Vancouver Special is a retail store offering a carefully edited and hand picked selection of contemporary furniture, sofas, design objects, household accessories, and art and architecture books. We focus on new Scandinavian design, Japanese minimalism, as well as local products.
We opened in April 2008 on Main Street at East 20th Ave in the heart of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The shop’s aim is to promote the idea that good design can be accessible, affordable, of high quality and bring pleasure to daily life.
Vancouver Special is a local, independent family business. It is owner-operated by recovered-architect and design advocate Anne Pearson. She is constantly researching and traveling in order to provide a fresh, constantly evolving product mix. Anne is highly involved in the Vancouver design community: as a founding member of Party for Architects, an organizer of Vancouver Design Week, and as an ongoing critic at Emily Carr University and SALA (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture) at UBC.
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