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Shops We Love: Kantelberg & Co.

After a decade in the Designers Walk building in Toronto, Kantelberg Antiques founder and designer Jill Kantelberg realized her company had outgrown both its name and floor space, and relaunched in a renovated, 4,500-square-foot warehouse in the Castlefield design district as Kantelberg & Co.

Designers and homeowners frequent Kantelberg & Co. for its stock of unique and elegantly decontextualized pieces. Visitors might find an antique trophy chair fashioned from antlers on one visit, and a coffee table made of art-packing crates on the next. As a teenager, Kantelberg cultivated an appreciation for unique color combinations and visual details during visits to Cologne’s markets and cathedrals. Today, they continue to inspire her collection of restored architectural salvage, one-of-a-kind antiques, enduring modern pieces and specialty European art. “I prefer pieces with a substantial and honest presence,” says Kantelberg.

Located 1150 Castlefield Ave., Unit B, Toronto. 

Author:
Brooke Lockyer
Photographer:
Angus Fergusson
Source:
House & Home November 2012
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