YE Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2024

Livingspace Join's This Year’s Young Elite Charity Golf Tournament & Dinner

Livingspace’s Quinn Bonetti at the Burnaby Riverway Golf Course for the 5th Annual Young Elite Charity Golf Tournament 

YE, along with fellow members and friends, gathered together earlier this June at the Burnaby Riverway Golf Club for the 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner. This annual charity event is dedicated to supporting local initiatives in the Vancouver Lower Mainland, including the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

We are thrilled to announce that this year, we were specially invited to participate in the tournament. Here’s to an outstanding event, filled with camaraderie and competition, all in the spirit of giving back to our community.

Cheers to making a positive impact and supporting a wonderful cause. We look forward to joining next year’s event as the reigning champions!

The YE Annual Charity Golf Tournament & dinner at the Burnaby Riverway Golf Course

Learn more about the YE initiatives and programs.

YE Vancouver Business Association

West Coast Modern Week 2024

Livingspace Helps Sponsor This Year’s West Coast Modern Week

West Coast Modern Week 2024

For nearly two decades, the West Vancouver Art Museum has organized Western Canada’s exclusive design week centred on the unique and distinct architectural style of West Coast Modernism – with deep roots in West Vancouver. Surrounded by forested mountains, an expansive ocean, and a lush rainforest, the natural setting of the Pacific North West presents unique challenges and opportunities that are reflected in the local architecture.

Presented by the West Vancouver Art Museum, West Coast Modern Week’s events include talks, exhibitions, socializing, and a unique Home Tour offering access to local, architecturally significant homes.

 

This year, we are thrilled to help present as co-sponsors to West Coast Modern Week in collaboration with British Pacific Properties.

West Coast Modern Week 2023 Highlights

For questions about West Coast Modern Week and to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Alison Powell at apowell@westvancouver.ca or 604-925-7296.

Learn more and get tickets on the West Vancouver Art Museum site.

Learn more about West Coast Modern Week 2024

Cause We Care 2024 Mother’s Day Luncheon

Livingspace attends this year's Cause We Care's Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon fundraiser lunch at the A-OK Commissary.

About Cause We Care

Founded in 2007, Cause We Care Foundation is the Vancouver Lower Mainland’s single registered public foundation exclusively assisting single mothers. Strategically investing in the success of single mothers, Cause We Care supports programs and initiatives that empower these families to achieve economic security, build capacity and create a positive future for themselves and their children.

Through fundraisers, Cause We Care has created programs, community grants, support funds, care packages, beneficiaries and more to support women and their children in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

Learn More About Cause We Care

Mother’s Day Luncheon

Cause We Care Foundation’s Mother’s Day Luncheon brought together 300 supporters in celebration of mothers and women. Presented by Osler and hosted by Aritzia at their A-OK Commissary, the event featured a cocktail reception, followed by a special 3-course menu.

Supporting sponsors Blue Ruby shared a curated selection of jewellery, as well as products from Midnight Paloma and The Cross, with 100% of proceeds going to Cause We Care.

Funds gathered from sponsor’s like Livingspace, and attendee’s at this year’s event support single mothers through the Single Mother Support Fund (SMSF) and Community Grants, which fund front line organizations delivering diverse programs to meet the needs of single mother-led families in the Lower Mainland.

The 2024 Luncheon


Three people, Ross Bonetti - Livingspace Founder and President, and the design duo GamFratesi, made of the couple Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, enjoy a drink at the Minotti Pavilion at the Rho Fieramilano fairgrounds during Salone del Mobile 2024.

Salone del Mobile 2024

The Livingspace team, led by Ross Bonetti, takes on Salone del Mobile 2024 in Milan - here is the best of the week.

Every year thousands of design creatives gather in Milan to experience the innovation of design from around the world. This year Salone del Mobile marked record-breaking attendant of 361,000+ people, 17% more visitors than 2023.

For over 35 years, Ross and the Livingspace team have attended Salone del Mobile. This year we visited our brand partners at the fairground, flagship stores, special events, and parties during Milan Design Week.

Out of the hundreds of exhibits during the week-long event, these were our favourites.

Baxter – La Casa Sul Lago & Baxter Cinema

The Sunday before the fair, we previewed Baxters new collection at the antique setting of their Villa on Lake Como.

