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|Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers and retailers around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you. We became a public company in 1970. Net sales in fiscal year 2011 were $1.6 billion. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR. hermanmiller.com|
|Cutler and Gross was founded by Graham Cutler and Tony Gross who met in optometry school at Northampton College. For decades Cutler and Gross frames have relied in part upon their reputation being whispered amongst style and fashion circles like verbal quicksilver, dripping through the ranks of artists, architects and designers that have provided our brand’s core custom. Over the years many companies have opted for mass production, manufacturing their frames from moulds. The Cutler and Gross customer has always been an individual, craving the handcrafted feel of a bespoke pair of glasses, the tiny inaccuracies that give them character and make them unique to the wearer. Cutler and Gross has remained true to its tradition of handcrafting frames, producing in their own factory in Cadore, Italy. cutlerandgross.com|
|The Gladstone Hotel is the oldest continuously running hotel in the city of Toronto. In 2005 Gladstone owner and president Christina Zeidler led the hotel through renovations that would change it’s fate forever, injecting contemporary art into the very fabric of the building and it’s over 100 monthly events and exhibitions. The Gladstone’s juxtaposition of old and new; historical landmark and contemporary art scene, makes it an icon of local culture and a gateway for international travelers. The hotel houses 37 unique artist designed hotel rooms, each imagined by Toronto’s best talent, with two restaurants, four event venue spaces and three exhibition spaces. The Gladstone is a values-based business dedicated to offering an immersive and authentic experience to its guests. gladstonehotel.com|
|Bennett Jones is one of Canada’s premier business law firms. With a 90-year history and unparalleled depth in energy, natural resources and project development, the firm has over 360 lawyers advising clients on corporate, commercial and restructuring mandates and litigation matters. Bennett Jones has expanded globally with offices in the Middle East and Beijing, with lawyers and business advisors who are best positioned to serve the firm’s international client base. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities in China, the Middle East and around the world. bennetJones.com|
|Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a 100% family owned and operated Real Estate company that has been successfully assisting the buying and selling public since 1928. It is a Canadian company, and the Bosley Family are actively involved in the day-to-day management. Should you wish to talk to the owner of the company, you may actually do so! bosleyrealestate.com|
|aftermodern.lab is a Toronto based brand strategy and communication design studio working in both cultural and commercial contexts in all mediums. They practice purposeful visual communication inspired by modernism, purity of form and the uncompromising pursuit for typographic readability and legibility.They specialize in art direction, concept and strategy, visual identity, website development and design, print and collateral design, illustration and environmental graphic design. They were responsible for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival branding. aftermodernlab.com|
Colour Innovations began as a pre-press company supplying the design community with scanning, retouching, colour correction and film output. Today we are fully state-of-the-art offering CTP (computer-to-plate) technology, FM (stochastic) screening, digital photography, digital asset management/ad delivery/remote proofing, and digital communication with clients via T1 lines/FTP.
With the addition of a print division several years ago, we now offer our clients high-quality, full-colour sheet-fed printing on either our 6-colour, 40-inch Mitsubishi press (with coater) or our 11-colour Heidelberg 40-inch perfector press. colourinnovations.com
|archiTEXT is a transdisciplinary design consultancy and creativity think tank comprised of eclectic, dynamic and creative people from the worlds of design, business, research and art who use design and creativity as tools for discourse, impact and to engage the public. architextinc.com|
|The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is an independent theatre in The Annex district of downtown Toronto. It features weekly and monthly programming that will engage, inform, and inspire. bloorcinema.com|
|SMASH is a Toronto-based business founded in 2008. It operates from a 4300 square-foot showroom in the city’s west end. Owner Paul Mercer is an art history graduate with a long background in antiques, art, and salvage. The business is a well-regarded and inspiring source of high quality vintage materials, furnishings, and fixtures. smash.to|
|Brewing in small batches with only the best ingredients, we make craft beer in a variety of styles to pair with different foods and the changing seasons and whatever we felt like that day. We don’t make or serve lagers or pilsners – you can get those anywhere in the city. We make and serve hard to find Ales like a Belgian Sour, Double IPA or English Porter. We make some beers regularly and some once a year and even more are made one time only. indiealehouse.com|
|Astley Gilbert is your total trusted solution for an increasingly digital print-on-demand world. We have been providing our clients with full service, one-stop-shop solutions for over 40 years. Our goal is to make you look good on paper, on vinyl, on any surface. We also offer numerous online services, such as on-demand print procurement and Digital Asset Management. At AG, we’re committed to providing you with the most advanced imaging technologies and global production capabilities because in the world of print, you earn your clients trust, one solution at a time. astleygilbert.com|
|Archello is: The platform for architecture and design. Discover and present the world’s projects and products. Archello’s Mission: To connect the whole built environment and make the industry more transparent and efficient. archello.com|
|MOCO LOCO is the web magazine dedicated to everything related to modern contemporary design and architecture.
|Published by AZURE four times a year, DESIGNLINES is the ultimate guide to Toronto’s best contemporary furniture showrooms and home and lifestyle shops. Each issue provides reviews of top design stores along with stylish restaurants, new architectural projects and cutting-edge art galleries.DESIGNLINES spring and fall issues are packed with modern-living ideas for urban dwellers kitting out their apartments and condos, or houses designed by some of the best local architects. They also spotlight the city’s rising design talents as well as best new products and where to find them. Each year they publish The Guide, an issue that’s devoted to exploring T.O.’s eight-plus design districts. This walking guide points out the hottest places to shop, eat and drink in each neighbourhood. www.designlinesmagazine.com|