November 19, 2013
The holiday gift guide is now on-line. Check it out to view a great selection of seasonal items. To help you find the perfect piece for your home, or gift for friends or loved ones, we have put together a carefully selected collection of superb items in various price ranges, starting with sustainable stocking stuffers and gifts under $25 and going up to "spoil them rotten" ($250+) with a whole range in between.
Keep checking back in as new pieces are arriving all the time.
October 31, 2013
New cushions from Denmark's by nord have arrived at CO. Inspired by Nordic nature, they depict timeless images capturing the raw beauty of wild northern creatures. High quality materials, a rugged simplicity and perfect functionality characterize this spectacular collection of cushions.
October 1, 2013
Over twenty years ago, artist Arthur Slenk found two boxes of handwritten music sheets that had been used by an amateur orchestra between 1872 and 1941. The documents had not seen daylight for almost half a century. Carefully, he examined page upon page, discovering small details: the varying pressure of pen upon paper, a corrected error, a tiny ink stain where the pen had stumbled over a fibre, fingerprints, or signs of wear in the corner where the sheet was flipped.
The sheet music was sorted by subject into separate envelopes and then finally pasted into designs. The artist worked on it every day and after seven years and 144 designs, he considered this gigantic collage completed. NLXL selected 8 of these designs for a new wallpaper collection: "Remixed. Wallpaper by Arthur Slenk". The result is incredible. State of the art scanning techniques capture the depth of the paper clippings and the vintage feel of the yellowed paper combined with the history behind the sheet music makes it look like a historical document on the wall.
August 28, 2013
SNURK means "to snore" in Dutch, but their products are anything but boring. This bedding is designed in Holland and manufactured in Portugal; printed on soft, luxurious percale cotton. Peggy and Erik, the talent behind SNURK, are a great new addition to the designers at CO. In addition to creating beautiful, quirky and original bedding and cushions, this pair of young designers is committed to realising their designs using ethical and environmentally responsible production processes.
August 26, 2013
We are pleased to introduce the Welland Collection by Dutch designer Ineke Hans to Montreal. Beautifully crafted and constructed, each piece is made from individually cut sections of solid ash. It is an effortlessly elegant design; a simple blend of curves and straight lines, which results in a collection that is proportionally exact, comfortable and visually balanced. The pieces are available in a cheerful red stain or in natural ash.
June 17, 2013
Thanks to our new order from the UK's Garden Trading, CO is chock full of everything you need to enjoy entertaining in style in the great outdoors this summer. Lots of galvanized steel - planters, portable barbeques, composters and flower pots - classic products, well designed and practical that will stand the test of time. Keep checking back because more is on the way.
May 10, 2013
We're excited to announce that starting on Tuesday, May 14 and continuing every Tuesday between 12 noon and 6 pm (until further notice), Galerie CO will host a Pop-Up Shop with ethical florist, Floralia, where you can buy beautiful fresh local flowers. Choose from individual flowers or ready-made bouquets, or talk to Caroline, Floralia's owner, about creating a custom bouquet just for you.
May 4, 2013
Transform your bedroom into a serene wonderland with these striking duvet covers from Denmark's by nord, which are decorated with a high resolution photographic print image of a majestic Nordic animal. Adults can choose between deer, moose, bear and wolf designs. We offer a fawn or a hedgehog in bedding sets for babies. Printed on each pillowcase is a short description of the animal pictured on the coordinating duvet cover.
Made from soft, high-quality, certified organic cotton, these linens, which take their inspiration from the crisp, clear beauty of a Nordic landscape, are timeless in their appeal.
Simplicity, sustainability and quality are the characteristics of by nord's designs:
"At by nord we believe in sustainable design, where beauty and functionality are supported by extended use of organic materials and accountability in production. This is your guarantee for unique design products, which respect the nature that surrounds us." -- by nord
May 2, 2013
We are delighted to present the designs of Sarah Kay and Andrea Stemmer -- Kay + Stemmer -- as part of our SCP Collection at Galerie CO. Both Kay and Stemmer are cabinet makers who have branched out into interior design. Their practical, elegant aesthetic combined with their acute attention to detail comes together in their Agnes collection of shelving. Made from walnut or oak, these sturdy pieces will fit flush up against the wall, while the outer frame gently angles in towards the top. The solid materials, clean lines and rounded edges give this very contemporary collection a retro sensibility.