Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Geometric Street Art

Oct 23, 2014

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I have always been fascinated with optical illusions and more specifically impossible figures that use geometric or isometric shapes. New York street artist Aakash Nihalani creates bold geometric paintings and installations that interact with their environments using various mediums. His outdoor works are usually created using tape in various colours to create patterns or designs which often use forced perspective. The images of the installations often include people interacting with the artwork to create the forced perspective or enhance the illusion. You can see more of his work on his blog.

 

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Our Hands–Theresita

Oct 21, 2014

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Our Hands will be a recurring series of hand portraits and questions with the intention of illustrating the people that help build our products. Furthermore, this body of work is quite personal. It embodies properties that I speak about in my own art practice which are about the new immigrant experience and their adaptation to life in Winnipeg. Currently my focus is on the wave of tailors and seamstresses that came to work in Winnipeg’s flourishing garment industry in the late 1960′s and early 70′s.

 

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5 Questions with Theresita

 

Charles – How long have you been a seamstress?

Theresita – I have been a seamstress for 14 years.

C – What is your job title?

T – Sewing machine operator.

C – In 5 words or less describe what you do with your hands all day?

T – Sew and hold fabric.

C – What makes your hands unique?

T – My manicure.

C – Would you change anything about your hands?

T – Nothing.

C – What is your favourite thing to hold.

T – My face.

Introducing: The Winston Collection

Oct 14, 2014

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There is something intriguing about buttons.

Perhaps it is that buttons transform a two dimensional surface into a three dimensional texture. Although every pull and every button seem to look the same, they are all slightly different, not generated with sterile perfection but pulled by hand. The result lends to a pattern with aleatoric order, and testimonies of the art of craftsmanship, and the skilled craftsman himself, that patiently connected strings, strips, squares and buttons to form Winston.

 

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Winston Queen Bed in Jet Leaf Fabric

 

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Winston Queen Bed with High Headboard in Jet Leaf Fabric

 

“The details are not the details. They make the Design” Charles Eames.

 

Details are intentional and have a purpose, some technical, some esthetic, some both. The cover for example, that drapes over the rails and foot board serves the technical purpose to seamlessly connect them; At the same time it is meant to be pleasing to the eye. The headboard details can be observed from a couple of meters away focusing on the continuous pattern, or from a close distance. Winston is meant to integrate itself into the orchestra of intentional and unintentional details that surround people; the folds on the duvet cover; the art on the wall; the objects on the nightstand and their coincidental composition.

 

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Cover detail seamlessly connecting foot and side rails

 

Last but not least Winston is an homenage to inspiring icons such as the Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe and the chesterfield sofa which have sustainably shaped the furniture landscape since their introduction.

 

If you would like to know more about Winston, we encourage you to visit one of our Stores ore on our Website here.

Introducing: The Oskar Collection

Oct 2, 2014

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After some time, effort and careful refinement, we would like to introduce our latest upholstery collection.

 

Oskar was designed for people that appreciate a classic modern sofa typology. The sofa consists of an upholstered hardwood and engineered wood frame, generously padded with foam and covered in fabric or leather. The body holds four cushions – two for the seat and two for the back. The cushions are constructed of a number of high resiliency foams with different densities and softness’s for optimal comfort. The sum of elements results in a balanced and grounded appearance that can easily integrate itself into various environments.

 

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Oskar Sofa in Jet Shade fabric and Black Ash Legs

 

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Oskar Chair in Jet Shade with Walnut Legs

 

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Oskar Ottoman in Jet Shade with Black Ash Legs

 

Besides clarity and simplicity in design, functionality was very important in the development of Oskar. It is available in 16 distinct components with a vast amount of sectional configuration options as well as standalone pieces. All covers are removable and therefore easy to clean. Separate covers will be available for purchase in spring 2015.

 

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Oskar Sectional consisting of Left Hand Facing Sofa Split and Right Hand Facing Sofa in Polo Slate and Walnut Legs

 

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Oskar Arm and Seat Crowning Detail

 

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Oskar Sofa Removable Cover Detail

 

So, if you have a bunch of crazy cats, spaghetti spilling kids or live in a small, big or anything in between space, Oskar may be the perfect fit for you. For more info sit, lay, measure, etc. it in one of our Stores or look it up online here.

Instagram: September 2014

Oct 1, 2014

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Here’s a roundup of some of our Instagram posts from September on @EQ3_Furniture.

Follow us at @EQ3_Furniture on Instagram for notices on promotions, new products, or for a look behind the scenes at EQ3.

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