Generally, when I think of EQ3, I associate their products with a certain style; modern, steam line, no fuss and no warmth. If I was designing a condo for a downtown dwelling, I would likely look to EQ3 as a resource, as it often fits the style. However, after a design seminar at their Burlington store, I have changed my mindset about their products. The store has been renovated and now appears to be more open, allowing stages for multiple vignettes to display how their furniture can be used. There is a strong sense of modernity that still remains but with the transition of wood stains becoming lighter and more rustic, it adds a sense of imperfection, which is unusual with modern furniture. They have added a softer colour palette to their rugs and have some great home accents that could work in any space. Also, EQ3 has teamed up with Herman Miller, so for those mid century modern enthusiasts, you don't have to go into Toronto's city centre to find the real deal.
Here are a few of my favorite things from my visit yesterday at their store:
I love the light fixture, made with strips of fabric above the table.