“As far as I can remember I had a love for design. That love later grew into a passion for modern design, and this is what propelled me to open a furniture store.”
Robert Sidi, Kiosk owner and co-founder
Kiosk began in 1994, in a small space along a narrow alleyway in midtown Toronto. Open to the Trade only and offering a curated selection of quality chairs and stools, Kiosk quickly became the go-to destination for a new generation of young innovative restaurant owners looking for furnishings that offered great value-added design and a competitive edge in Toronto and across Canada.
In the nearly two decades since, many things have changed, but founder Robert Sidi’s passion for modern design has never waned. And this passion, now shared with his son Paul, has driven Kiosk to become Toronto’s leading modern furniture provider and one of the foremost design showrooms in North America.
For Kiosk, design is not just about product it is also about the surrounding culture and a way of life.
Through its inspired setting, unmatched selection and expert knowledge of the ever-evolving design industry, Kiosk aims to enrich its visitors’ understanding of how modern design can become a part of their life.
In 2009, Kiosk turned to Omer Arbel, a friend and an exceptionally talented Vancouver-based architect, to design the new Kiosk showroom on King. The showroom had to be a deserving showcase for some of the world’s most distinctive contemporary furniture. It had to have great spatial complexity to engage the visitor and stimulate expectation and discovery. The showroom had also to offer the passersby a window into the exciting world of creative and innovative design that we at Kiosk are passionate about.
A key element of the project was to integrate the building’s three levels and create a natural flow through the 20,000-square-foot space. Omer achieved this with a dramatic stair system with expanded floating landings. The varied display spaces were woven together to create a subtle path that engages the visitor in a journey of exploration.
Kiosk at 288 King street east opened November 2010.
It is a testament to our ongoing commitment to the standards of excellence associated with the many companies we represent, and to Toronto’s ever growing support for all that is modern.
288 King St. East
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