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It's Personal

It's Always Personal.  That’s the differentiating factor between buying something from a retailer whose products were made by people who’ve never heard of you and commissioning owner-designers to create a custom design to your specifications. When you hire RetroWorks to make your industrial furniture, it’s not just business, it’s personal.

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75th Anniversary of D-Day - Diary of a WWII RCAF Armourer

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75th Anniversary of D-Day - Diary of a WWII RCAF Armourer

Diary of a WWII RCAF Armourer For once, we are pausing to take a moment to recognize something that has absolutely nothing to do with furniture or design, but has such great importance to us. The 75th anniversary of D-Day has made us very reflective of how fortunate we all are to have lived, for the most part, in a time of peace since the time of WWII.  A few years ago, while at an antique market, Jamie and I came across a diary written by an RCAF Armourer (someone responsible for loading bombs onto planes), who captured in great...

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A Jazz Age Inspired Industrial Furniture Collection

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A Jazz Age Inspired Industrial Furniture Collection

  We recently visited New York and really enjoyed strolling through the lobbies of grand old hotels like the Roosevelt and the Plaza. As we listened to Jelly Roll Morton overhead tickling the ivories in Wolverine Blues, our newest collection was inspired.  We were swept up in the aura of the roaring twenties. We easily imagined the brightly chandelier-lit grand halls and the dimly-lit prohibition-era speakeasies. Jazz filled our ears as we imagined the young and beautiful from the pages of the Great Gatsby dancing the Lindy Hop and the Charleston. World War I was over.  The standard of living...

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RetroWorks Night On the Town with the Design Exchange

RetroWorks Night On the Town with the Design Exchange

Last month, RetroWorks took in the Fourth Annual Design Exchange Design Auction. The night is a celebration of design and is a fundraiser for design education programs for underserved communities. The event was expertly championed, organized, curated and executed by the team at the Design Exchange and hosted by a committee of design virtuosos including Isabella Romano, Erika Floysvik and Shai Deluca-Tamasi! We had the chance to hear from three kids who have benefited from these programs in the past and we were absolutely struck by how impressive they were and how much their composure and contributions were well beyond their...

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RetroWorks is a Market Maker Now!

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RetroWorks is a Market Maker Now!

RetroWorks is excited to announce that we will be at the Toronto Evergreen Brickworks with the Toronto Etsy Makers Market this Sunday, June 3rd. We will be bringing a selection of our industrial and rustic designs and on hand to discuss any other designs you might be interested in. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful summer-like day!  Come down to enjoy all the Brickworks has to offer and see all of the great original designs for sale by a wide variety of Etsy Makers! We hope to see you there! Cheers,RetroWorks     Subscribe to this blog's RSS feed...

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