who we are
Led by brothers Andrew and Richard Bockner, Andrew Richard Designs (ARD) offers a varied and beautiful selection of chic, luxurious, yet durable outdoor furnishings that can transform any space into a functional and decadent retreat. With an impressive global slate of high-end hotels and celebrities among their clientele, the duo have been prominent figures in a design movement that is revolutionizing the way North American's view their outdoor spaces.
The Bockners have deep roots in the industry; a thoroughly Canadian brand, ARD evolved from Cana-Foam Products Inc., a family business that has been successfully producing outdoor accoutrements for over four decades. Founded by Cecil and Donald Bockner in 1964, Cana-Foam manufactures cushions and umbrellas for mass merchant and independent retailers. Cana-Foam was also one of the first companies in Canada to import synthetic, outdoor-friendly woven furniture.
Among some of the company's more notable clients are Four Seasons Resorts, Fairmont Turnberry Resorts, Mayan Resorts, Sandals Resorts, Tao Nightclub Las Vegas, Pallazzo Hotel and Casino, Marriott Resorts, Hilton Resorts, the Hazelton Hotel in Toronto, and Taboo Hotel, Resort Golf Club and Spa.
With their materials and designs garnering praise and attention worldwide, the brothers expanded on the work they had done for their commercial clientele to round out their first private label Andrew Richard Designs Collection for the 2005 season. Since then, they have continued to set design trends, both on their own and in collaboration with design industry leaders, including a joint collection with celebrated HGTV personality Sarah Richardson
Today, ARD continues to create incomparable pieces of striking design, comfort, and durability. More than simple design, the Toronto-based company creates custom, unique experiences to enhance both the space and lifestyle of its customers. For those simply seeking a few new pieces, the company's flagship, 12,000 square foot retail space on Adelaide Street East in Toronto offers ready-made pieces, arranged in a myriad of vignettes to offer suggestions and inspiration to browsing customers
Live Fresh, Live Calm, Live Free, Live Life: Live Outdoors. Andrew Richard Design brings unparalleled innovation, style and comfort to outdoor custom-designed furniture. For more information, please visit www.andrewricharddesigns.com