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Structube

111 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5M5

613-241-2121

If modern, clean-lined furniture with a dash of Asian inspiration and a reasonable price tag is what you’re looking for, come and find it at Structube. This Quebec furniture chain chose the Byward Market for its first Ottawa location.

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What:

Store Type | Accessories, Home Furnishings & Accessories

Where:

Neighbourhood | Lowertown Market Sandy Hill

When:

Mon-Wed 10-6; Thu-Fri 10-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-5

Profile Last Updated: July 04, 2007

Mixed Media
Structube specializes in modern and contemporary furniture for the bedroom, living room, dining room, family room and home office. As with many furniture stores, the showroom is set up in vignettes depicting typical ways to arrange the furniture. This long, narrow space is nicely lit with halogen track lights that accurately reflect the colours of the products. Plain off-white curtains cover much of the wall space, providing a clean backdrop. The store offers a 12-month deferred payment plan, and sells off its floor models for reduced prices several times a year.

What You’ll Find
Soft furnishings include a good mix of leather and upholstered pieces, ranging from classic three-seater sofas to loveseats, armchairs, oversized ottomans, chaises, slipper chairs (no arms) and sectional sofas, some with wood or metal accents. Fabrics such as Ultrasuede and tweed, in neutrals and bright colours, offer a trendy feel while providing comfortable seating. Other items feature wood, metal and glass, sometimes combined in one piece. Solid rubber wood dining tables, leather-covered Parsons chairs, glass-and-metal desks and TV stands, and frosted-glass coffee tables with dark wood legs are all available. Many of Structube’s designs—which all have short, snappy names, much like Ikea’s furniture—have Asian elements, for example the New Ming collection of accent tables which feature multiple small drawers with metal pulls, or the Shinto Japanese-style end tables.

Dress It Up
Structube also sells a wide variety of accessories to add style and individual flair to a room. Funky mirrors, brightly coloured mohair throw pillows, striped ceramic vases, candleholders and magazine racks are just a few of the options.