Oak walls partition offices in Montreal law firm by Naturehumaine

A lawyer’s office occupies a contemporary extension to a commercial building in Montreal, which local studio Naturehumaine designed with a monochrome palette and wooden accents. The Montreal firm designed the renovation for a two-storey commercial structure in residential neighbourhood Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. In addition to renovating the existing building, which contains leasable commercial space on the lower […]

Eight Montreal homes updated with greyscale interiors

US reporter Bridget Cogley has rounded up eight homes in Montreal with interiors that make the most of a monochrome palette – highlighted by Michelle Ogundehin as a key trend for 2020. Maison du Parc by La Shed Architecture A white staircase leads down to a wine cellar, which is concealed behind frosted glass walls, […]

Michael Godmer designs “perfectly balanced” Montreal townhouse Elmwood Residence

Montreal interior designer Michael Godmer has expanded and revitalised a local townhouse by preserving original woodwork and adding contemporary details. Elmwood Residence is a two-storey Victorian townhouse in Montreal‘s Outremont neighbourhood. Having previously redesigned the client’s chalet about an hour drive outside of the city, interior designers Godmer and Manon d’Alençon were tasked to transform […]

Perforated panels conceal apartments above Montreal dental clinic by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian firm Paul Bernier Architecte has extended a dental practice in Montreal with two floors of apartments covered in aluminium panels. Local firm Paul Bernier Architecte created the three-storey Van Horne building in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood. It is slotted in between two brick structures on Van Horne Avenue, and contains a dental clinic on […]

Metal grates form walls and railings inside Montreal apartment Aluminum Scarf

The covers of subway ventilation ducts have been used as walls, railings and storage closets in this renovated Montreal apartment designed by Canadian architect Jean-Maxime Labrecque. The local designer’s renovation encompasses a kitchen and living space on the ground floor, and two mezzanine levels above. White grates provide a link throughout the three levels forming […]

Appareil Architecture uses minimal palette to update 1960s Montreal home

Dark slate tiles, white marble and wood are among the materials that Canadian studio Appareil Architecture has used in the renovation of a mid-century home in Montreal to “foster harmony” with existing details. Appareil Architecture designed the overhaul for a residence in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood, which was completed in the 1960s by Montreal architect […]

Charles Simon creates boxy wooden luggage influenced by aeronautical design

Two aeronautical engineers have designed this series of luggage featuring rigid Canadian wood and leather shells. Charles G Tremblay and Simon Maltais, who were previously aeronautical engineers, founded the baggage company Charles Simon in Montreal in 2014. The two met as engineering students at Montreal’s École de Technologie Supérieure and, after years of experience in […]

Montreal wine bar Vinvinvin by Ménard Dworkind takes cues from bottle labels

Deep purple tiles, geometric patterns and wine bottles repurposed as lamps feature inside this bar in Montreal, designed by local architecture studio Ménard Dworkind. The Vinvinvin bar in Montreal was designed by local firm Ménard Dworkind to feature a bold mix of colour, pattern and texture. “They were looking for something loud, something with a […]

Ivy Studio models Montreal dry cleaners on a Parisian apartment

Ivy Studio has used moulding, brass lights and herringbone floors to make this dry cleaning shop in Montreal evocative of a European residence. Les Nettoyeurs White’s dry cleaners is located in Montreal’s residential Saint-Henri neighbourhood. Local firm Ivy Studio transformed an 800-square-foot (74-square-metre) commercial space with the aim to create the “cosy” Les Nettoyeurs White’s […]

Vaste celebrates Canadian heritage with new furniture collection

Stools with “wild simplicity” and colourful storage boxes feature in the debut series of a new Montreal furniture brand. Called Vaste, the company launched last year as the furniture arm of Montreal design studio F & Y, established by woodworkers Frederique Beaubien and Yannic Ryan in 2009. Items in the range include the Olmsted chair […]

Ménard Dworkind embrace Chinatown kitsch for Miss Wong brasserie in Montreal

Architecture firm Ménard Dworkind has created a microcosm of Chinatown at this a colossal pan-Asian restaurant and bar in Montreal’s Laval suburb. When local designer Guillaume Ménard was approached to convert the former Moomba mega-club into a Chinese beer garden, he tapped architect David Dworkind to partner on the project. The collaboration spurred the founding […]

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