From the Archives: Ustation, a curated shared space located in Uptown Saint John featuring Gus* Modern Mix Modular seating!
Ustation is a proudly curated shared space with a variety of independent and small group work areas, personal amenities, and beautiful things to look at, just like the grand Union Stations of our past.
The space selected to be the first Ustation in Canada is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Tuck on Prince William Street. Since their opening, Ustation has become a go-to destination for working professionals throughout the city, and we are so thankful to be a part of the space’s transformation and pleased to have the opportunity to share the before & after again. Read the original post here.
Here is the space before Ustation moved in. Located on Prince William Street with windows overlooking the Saint John Harbour, the space housed countless business for over 140 years.
Before we get into the after photos from Ustation, there are a few people we’d like to thank.
General Construction: Saint John Servicemaster
Paint: DC Specialty Contracting
Custom Table Tops: Artizan Group
Ustation Art Installation: Chris Lloyd
Carpet Tiles: Wacky’s Flooring/ Commercial Carpet Centre
After Photography: Kelly Lawson
A special thank you to Jeff Roach & Glen Hicks!
Now, on to the after photos. Out of respect of the history of the 140-year-old building, we chose to preserve the space as much as possible keeping the walls, ceiling, and floors. We installed some modern details, brought in modern furniture, added new lighting, and incorporated some pops of colour with paint, artwork, and carpet tiles.
Above: Gus* Modern Church Chairs , Umbra Oh Chair White, Custom Table Tops by Artizan Group, Plog-It Yellow Drop Shade w/ yellow canopy kit , EQ3 Spy Mirror Square & Rectangle , EQ3 Metro Wall Lamp , EQ3 Slimline Pendant Large Black , EQ3 Verve Pendant Large (Tuck Studio)
The only painted wall in the space is this dark feature wall painted Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone 2127-10, which acts as a back drop for a wall mounted TV and an Umbra Flora Link installation.
Above: Gus* Modern Truss Chair in Vintage Smoke Fabric, Umbra Flora Link. Paint: Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone 2127-10
Above: Gus* Modern Church Chairs , Gus* Modern Church Stool , Gus* Modern Mix Modular Seating in Parliament Stone Fabric, Custom Table Tops by Artizan Group, EQ3 Verve Pendant Large , Ceragres Slab 12×24 Porcelain TileSilver from Tuck Studio , Shaw Contract Group Realm Carpet Tiles from Wacky’s Flooring
The lower section of the space features Gus* Modern Mix Modular seating, perfect for anyone who prefers to work in absolute comfort. Nothing in the space, not even the custom planter, is fixed to the floor. This allows Glen & Jeff to rearrange the room however they wish to suit their needs.
Above: Gus* Modern Church Chairs , Gus* Modern Mix Modular Seating in Parliament Stone Fabric, Custom Table Tops by Artizan Group, EQ3 Verve Pendant Large , Shaw Contract Group Realm Carpet Tiles from Wacky’s Flooring. Artwork by Chris Lloyd. The custom built flower box is painted Benjamin Moore Turquoise Haze 2060-60
We commissioned artist, Chris Lloyd, for this painting in the style of his latest series of “Map Paintings”, derived from Google Maps locations. Selected geographic areas from Saint John and surrounding areas are paired with a word or phrase, in this case Union Station, which is integrated into the texture and pattern of the painted map image. Through these works, Chris attempts to draw connections between physical places with less tangible thoughts and memories, using a colourful and playful palette to emphasize form, composition and pattern.
Above: Gus* Modern Mix Modular Seating in Parliament Stone Fabric, EQ3 Verve Pendant Large , Shaw Contract Group Realm Carpet Tiles from Wacky’s Flooring. Artwork by Chris Lloyd
Above: Gus* Modern Mix Modular Seating in Parliament Stone Fabric, EQ3 Verve Pendant Large , EQ3 Custom Oak Coffee Table 20″x48″ , Umbra Flora Link, Shaw Contract Group Realm Carpet Tiles from Wacky’s Flooring.Artwork by Chris Lloyd
To introduce subtle pops of colour, we chose to paint the exposed pipes running the length of the room in 5 Benjamin Moore colours: Sun Porch 2023-30, Turquoise Haze 2060-60, Seaport Blue 2060-30, Tangelo 2017-30, and Vermilion 2002-10.
