Upscale Australian furniture retailer King Living will open its first Canadian store in May in our neighbourhood.

It’s the latest international brand to enter the Canadian market with it’s first North American Flagship store located at 3057 Granville Street.

King Living was founded in 1977 in Sydney, Australia, and is known for its high-quality and well-designed contemporary leather and fabric sofas as well as dining furniture, bedroom, storage and outdoor furniture. King Living sofas are known to feature steel frames and ‘comfort seat suspension’. The company got started making foam furniture and soon after, it introduced removable covers that would allow sofas to be easily refreshed with a new look. In 1987 King Living released the Postureflex® Seating System, which is similar to the suspension used in luxury European cars such as Porsche and Rolls Royce.

The company has won multiple awards — in 2016, for example, it won the Sydney Hills Business Award, and in 2005 it was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show by famous designer Nate Berkus.

The company currently operates 18 stores globally, with 15 of those being in Australia as well as single locations in Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore. Canada will become the brand’s fourth international market in terms of operating standalone stores.

In Vancouver, King Living leased the entire building at the northwest corner of Granville Street and W 15 Avenue. The building formerly housed another furniture retailer, Country Living.