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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

gordon ramsay bread street kitchen collection

Royal Doulton and Chef Gordon Ramsay have joined forces once again with a striking new collection of tableware, influenced by the East London warehouse style of Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen restaurant.

The Royal Doulton designers worked closely with Gordon Ramsay's team drawing inspiration from the contemporary dining style at Bread Street Kitchen, to create a fresh and modern collection of tableware reflecting the sophisticated yet simple, good, honest dishes served in the restaurant.

The result is a modern design that lends itself to the casual dining style for which Bread Street Kitchen is loved and works perfectly in a relaxed, social home environment. The tableware is perfectly proportioned for every meal. The serving pieces in the collection are intended for both individual portion sizes, as you would be served in the restaurant itself, or to share, centre table. This is made even easier with the addition of the metal plate riser which allows for more table space and has been created to work with various elements of the Bread Street Kitchen range; capable of holding the charger, dinner plate or 23cm bowl.

The range consists of a neutral slate and white colour palette, adding interest by using different finishes, mixing satin and high gloss and contrasting edge lines to create a striking and smart look.

Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen by Royal Doulton is the ideal range for any cook as every item is carefully considered for both cooking and dining, with specially designed elements to make an easy transition from kitchen to table. The casserole dishes have side handles for carrying to the table and 'pips' under the lid to evenly distribute the steam, continually basting the food while it cooks. All sizes of serving ware are designed to sit on the wooden serving board so meals can be taken straight from oven to table and presented to waiting diners.

Now for a limited time, receive a free set of steak knives when purchasing a Bread Street Kitchen collection dinnerware set. Limited quantities available.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

eq3 harvest bedroom collection

EQ3 has designed a brand new collection for the bedroom. The Harvest Bedroom Collection is inspired by Canadian cabin country and features solid oak and oak veneer construction. It celebrates the beauty and character of wood with exaggerated proportions, end grain detailing and grooved out drawer pulls. The collection includes a variety of pieces – two headboard options (panel or slatted), a dresser, a chest and a night stand – making finding the right fit for your space easy.

Visit us to see the new Harvest bedroom collection on display. And while you're visiting, be sure to check out the EQ3 Harvest dining set!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

meet the lawrence

This guy combines clean modern lines with the functionality of a fully reclining chair.

The recliner’s foot rest and back rest function individually, offering multiple seating positions to suit your comfort. And, of course, thanks to our customization program, the Lawrence is available in all EQ3 fabrics and leathers to suit your style too. A brushed nickel steel sled base is an unexpected and elegant detail that enhances the chair’s design.

Visit us to see the Lawrence recliner, currently on display on our third floor.

dine in style event on now!

Good food, family and friends, and great design! Now is the time to dine in style with beautiful, contemporary furniture and lighting from Attica.

Until October 27th, you can buy or order one dining chair or stool at full price and get the second chair or stool 25% off. Save 10% on dining tables and buffets, and 15% on chandeliers and pendants. Visit us to see more, or visit our website to see a selection of some of our dining chairs, stools, tables and pendants.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

attica and first ever "dine by design east"

It was about two years ago when Halifax decorator Jonathan Legate came to me and said that he had an idea to bring the local design community together to do some good. He described an event that he had seen in major cities in the U.S., where designers and architects came together to create inspired dining spaces for the public to view and enjoy. He asked for help to make this happen in Halifax, and I immediately said sure, we can do this.

We prepared a presentation, and went to East Coast Living Magazine to be the owner and presenter of this event, which we later called Dine by Design East. They immediately recognized what a great fit it was, and excitedly came on board. A volunteer board was struck, and the hard work began. It was decided that the benefactor of this charitable event was to be NSCAD University, in memory of Amber Harkins, former graphic designer and editor of East Coast Living. A scholarship is to be formed in Amber's name.

So, after much deliberation and planning, physical work and community involvement, last week was our first ever Dine by Design East! Ten designers came on board and created ten dining room displays. Visitors commented on how imaginative and varied the displays were. We also featured ten top local chefs at our gala, who created finger food versions of menus inspired by our room displays. We were partnered with Paolo and Jane from Jane's Catering and Events (formerly Janes on the Common). Also at the gala were six pop-up galleries, samplings of local wines, spirits and beers, and music. What a fabulous evening it was!

Here are some pictures of the Attica display called "Dwelling", inspired by the mid-century bungalow, a time when good design was being brought to the masses, and the outdoors was brought indoors.

sofa and paintings by Christopher Joyce

 a close up of the Basil chair by Calligaris; bowls on wall by Global Views
 bowls on table by Jonathan Adler; table by Copeland Furniture

Case study planter; George Nelson bubble lamp

sofa and paintings by Christopher Joyce

sofa and paintings by Christopher Joyce

We're looking forward to Dine by Design East 2014, and have many new ideas for next year. To read more about this year's event, visit:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

more jonathan adler

We’ve been carrying his lighting for years, and now we’re excited to bring more Jonathan Adler to Attica! Iconic potter, designer, author, and personality Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bringing style, craft and joy to your life.

