After living in their Toronto property for seven years, a pair of medical professionals realized that the residence they shared with their three teenage children was not living up to its full potential. While it was certainly livable, the house was quickly falling short of their needs — and was way behind contemporary styles. A choppy layout placed walls in awkward spaces, and the outdated pink kitchen featured rosy Formica countertops. But the close-knit family didn’t want to trade their familiar coziness for a modern floor plan that they worried would be full of glass and sterile open space. So when the couple called on principal Kyra Clarkson for a remodel, they asked her to improve the flow of the ground level while maintaining its overall intimacy. “They liked the idea of a quiet TV area where their daughter could close the door, and a dining room that could be [separate] from the busyness of the kitchen,” Clarkson said. The architect set about creating a joint kitchen and living area that flows onto the backyard. It’s a design that offers plenty of spots for togetherness, so that the new address still feels like home.
AM Studio Lighting for Canadian High Commission in London, UK.
In February 2014, AM Studio was honored by the Canadian High Commission in London, England to design installations for three interior spaces.
“The Manitoba and Saskatchewan rooms were styled with on of my personal favorites” says Orly. The Crystal Cradle Chandelier is a nest of welded nickel wire carrying an inverted crystal pyramid, suspended off a nickel ceiling base, from four aircraft wires.
“The Ontario room was more challenging” says Orly. “The center ceiling detail was a historic glass dome and as such, nothing could be affixed to it”. AM Studio craftily created a visually and structurally non-intrusive base using aircraft cable which created the necessary support for the Cascading Fiber Glass Balls.
Established in 2007 and located in the heart of Toronto’s décor and design district, AM STUDIO has made its mark on the global design community specializing in contemporary and creative lighting collections from around the globe.
At the helm, artist and co-founder, Gee Meyer works tirelessly on bringing cutting edge advancements in fused glass products to the global design stage.
AM Studio takes great pride in reaching avant-garde artistic levels, focusing on the merging of contemporary and transitional style. Our fixtures provide a mix of materials from high-tech metals and crystal, to soft porcelain and vibrant handmade glass.
AM Studio is delighted to share Hunker Home’s article on the design by talented Kyra Clarkson Architect, showcasing our Porcelain Pendant Light!
Thank you from AM Studio to everyone involved in the project and the article!
AM studio is so excited to be featured as the Best store for lighting in Toronto!
1270 Castlefield Ave., 416-783-4100
This custom lighting and glasswork shop has a gallery aglow with glass, porcelain and metal pieces by Canadian designers, with a few Israeli and Czech pieces thrown in for variety. Owner Orly Meyer is happy to make recommendations: among them are a glass pendant chandelier by AM Studio and Karli Sears (from $180), and an LED light fixture made from nickel and Mylar ($4,900).
AM studio was honored to be invited by Cityline TV design expert – Shai Tamasi to be part of the 58th Grammy Award Cityline live set in Los Angeles California!
The set was designed by Shai Tamasi and Kimberley Seldom, interior designer, integrating modern and retro furniture and lighting in gold, silver and black – glamour Grammy!
AM Studio Custom Lighting was invited to design lighting following the theme of the whole set. The Blooming Post Lamp was chosen with finished with frosty pearl glass globes in various heights and color combinations to match the color scheme of the set.
Orly Meyer, owner, worked closely with Shai Tamasi to create the perfect lighting with LED bulbs to glow a soft blending light in to the set. “It was a unique experience to be part of this project” say Orly Meyer “all the design process with Shai Tamasi, manufacturing and traveling to LA for the setup, meeting the host, Tracy Moor and getting to know all the team was one of a kind event!”
Every January, AM Studio showcases their latest collections to much acclaim at the Interior Design Show in Toronto. See below to view highlights from past years.