INabstracto‘s Kate Eisen wrote to me last week about her reno sale, on now until March 31, but by the time I dropped into the shop on Sunday, the selection was already thinning. Eisen has cleared out her basement and wants the shop emptied prior to an overhaul that includes a new shed space behind the store to feature industrial items (more on this next month). There are/were some exceptional deals on the floor, most of them Canadian design classics. A pair of metal, wood and orange vinyl chairs, above left, are priced at $250, not sure what Kate wants for the stools and the Russel Spanner armchair with original seat webbing is $495.
While I was there yesterday the coffee table above walked out the door, sold for just $25. The Nightingale Tonik chairs below, a Canadian take on a famous Saarinen design, are marked $595 for the pair but Kate is definitely entertaining offers.
There’s also a selection of great original art, priced very inexpensively. INabstracto is at 1160 Queen Street West in Toronto (416.533.6362).