Shops We Love: MADE
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Founders: Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson
Opening Date: 2005
Addresses: 867 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: (416) 607-6384
What’s It All About: Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson both moved in art and design circles in Toronto, having worked overseas in Europe, and saw a lot of local Canadian designers who were being underserved. They decided to stop complaining about the fact that Toronto didn’t have a design store promoting these local designers and opened one themselves in 2005 on Dundas street. Everything they sell in the store (except for, as Moore pointed out, a hand-tufted rug), is Canadian made.
Philosophy: "We follow our aesthetic in terms of the furniture and pieces we choose, things that speak to a knowledge of tradition, a knowledge of traditional skills and innovation." -- Julie Nicholson
View our slideshow to see some of the store’s favorite pieces.