Introducing: Solid Wood Entryway Pieces

Mar 6, 2014

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Don’t wait for spring to warm up your home! Welcome guests with EQ3′s new Harvest Entryway Collection: a selection of benches, consoles and wall-mounted storage beautifully constructed of solid, white oak wood. Although clean lines and quality craftsmanship are well-suited to the hardworking front entry, mudroom or back hall, these pieces fit into any room of the house.

 

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The Harvest Entryway Bench features a white sheet metal shelf that’s easy to wipe clean, offering a clever storage solution for shoes and slushy boots. But it would just as easily function at the end of the bed, as a place to don socks and shoes. The Harvest Entryway Console features one or two drawers with a wood shelf below, providing an opportunity to display cool treasures, and conceal unsightly clutter. Or, try it in the dining room as a sideboard next to EQ3′s most popular dining table.

 

Both the bench and console come in two sizes – 24″ and 48″ – making them perfect for spaces both large and small. Complete the room with a fun selection of mix and match wall storage designs, such as the Harvest Shelf with Hooks, Mail Storage with Hooks and Harvest Wall Mirror.

Visions of Urban Living: The FvF Apartment by Vitra

Mar 4, 2014

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Freunde von Freunden, translated as “Friends of Friends,” is an international interview magazine portraying people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds. The magazine brings attention to artistic industries and provides an authentic look at the way people live and work. Just as its name implies, Freunde von Freunden started out by sharing portraits and stories of their friends. In just a few short years, the magazine has extended its reach globally, and today FvF features interviews with artists, designers and creatives from almost every part of the world.

 

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Interior of Artbau (translated as “Old Building”), the FvF Apartment by Vitra.

 

Freunde von Freunden has always been about people, but you can also count on them to deliver gorgeous photography of the apartments and workplaces where these creatives live and work. The concept of international urban living is presented throughout Freunde von Freuden’s work (including their 2011 printed publication, the FvF Berlin Book) and a common thread was discovered: Suiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. In over 500 portraits of international creatives, in almost 50 cities internationally, Vitra has always been a reappearing and natural, but not coincidental, component.

 

Based on their common styles and experiences, Vitra and Freunde von Freudon opened Altbau, their first apartment in Berlin, last week. Altbau, translated as “Old Building,” is a 65 square metre (700 square foot) flexible and adaptable space. The apartment will offer a platform for innovative products from friends and fellow partners, and will serve as a venue for events and presentations.

 

We’re a big fan of Freunde von Freudon, and since EQ3 is an authorized Vitra dealer, we’re naturally excited to follow this new collaborative project. We encourage you to check out Vitra.com and FreundevonFreundon.com each month to see more inspiring examples of selected creative minds.

 

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Image Source: All photos used with permission from Vitra.

Herman Miller Reintroduces Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs

Mar 3, 2014

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It’s a big day for the design community! Today marks the much anticipated return of the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs to the Herman Miller Collection, in collaboration with the Eames Office. Also referred to as Shell Chairs, the Molded Fiberglass Chair was designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, and later discontinued in 1980 when the chair’s plastic shells was discovered to be environmentally harmful.

 

With advancements in safe fiberglass composition, the newly reintroduced Shell Chair is able to retain the lightly textured surface of fiberglass that everyone loves about the original, while honouring its commitment to environmental sustainability. The new chair utilizes a more environmentally sensitive material chemistry and manufacturing process. Wet glue adhesives, thermal oxidizers and other environmental control equipment have been eliminated from the production process, resulting in an emission-free product and safer working conditions for production workers. In addition, the chair’s shell is now recyclable!

 

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The new Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs are available in both the arm and side chair format, 8 archival colour options, and can be configured with the base of your choice: wire, dowel leg, stacking, rocker, and 4-leg.

 

We’re excited to offer these iconic chairs to our customers through the EQ3+ product line! Visit your local EQ3 retail store to place a custom order, or choose from EQ3′s favourite combinations online.

 

Learn more about the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs on the Herman Miller website.

Contest: EQ3 NYC + Top 5 Things To See and Do

Mar 1, 2014

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EQ3 loves all things art, design and culture. Our goal each week, on the EQ3 Inhabit blog, is to share these passions with you. Our hope is that each post gives you a better sense of who we are and what we love. And, that by sharing the people, products and events that inspire us, you will in turn be inspired too.

 

This spring, EQ3 is sending one lucky fan and a guest to New York City: the cultural capital of the world! The winner will receive a 5 day 4 night trip for two to New York City, including $1,000 spending money, tickets to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and entry into the Museum of Modern Art. Jump to the bottom of this post to learn the three ways you can enter the contest, but first, we’ve put together a list of things that anyone travelling to New York this spring or summer will want to check out!

 

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5 Things to See and Do in New York City (Spring/Summer 2014)

 

01. MOMA: Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal

No New York trip is complete without a visit to the Museum of Modern Arts, and this exhibition on famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright makes it all the more worthwhile. You’ll be exposed to drawings, films and large-scale architectural models that examine Wright’s complex relationship with the city and his theories about the vertical and horizontal landscape. (February 1 – June 1, 2014)

 

02. MCNY: City as Canvas: New York Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection

Check out Museum of the City of New York’s first-ever exhibition of works from Martin Wong’s expansive collection of street art. The exhibit highlights over 150 pieces from Wong’s collection (which he donated to the MCNY in 1994) and celebrates the artistic movement-turned-worldwide phenomenon and its impact on music, fashion and visual culture. (February 4 – August 24, 2014)

 

03. The Met: Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Fashionista’s will love The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute. Charles James: Beyond Fashion explores the design process behind legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James’ revolutionary ball gowns. Approximately 75 of Jame’s most notable designs will be on display. (May 8 – August 10, 2014)

 

04. Guggenheim: Italian Futurism (1909 – 1944): Reconstructing the Universe

Visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to discover the artistic languages of the Italian Futurist movement. This multidisciplinary exhibition features 300 works displayed in chronological order. Works span a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. (on February 21 – September 1, 2014)

 

05. Center for Architecture: Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge

Take advantage of your visit to the design mecca of the world, and stop by the Center for Architecture. Their latest exhibition explores the intersection between the aesthetics of architectural form and the technicality of structural design -all through the lens of earthquake engineering. (February 13 – May 26, 2014)

 

 

There are 3 ways to enter!

 

1. @EQ3_Furniture with #EQ3NYC

‘Follow’ @EQ3_Furniture on Twitter and Tweet at us what you love about the city or why you want to go.

Include “@EQ3_Furniture” and “#EQ3NYC” in your Tweet.

 

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‘Like’ us on Facebook and enter to win.

 

3. In-Store

Visit us in store and fill out a ballot.

 

Increase your chances to win by entering through all three entry points!

 

Note: Please review the Official Rules and Regulations here for complete details. Campaign ends April 13th, 2014. Open to Canadian and U.S. residents only.

Freebie: Printable March Planner

Mar 1, 2014

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March is here…and so is the March monthly planner! This month’s calendar features one of EQ3′s newest dining chairs. Lyla is a modern take on the classic Windsor Chair. She comes in two styles – a high back side chair and a low-back arm chair - and is available in four different colours: red, white, grey wash and black!

 

Click here to download and print the March Monthly planner.

 

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Featured Image: Lyla Chairs

 

Note: This calendar is intended for personal use only. Print it, enjoy it and share it with your friends! However, commercial use and distribution of this calendar for profit is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your cooperation.

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