Archive for the ‘Atomic Eye Candy’ Category

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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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!

Please view our Online Store for more photos and info.

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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.

Please view our Online Store for more photos and info.

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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.

You can view our Online Store for more info and photos.

 

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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!

You can view our Online Store for more info and photos.
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Atomic is now on Instagram

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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!

 

Additional info & photos can be viewed in our Online Store here.

 

 

 

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!