With their designs found in the global offices of Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Instagram and their furniture having graced the sets of movies and TV shows such as Iron Man 3 and HBO’s Girls, Canadian furniture maker Gus* have cemented themselves as leaders in upholstered seating, beds, desks, dining, storage, accents and accessories.
With their new collection soon to be available in Australia, Gus*’ style is simple and unfussy, with a timeless quality that can withstand changing design trends. Taking classic forms that focus on material, detail and craftsmanship and transforming them into contemporary, warm and approachable pieces, Gus*’ range is sure to resonate with the Australian market.
“Canadian and Australian cultures have always seemed similar to me and Australia’s interest in Gus* feels like an extension of that,” explains founder David Podsiadlo. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously, which is a key ingredient to the way we approach our designs. Gus* fits the Australian aesthetic and we are really excited to see the response from consumers.”
Blending elements of Modernism with industrial and Scandinavian influences, the brand focuses on being beautifully crafted, colourful and versatile. “Versatility is a key factor in our design process,” says David. “For example, the ability to have the chaise positioned on the left or right side of a sectional, depending on room layout. We inject elements of fun into our designs. Our Switch Sofa has a different quilted pattern on each side of the cushions, allowing consumers to easily change the look by flipping them. There’s a sense of creativity with the use of colour in the fabrics; bright yellows, oranges and blues to contrast neutral finish options.”