Media Coverage

Baro on Post City

Solid Design, who was also behind El Rey can take credit for the modern space complete with marble, custom solid brass architecture, and aged mirrors.

Baro on YYZ Magazine

This brick and beam space, formerly home to textiles for the last century, provided a unique opportunity to combine contemporary touches while also paying homage to Latin roots, cuisine and culture,” says Ian Rydberg, principal designer and founder of Solid Design & Build.

Dailo on Narcity

Dalio is #1 on my current restaurant bucket list. The beautiful decor was the first thing that caught my attention, but then the menu really brought me in.

Dailo on Toronto Star

They hired Solid Design & Build who installed a Chinoiserie interior of pagoda-stamped wallpaper and cherry-blossom murals.

La Carnita Central on Toronto Life

Richmond collaborated with Solid Design on the interior: the two-storey, 105-seat taqueria includes little neon details throughout (we love the red glowing eyes affixed to the screen printed, ceiling-dwelling skeleton), and Rcade painted the Mexican-themed murals, which were weathered to look age-appropriate next to the original bare brick walls.

La Carnita Uptown on BlogTO

Like the locations before it, the interior designed by Toronto studio Solid Build & Design employs a gritty aesthetic.

El Rey on BlogTO

Now, the 30-seat saloon by Solid Build & Design incorporates raw brick, arched doorways and terracotta accents for a rustic kind of vibe. An enviable collection of cacti and succulents, along with a collage of Mexploitation images, add pops of colour throughout the room.

Miss Thing’s on Taste Toronto

Ian Rydberg of Solid Design & Build gave the restaurant a cool and sophisticated feel with plush leather seating, charming light fixtures and pink and gold floral murals that make for a truly photogenic space.

Bar Reyna on Foodism Toronto

Renovations were handled by Toronto firm Solid Design & Build (also responsible for Miss Thing’s and Home of the Brave), and they’ve done an impeccable job.

Best New Bars featured in Now Toronto

 Three Solid Design & Build projects featured.

GRK on Toronto Life

toronto_life_logo  It’s All GRK sticks to Hellenic blue and whites but updates the look with high-top tables, a distressed wooden bar and Rydberg’s signature exposed lighting (in this case, dangling Edison bulbs).

GRK on BlogTO

This Greek joint is more palatable for a number of reasons, beginning with the contemporary decor designed by Ian Rydberg of SOLID Design & Build, whose recent works also include La Carnita, Home of the Brave and Valdez.

Valdez on Designlines

 Design_lines_logo Valdez’s deliberately worn-in look inspires relaxation and celebrates both the chef’s and location’s roots. 

Valdez on Toronto Life

toronto_life_logoThe corridor space is designed by Ian Rydberg, the guy behind La Carnita’s graffitied aesthetic. Chairs and elm-topped tables painted in flashy reds, yellows and blues warm up concrete floors and grey steel fixtures.