After over a decade of success in Quebec, Artemano has arrived in Toronto at 698 Caledonia Road. At first glance, the vast space filled with beautiful wooden furniture seems like your typical showroom, but it’s something more. Artemano prides itself on taking a holistic approach to home décor– it’s all about creating peace and finding an escape in one’s own home.
You won’t find any shady business practices or products of child labour here, owners Shimon Finkelstein and Eyal Shoam are determined to run an ethical business. They handpick everything they sell and won’t settle for anything they wouldn’t want in their own homes. Everything Artemano originates from India; the duo repurpose old tree trunks and the wood of broken down barns, bridges, and railroads to create modern masterpieces. Conscious of what they take from the community, Finelstein and Shoam are eager to find ways to give back. For starters, all the store managers have adopted Indian foster children.
Artemano also develops its own line of furniture using Sheesham, a special kind of Indian rosewood collected on environment-friendly groves. While Finkelstein and Shoam are careful not to claim their store is 100% eco-friendly, they’re certainly well on their way and strive to do more.
More than just another collection of wooden tables, their designs are exquisite in the details. While they certainly add their own touch to pieces, their priority is to let the natural beauty of the wood shine through. No heavy varnishes or coats of paint here. The best way to experience Artemano is to visit their showroom, see the pieces up close, and give them a feel. But if you can’t make it out, here are a few of our favourite items:
Round suar (also known as rain tree wood) coffee table with three wooden legs, $395.00.
Small slick Ebony recycled wood mirror, $195.00.
Basant chair in rosewood, $245.00.
Puzzle dining table in Indonesian teak, $2500.00.
This post was sponsored by Artemano.