Arclinea’s Newest Kitchen to Canada

Celebrating our exclusive partnership with Arclinea kitchens nationwide, the Livingspace team is delighted to introduce the newest showcase kitchen at our Vancouver showroom. Experience the pinnacle of kitchen design and functionality with us.

As we finalize the last details, we’re thrilled to unveil one of Antonio Citterio’s most contemporary kitchen creations: Principia.

When conceptualizing Principia, Citterio’s primary focus was on upholding the fundamental philosophy of the kitchen as the heart of the home—a space where both physical and spiritual nourishment thrive. He seamlessly merged tradition with a fresh aesthetic and cutting-edge functionality, crafting a modern yet inviting environment where family and friends can gather. Thus, Principia derives its name from the term “principles,” emphasizing its commitment to the foundational values of the kitchen.

Arclinea display Principia kitchen in Milan, Italy.

Principia showcases signature natural-cut wooden doors with integrated handles, uniquely etched illuminated glass displays, sleek Mensolinea shelving, quartzTEC gravel hammered finish countertops and backsplash, built-in PITT cooktop burners, and more.

To learn more and experience Principia firsthand, visit the Livingspace showroom in Vancouver.

White Rock Project - 2023 Finalist of Western Living’s Home of the Year

It’s officially WL Home of the Year season, a time the editorial team looks forward to annually: turning  back the pages and reflect on all of the beautiful homes that have been published in Western Living and on 

Congratulations to the White Rock Project – nominated for the 2023 Western Living’s Home of the Year — On behalf of everyone involved on this very rewarding project, we are excited announce that White Rock has been named a finalist in this year’s Home of the Year competition presented by @westernliving and @pacificartstone.

The winner is selected by public vote on Western Living’s website. Please head to the link here to vote for the White Rock Project (Flex space #11.)

Furniture: Livingspace Interiors Vancouver by Ligne Roset
Interior Design: Andrea McLean
GC: KBC Developments
Millwork: Robin Woronko, Intempo Interors
Architecture: Randy Bens Architecture
Photography: Ema Peter
Styling: Marcela Trejo


We’re honoured to have been part of this beautiful project, great work to all involved.

Livingspace's Bonetti II House on Cover of Boulevard Magazine

Livingspace President and Founder’s home, the Bonetti II House, has been featured on the cover of Boulevard Magazine in their October 2023 issue.

With a 5 page story highlighting Ross Bonetti’s vision of the home at conception to stand-out features brought to life by Architects BattersbyHowatt and Livingspace Italian suppliers like Molteni&C, Poala Lenti, Porro, Technogym, LondonArt, Monte Clark Gallery and more.

Read more about the Bonetti II House in Boulevard’s digital October issue.

Read Boulevard's October 2023 Issue

Armoury District x IDS Vancouver, September 2023

Mark your calendars! An Exclusive Livingspace IDS Event & Armoury District Block Party is just around the corner.

Ligne Roset's Togo to take centre stage for Livingspace at IDS.

In honour of Ligne Roset’s famous Togo sofa turning fifty years old, Livingspace will be featuring a special Togo exhibition at this year’s IDS event. Convention attendees will get to experience the incredible comfort of the Togo, and have the opportunity to be entered to win a Togo Fireside Chair.

Livingspace will be hosting a special off-site IDS afterparty event.

Ringing in the first day of the Fall season and coinciding with IDS is another Armoury District block party on September 22, 2023, and Livingspace is pleased to be taking part once again. Local businesses will be opening their doors to welcome professionals and design & art enthusiasts for the Armoury District Block Walk, which runs from 4-7pm, immediately followed by a special off-site al fresco afterparty at Livingspace Interiors from 7-9:30pm (see below for details).

The evening will feature special guest Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann, Excecutive Vice President of Ligne Roset, music by DJ Nathalie, as well as snacks and refreshments courtesy of Chouchou Crepes, Nude Vodka and 33 Acres Brewing.

We hope to see you there!

Armoury District Block Walk.

Interior designers and design enthusiasts are invited to explore the many purveyors in the Armoury District, where they will be treated to many engaging displays and demonstrations, along with food & beverages at select locations.

