A-List Art at Elte

Tina Turner, Los Angeles 1983

Tina Turner, 1983 – Photography by Norman Seeff


Photographer and filmmaker, Norman Seeff has photographed many icons including Steve Jobs, Ray Charles, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. While dining in a restaurant in LA, the Metrick family came across Norman’s stunning work. Now Elte is the first retailer in the world to carry Norman’s prints.


Ray Charles, Los Angeles 1985

Ray Charles, 1985 – Photography by Norman Seeff


Each of Norman’s prints are produced only 50 times and then the negative is destroyed. Elte is carrying 9 of his limited edition, signed and numbered prints.


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Elte is one of the world’s leading home furnishings stores, offering a wide selection of furniture, rugs, carpeting, bedding, lighting and accessories.

Congrats Elte on 95 years!

This May marks a major milestone for leading home furnishing retailer Elte, as it celebrates its 95th anniversary. Established in 1919, the family-owned company was founded on the notion of providing the world’s most beautiful products to shoppers. Almost a century later, and with an expanded complete offering of home furnishings, carpets and accessories, Elte continues to focus on curating the best products from around the world, while offering a personal touch to its loyal customers.


Elte’s 150,000 square feet showroom is located at 80 Ronald Avenue in Toronto.

Today, led by Ken Metrick, the founder’s grandson, Elte has evolved into one of North America’s largest retail establishments while staying true to its heritage, operating as a closely-knit, family-run business spanning over four generations. Working daily with Ken Metrick are his wife, Renee Metrick, Furniture Buyer, and their sons Jamie, who buys different types of rugs, and Andrew, Furniture Buyer.

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From left to right: Andrew, Renee, Ken and Jamie Metrick – Photography by Katherine Holland


For more information, visit: www.elte.com @elte #elte95