INabstracto owner Kate Eisen and textile/wallpaper designer Julie Jenkinson have teamed up to create a pop-up store at Toronto’s DX, on until November 13. Jenkinson’s Animaze pattern, which I blogged about back in August 2009, is the connecting thread used on everything from cushions and dog beds to pajamas, cloth bags and upholstery for some of Eisen’s iconic mid-century finds like the Jacques Guillon Cord Chair, below left, and the Russel Spanner dining chair, below right.
Classic vintage pieces in immaculate condition don’t come cheap, however, so be prepared to open your wallet wide if you crave a piece of this action. The Chord Chair is $995 and the Spanner seat is $650. There’s also an impressive Herman Miller sectional by Guy Chadwick available, five pieces priced at $4,500. Yeah, like I said, big money. But also big style.
My favorite pieces in the pop-up are a pair of Jerry Johnson Sling Chairs ($1,250 each). The rocker/lounger has a vaguely animalistic form with arms that somehow remind me of antlers. In my next life I’ll be able to buy furniture like this, for now, I’m strictly window shopping.