The Armoury District x IDS Offsite
Friday, September 22, 2023
BLOCK WALK: 4 – 7pm
CLOSING PARTY: 7 – 9:30pm @ Livingspace Interiors

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Forbes 2023 Interplay Summit

Last week, we had the pleasure of participating in Forbes’ inaugural Vancouver-based event, the 2023 Interplay Summit. The exclusive event featured a total of 6 panels with distinguished speakers from around the globe, and we were delighted to have Livingspace’s own Ross Bonetti as a part of the New Consumerism Forbes forum. The discussion delved into pivotal business trends shaped by the modern buyer and technology.

A Minotti and Galloti&Radice Showcase

Livingspace were honoured to enhance the summit experience with the exquisite furnishings of Minotti and Gallotti&Radice, setting the stage for the main panel discussions as well as the featured ADORE Lounge – a curated exhibition redefining the essence of luxury through arts and culture from around the world.

Capping off the day on a high note, we joined Forbes at the Interplay Gala to celebrate the summit’s highlights and contribute to fundraising efforts for The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation.

Remembering Rodolfo Dordoni

On August 1, 2023, the world of design lost a true visionary and creative mastermind, Rodolfo Dordoni. As an esteemed architect, interior designer, and product designer, Dordoni’s influence on the design industry has been nothing short of revolutionary. Throughout his illustrious career, he left an indelible mark on the world of aesthetics, inspiring countless designers and enthusiasts alike. Today, we pay tribute to this design legend and reflect on his enduring legacy.

Born in 1947 in Milan, Italy, Dordoni’s design journey began at the Politecnico di Milano, where he pursued a degree in Architecture. After graduating, he quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the most sought-after designers in the industry. His work spanned across various disciplines, including furniture, lighting, and interior design, showcasing his versatility and creativity.

Dordoni’s design philosophy was characterized by a seamless blend of elegance, functionality, and innovation. He had an innate ability to infuse a touch of modernity into classic designs, creating timeless pieces that stood the test of time. His creations were not just objects of beauty; they were expressions of human experiences, transforming spaces into captivating narratives.

A Design Legend's Legacy Lives On

One of Rodolfo Dordoni’s most notable achievements was his collaboration with renowned Italian design brands. Perhaps his most notable affiliation is his collaboration with Minotti, which began in 1997 and where he served as Art Director since 1998. He also worked extensively with Roda, Molteni&C, Artemide, Flos, and many others. His iconic furniture pieces and lighting designs became staples in both residential and commercial spaces, leaving an enduring impact on the way we interact with our surroundings.

Beyond his design prowess, Dordoni was also a respected mentor and educator. He generously shared his knowledge and expertise, nurturing the next generation of designers. His commitment to passing on his wisdom ensures that his influence will continue for generations to come.

Dordoni’s legacy will continue to shape the industry and inspire budding designers to think beyond boundaries. His dedication to creating harmonious and functional spaces will continue to guide us in creating better living environments for all, and remind us that great design has the power to transform lives and touch the human spirit.

Livingspace Celebrates IDS Vancouver and 50th Anniversary of Togo

Luxury home furnishing retailer presents Ligne Roset keynote and hosts trade after party

VANCOUVER, B.C., July 27, 2023 – Livingspace, Vancouver’s leading destination for modern European home furnishings, announces its participation at the Interior Design Show Vancouver (IDS Vancouver), taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West from September 21-24.

For the design show’s highly anticipated Trade Day programming on Friday, September 22, Livingspace presents Ligne Roset & 50 Years of Togo, a discussion in design featuring keynote speaker Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann, Executive Vice President, Ligne Roset USA Corporation. Following a day of thought-provoking design programming, the brand will host The Official IDS after party, Presented by Livingspace – Ligne Roset & 50 Years of Togo, outside of its 30,000 square foot showroom, located in Vancouver’s creative hub, The Armoury District.

“IDS Vancouver is a renowned design show in this market and we are extremely grateful to be a part of it,” says Livingspace founder & president, Ross Bonetti. He continues, “we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Simone to Vancouver and honour 50 years of Togo, and we’re looking forward to inviting design experts and enthusiasts alike to the brand new Ligne Roset Shop at Livingspace where people can explore the legendary seating collection.”

Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann will join the IDS Vancouver Caesarstone Stage on September 22 from 1:30 – 2:30pm to share insights into the legacy of the renowned French design house and what’s ahead for the Ligne Roset brand. Following the talk, the after party will begin at 7pm and feature fun bites, creative cocktails, and an enticing giveaway. Open to all IDS Vancouver ticket holders, guests will have the opportunity to connect with peers and industry professionals in a social outdoor setting and explore Livingspace’s showroom and the new Ligne Roset Shop.

Known for its comfortable, informal and snug design, 2023 marks half a century for the iconic Togo seating collection, originally designed by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 for Ligne Roset. Reimagined for its anniversary year in La Toile du Peintre, a contemporary tapestry with a large graphic pattern and vibrant colours that reinterprets a work by painter Heather Chontos, the limited-edition Ligne Roset Togo collection can be found in Vancouver exclusively at Livingspace.

About Livingspace

Established in 1988 by Vancouver local Ross Bonetti, Livingspace has grown to become the city’s premier destination for modern furniture, kitchens, closets, bathroom and lighting. The concept for Livingspace was inspired by an appreciation for modern design, and the desire to create a unique, approachable and customer-centric retail environment catering to both the consumer and professional design community.

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Celebrating West Coast Modern Week 2023

West Coast Modern week was back in 2023, running from July 5th – 10th. Presented by British Pacific Properties and the West Vancouver Art Museum, the weeklong event celebrated modern architecture and design that pays tribute to the West Coast and its unique topography. Known the world over for its pristine and abundant natural beauty – lush rainforests and mountainous terrain with the Pacific Ocean at its feet, the West Coast presents a unique (and uniquely challenging) landscape for architecture.

The week’s events were presented by the West Vancouver Art Museum, which included an itinerary of panel discussions from a multi-disciplinary group of design and architecture experts; two film screenings; a poolside cocktail party at a private residence; the Annual Barry Downs Lecture Series with a presentation by Dr. Michael Prokopow; the 16th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour and Afterparty; and a private West Coast jazz concert featuring the Cory Weeds Sextet.

Sewel’s Landing Apartment & Sanctuary Boathouse, furnished by Livingspace Interiors

One of the properties to take centre stage at this year’s West Coast Modern Week was the Sewell’s Landing Apartment & Sanctuary Boathouse at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, furnished by Livingspace Interiors. The stunning property has the interesting characteristics of southern exposure and great access to light while also boasting glorious views up Howe Sound to the north.

Conceptualized as an extension of the Horseshoe Bay village, the project’s design inspiration comes from its West Coast marine setting, influenced by architects Arthur Erickson, Ron Thom, Fred Hollingsworth, and Ned Pratt. It was built around themes concerning locality, community, waterfront, and continuity.

Ligne Roset's Togo Turns 50!

In 2023, Ligne Roset is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Togo, the iconic seating collection designed by Michel Ducaroy.

Manufactured for half a century in the foothills of the Jura mountains in Briord, France, Togo celebrates its 50th birthday with a new special edition design!

A symbol of the changing times of 1968, Togo is the result of Michel Ducaroy’s reflections on the almost limitless formal possibilities of new materials such as quality foams and polyester quilting. Discover the history of Togo.

For its 50th anniversary, Togo is dressing up in a limited edition covering which will be sure to add personality to any interior. La Toile du Peintre by Pierre Frey will be available until the end of 2023.

With La Toile du Peintre, Togo is adorned with a contemporary tapestry with a large graphic pattern and vibrant colors that reinterprets a work by painter Heather Chontos. Its scale and joyful, free strokes make this fabric an ode to artistic expression that will energize its surroundings.

A life companion for 50 years.

Over the years, the Togo sofa has appeared in countless homes and commercial spaces around the world. Its popularity and versatility mean that it is just as much at home in a modernist apartment as in a cozy ski lodge or a classic Parisian apartment. It has featured in numerous films and TV shows, including the iconic Friends TV series, where it took center stage in the living room, becoming an instant classic.

The Togo embodies exactly what its designer envisioned – a comfortable, informal and snug sofa, which invites you to sit, relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Salone del Mobile 2023 - Our Week In Milan

The 2023 Salone Furniture Fair Yields Fresh Design Inspiration Aplenty

The April 2023 Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair in Milan was a major success and represented a full-scale return to the ways of fairs past, with extravagant displays and sprawling pavilions from the top brands in design.

