Located in Calgary's trendy Inglewood, DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB, bring forth their unique design concepts. Co-owned by Darcy Lundgren, who has been designing high-end residential since 1992, and interior and commercial design since 2009, Lundgren is now DaDe's creative director. Teamed with Greg Fraser as DaDe's General Manager and Danielle Bartlette, artist and Artistic Advisor, they provide innovative creations to enhance any living space. Offering a complete range of products, such as furniture and art by both local and international artists ranging from $200 - $20,000.
The gallery is set up exhibition style and can stage as many as 15 artists at any given time. The artwork found here use mediums such as metal sculpture, silverworks, and blown glass, just name a few. Opening in only 2009, DaDe has moved locations two times in two years. Their current location, a 3000 square foot space, is set with 3 garage doors that really add to this one-of-a kind building.
DaDe's clientele are just as unique as the products they offer. There does not seem to be a common thread amongst DaDe's users, other than a love for aesthetically pleasing decor.
Happy customers are the best form of promotion, and word of mouth advertising really boosts this gallery. Fortunately for shoppers, DaDe opened their doors to the public just as many local furniture stores were closing theirs. This was a big risk, but thus far seemingly a worthwhile one, considering their continuing success'.
DaDe's services include: art, design and decor consultations, research and concept development for residential floor planning, and exterior elevations, along with design development and space planning, graphic presentations, and art rendering, which use color and material palates to produce specifications, sketches and / or technical drawings for clients. They can also design or remodel kitchens, bathrooms and office space, and they offer custom furniture and mill works. In addition to their extensive list of services they also offer home staging and styling and special events. Their past work includes trade shows, media events, fashion shows, weddings and dinner parties, decorating for model suites, private residences and working with realtors, magazines and individual home owners.
Just when you thought it could not get any better, DaDe brings another avenue of art; that being the art of fashion.
Beginning September 10th the gallery will also host the apparel of Fashion Institute of Technology NY graduate, Lauren Bagliore. She has worked with the House of Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen, LIBERTINE, and Canada's own Paul Hardy. Best described by the designer herself, Lauren states:
"I love creating edgy, fashion forward designs and clothes that are beautifully draped and wonderfully cut" she says. "I want women to feel sexy and unique, but also comfortable in my cloths."
DaDe currently carries her collection "La Risurrezione: dalla Scura alla Luce", which translates into Italian to "the resurrection from dark to light". The line can be viewed in DaDe's gallery as well as on their website, www.dadegallery.com They also carry custom one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure leather, outerwear, vests, and other fashion pieces created right here in Calgary by DaDe's own Darcy Lundgren, and William Lewis, who was featured earlier this year in FASHION Magazine.
Not only are they available as space for rent for events and event planners, but also as home decorators, fashion and art retailers and interior designers. DaDe's got it covered..It seems that the sky is the limit here with DaDe's so waht can they do for you? Or maybe a better question is what can't these guys do?!