Introducing: Domison, where Canadian-made furniture is affordable

Introducing: Domison, where Canadian-made furniture is affordable

Introducing Domison, the latest in Toronto's custom furniture game (Image: Carole Park)

The place: Across the street from St. Lawrence Market in a cluster of furniture shops is a glass storefront that invites pedestrians to peer inside a 3,500-square-foot showroom by award-winning interior design firm Blazysgerard. To break up the stark-white open space, designers Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard placed black metal columns as contrasting graphic inserts.

The stuff: Domison offers contemporary pieces from its own line, with highlights that include the “Laurent” sofa-and-chaise combo ($2,750), “Capri” sideboard storage unit ($1,580) and, for a pop of colour, the “Landscape” turquoise upholstered bench ($1,850). Domison’s custom-design approach allows shoppers to tweak designs and offers made-to-measure creations for those with something more specific in mind. Smaller Canadian design studios like Fumi, Looolo and Bipède are also represented in the space.

The shoppers: Trendy professionals and families looking for affordable modern pieces of furniture that will outlast the “Karlstad” sofa from IKEA.

Our favourite thing: We love the eye-catching chartreuse “Toledo” sectional, configured to snake around the floor of the show room. Domison allows buyers to adjust the angles of each section, so it can zig and zag as they desire (sold by section, $900-$1,850). Harry Potter enthusiasts should note that one type of zigzag formation is a lighting bolt.

Domison, 35 Jarvis St.,