It’s been awhile since a shop window screamed out to be featured in Window Dressing but the current display at Toronto’s Hardware Interiors (760 Queen Street East, 416.462.3099) has editorial written all over it. Symmetry, scale, surprise, this window by shop owners Murray Duncan and Jordan Tabachnik has it all.
The fierce, head-turning mask at the centre of the vignette is from a private collection being sold on consignment. It’s not the sort of thing Hardware usually deals in but the shop’s clientele is apparently eating it up. The Congolese Kuba Royal Mask in the window is priced at $950, the figure eight lamps are $385 each and the salvaged-wood display console is $2,100, the baskets are $40 each.
Inside, the shop is currently having a table sale, that is a sale on its stock of custom designed tables utilizing steel and salvaged timber. Price reductions range from 30 – 50 per cent: the stacked coffee tables, below left, are reduced from $995 to $450 each and the handsome side table, below right, is marked down to $250 from $350.
And as usual, Hardware has some awesome lamps on the floor, the black chrome piece in the foreground below ($275) just might end up in my next decorating project because it neatly references a Craigslist item I have my eye on.
If dark and dramatic is where your style compass is pointing, make sure it leads you to Hardware Interiors.