Maintenance = Forever

 
At Inform Interiors, we believe that the objects one invests in should be well designed and crafted to last for generations. These are objects that as time goes on are well-loved and well worn. To ensure that these special pieces endure the test of time regular maintenance is a must.
As always our team of design specialist are here to answer any questions regarding the care of specific materials and the sourcing replacement parts. Additionally, we have compiled a selection of videos to help guide you in ensuring your favourite pieces will become the heirlooms of tomorrow.

Oil Treated Wood

Black Oiled Timber

Soap Treated Wood

Repairing Wicker

 

Further care and maintenance tips from some of our favourite brands:

Furniture:
Arco | Wood, Laminate, Solid Surface, Concrete, Metal, Natural Stone, Textile, Leather
Artifort | Leather, Upholstery, Finishes, Metal, Cristalplant
• Bensen | Solid Wood, Veneer, Metal + Glass, Foam + Cushions, Fabrics, Leather
BuzziSpace | Felt, Upholstery, Leather, Wood, Laminate, Linoleum,  Ceramics, Metal
• Carl Hansen & Son | Wood Soap + Oil, Laquer, Glass, Laminate, Paper Cord, Leather, Metal
• De la Espada | Timber, Fabric, Fibreglass, Metal, Cork, Glass, Laminate, Rattan, Stone
De Sede | Leather
Emeco | Metal, Wood, Upholstery, Polypropylene, Product Specific
Erik Jøergensen | Leather, Laminate, Linoleum, Textile, Marble, Wood
• Fredericia | Soaped Wood, Lacquer & Paint, Oiled Wood, Leather, Limestone & Marble
• Fritz Hansen | Leather & Upholstery, Wood, Stone, Glass, Plastic, Linoleum,  Wicker, Metal
• Gerbruder Thonet Vienna | Wood, Woven Cane, Upholstery, Leather, Metal, Glass, Marble, Plastic
• Hästens | Mattresses
Herman Miller | Finishes, Leather, Textile, Veneer, Wool, Product Specific
J.L. Møller | Wood
• Knoll | Wood, Metal, Plastics, Textiles, Marble, Stone, Glass
Maruni | Wood, Upholstery, Leather
Montis | Leather, Upholstery
Muuto | Metal, Wood, Textile, Laminate, Leather, Linoleum
• Vitra | Wood, Leather, Vinyl, Metal, Textiles
Woodnotes | Rugs, Upholstery, Leather

Lighting:
Apparatus | Brass, Glass, Leather, Porcelain
Lindsey Adelman | Light Shades, Glass, Porcelain, Metal, Rope

Accessories:
Alicia Adams | Alpaca
E.R. Butler | Metal: Living Finishes
• Iittala | Glass, Porcelain, Stainless Steel, Enamelled Cast Iron, Wood, Ambient Light Items
Kinnasand | Wool Textile, Rugs, Curtains, Underlay
Longbarn | Rugs
NaniMarquina | Rugs
Skultuna | Brass

Outdoor: 
• Kettal | Teak + Balau Wood, Marble, Leather, Aluminum, Glass, Rope, Outdoor Textiles
Royal Botania | Teak, Metal, Stone, Upholstery, Glass, Laquer, Ceramic
Tuuci | Outdoor Umbrellas

Miscellaneous:
Asko | Appliance Cleaning
• WaterRower | Rowing Machine

 

Design & Architecture Inspiration: Films, Podcasts, Online Tours & Activities

Since we and everyone we know have had our regular work/life rhythms disrupted in recent weeks, we find that we are looking for new daily inspirations, so we have decided to compile a running list of things we come across online that we find interesting.

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Natafelen — Table-ing

This season at Inform Interiors we have been taking time to consider community. What is community? Where does one find it? How are the spaces and objects around us designed to facilitate or encourage community?

We have taken inspiration from the Dutch concept of Natafelen — literally meaning, after table-ing — the act of lingering at the table after a finished meal to continue talking, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere and company.

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IDS Vancouver 2018

It is the time of the year when Vancouverites celebrate all things design. With IDS Vancouver — now in its thirteenth year — comes a wide range of on-site and off-site events, as well as, independent design-focused events throughout the city. Here are our top picks of those to check out.


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L A M P
This year, L A M P’s Exhibition Awards Gala will kick off the Offsite Programming
for IDS Vancouver. L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) attracts the Pacific Northwest’s top product designers, architects, business entrepreneurs and design enthusiasts to its unique event that celebrates the best in emerging, contemporary lighting design. Purchase your tickets here.
September 18 | 7pm-11pm | Inform Contract: 405 Railway Street

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Recipe: Embrace Colour with Vancouver Eats

The saying goes, “we taste first with our eyes”, meaning we find certain colours and textures of food delicious even before actually taste them. Not only are colourful fruits and vegetables appetizing and pretty to look at, but they are full of the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and energetic, hence the other saying, “a colourful plate is a healthy plate”.

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