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4 Shopping Destinations with Dazzling Art

In-store art installations that will stop you in your holiday-shopping tracks

By Eric Mutrie

Click on the name of any of the retail environments below to find out more about its stylish space.
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dl-1016-hotdates-sidebar-saks-sqAt Saks, a mystical metal forest
176 Yonge St
If the Garden of Eden had a fence, it might look something like the forest-like room divider Unitfive Design forged for Saks Fifth Avenue’s downtown location.
Photo by Ben Rahn.
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dl-1016-hotdates-sidebar-nordstrom-sqPosh precipitation rains down at Nordstrom
260 Yonge St
Moss and Lam decorate the Seattle retailer’s newest digs with a snowstorm-esque ceiling mobile composed of thousands of gold- and silver-coloured metal mesh sheets and mirrored PVC.
Photo by Taylor Kristan.
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dl-1016-hotdates-sidebar-sherway-sqSherway Gardens embraces equestrian chic
25 The West Mall
In the mall’s east wing, two steel stallion sculptures look to have galloped in from some magical forest. The majestic mare and foal are the work of artist John McEwen, who welded together thousands of laser-etched steel stars.
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dl-1016-hotdates-sidebar-holtrenfrew-sqHolt Renfrew nods to its haute heritage
99 Roncesvalles Ave
Made of laser-cut brass sheets, Commute Home’s 4.57 metre-wide fixture renders a classic architectural form – the geodesic dome – in fashionable brass.
Photo by Jenna Marie Wakani.


Originally published in Issue 4, 2016 as All that Glitters.


 


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