Cool Kitchen Set

Bungalow in Toronto’s Kensington Market often has terrific pieces in its window and this week is no exception; on Tuesday I caught the display team installing this awesome kitchen set, which the store buyer could only tell me was originally purchased from Scandia in the 1970s. The six-seater set is in mint condition and is priced at $795, which seems eminently fair to me. Just look at that curvaceous corner, you could pull the pie-shaped seat out and use it as an occasional chair in another room.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Chris
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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Chris Says:

    Some readers might think $800 is kinda steep for a six-seater dinette but compared to a new IKEA set, you could buy this and enjoy it for years then resell it for nearly as much if not more than you paid. The quality and vintage will always define it which makes pieces like this a good investment.

  2. Lois Says:

    Good morning. I agree Chris, Ikea works for some things, but others…Vintage quality ALWAYS stands by you…Lois of hope you are enjoying the summer

  3. Gus Says:

    Funny you mention Ikea Chris; When I first read the original article I was going to post saying this set looks kinda Ikeaish to me. There are screw hole covers everywhere, meaning weak joints, and relatively light and thin framing with very small diameter spindles. Oh yeah, and it’s enamelled white. To me…Ikeaish, something broken waiting to happen IMHO. Sorry to be the contrarian in this case.

  4. Chris Says:

    Your comments are always welcome, Gus. My impression is that the dowel holes provide versatility so that the set can be used either right facing or left facing, which I think is a bonus.

  5. Chris Says:

    I passed by Bungalow yesterday and discovered this set sold, apparently within a week of going in the window.

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