Mike Dellios, Lucas Brancalion, Jeremy Cox
Jeremy Cox was a set prop builder, Lucas Brancalion was a postman and Mike Dellios was in advertising. They put aside their day jobs to form Brothers and Sons, a design/build company specializing in custom furniture, installations and fine cabinetry. But before doing this they attended Sheridan College to learn their craft. In fact, that’s where Lucas and Jeremy first met and then Mike came along and the rest is history. The greatest collaborations are formed from a chance meeting and discussion. And this is one of them.
Setting up in their new studio had a few challenges, but now only 4 weeks later and they’re busy with orders and upcoming shows. They’ve already participated in last autumn’s Nuit Blanche 2010 (remember the Trinity Bellwood circular picnic table?), the Edmond House Public Displays of Affection Exhibit and just recently installed the feature wall at Style Garage and the Gus store.
They love to create pieces from recycled items, which they scour the city for. Mike says, “He likes the story that goes with their creations”. Each piece is unique and can never be duplicated. They all agree that they get great satisfaction from creating a beautiful piece from found objects. And beautiful their pieces are indeed.
They’re goal is do more restaurants, retail spaces and custom work, where their creativity can really shine.
Here are some pics of their work:
Edmond House PDA
SPAN wallmounted shelf
Style Garage Feature Wall
Check out their site here for more of their beautiful work and contact information.
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Christy and Shana from Gus* Design Group, delivering one of many baskets of food to local food banks
Every year for the past 3 years Gus Design Group at Style Garage has held the “Keep on Giving” Event and this year has been the most successful one yet!
Gus* Design Group Inc., the Toronto-based modern home furnishings manufacturer, today announced the result of its third “Keep On Giving!” promotion, which offered North American consumers a discount on modern furniture when they donated to local food banks. Gus* and its participating retailers collected over 1800 pounds of food during the promotion, surpassing the previous year’s donation.
During the month of January, consumers that brought 3 non-perishable food items into a participating Gus* retailer received 15% off the MSRP on Gus* Modern Essentials upholstery, dining, storage, lighting, and accessories. Collected food was distributed by the participating retailers to local food banks in their respective communities.
“We had a great response to the Gus* Keep On Giving Event.”, said David Haleston, owner of Hip Furniture in Portland, Oregon. “Our customers were thrilled to receive a good deal in return for a good deed. In fact, some of the donations we received were from people that just wanted to help those in need in the community – they weren’t in the market for furniture right now. That’s what the spirit of this event is all about.”
The Gus* Modern furniture collection is characterized by clean-lined upholstery and accents, all inspired by mid-century classics. The promotion applied to all pieces in the Essentials line, which consists of in-stock modern furniture in a variety of finish options. All of the upholstery frames in the Gus* Modern line, including the new condo-sized LOFT Series, are produced with FSC-certified wood, in support of responsible forest management.
Way to go everyone!
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When Keith McSpurren leased a larger office for his expanding business, he wanted a space that reflected his conservative yet relaxed attitude toward office life. Conservative because he was dealing with investing people’s money but relaxed enough to make them feel comfortable and want to stay a while. His only restriction – “no bean bags” Aaaww!
So I turned the “conservative” into “classic” and had fun with his colours. Picking the colours was easy because he had an established corporate colour. I just expanded the pallet. But the space; which I wanted to totally redesign, had to stay put, walls and all. No biggy, because it worked for what we wanted to do. He had an entrance foyer (holding area) for deliveries and guests who were buzzed in. Then an inner set of doors leading to the open conference lounge area – large screen TV to view the business channel and billiards table for doing business with clients (on order). The conference room is for serious business.
Custom desks and conference table in walnut from SIMO. Conference chairs by Dauphin. Sofa in billiards taupe, black leather Delano chairs, Persuede club chairs, walnut wall boxes and stainless steel cube by STYLEGARAGE. Tolomeo desk lights by Artemide. Ceiling Light Panels and custom screen-printed pillows by Flohaus Studio. Coffee table by Surface 3 and window shades by Hunter Douglas. Apples and oranges from the market.
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