Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Atomic The Gallery in The Globe & Mail

We were excited to have our current exhibition  UNIVERSAL FORMS//Works by Benson Zonena (1923-2001) covered in the weekend edition of the Globe & Mail.

The exhibition runs until Dec 6th by viewing appointment.

To book a viewing please contact us at

Atomic The Gallery in DESIGNLINES

We are excited to have our additional gallery space featured in the Spring issue of DESIGNLINES magazine.

A big thank you to the DESIGNLINES team.  Photography by Arash Moallemi.

Drop by Atomic to pick up a copy today!


Atomic in The Globe & Mail

We are delighted to have been featured in the weekend edition of the Globe and Mail. The article focuses on our client’s interior and the pieces that he has acquired to make his space unique. Our Robert Downing ‘Exploding Cube’ sculpture is also shown as an example of how art and design can enhance a space.  You can read the full article online here.IMG_1534


We are delighted to have been featured in the most recent edition of DESIGNLINES magazine. The article showcases the stylish Candy Factory loft of interior designer Stephane Chamarde and a number of pieces from Atomic including our rare DF 2000 credenza by Raymond Loewy.  This latest DESIGNLINES issue can be picked from Atomic or  from selected design shops throughout the city.DLTW_17_P052

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!



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.

Enjoy!Glossi_Memphis Milano

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!


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.

Atomic in THE GLOBE & MAIL

globe-and-mail-logoYearn to collect vintage mid-century-modern furniture- Read these tips first - The Globe and Mail

We are delighted to have been cited in yesterday’s GLOBE & MAIL (Life & Arts section)

The article focuses on the recognition and subsequent global rise in demand for original Mid Century modern design.

A number of dealers from around the world were asked to comment on this value increase and also give some expert advice on how to approach shopping for original Mid Century design.

We are quoted as saying ‘When you buy original mid-century modern, your money is not gone, it’s merely locked away’ says Lawrence Blairs of Atomic Design in Toronto

‘You have to connect with the piece in some way, maybe it reminds you of your grandparents house or the colours in a painting. Even if you have limited knowledge of the designer its ultimately how it makes you feel that’s important’

Thank you Ellen Himelfarb!

If you missed the Thursday print issue the article can also be viewed online here.


Atomic in HOUSE & HOME

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We are delighted to have a number of our pieces featured in the January  edition of HOUSE & HOME magazine.

The issue features the work of our client Parisian designer Stephane Chamard who transforms the interior of an old Victorian west end house into a unique and modern space. A clever mix of mid-century furniture, unique art and unexpected colour  make this classic home feel both cutting edge and effortlessly chic.

Also featured under House & Home of the Month entitled The Collaborator designer Mazen El-Abdallah joins forces with a team of like minded professionals to energize a vast modern space with quality materials and fine craftsmanship.

This current edition of HOUSE & HOME is available at all good newsstands.







Atomic – Winner of NOW’s Best of Toronto


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.


Atomic in RENO & DECOR

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We are delighted to have been included in this month’s issue of RENO & DECOR magazine.

The article focuses on some of the great design businesses which make up the vibrant and unique shopping district that is Queen Street West.

We appreciate the complimentary summery of Atomic:

Atomic Design features mid century modern classics, lighting from the 60’s, wonderful bits of art glass, a good collection of Canadian-industrial designer work and a generally great selection of accessories to make you ‘cool’

Thank you Glen Peloso!

RENO & DECOR can be found at all good news stands or can be read online here.


Atomic in ELLE Quebec

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We are excited to have been featured in the September issue of ELLE Quebec.

The article focuses on some of the most unique and interesting places to shop for fashion & decor in Toronto.

You can download the digital edition here or pick up a copy at all good newsstands.





Toronto: Where to find Mid-Century Modern

We are delighted to have been included in Vicky Sanderson’s  Toronto Star column On the House as one of her must-shop places for Mid-Century Modern.

We love her accurate little summery of Atomic:

“Owner Lawrence Blairs loves Scandinavian art glass, modernist studio jewellery, abstract sculpture, and post modern Italian design. The store is also home to an extensive reference library on twentieth century design and decorative art”

Thank you Vicky!



Atomic in PRODUCT Magazine

We are delighted to have been featured in the current issue of PRODUCT magazine.

You can read the article here or pick up a printed copy from any of these listed locations in the city.

Special thanks go out to the dedicated PRODUCT team for their creative photography, curated questioning and sense of fun!