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Where to Shop Now: King East

We tour you through the neighbourhood’s best furniture & lighting shops, decor boutiques and kitchen & bath showrooms

Photography by Naomi Finlay

“If it’s the right chair, it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.” – Robert De Niro, American actor

King East is chock full of luxe, architectural flagships filled with European statement pieces (and the odd duck). With 28 stores to browse, you’ll find everything from sculptural kettles to super-cushy sofas. Click a pin on the map below to get more information about any of this upscale design district’s hottest shops.

Fave Finds:

Six standout discoveries from our favourite design shops

   Venere vanity by Gallotti & Radice at Suite 22 and Italinteriors

DL-G16-Nabes-KE-montauksofa   Harris couch by Montauk Sofa

    Furbo bowl by Alessi at Bergo Designs

   Laze bed by Poliform

DL-G16-Nabes-KE-rocheboboisbuffet   Trocadero buffet at Roche Bobois

   CH88 chair by Carl Hansen & Son at Bulthaup

Editor’s Picks:

Two top showrooms that always impress



Though filled with elegant high-end Italian furniture and stunning displays of Boffi’s kitchen and bathroom systems, this newly-expanded showroom is not without its fun surprises. Take the wooden duck and Jaime Hayon’s funky servingware in the shot above for instance. Both make the case that stylish need not be stiff.

Design Within Reach

Design Within Reach

The go-to for licensed furnishings from Knoll, Cassina and Herman Miller, DWR deals in modern classics (including Eames chairs aplenty). The retailer’s new King East digs are full of artful displays that make even familiar designs look fresh. A light cloud of glowing pendants hangs above the central staircase, while a fabric swatch wall showcases a rainbow of upholstery options from Maharam and Knoll.

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