Gus* Design Group is a modern furniture company based in Canada. They design and manufacture upholstered seating, accents, and accessories which comprise the Gus* Modern Collection. In addition, they provide services for contract and private-label design and manufacturing for a wide range of clients. Their products range from Sofas, Sectionals, Beds, Storage Units, Dining Tables & Chairs, Accent Tables, Ottomans, Lighting, and Accessories.
Last month, I was able to visit Gus* in their new home at the LRI Design Plaza in Makati and here’s what I found out about them.
Living Space Home Furnishings brought Gus here in the Philippines in 2010. They wanted to bring in a brand that has the same youthful energy and awareness on social responsibility as they are. Gus* Modern is proud to be an FSC-Certified Company and a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. All Gus* Modern ensures that all its wood products come from well-managed forest. Only companies that have an FSC certification number, and submit to a rigorous and ongoing auditing process to ensure compliance with strict FSC standards and principles, may claim to be FSC-Certified or claim to use FSC-Certified wood.
We are inspired by simple forms and honest materials. We use them as the springboard for everything we create. From the simple two-by-four and construction I-Beam, to the useful miter box, we delight in the simplicity of everyday objects. The result is furniture, accent pieces, and accessories that mix the elegant with the industrial. Mirroring the great modernist of yesterday, we strive to combine great design and practical purpose.
TOP PICKS from GUS*
Bolton Multi-Sectional Sofa
The Bolton Multi-Sectional is the most versatile piece of furniture you’ll ever own. With arms that can be easily removed and reattached, and a chaise that can be positioned on either the left or right side, this sectional has 19 possible configurations – enough to suit any room layout you can imagine. What’s not to love about this, right?
The Junction Desk is a minimalist design that’s well suited for home office or open-concept living. The open storage compartment can be used to store books and magazines, or as a handy spot to charge electronic devices. The writing surface has an open trough at the back to hold stationary or to attractively store and display books or artwork. Concealed, brushed metal fittings enable seamless cord management. The single push-to-open drawer stores essential office supplies and clutter.
Thompson Chair SE
Based on the iconic shape and proportions of our original Thompson Chair, the Thompson Chair SE features a molded plywood seat, back, and legs, all finished in warm Walnut or Natural Oak. It works well as a dining chair, or as standalone accent seating.
Halifax Chair (red)
The Halifax is a contemporary accent chair with a laid-back, industrial feel. Faceted upholstery panels rest on a precision welded, powder-coated steel frame. Walnut-finished paddle armrests help soften the strong
lines of this unique design.
The Switch Sofa has a split personality. The quilted seat and back cushions have a different stitched pattern on each side, which allows you to subtly change the look on a whim.
Wireframe Coffee Table
The Wireframe Coffee Table is a functional accent piece which evokes the 3D wireframe models used by designers and animators. It features a walnut-finished, exposed ply top and bottom surface, and black, powder-coated steel grid framework. Two openings allow for attractive storage of cushions, blankets, books, or clutter.
The Danforth Chair is an updated interpretation of the classic wingback style. The chair features a cutaway arm silhouette and a continuous tubular stainless steel base, both of which lend to its modern, graphic appeal.
Another nice thing about Gus* is that you can also choose the color and the type of cloth for your sofa.
Below are three more furnitures from Gus which I like.
I specially love this ottoman -slash-chair-slash-side-table that is covered in Fairtrade coffee burlap!
Thank you so much Jonel, Marj, and most specially, Ms. Jenny for inviting me over and letting me sit on the Halifax Chair..heehee
Gus* Studio Manila
Suite 223, 2/F LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia St.,
Bel-Air II Makati City, Philippines.
Landline : (02) 753-8871
Mobile No. : 0917-5638983
Store Hours : 10AM – 7PM (Daily)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Website : www.gusmodern.com
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/GusModernPH