The stunning new materials and colours foreshadowed the most popular colour-ways of the year at Salone – burnt orange and rhubarb.

Bookending that week, we revisited the new collection at the Baxter Cinema, a repurposed theatre in central Milan.  The underground space, with large video displays, music and crowds of people was ‘cinematic’.

Ross’s Top Picks:
Miami Beach sofa, designed by Paola Navone
Aura sofa, designed by Hannes Peer (One of our favourite emerging Designers)

Minotti

Minotti’s history witnessed a significant turning point with the presentation of the first collection since the death of Rodolfo Dordoni in 2023.  For the first time in twenty-five years, his absence marked a notable shift in the company’s creative direction. Minotti introduced two young designers to their collective, injecting a renewed energy into their designs.

In a piece of architecture spanning 4000 square meters across two floors, the brand unveiled 50 novelties within their indoor and outdoor collections.

“This year’s collection exudes a ‘vintage feel’” remarked Ross.  Designers within the group, including newcomers Giampiero Tagliaferri and Hannes Peer, found inspiration in the mid-century designs of the brand’s early days.

Ross’s Top Pick:
Supermoon seating system, designed by Giampiero Tagliaferri (Also featured on Interni Magazine’s Top 10 from Salone del Mobile 2024 List)

Living Divani

Also under the direction of Piero Lissoni, Living Divani presented in a luminous, industrial space with a semi-transparent facade.

Three new sofa systems were presented this year, with an emphasis on comfort.

The Living Divani Gallery is located in Milan’s Quadrilatero della moda district on Corso Monforte near other big names Porro, Gallotti&Radice, Baxter, Poltrona, Frau, Molteni&C, Gaggenau, Flos, Artemide, Nemo, and so many more – all highlighted spots by Wallpaper magazine in their Salone del Mobile 2024: what to see at the fair and at Milan Design Week – The Wallpaper* guide to Salone del Mobile 2024 and Milan Design Week.” 

Ross’s Top Picks:
Echoo sofa, designed by Piero Lissoni, Living Divani Art Director
Pebble stools, designed by Lanzavecchia + Wai (part of the Pebble collection designed in 2018+2019)

More Milan Design Week Highlights


Cause We Care 2023 Holiday Cocktail Party

Cause We Care Holiday Cocktail Fundraiser Party Hosted at the Livingspace Showroom in Vancouver's Armoury District

About Cause We Care

Founded in 2007, Cause We Care Foundation is the Vancouver Lower Mainland’s single registered public foundation exclusively assisting single mothers. Strategically investing in the success of single mothers, Cause We Care supports programs and initiatives that empower these families to achieve economic security, build capacity and create a positive future for themselves and their children.

Through fundraisers, Cause We Care has created programs, community grants, support funds, care packages, beneficiaries and more to support women and their children in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.

 

See the 2022 Care Package Program below.

Cause We Care 2023 Holiday Cocktail Party

This 2023 holiday season, Livingspace helps sponsor Cause We Care’s annual Holiday Cocktail Party – raising funds for their annual Care Package Campaign, Vancouver’s largest  care package drive for the last 15 years.

Livingspace hosts an evening of community, food, drinks, music and fundraising at their unique brick and mortar 30,000+ square foot showroom in the Vancouver Armoury District.

We want to thank all the people who helped support this year’s fundraiser to help support single mothers and their children in Vancouver Lower Mainland. 

Learn more about Cause We Care, this year’s Care Package Campaign at the link here


YE 2023 Year End Gala

Livingspace helps sponsor this year's Young Elite 2023 Year End Gala

On November 17, 2023, Young Elite Vancouver Group holds their sixth annual Year End Gala, connecting local, young, like-minded professionals.

This year’s theme – Casino Royale

Stepping into their seventh year, the group continues celebrating achievements of Vancouver’s finest young entrepreneurs and startups, and provide a platform to gather and connect. YE is committed to be the forefront to recognize our peers that have made tremendous contribution to our community, recognizing our future leaders and show our support to them.

This year Livingspace helped celebrate by standing as an in-kind sponsor for the second consecutive year.

To learn more about this year’s YE Year End Gala and Young Elite Vancouver, visit the link here.


