|Store Type |||Antiques|
|Payment |||Interac, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||Queen Streetcar or Dufferin Bus|
|Cross Street |||Queen & Dufferin|
|Tue to Sat 11AM - 7PM & Sun 11AM - 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 28, 2009
Believing that a relaxed furniture store is the best way to present the ideal interiors for a relaxed home, Koma Designs features a wide variety of styles including vintage, custom designed, and contemporary modern. There are North American, East Indian, Native, Incan and Asian influences, ranging from artwork to miniature crafts, antiques to gadgets, and chrome tables to wall hangings.
Koma Designs was the brainchild of collector Jamie Cheveldeyoff, who spent years gathering items and inspiration at estate sales, auctions and scrap yards, along with his work as an art director in films and music videos, and studies in architecture and lighting design. The result is a store where the only predictable thing is unpredictability. The layout incorporates living vignettes that give customers a chance to see what the items will look like in their homes, whether they live in a mansion or a small condominium. The ever-changing stock has acclaimed for its eccentricity, including curios like a surgical light from a hospital.
The retail component of Koma Designs expanded to incorporate Koma Furniture Gallery, a place for innovative visionaries to display their creations. There is a new exhibit each month, incorporating the work of between one and five designers, with an opening wine and cheese party. Like most independent retailers along West Queen West, it has a true dedication to fostering community.