With the explosion of condo development, the conversion of warehouse buildings into living spaces, and the cross-polination of modern furniture design, we’re seeing a bold new attention to mixed materials in Toronto, often with a desire to lay bare rough finishes. From custom metalwork, to using vintage metal cabinetry, to marrying the unfinished look of concrete with the natural textures of wood, both new and salvaged. The combinations of mixed materials are as widely interesting as can be imagined.
The Dovetail shop works with Toronto metal specialists to create custom pieces that fit any industrial aesthetic — whether the desired look is seamlessly soldered steel for a slick modern look, or a more bolted / rivetted approach to joinery.
Toronto also has a wealth of salvage stores where vintage details can be found to further personalize your piece, from old bolts and hinges, to vintage mirror and glass.