Livingspace is celebrating 30 years of business this May with the grand reveal of a $2-million expansion and renovation.
Housed in a 1930’s-era printing factory in the Armoury District of Vancouver, Livingspace has added the fifth floor to its showroom, which features an unexpected rooftop garden courtyard and brings the store’s footprint to an impressive 30,000 square feet.
The new level showcases Italian brands Paola Lenti and Molteni&C/Dada. Paola Lenti, renowned for its sophisticated use of colour and innovative materials, features both indoor and outdoor furniture set against the original, industrial factory space. In contrast, Canada’s first Molteni&C/Dada monobrand showroom offers a more refined and intimate experience as you move through the space with individual room-like settings revealing the latest in kitchens, closets and furniture.
“After 30 years in business, we felt a complete redesign was the perfect way to celebrate and to assure our customers we plan to get better with age,” said Ross Bonetti, owner of Livingspace. “We’re thrilled to showcase Paola Lenti and Molteni&C/Dada – some of the best Italian designers in the world – in a unique space that authentically captures the spirit of these iconic brands.”
Throughout the renovation process, Livingspace worked closely with their international brand partners to ensure its coveted heritage location was preserved. The result is a contemporary gallery-like approach and shop-in-shop layout that is purposefully juxtaposed with the building’s nearly century-old history.
“It’s been an incredible 30 years,” Bonetti said. “We are so fortunate to work with sought-after designers and suppliers who have an incredible talent for balancing art and design. It is extremely heartwarming to witness the support shown by these key players in the interior design world for Vancouver’s burgeoning home design and décor industry.”
Since opening its doors in 1988, Livingspace has evolved from a furniture-only retailer to a one-stop destination for building a picture-perfect modern lifestyle. The Vancouver-based retailer is already looking towards the future with the anticipated arrival of a Minotti monobrand showroom later this year.
Key representatives from Livingspaces’ brand partners and leading European designers, Molteni&C/Dada, Minotti, Living Divani, Porro, MDF Italia, and Poltrona Frau, will be in Vancouver on May 23 and are available for interviews. For interview requests with these international designers, please reach out to the media contacts below.
To experience Livingspace’s impressive redesign, visit the showroom at 1706 W 1st Avenue in Vancouver, B.C. For more information about Livingspace’s offerings and to view its list of carried suppliers, visit www.livingspace.com.