Contemporary Furniture from Team 7 Available in Ottawa

April 23rd, 2012 by Cathy Rust Leave a reply »
Team 7 Lux Coffee Table

Team 7 Lux Coffee Table and consoles

 James Flynn of Greyhorne Interiors, a contemporary furniture shop in Ottawa, sent me some information on a line of furniture he carries called Team 7.

Team 7 is based in Austria and makes beautiful, contemporary furniture. While it is a well-known brand in Europe, it definitely flies under the radar here in Canada, and that’s a shame because not only is it classic contemporary furniture, the company prides itself on their ever increasingly sustainable production.

The contemporary furniture is hand-crafted by local woodworkers, wood pieces are joined together by hand and are only polished with natural oils such as linseed and safflower, and buffed with natural waxes.

Riletto Bed

All wood used for the furniture comes from well-managed European forests and are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Team 7 mills the logs in its own factories, minimizing waste in the process while the leftover sawdust and wood chips are used to power the furnace to heat their plants. Each year they produce a sustainability report to evaluate how they are doing compared to the previous year. They also set goals to determine what area of resource use they need to focus on to further reduce their impact on the planet.

Team 7 Atelier Adjustable height desk

Team 7 Atelier Adjustable height desk

James also mentioned that he is working with Blu Homes, a modern pre-fab, totally green home builder, to outfit the model homes being constructed in Calgary, followed by Toronto, then Vancouver.

While there are other distributors of Team 7 furniture in Canada, to the best of James’ knowledge, Greyhorne Interiors is the only Canadian showroom.

You can visit Greyhorne Interiors at 1134 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, or check out their website.

(note: this post was recently updated. Greyhorne Interiors used to be elevenfiftyfour.)

 

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5 comments

  1. Cathy Rust says:

    Hi Tony,
    Thanks for letting our readers know that Team 7 is available in Edmonton and Calgary too! That is great information.
    Best,
    Cathy

  2. Tony Tulk says:

    Actually Team 7 Bedroom pieces are on display at The Mattress & Sleep Company’s Calgary and Edmonton Showroom’s with more expected to be added later in the fall and in early 2013. View the beautiful Riletto in white leather with walnut & Nox Bed in Alder in Calgary or the popular Valore Relief Bed in walnut or Seasam featured in core beach. Dressers and night stands are also featured in alder and core beech. TMASC was The first in Canada to carry the Team 7 line.

  3. Cathy Rust says:

    Hi Katherine,
    I’m not sure about wallpaper yet, I know there is a line of recycled vinyl wallpaper called Second Look by Levey Wallcoverings. I will see what else I can find out for you and where you might be able to find some more environmentally friendly wallpaper.
    Thanks for the question,
    Cathy

  4. Katherine says:

    This is great! I checked out your paint/wallpaper section. Any ideas for a store that has great wallpaper options. I feel like I have to run all around town – each store just has a small selection of green/eco wallpaper!

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