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Friends: Inform terminus Model Suite

April 22nd, 2009


For 30-years Niels and Nancy Bendsten, through Gastown’s Inform, have brought the world of modern living to Vancouver. They have been leaders, not only in design, but in helping create the vision for the current Gastown evolution. It is natural, therefore, that Vancouver’s most design-forward residential development, the Terminus, be located in Gastown, and that Inform would play a part in showing it off through decorating a truly progressive model home.

We are excited to announce the completion of our model suite at terminus. The design of the unit has brought together the talents of David Nicolay of Evoke International Design and our neighbors and industry leaders in modern furnishings, Inform. To truly appreciate the Terminus, one must see it. If you are in the market, either for a home that is truly individual, or a modern furniture masterpiece, we think a visit to the terminus will satisfy both cravings. 

And if you liked the model home, please ask us to take you to the Terminus lounge, where Nancy and David have also styled a great place to catch the sunset over Vancouver. It comes with a new home in the Terminus. Please contact Salient or Inform to book a visit.

Those of you following us on Twitter were treated to a sneak peak of the Inform x terminus display suite Friday afternoon. We’ll be posting photos of the display suite here soon.


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Vancouver Sun: Reflection of our Times

November 17th, 2007
The Inform store in Gastown has a new wide-open space on three levels.

The Inform store in Gastown has a new wide-open space on three levels.

Reflection of our Times – New design stores are pumping fresh air into Gastown
Vancouver Sun
by John Mackie
November 16, 2007

The stylish home decor retailer Koolhaus has done the unthinkable. When the lease was up at its Kitsilano flagship store, Koolhaus up and moved to Gastown. 

Yes, Gastown: The historic district known for its handsome architecture and deep-rooted social problems. A neighbourhood that has long been considered a retail no man’s land, save for tourist shops and rug dealers that always seem to be going out of business sales. 

Gastown has been the scene of many revitalization schemes over the years, all of which failed. But several new market housing developments have brought an influx of new people to the neighbourhood, bringing fresh energy and a buzz it hasn’t had in years. Gastown is still gritty, but it’s also becoming more balanced – and it has a feel and vibe you don’t get anywhere else in the city.

Of course, Gastown has always had more than just tourist and rug stores. One of Vancouver’s elite furniture stores, Inform Interiors, has been a fixture in the neighbourhood since 1970, But owner Niels Bendtsen senses this time, the neighbourhood may have turned a corner. 

I’ve gone through a number of revitalizations down there, but it does feel like it’s here to stay,” says Bendtsen. “We’re betting our business on it.” 

Indeed. Inform spent a record $6 million on it’s stunning new 30,000 square foot space at 50 Water St. that opened in the spring. In early December, Inform will also reopen its original 12,000-sq.-ft, store at 97 Water St as a “high end mono brand store” for two top-notch product lines, Boffi kitchens and B&B Italia furniture.