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Bobby Berk Home: Having It All

Posted by Dani on January 16, 2014

Bobby Berk Home Collection
Choice. Colour. Quality. Intelligent and eco-conscious design. With the Bobby Berk Home Collection, you don’t have to compromise.

The collection is available exclusively at Urban Mode, a fixture on the Toronto modern design scene for over 30 years. I attended the launch party there before Christmas and I had a chance to chat with the fun and charming Bobby himself. It’s no wonder his new collection of sofas, chairs, and case goods is so full of personality.

Bobby Berk Home Collection

With stores in New York, Atlanta, Miami, L.A., and now in Canada, 31 year old Bobby is making waves on the design scene across North America. His line takes inspiration from 60s and 70s mid-century style and adds a little Scandinavian touch. Manufactured in the US, Bobby aims for quality construction at an affordable price. He told us that every piece is worked on from start to finish by the same person. That kind of craftsmanship is hard to come by in a mass market, made-in-China world.

Bobby Berk Home Collection

I have great respect for intelligent design, and this collection hits all the marks. And I love being given so many choices! His credenzas offer up a sweet surprise when you open them to see coloured shelving, and the doors can be reversed to change the colour – love that! All the furniture is customizable and scalable, and the fabric choices are fabulous.

Bobby Berk Home Collection

Bobby talked about taking inspiration from his grandmother’s furnishings whose appeal crossed generations. He wants you to buy furniture your grandchildren will fight over. The pieces are bright and fun, with clean lines and quirky details. And the names are the best, taken from 70’s sitcoms. Remember Chrissy, Jack, Marsha, Greg, Tabitha, Archie, Ethel, and Jefferson? You’ll find all of these and more in the collection. I especially liked the Mork ottoman, and the Mindy cowhide cube seats. Because why shouldn’t you have fun with your home?

Bobby Berk Home Collection

Bobby Berk Home Collection

Bobby Berk Home Collection

Bobby Berk Home Collection

 

30 Responses to “Bobby Berk Home: Having It All”

  1. Tara says:

    Love it! Those clean lines are fabulous! I want that couch!

    • Dani says:

      Tara, what I didn’t mention was that the couch is really comfortable! When I see a couch I like, the first thing I do is sit in it and I’m often disappointed. Not this time!

  2. Christine says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Bobby Berk Home!! I’d definitely see his pieces being fought over. LOVE THEM ALL!

  3. I’m loving those bright, wake up colours! Great photos.

    • Dani says:

      The colours are awesome. I know the usual thinking is that you choose neutrals for your big investment pieces, but I’m not sure I agree anymore. People don’t buy forever furniture any more. And why not have some fun, right?

    • Dani says:

      It mixes in surprisingly well with other styles too. I find I am mixing things up in my home more and more, and it seems to work.

  4. I love the pops of colour and of course the names! so fun to name them after sitcoms, I loved Jack and Chrissy! lol

  5. Jo-Anna says:

    Oh how much do I love his style! It’s so clean and classy! I’m in love with that cowhide chair!!

  6. Shannon says:

    Love love love the look! The colors are amazing. I would take that whole look from the first picture and move it to my living room. Thanks for the intro to Bobby!

  7. Wow! I need new furniture! I love this! All the pops of colour are amazing!

  8. OMG, I love this. All the clean lines, low furniture. Minimalism in all it’s glory!

    • Dani says:

      I wish you had a chance to meet Bobby – you would love his work even more. Great to talk to, and very excited about his work.

  9. Jenn says:

    I like the colours and the design, but I’m more of a modern (read OLD) type of person! I think this style is great for a condo downtown!!

    • Dani says:

      Their design does have a focus on sizes for condos and other small spaces. But I do think a few things would work for me in my home too :)

  10. Alex says:

    Love everything! I love clean simple modern decor and this is fabulous! That grey sectional I would totally buy. And that credenza. And that…

    • Dani says:

      They look even better in person. The fabric is gorgeous. He’s done a great job, I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots more great designs in the future.

  11. Heather says:

    I Love love love all the yellow!

  12. Love the sofas, gorgeous!! I’ll be sure to watch for him, what a fabulous line of furniture!

  13. Tia says:

    Gorgeous! That sofa is beautiful; love the vintage look of the he legs.

  14. What a great concept – make furniture your grandchildren will fight over! I love that and think it’s a perfect litmus test! And yes, I do remember those sitcom names – it’s been a while since I’ve thought of Mork or Mindy, Jack or Chrissy, but I remember them well! ;-)

    • Dani says:

      Thanks Sheila. I have never really thought about longevity of design, but I have started to appreciate vintage and mid century design more and more. It seems these objects are timeless, and I love how they can influence our perspective today.

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