Above: Gus* Modern Church Chairs, Gus* Modern Church Stool Custom Table Tops by Artizan Group, EQ3 Verve Pendant Large ,EQ3 Slimline Pendant Large Black , Plog-It Yellow Drop Shade w/ yellow canopy kit, Ceragres Slab 12×24 Porcelain Tile Silver from Tuck Studio. The custom built flower box is painted Benjamin Moore Turquoise Haze 2060-60
Above: Gus* Modern Church Stool , Custom Table Tops by Artizan Group, Plog-It Yellow Drop Shade w/ yellow canopy kit, Ceragres Slab 12×24 Porcelain Tile Silver from Tuck Studio . Custom bench seats upholstered by A1 Upholstery with Kravet Toba Metallica TOBA.21.0 Faux Leather from Tuck Studio
A kitchenette complete with coffee machines and branded Ustation mugs will help you stay caffeinated. The wall above the kitchenette features EQ3 Spy Mirrors and EQ3 Metro wall sconces.
Above: Gus* Modern Church Chairs , EQ3 Spy Mirror Square & Rectangle , EQ3 Metro Wall Lamp , EQ3 Slimline Pendant Large Black , EQ3 Verve Pendant Large
CONFERENCE ROOMS & BREAKOUT ROOMS
In addition to the large communal room, there are smaller conference spaces and breakout rooms for members. These feature dry erase boards, adjustable desks to sit or stand, and TV’s.
Above: Umbra Oh Chair Black . Shaw Contract Group Realm Carpet Tiles from Wacky’s Flooring
Featured in this post is the Gus* Modern Mix Modular seating. The Mix Modular Collection lets you mix and match components and fabrics to build a custom sectional, sofa or seating group to perfectly suit your space.
The design uses 8 basic components (Left Arm, Right Arm, Armless, Corner, Arc, Wedge, Ottoman and Block Table) which can be combined to create an unlimited number of seating configurations.
Choose matching fabrics or mix things up to make it your own. Components can be easily reconfigured or added later to adapt to the changing needs of any home or workspace. The tight seat and back give the design a clean-lined, contemporary look, and each component has French seams to subtly soften the edges. Select components include a matching bolster cushion for added style and comfort.
Constructed with kiln-dried 100% FSC®-Certified hardwood in support of responsible forest management.
Mix Components are available to order in 6 durable and stylish fabrics!
Mix Components Pricing (left to right, top to bottom)
- Arm Left $1445
- Arm Right $1445
- Corner $1395
- Armless $1275
- Block Table $825
- Ottoman $845
- Wedge $1595
- Arc $2995
Four of the Mix components, the armless chair, the right/ left arm chair, the ottoman, and the corner are available in white washed denim slipcovers. There is an additional charge per slipcover on top of the price of the component.
- Ottoman Slipcover + $315
- Armless Chair, Right/ Left Arm Chair + $450
- Corner + 475
Possible Configurations (shown in Parliament Stone Fabric)
- Wedge Sectional (4 piece) $4990
- Arc Sectional (3 piece) $5585
- Seating Group A (4 piece) $7460
- Seating Group B (3 piece) $8985
- Sectional (4 piece) $5010
- Sofa (2 piece) $2890
- Sectional (5 piece) $6235
- Slipcover Sofa (3 piece) $5515
We’re proud to be the exclusive retailer for Gus* Modern in New Brunswick! Visit us in store, 122 Prince William Street, the learn more about Mix Modular seating and Gus* Modern’s other furniture lines.
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