Lucian Matis returns with his Lucian Matis Home Pop-Up Shop at Shops at Don Mills’ this holiday. The shop showcases his new home décor collection as well as a selection of clothing from Lucian Matis Black Label and Matis by Lucian Matis.
Lucian Matis Home brings the runway into your home to offer a high quality design aesthetic at a great value and features a wide selection of decorative pillows, throws, bedding, storage, rugs, table linens and candles with discounts of up to 50% off.
I had the amazing opportunity to chat with Lucian Matis to ask him a few questions about the collection and his inspiration. See a few of the excerpts from the interview below.
On what made him go into home décor: Home décor to me seem like the next step into design. I’m an artist, I’m not a fashion designer. This is just another artistic expression I think for the Lucian Matis brand. I love home décor, I love interior design.
Inspiration for the collection: Industrial design, old antique, aged products with a story and a history. The cow hide pieces are unique with their own identity.
On whether his womens collection influenced Lucian Matis Home: Oh absolutely. A lot actually, the use of the same material, the same kind of raw materials. The leather, I have a lot of leather embossed. Also certain techniques like the beading and embroidery and basket woven products. There’s quite a lot.
On the difference between clothing design and interior design: Design is pretty much designing. It’s the same because I start with the end result most of the time. I think of what message I want to send and what is this used for.
On his customers: We have two shops, it’s very interesting because we get a lot of feedback, it’s coming from two different markets. You have the regular affluent established clientele at Shops at Don Mills and then you get the more touristic and younger clientele at Eaton Centre. It’s very well-balanced between female and male.
The Pop-Up Shop will be available until January 5, 2014 at 23 Karl Fraser Road until January 5, 2014. For additional information, please visit www.shopsatdonmills.ca or call 416-447-6087 ext 244.
Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you fashion lovers. There is a great selection of Lucian Matis Black Label in sample sizes and Matis by Lucian Matis, his affordable versatile collection for the career woman in a variety of sizes at up to 80% off. All fashions designed by Lucian Matis are made in Canada from European fabrics.