Phone +1 855 439 4881
All orders over $79 have complementary delivery in the USA and Canada with express options available at checkout.
You may also select to pick-up any order at the Average Showroom — located at 1081 Queen St. W. in Toronto — during checkout at no charge.
International shipping is calculated at checkout.
Average Archive orders are only available for delivery in Toronto or pickup.
For orders placed in Canada, customers will be subject to their Provincial and Federal sales taxes at checkout. Orders are not subject to any customs as the shipment is not leaving Canada.
Orders placed in the USA are shipped with pre-payed customs. You may still be subject to local sales taxes.
Customers outside of the USA and Canada will not be charged customs or taxes by Average. All prices shown are ex-VAT. Customers are subject to all local taxes, duties and import charges per their local jurisdiction.
Standard items (not Special Order) can be returned via mail or in-store within 14 days of purchase provided the items are packaged and unused.
Special Order items, Archive items, items marked down, personal care and bath products are all final sale.
The challenges to our species have never been more obvious, yet the required actions have never seemed more impossible. After several decades, Just-in-Time production (only making what you need, only when you need it) has become a generalised model. We now expect everything on demand, from clothing to houses, and food to friends.
The unreal magic by which objects come into being has also changed our relationship with the process of making. Increasingly, we are more interested in the how than the what, with even inferior artisanal and bespoke commanding a premium.
Will we be able to redress social inequality, dampen the effects of global warming and reinvent democracy just in time?
How do we design value? MARIANA MAZZUCATO reviews the metrics of innovation. Poet EMILY TODER reviews the movement of the robot, while TOYO ITO reviews medieval light and the symbolism of grief. US-based Jamaican author GARNETTE CADOGAN reviews walking while Black, and FEMINIST ARCHITECTURE COLLABORATIVE review artificial hymens. STEPHEN ARMSTRONG reviews DELIVEROO’s dark kitchens and ARMATURE GLOBALE review the contemporary European photographic identity, including work by SATOSHI FUJIWARA.
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AVG (Average) is the balance between design and function. The name closely reflects our philosophy; to source everyday, useful products from around the world that serve a meaningful purpose in our customers lives, while adding to the overall beauty of their daily life.
Founded by designer Chris Hanz with Morgan Maisano in 2016, today in addition to the online store you can find the Average showroom on West Queen West in Toronto.
The collection is hand-picked by the founders and includes unique handmade pieces and mass produced items and can range in form between apparel to furniture, but maintains a common thread of timeless items designed with honesty, thought and integrity.
+1 855 439 4881
626 Richmond St. West
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y9
WEDNESDAY — SATURDAY
12 — 5
OR BY APPOINTMENT
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