the flat black of the paper with our shiny modernist baubles.

It is also our great pleasure to announce a new addition of contemporary ‘Geometric’ silver jewellery to our collection by silversmith Breanne Morrow of White Feather Design.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Wishing all our clients a Happy Valentine’s Day!

We thought that you would fall in love with our ‘Permanent Guest’ mannequin that seems to have taken up residence in our window display.

Made in Italy in the 1970′s this life size figure was designed as an art piece to have lounging in different positions in residential interiors.

Our stylish guest has been constructed so that each joint can be manipulated so that he/she can sit, stand, bend and lounge accordingly to accommodate the furnishings of the room.

Imagine a ‘Permanent Guest’ that never outstays his/her welcome!

2014 – Happy New Year!

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We would like to wish all our clients a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!

 

Atomic – Winner of NOW’s Best of Toronto

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We are proud to announce that we have been voted ‘Best Vintage Furniture Store’ in NOW Magazine’s Best of  Toronto Readers’ Poll.

Thank you all for your support and votes!

NOW’s Best of Toronto can be viewed in this week’s issue and also online here.

 

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