Say what you will about American Psycho; there is something decidedly sexy about modern furniture. It’s clean and crisp, and offers your home — or small condo — an elegant kind of confidence. Here are four of our favourite pieces from Calgary’s finest modern furniture shops.
Petits Fours Cabinet
This sleek, versatile cabinet (pictured above) can function as a bar, a storage unit or even a room divider. At ten years old, it’s a relative newcomer among the mid-century legends that comprise Kit’s wares. Choose between white oak, walnut or cherry. From $3,300.
The Shop: Kit Interior Objects. 725 – 11 Ave. S.W., 403-508-2533.
Blomus Chimo Fireplace
This stainless steel fireplace by Blomus allows you to add warmth without a chimney. Mount it on your wall and let the ethanol burn clean while your guests gawk in awe. $1600.
The Shop: Kilian International Design. 1110 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-8800.
The high back and low profile mean this chair is both comfortable and sleek. Plus, it’s Canadian: Italdivani designed it. Find more from him, and other contemporary Canadian designers like Lucy Au and Daniel Perez, at 4Living. From $1,400.
The Shop: 4Living. 1445 – 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-3070.
A knock-off of Noguchi’s classic coffee table, this piece is a relative steal (The original will run you $1,400-plus.) At nood, it sits alongside other pieces inspired by classic designs. $919, or $735 with a $10 noodist membership.
The Shop: nood. Design District, 820 – 11 Ave. S.W., 403-233-9022; Deerfoot Meadows: 240, 8180 – 11 St. S.E., 403-252-9929.