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SPOTLIGHT // Barrie // Northern Iron

March 29, 2019 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BONNIE FOX

Spring 2019 // Northern Iron crafts instant family heirlooms to be cherished forever.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of  OUR HOMES Barrie Orillia Midland Innisfil, p.46. Find local businesses in our Barrie directory. 

THE PLACE: In the south end of Barrie, Northern Iron has expanded its product line. This family-run business specializes in artisan lighting, furniture and metal art. Each piece is designed in house, forged on site, fashioned by fire, hammered and shaped to perfection by father-and-son duo Lino and Andy Barbosa. They are crafting more diverse furniture pieces and have created lighting collections based on their best sellers.
 
THE STYLE: Handcrafted, artisanal products never go out of style. At Northern Iron, you can see the care that goes into each piece. “My father is a perfectionist,” says Sonya Barbosa, who designs the products and consults with clients. Her mother Maria manages the business and wires and finishes each piece. Lino has mastered the craft of blacksmithing and has passed on his knowledge and skill to Andy. Together they create traditional and contemporary lighting and furniture.
WHAT’S NEW: Select fixtures from the Gothic, Heritage and Hampton collections. Lights in each collection come in several sizes, so homeowners can achieve a uniform style throughout their home. Dining, coffee, console and end tables come in traditional and modern styles, with locally-sourced custom wood tops and iron bases. Check out their latest designs on Instagram.
ACCESSORIES & ART: Lino creates iron pine cones and birds from scrap metal. They are exquisite. His commissioned work includes a life-size moose head. Fireplace accessories and kindling buckets become family heirlooms. The Harrison tray and candleholders are beautiful and practical. Northern Iron is also carrying framed photos from Toronto wildlife photographer Colin Erricson.
SERVICES: Many of Northern Iron’s clients are building or renovating and require help designing their interiors. Sonya’s consulting firm Spaces by Sonya can help. She’ll come to your home, help you select lighting, furniture and finishing touches that will make your house a home.
 
GET THERE:
740 Huronia Rd., Unit 8, Barrie
705.735.4414 | northerniron.ca

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