Adler launched his first ceramic collection in 1994 at Barneys New York. Five years later he expanded into home furnishings, opening his first namesake boutique in Manhattan. While remaining committed to ceramic design, Jonathan has grown far beyond the potter’s wheel to become an internationally recognized design brand offering decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, gifts, candles, furniture, rugs, pillows, lighting, and most recently handbags.

Jonathan’s creativity is fueled by various sources of inspiration: Mid-century modern, art and global pop culture combine to create the signature Adler aesthetic. The company prides itself on its ability to combine a serious design philosophy with a colorful sense of optimism. The guiding motto, “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it,” reflects Jonathan’s commitment to impeccable craftsmanship and irreverent luxury.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

bink mobile media stand

A convenient mobile media table, Bink is the perfect companion anywhere you work or relax. Whether on the computer at the sofa, lounging poolside or simply snacking in front of the TV, this convenient table goes anywhere you want.

With a soft, contoured shape, Bink creates a comfortable workspace for a laptop or tablet or is an attractive resting spot for your favorite libation. Constructed of aluminum and steel, Bink is perfectly at home inside or out and is available in an array of tasty colors.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

sweet dreams bedroom event on until june 22nd!

Bedrooms for many are sanctuaries - a place to rest and to dream. At Attica, we want to help you create the bedroom of your dreams. That's why from now until June 22, 2013, special order one piece of bedroom furniture and save 10%, and order two pieces of bedroom furniture and save 15%! From beds to dressers and night stands, we have an exciting collection available for you.

Whether your look is streamlined and contemporary, or soft and romantic, we have your style. Visit us today to see more of what we have available during our Sweet Dreams Bedroom Event.

The Moment Collection features american walnut veneers specially selected as well as solid american walnut components. It is characterized by a perfect balance between the past and the present.

Sectional furniture for the bedroom! Moduluxe is a highly configurable bedroom and storage system that can adapt to most spaces and needs. Beds – configured for mattress only - may be ordered in multiple headboard designs with either under-bed storage or with a deeply set plinth base for a dramatic floating motif. Cases are available in a wide range of sizes and functions and are stylish as standalone pieces or may be configured for a semi built-in feel. The Moduluxe Bedroom is crafted in solid maple, cherry or American black walnut hardwood and made to order in fifteen finishes.

Gorgeous details abound on the Portfolio upholstered bed. The headboard features hand-applied antiqued brass upholstery tacks, a testament not only to the artisan craftsmanship involved in the making of the Bed, but also a subtle adornment that lends character to the design. The oatmeal linen fabric of the headboard provides texture and nuance as well. Finally, the simple design is completed with European Cottage"s signature tapered, fluted feet on the footboard for a light and airy finishing touch.Available in black as shown and a soft creamy white painted finish (not shown).
The bold, clean linesand exciting details marry style and practicality beautifully, making a strong design statement.The Stella collection has optional back panels for nightstands, with light or no light panels. Bed also available as a platform (no headboard).

Made in Montreal, the Reve bed provides a modern sleep solution. The Reve can be upholstered in over 200 trend setting fabrics and colours, and it's available in Twin, Queen and King sizes. The Twin and Queen beds are also available with a hydraulic lift system which provides extra storage space underneath.

The Swan collection is constructed of select American walnut veneer and solid American walnut. Shown in natural walnut, the Swan collection is available in a variety of walnut colors and micro textured lacquered finishes.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

attica outdoor furniture - for stylish outdoor living

Make the most of your backyard this summer with stylish outdoor furniture from Attica. We're introducing a variety of new outdoor furniture, including round, glass-top dining tables with powder coated aluminum bases, dining chairs, chaise loungers, sling chairs and other occasional seating.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

global views twig pendant

We're excited to receive the electic Twig Pendant from Global Views here at Attica! Metallic nickel twigs twist organically above and below a round mirrored drum shade. A frosted glass diffuser creates soft, subtle lighting over dining tables or entryways.

The size of the Twig pendant is 33"Dia. x 35"H, and the shade size is 33"Dia. x 5"H. Holds four 75W Type "A" light bulbs; 50" nickel chain, clear silver cord; round drum nickel finish shade, frosted glass diffuser; nickel finished canopy.

The Twig Pendant Nickel is shown here hanging in the Attica showroom
The Twig Pendant Brass over the Global Views Klismos Dining Table
A close-up of the Twig Pendant Nickel

A close-up of the Twig Pendant Brass