2023 AFBC Architectural Awards of Excellence

Livingspace helps sponsor this year's AFBC Architectural Awards of Excellence.

The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC) is a non-profit organization advocating for the advancement of architecture and design in British Columbia. The AFBC is also a registered charity that funds education programs, scholarships, and other philanthropic initiatives.

Recently expanded this year, the AFBC Award categories welcome inclusive representation of architectural achievements in BC encompassing a wide range of project types, styles and contributions to the field. This new direction reflects a commitment to modernization, diversity and inclusivity in the field reflective of Provincial values and leadership for change.

The Awards program offers a variety of awards categories, including the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture.

2023 AFBC Architectural Awards of Excellence Gala and After Party

Wrapping up a great year of design, earlier this month on Wednesday, November 8 AFBC held British Columbia’s biggest bi-annual architecture event commemorating amazing projects and connecting like-minded professionals together.

Livingspace is honoured to help sponsor this year’s event and be a part of the community.

To see the entire photo gallery and learn more about this year’s winners, visit AFBC’s website here.


4 Ways Livingspace Celebrated Togo’s 50 Year Anniversary

Togo's Golden Anniversary

Livingspace collaborates with Ligne Roset at IDS Vancouver 2023 to present 50 Years of Togo – celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic mid-century design renowned worldwide.

To commemorate Togo’s half century, Livingspace chose to celebrate alongside the Vancouver design community at IDS Vancouver. We designed a special golden booth, hosted a key note speaker from Ligne Roset, threw a party at the showroom, and gave away a Togo fireside chair!

Conceptualized in the 1960’s by French designer Michel Ducaroy, the Togo was designed to break the status quo’s of hallmark 70’s shag carpets, floral upholstery, and stiff traditional sofas.

Plush, Vogue and Flexible. Over the last 50 years Togo has become a cult-classic, securing a spot in the hall of fame of contemporary furniture design.

Learn more about the Togo in the Georgia Straight interview with Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann – Ligne Roset’s Executive Vice-President of the Americas.

Togo 50 Years at IDS Vancouver

This year at IDS Vancouver, Togo was styled in warm hues marking the iconic seating system’s golden anniversary. Featuring a stand alone Togo in the limited edition anniversary fabric – La Toile du Peintre by Pierre Frey.

A Discussion with Ligne Roset Insider – Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann

Livingspace hosted special guest Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann (Ligne Roset’s Executive Vice-President of the Americas) to discuss the rich history of Ligne Roset, the Togo, and future insights of the brand.

The Official IDS Offsite After Party

Following the first public day of Western Canada’s biggest Design fair, Livingspace held the official IDS Vancouver offsite afterparty in collaboration with Ligne Roset and the Armoury District.

Vancouver’s design community came together to socialize with representatives from Ligne Roset and enjoy refreshments provided by sponsors nude, Los Flamingos, 33 Acres, and Chouchou Crepes.

Togo Giveaway

In honour of Togo’s 50th anniversary, Livingspace held a special giveaway in which one design enthusiast will win a Togo fireside chair.

Winner – Christine Young!

Stay tuned for future giveaways by subscribing to our mailing list here.


Laver Cup 2023 on Takes Vancouver

Livingspace was proud to be the official furniture sponsor for the Rocket Club lounge at the Laver Cup taking place in Vancouver from September 22-24, 2023.

Highlights included meeting tennis icons Roger Federer and Rod Laver while they relaxed with friends on furniture by Minotti and Gallotti&Radice.

Livingspace furniture by Roda, Gallotti&Radice, and Minotti.


Livingspace x Ash 28 Launch Party

Exciting new development features custom Italian kitchen and bath cabinetry by Livingspace Interiors.

Livingspace Interiors is proud to be partnering with Vancouver-based development company, Terra Blanka, on Ash 28, a refined residential project featuring twelve garden flats and penthouse homes, spanning one or two levels. Among Livingspace’s contributions to the project are luxury appliances and custom Italian kitchen and bathroom cabinetry by Molteni&C.

Ideally situated amid the colourful serenity of its tree-lined street location, the development embodies the function of a single-family home. Attentive detailing is housed in an unconventional form that is equally distinct and grounded, soft and strong, intimate and open – a form that both fits in and stands out within the single-family neighbourhood aesthetic.

Learn more about Ash 28