Tuesday, June 10, 2014

from coffee table to dining table

Multifunction furniture is becoming more popular than ever, as many of us are moving to smaller homes and condos. Maximizing space while retaining functionality is what it's all about, and at Attica we have a number of furniture pieces that let you make the most out of your space.

A great example of this are the flexible coffee tables designed and made by Italian manufacturer Calligaris. With a touch of a button you can raise your table from coffee table height to dining table height in a matter of seconds. Some of these tables will seat up to six people.

Eleven height adjustable, expandable glass coffee table

Eleven height adjustable, expandable glass coffee table

Mascotte height adjustable, expandable wood coffee table

Mascotte height adjustable, expandable wood coffee table

Mascotte height adjustable, expandable wood coffee table

Mascotte height adjustable, expandable wood coffee table

Flexy height adjustable, expandable wood coffee table
Dakota Eleven height adjustable, expandable glass coffee table

Magic J height adjustable, expandable wood coffee table
Shown here are some of the versatile coffee table options from Calligaris. Visit us to find the perfect Calligaris coffee table for your home.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

new dining tables & chairs from eq3

The design team at EQ3 has been busier than ever, and are rolling out so many great new introductions. The latest dining pieces are constructed with natural materials like solid wood, raw marble and soft linen. The new designs have a warm and comfortable feel, making them versatile and easy to personalize. Paired with the right accessories, these pieces fit into a city condo and modern cottage, alike.

The Farmhouse dining table features solid white oak construction and rustic details that are reminiscent of the traditional country table. Clean lines keep the look modern, while irregularities in the wood enhance the table’s natural appeal.
The Frances Chair is one of EQ3′s most comfortable dining chairs, thanks to a curved back rest and soft linen upholstery. Solid oak legs lend a rustic and wholesome feel to the design.

The Kendall dining table gives traditional dining an updated aesthetic with modernized proportions and a solid reclaimed teak top. Each top is one of a kind and features natural variations in colour and pattern. Two size options offer flexibility to accommodate any home or budget.

The Len dining chair features a solid ash frame with molded back rest and grey upholstered seat.

The Lyla side chair and arm chair boast a charming, classic design that’s perfect for dining and occasional use. The chair is constructed of rubberwood, and comes in two styles (side chair and arm chair) and four colour options (red, white, grey wash and black) for added personality.

The Mesa dinette table, designed by Berlin-based studio 45 Kilo, combines a simple profile with modern details and quality materials. The table’s round solid marble top and unique iron sheet metal legs maximize seating – perfect for small-spaced apartments and condos.

Visit us to find out more about these and other products from EQ3 at our 4-storey downtown location at 1566 Barrington Street.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

save on our mid-century inspired eiffel chairs

With a choice of twenty-two different colours, and four different base styles, you can mix and match have fun choosing which Eiffel chairs are going to brighten up your space! Clear acrylic and wire mesh seats are not included in this promotion.

To order, visit us in the store, or order online here: http://attica.ca/products/eiffel-side.

Friday, March 7, 2014

bdi home theatre event: save $200 from march 7-23, 2014

The home theatre has become an important part of everyday life. It’s where many hours are spent as family and friends come together for entertainment and relaxation. BDI home theatre cabinets and TV stands merge innovative engineering and original design to seamlessly integrate today’s technology, making the home theatre feel more like home. From the family room to the living room to the bedroom, there’s a BDI solution for any setting.

From now until March 23, 2014, save $200 on any BDI home theatre cabinet. Take a look here at just some of the many options available:

cavo 2

eras 1

marina 1

revo 2
semblance 10

signal 2
corridor 2

Sunday, February 9, 2014

trouble sleeping? world renowned sleep expert visiting feb. 17th

Monday, February 17th, leading British sleep expert Dr. Neil Stanley will be presenting “Sleep and Your Health”. This presentation is part of a North American sleep seminar series presented by luxury British bed maker Vi-Spring. The free lunch seminar will be from 12:00 to 1:30 at Attica’s downtown Halifax location at 1566 Barrington St.

The fact that good sleep is critical for our general health and well-being is scientifically proven. Despite this, sleep is not treated by healthcare professionals to the same degree that diet and exercise are addressed. “Getting enough sleep is vital for physical, mental and emotional health,” states Dr. Neil Stanley. “Yet when it comes to feeling good and looking good, the importance of sleep is often overlooked.”

Dr. Stanley continues, “Sleep is the missing side of the ‘well-being triangle’, which stresses that we should eat healthily, exercise regularly and, last but not least, sleep soundly. Today we have very targeted campaigns to tackle obesity and heart disease through healthy eating and exercise.” Dr. Stanley feels that instead the focus is on prevention rather than cure. “The same focus is now needed for sleep, because poor sleep can be linked to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity; greater risk of accidents; lack of motivation and alertness at work; and mood swings, irritability and depression. It also has a negative impact on relationships and overall happiness.”

In his seminar, “Sleep and Your Health”, Dr. Stanley will define and discuss the stages of sleep, the benefits it provides to living well, the problems caused by lack of sleep, and strategies to sleep better.

“Sleep and Your Health” is a free-seminar. Seating is limited, so anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to info@attica.ca.

About Neil Stanley
Dr. Neil Stanley is a leading U.K. sleep expert who has been involved in sleep research for over 30 years, starting his career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine. In early 1990s he moved to the Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit, part of the University of Surrey, where as Director of Sleep Research he created and ran a 24 bed Phase I sleep lab. He is past Chairman of the British Sleep Society (2000-2004) and a member of the European Sleep Research Society; the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the European Society of Sleep Technologists. From 2004 to 2008 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Assembly of National Sleep societies and through that is co-author of the Guidelines for accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres and Sleep Medicine Education in Europe. He has published 35 peer-review papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology and is widely quoted by the media as a sleep expert.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

g.romano: great style event this february

For the month of February we're celebrating the great style of leading contemporary Canadian upholsterer G.Romano. Based in Montreal, G.Romano has been dominating the forefront in the country in introducing fresh, modern styles that are about the way that we live now.

During February, save on all G.Romano custom orders that you place:
  • order 1 G.Romano item: save 5%
  • order 2 G.Romano items: save 10%
  • order 3+ G.Romano items: save 15%
granville bed - available with storage option
G.Romano Inc. is a family owned and operated manufacturer of contemporary upholstery, proudly making quality furniture in Montreal Canada since 1962. Focusing on well designed, fashionable furniture for today's modern home, G. Romano offers an unparalleled collection of contemporary furniture, hand built for your lifestyle.

montage sectional - various configurations available

axis sofa - down filled; available in a condo size sofa and chair

Friday, November 15, 2013

the new ophelia bedroom collection

When we started Attica eighteen years ago, as the first contemporary furniture store in Atlantic Canada, almost all of the wooden furniture that we showcased was light in tone, primarily natural maple. Later, we saw dark, espresso wood tones become the standard, which stayed in trend for many years. Now, there is a movement to seeing more wood grain, as evidenced in the rise of natural walnut pieces.

At market this year we were quite excited to see the new Ophelia collection, made in Canada. Clean, sleek and contemporary, the Ophelia bedroom collection features matte white oak accented with steel legs and optional lacquer accents. 

Will there be a large trend towards this light finish? Perhaps not; this tonality is for the client with more modern design sensibilities. We're quite excited to feature it as for years many of our bedroom furniture manufacturers did not even offer a light natural tones in wood, and we feel that we're able to get back to our roots in being able to showcase these finishes. 

No matter what wood finish you're looking for, at Attica we have you covered. In the meantime, please enjoy these Ophelia images.