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WEST END – Studio 1484

A narrow flight of stairs leads visitors to a wide selection of decorative table- ware, rare ceramics, vinage plastics and art glass. Among the Canadian finds are sculptural vases by Kayo O’Young and glass blower Ed Roman, while international pieces include elliptical plates by Hungarian-born ceramicist Eva Zeisel and fish-shaped Arcoroc plates from France.

*Designlines – Issue 4, 2016

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WEST END – Studio 1484

A narrow flight of stairs leads visitors to a wide selection of decorative table- ware, rare ceramics, vinage plastics and art glass. Among the Canadian finds are sculptural vases by Kayo O’Young and glass blower Ed Roman, while international pieces include elliptical plates by Hungarian-born ceramicist Eva Zeisel and fish-shaped Arcoroc plates from France.

*DL15 – ANNIVERSARY ISSUE – 2016

Studio 1484
A narrow flight of stairs leads visitors to a wide selection of unique home decor, including decorative tableware, rare ceramics, vintage plastics and art glass. Canadian finds include sculptural vases by the likes of Kayo O’Young and glass blower Ed Roman, while international pieces include elliptical plates by Hungarian-born ceramicist Eva Zeisel, stainless-steel serviceware from Denmark and fish-shaped Arcoroc plates from France. Pop Art-style prints featuring Andy Warhol photos and quotes hang at the entrance.

*Designlines Annual Shopping Guide – Summer 2016

Studio 1484
A narrow flight of stairs leads visitors to a wide selection of decorative tableware, rare ceramics and art glass. Canadian finds include a ’60s dimpled ceramic vase by Helen Moase and Ed Roman‘s signature Venetian goblets, while international pieces include a reissued ’50s Bauhaus-style glass teapot (originally by Wilhelm Wagenfeld) and  a crackle-glaze ceramic oil jug by Guido Gambone, signed by the artist with his trademark drawing of a donkey.

*Designlines – Spring 2016

Designlines Magazine - Summer 2015 - Studio 1484
WEST END – Studio 1484
A sandwich board outside and a narrow flight of stairs lead visitors to Paul Evans and Robert Scott Chiarella’s menagerie of decorative mid-century tableware, rare ceramics and art glass. New Canadian finds include a ’60s dimpled ceramic vase by Helen Moase and Ed Roman‘s signature Venetian goblets; while international pieces include a reissued, Bauhaus-style glass teapot from the ’50s (originally by Wilhelm Wagenfeld) and  a crackle-glaze ceramic oil jug by Guido Gambone, signed by the artist with his trademark drawing of a donkey.

*Designlines Annual Guide – Summer 2015

Designlines Magazine - Summer 2014 - Studio 1484
WEST END – STUDIO 1484
A simple sandwich board outside and a narrow flight of stairs inside the door leads visitors to Paul Evans and Robert Scott Chiarella’s menagerie of decorative mid-century tableware, rare ceramics and art glass, as well as their quality custom framing studio – both of which have been in operation for over 20 years.

*Designlines Annual Guide – Summer 2014

Designlines Magazine - Winter 2013/14 - Studio 1484
PITCHER THIS
In Parkdale, Studio 1484 stocks the rarest table-top finds in the city. Among them is this hand-blown yellow and blue jug by mid-mod Scandinavian designer Erik Hoglund. $550.

*Designlines Magazine – Winter 2013/14

Designlines Magazine - Fall 2001 - Studio 1484
QUEEN STREET WEST
Specializing in Scandinavian and some Canadian design, this retro shop carries pieces from studios such as Iittala, Bumler + Breiden, Holmegaard, Knoll, Carstens, Stelton, Lundtoffe, Arabia, Orrefors, Boda, and Hadeland. Custom artwork is available from Studio 1484 as well as restoration, archival framing and original works by RS Chiarella.

*Designlines Magazine – Published Fall 2001

Echoes Magazine - Winter 2000 - Studio 1484
COOL NORTH MODERN IN CANADA
When consumed by midnight cravings for fine design, go online to check out the new web site for Studio 1484. The sliver of a shop has been selling West German ceramics, Danish silver, and the occasional Wagner chair for about 5 years now. Owner Paul Evans has decided to give his wares greater exposure to the world.

*Echoes Magazine – Published November 2000

House and Home Magazine - Spring 2000 - Studio 1484
WHY WE LOVE IT
The love affair with mid-century modern design hasn’t abated. Lately, we’ve been swept away by vintage teak accessories and tableware. the burnished wood satisfies our quest for rich, natural materials, and the simple, rounded shapes appeal to our craze for everything retro. “Anything associated with that period in design is back in vogue,” says Paul Evans, owner of Studio 1484, a store specializing in 20th-century furnishings.

DESIGN PEDIGREE
The moulded plastic and wood furnishings by Eames, Saarinen, and other iconic designers of the era spawned many a knock-off. Here, the simple yet sophisticated shapes were the perfect complement to the postwar interest in homegrown quality design.

$$$
Solid teak is usually worth more, but thin veneer trays and plates are breakable, and harder to find in decent condition. A studio mark on the bottom makes the piece more valuable. 1960s serving trays (shown) from $40 to $125; salad bowl set, $200; condiment tray, $95; decanter with teak stopper, $100; all from Studio 1484.

*Canadian House & Home – Published March 2000

Wallpaper Magazine - Spring 1999 - Studio 1484
TORONTO
Described as a ‘micro department’ store, Studio 1484 packs seemingly every aspect of the past into its squashed square footage, including evocative artwork, jewellery, and studioware.

*Wallpaper Magazine – Published March 1999

Toronto Life Magazine - Spring 1997 - Studio 1484
AND THEN THERE’S MOD
For fab collectible dishes by ceramicists like Susie Cooper or Russell Wright, check out Studio 1484. Here, owner Paul Evans displays his floor-to-ceiling assortment of dishware, lamps, and deco accessories. Occasionally – say, when he has a pair of terrific stacking plastic chairs or a standing ashtray – the store will expand to the street. It all looks kind of odd, but rumour has it that visiting collectors like Daryl Hannah and Jane Fonda weren’t too put off by the impromptu atmosphere.

*Toronto Life – Published May 1997