What do you get when you combine the most famous luxury-car brands with contemporary furniture? You get an unprecedented line of streamlined and opulent seating products.
Inspiration Furniture (1275 West 6th Avenue) has been offering high-end seating choices for more than a decade, and now it has brought the furniture lines of Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin to its store. Inspiration Furniture co-owner Steen Skaaning says his store is the first one in North America to bring these collections under the same roof.
“This is furniture on steroids.…This is really sexy stuff,” Skaaning tells the Georgia Straight in a phone interview. “How do you create a coalition between an Aston Martin sofa and an Aston Martin car? It’s interesting, because once you see it, the furniture seems to fit with the car brand perfectly.”
In the 3,400-square-foot gallery that showcases the luxury-car/furniture collaboration, customers will be treated to sofa eye candy. Mercedes-Benz’s MBS001 sofa (starting at $21,000) is the epitome of Mercedes-Benz. A sleekly curving choice, the sofa has aluminum legs that come in nine different colours. Skaaning says the combination of the stitching, perforated leather, and two-tone colours on the coolly futuristic couch captures the signature Mercedes-Benz sense of style. In the Aston Martin collection, take a look at the semicircular sectional (starting at $87,000) made from Alutex and carbon-fibre materials, with aluminum legs. There are about 140 different leather choices, with plenty of customization features and wood finishes.