Not your mother's design showroom!

Not your mother's design showroom!

The HanStone Canada showroom and office is not your typical showroom environment- it's the complete opposite; it’s comfortable, warm, chic, and inspiring.

Interior Designer: Joseph Persia, ARIDO

Design Firm: Green Tangerine Design Inc.

Project Photographer: Riley Snelling

When Joseph Persia, ARIDO was approached to design HanStone's new 7,500 square foot showroom and office, they had a list of must-haves for the project. They listed a space to entertain and host industry parties, a custom chef's kitchen, comfortable seating throughout and, most importantly, creative ways to show their product within the space.

In its existing state, the current space was underwhelming, poorly configured and boring. But after some designer exploration with a sledgehammer, the team revealed the building's structure beyond had great potential.

The ceiling, columns and some of the walls were gutted and striped exposing raw, web steel joists -not only beautiful but also opening the space dramatically. Perhaps the most surprising: part of the space had a double-height ceiling, which had been previously covered off by the previous tenant.

After this hands-on excavation, the design concept shaped organically for the team- from entry to exit the space was deliberately designed to feel like a cozy, hip, raw converted loft. In the main sales area, the HanStone quartz was tastefully and subtly employed, from the fireplace surround to the furniture piece to the jumbo kitchen island in the custom chef's kitchen.

The vast island becomes an entertaining hub, with a spill-off sixteen-foot walnut slab dining table. A custom pool table wrapped in HanStone purple felt and a foosball table lies adjacent to the kitchen. The quartz clad fireplace surround completes the main space, decked out with live-edge shelving along the right side.

Deliberately hidden from the main showroom space is the awe-inspiring Slab Gallery. Over thirty slabs line the perimeter like precious masterpieces, lit with cool-toned lighting to ensure the textures and grain of every slab is highlighted. At the centre of the space lies the client meeting room, constructed of transparent glazed panes, surrounded by the beauty of the HanStone product.