Pebble’s BIG deal at Bulthaup
Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the stellar firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), based in Copenhagen, New York and London, was in Toronto last September to open his Serpentine Pavilion, the temporary structure made of stacked-fibreglass blocks on King Street West. Now, a BIG-designed condo is going up on the site. On King Street East this past March, Bulthaup Toronto, the German-based, Bauhaus-inspired kitchen-design company, hosted the global launch of Pebble, a BIG-designed line of architectural hardware for Danish firm D Line and marketed online by Toronto-based Casson Hardware Specialties (no relation to Group of Seven painter A. J. Casson). Playfully round and chunky elliptical shapes distinguish the collection’s towel rail, toilet roll holder, coat hook, soap dispenser, shower shelf, toilet brush, lever handle, key escutcheon and thumb turn.
Text and photos by David Lasker