Tuesday, October 15, 2013

meet the lawrence

This guy combines clean modern lines with the functionality of a fully reclining chair.

The recliner’s foot rest and back rest function individually, offering multiple seating positions to suit your comfort. And, of course, thanks to our customization program, the Lawrence is available in all EQ3 fabrics and leathers to suit your style too. A brushed nickel steel sled base is an unexpected and elegant detail that enhances the chair’s design.

Visit us to see the Lawrence recliner, currently on display on our third floor.

dine in style event on now!

Good food, family and friends, and great design! Now is the time to dine in style with beautiful, contemporary furniture and lighting from Attica.

Until October 27th, you can buy or order one dining chair or stool at full price and get the second chair or stool 25% off. Save 10% on dining tables and buffets, and 15% on chandeliers and pendants. Visit us to see more, or visit our website www.attica.ca to see a selection of some of our dining chairs, stools, tables and pendants.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

attica and first ever "dine by design east"

It was about two years ago when Halifax decorator Jonathan Legate came to me and said that he had an idea to bring the local design community together to do some good. He described an event that he had seen in major cities in the U.S., where designers and architects came together to create inspired dining spaces for the public to view and enjoy. He asked for help to make this happen in Halifax, and I immediately said sure, we can do this.

We prepared a presentation, and went to East Coast Living Magazine to be the owner and presenter of this event, which we later called Dine by Design East. They immediately recognized what a great fit it was, and excitedly came on board. A volunteer board was struck, and the hard work began. It was decided that the benefactor of this charitable event was to be NSCAD University, in memory of Amber Harkins, former graphic designer and editor of East Coast Living. A scholarship is to be formed in Amber's name.

So, after much deliberation and planning, physical work and community involvement, last week was our first ever Dine by Design East! Ten designers came on board and created ten dining room displays. Visitors commented on how imaginative and varied the displays were. We also featured ten top local chefs at our gala, who created finger food versions of menus inspired by our room displays. We were partnered with Paolo and Jane from Jane's Catering and Events (formerly Janes on the Common). Also at the gala were six pop-up galleries, samplings of local wines, spirits and beers, and music. What a fabulous evening it was!

Here are some pictures of the Attica display called "Dwelling", inspired by the mid-century bungalow, a time when good design was being brought to the masses, and the outdoors was brought indoors.

sofa and paintings by Christopher Joyce

 a close up of the Basil chair by Calligaris; bowls on wall by Global Views
 bowls on table by Jonathan Adler; table by Copeland Furniture

Case study planter; George Nelson bubble lamp

sofa and paintings by Christopher Joyce

sofa and paintings by Christopher Joyce

We're looking forward to Dine by Design East 2014, and have many new ideas for next year. To read more about this year's event, visit: http://eastcoastliving.ca/dinebydesign/.