Our team spent a jam-packed four days at the fairgrounds, and visited over 30 supplying partners at fairground booths, flagship showrooms, factories and special exhibits throughout Milan and Northern Italy.

Promoting 'Slow Design', the antithesis of fast fashion

This year’s show theme had a distinct “Slow Design” feel to it. Combating the ‘fast fashion’ trend in the furniture industry has long been a driving force behind Italian furniture design. While Livingspace  consciously partners with brands that counteract a hyper-consumerist market for decades, we’ve encountered a growing number of companies and initiatives at Salone working towards creating products that are eco-friendly and sustainable, while also paying employees fair and competitive wages.

A few of our highlights from Salone week

The Minotti Pavilion

Minotti pulled out all the stops with Salone’s largest exhibition, titled the “Minotti Pavilion”. Spanning approximately 4000 square metres across two levels, the sprawling complex was the jewel of the fair. Architecturally custom-built exclusively for the fair two weeks prior to the event, the pavilion consisted of a private wing and a public-access wing, bisected by a large glass tunnel vestibule allowing visitors to see the spectacular designs on offer.

Central to the concept of the Minotti Pavilion was the desire to create a fully immersive Minotti experience, untainted by outside influences. To achieve this, the exhibition featured large privacy walls blocking out the rest of the fair and keeping the focus of attendees exclusively within the curated Minotti environment. Additionally, despite the temporary nature of the exhibition, the Minotti display came complete with fully functional plumbing, providing visitors with a real-world simulation of living in a Minotti furnished home.

The Baxter Villa

The Baxter Villa is a small villa dating back to 1902, which serves as an immersive showcase for the brand, displaying Baxter’s in-house collections of dining tables, outdoor furniture, exquisite leather armchairs and sofas, and marble coffee tables – all in a spectacular setting in the hills above Lake Como, Italy.

Our team had the opportunity to visit the Baxter Villa on the Sunday before the commencement of Salone del Mobile, setting an inspirational tone for the week ahead.

Paola Lenti’s new flagship

The newly planned Paola Lenti’s flagship was still under construction when our team visited, but in motion are big plans for what is sure to be a truly unique experience, in typical Paola Lenti fashion. In time, the current space will be converted into a multi-functional Paola Lenti owned and operated boutique space, which will include a restaurant & bar, a spa and a small-scale hotel.

The company’s 2023 collection is a stunning reflection of their eco-friendly and anti-consumerist business objective, and we can’t wait to bring some of these pieces to Vancouver and share them with the local design community!

Paolo Lenti is often credited with having invented the concept of slow design in the outdoor furniture sector, and they are known for fostering extremely positive relationships with their factory workers, whom they affectionally refer to as their “artists”. At the core of the company’s ethos is a commitment to free-flowing creativity and a resistance to what’s trendy. This untethered creative spirit is the soul of Paola Lenti, and it is evident in each and every one of their designs, which makes our visit with them a highlight each time we are in Milan.

Porro’s history-making President of Salone

As is the case with Paola Lenti, Porro too is in the process of launching a new flagship to showcase their brand. Their new facility is located just off of Via Durini, the most popular street for high-end furniture design in Milan.

Our team had the chance to connect with Porro’s head of Marketing Communications, Maria Porro, who this year made history by being appointed the first female President of Salone del Mobile.

The ‘Free System’ from Acerbis

A brand that is really starting to make an impact in the design world, Acerbis’ “Free System” had everyone talking. A super comfortable and on-trend modular sofa that was redesigned from the company archives for their 2023 collection, it was one of the highlight pieces to come from the fair this year.

Casa Manzoni with La Manufacture

For the week of Salone, La Manufacture had their brand exhibit at Casa Manzoni, former home of the famous writer Alessandro Manzoni. The exhibit featured atmospheric soundscapes throughout the apartment, including readings from Manzoni’s writings, while subtle ambient violet lighting washed over the various spaces, emphasizing the beautiful colour palettes of the furniture on display.

Read more about the exhibit.

Into the AI future with Moooi

Moooi brought a delightful interactive flair to Salone this year with an AI generated personalized room spray maker. Visitors were asked to answer a series of questions, after which the program created a customized scent based on their personality.