A designer and photographer, Cher Knightingale has worked together with her partner Ellis Knightingale, who has been designing, building and crafting in his workshop for over 25 years. The pair have created and owned several of Toronto’s most memorable and iconic restaurants.

With a special attention to animating spaces in the city that evoke romance and ambiance, Cher and Ellis have created dining rooms that range from a gilded European style bistro and Moroccan silk tents to rustic barn board walls. With an eye for texture, and spaces that tell stories through studied imperfection and craftsmanship, they create beautiful environments and objects that delight.

Whether installing a customized bar, reproduction French Trumeau mirrors and tables, or full wall art installations, Faktorie Design and Build avoids the generic by designing and crafting the many details and pieces of your retail or restaurant space.

Faktorie Design and Build brings the combined talents of Cher and Ellis Knightingale to the design of cafes, restaurants and retail stores. With a team of skilled artisans and tradespeople, FDB can create your design concepts with full build-out or can offer bespoke assistance to help in building your vision and making it come to life.

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