Met Home


Sometime ago, I visited our neighbours at Met Home and Mary was kind enough to let me snap some pictures of her great classics.

Visit them at:
217 W Hastings St.
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Every time I go and visit her showroom I am reminded of why I love furniture so much. These pieces come from all over and are generally those of their era. The store is always changing with new goods but one of my favourite pieces that turned up was a pair of Kids Molar chairs by American Wendell Castle.

With proper love and care you can see how well great quality furniture holds up. Most of the pieces in the following pictures are still in production today and available in our store.


Left: The Eames chaise designed by Charles & Ray for their director friend Billy Wilder (this particular piece is one of the first one hundred produced by Vitra with a deep purple base)
Right: A blue velvet Eames Aluminum group lounge chair. With the original four spoke base (later  switched to a five spoke for safety)

A set of classic Saarinen Tulip chairs.

Left: Immaculate purple Swan Chair by Fritz Hansen
Right: Eero Aarnio’s Ball Chair

Eames Molded Fibreglass chairs. See how overtime the fibreglass rubs down to show throw.

Left: Vintage love seat for EXPO ’67, think polypropylene piece was produced by Dudas, Kuypers, and Rowan out of Toronto
Right: Eames Armshell with Vinyl seat upholstery

Left: Set of Danish stools
Right: The Thinking Man’s  Chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini

Cabinet designed by Canadian designer Jacques Guillon (Avenue Road of Toronto recently started production of his Cord Chair, read more on a previous post)