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Andrew Richard Designs expands luxury outdoor furniture showroom


April 16, 2015
by Canadian Architect

Outdoor entertaining expert, creative innovator and business guru Andrew Bockner officially takes over the internationally known luxury outdoor business, Andrew Richard Designs (ARD) and presents its newly expanded showroom and event space.

With a commitment to offering consumers the best retail experience possible, this expansion adds an additional 3,500 square feet to ARD’s downtown showroom and event space at 571 Adelaide Street, which now opens up to Toronto’s King East Design District. The brand-new modern gallery-like space presents endless possibilities for event rentals, weddings, and so much more.

“Our family has built a legacy on designing the finest exterior furniture for more than five decades and has since become a worldwide leader,” said Andrew Bockner, Principal, Andrew Richard Designs. “2015 marks an exciting chapter for Andrew Richard Designs as we expand our offerings with new and loyal customers alike while continuing  to make every outdoor moment that much more special.”

Introducing ARD’s brand new 2015 collections: Origin and Baya that originally debuted at the 2015 Interior Design Show. Both collections embody the authen-TEAK trend focusing on natural wooden elements infused with a modern design aesthetic.

The Origin collection weaves the rugged, weathered look of reclaimed teak with the finest stainless steel—a perfect marriage of shabby chic and country farmhouse trends.

For the straight-out-of-the-forest look, Andrew’s Baya Collection is made from live edge teak which is reclaimed from salvage trees. The rich contours of these completely customizable tables add sculptural quality that command attention and conversation.

To kick off the newly launched showroom space, Andrew will welcome its first artist showcase: Getting to Know You by Canadian artist and renowned painter Samara Shuter from May 8-10, 2015, In support of the Ignite the Spark Fund and the Children’s Aid Foundation.

Building upon her earlier work, Shuter’s second solo show and newest collection of large-scale work features bold colours, sophisticated line-work and striking figurative renderings paying homage to ubiquitous menswear and the beauty of a perfectly tailored suit. Attracted to symmetry and elegance, Shuter identifies the suit as the most impactful, yet basic uniform and explores its association with male dominance and societal pressure.

Originally a Montreal native now living and working in Toronto, Shuter is a self-taught artist whose work has been showcased at the Rockefeller Center in New York City and at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She has also collaborated on special projects with Facebook, Timberland Shoes and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

For tickets to Getting to Know You, please visit www.samarashuter.com/shows/.

Andrew Richard Designs is a Canadian luxury outdoor furniture brand celebrated for its materials and designs. The Toronto-based company founded by designer and entertaining expert, Andrew Bockner, creates custom, unique experiences to enhance both the space and lifestyle of its customers. Andrew Richard Designs caters to an impressive list of global high-end hotels, restaurants and celebrities. Some of the company’s notable clients include Four Seasons Resorts, Fairmont Turnberry Resorts, Mayan Resorts, Sandals Resorts, Tao Nightclub Las Vegas, Palazzo Hotel and Casino, Marriott Resorts, Hilton Resorts, The Hazelton Hotel and The Chase Restaurant in Toronto, Taboo Resort Golf Club and Spa, Walt Disney Properties, The Wynn Encore Las Vegas, The Breakers Hotel, and The Strand Hotel.

For more information, please visit www.andrewricharddesigns.com




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