Monday, 20 August 2007

Going down to LONA-some town...

I recently discovered the Toronto-based furniture company, Lona Design, which was founded by Interior Designer Katherine Newman. Their furniture designs are modern and traditional, and somewhere in between which is why I like them so much. Here are a few of my favorite pieces...




Carre Settee - This is absolutely my favorite. Its covered with shagreen and bone inlay. I love the lines of this piece, so Jean-Michel Frank. I want one for me!



Mara Bookstand - This is a very handsome bookshelf/etagere, I think this would look fabulous in a traditional or a modern home.

Sojourn Chest - this feels very Tommy Parzinger to me. Great lines, and I love the contrast between the dark wood legs and the white lacquered chest.



Anabasis Desk - I love the simple lines of this, and the rich colour of the wood. This could be used as a console or in a living room, not necessarily just the study.

Lumiere Console - this glass and bronze credenza is so pretty. I would love to use this in a bathroom actually!




Prezio Desk - I love this too...It is very elegant but not too feminine. Could still be used as a dressing table, or a desk. Love the macassar ebony and bronze sabots.



Gracie Dining Table - I love the simplicity of this and I think it would work in pretty much any type of interior.

Rondo Ottoman - Love this too. I have a bit of a soft spot for round ottomans, not sure why. The wood base and legs give this a sturdy look and would make for great extra seating for cocktail parties!

6 comments:

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Glad you have profiled the work of this Canadian Designer.

{RNVL} said...

Very cool that you found this store in Toronto from Hong Kong. Great choices, especially the Sojourn Chest!

Suzy said...

Patricia - I'm glad I discovered her work, she's very talented. Other than your profile, I must admit I have not seen much other work from Canada.

Suzy said...

RNVL - I think one of the pieces wa actually featured in Elle Decor recently. I keep in touch with the rest of the world via magazines, and the internet. What would we do without that!

Sarah Jennings said...

I love it when someone profiles a furniture line that is new to me...too bad this line is not represented in Atlanta (yet...). Great post!

Suzy said...

Hi Sarah, me too - which is why I thought I should share. Too bad they're not in Atlanta yet - you'll have to find an excuse to visit them in another city!