For nearly ten years Michael Barr has been a leading force behind the development of AVENUE ROAD, growing the business from a boutique gallery to a prominent furniture showroom across North America.
Michael is a graduate of Ryerson University. After working in a number of high profile communication agencies he joined AVENUE ROAD as Marketing Director shortly after its introduction in 2007. Michael has applied his diverse background in communications, relationship marketing and design propelling the brand to international notoriety. This success has led to many high-profile partnerships in developing exclusive furniture designs from preeminent global talents, including Yabu Pushelberg, Sebastian Herkner and Christophe Delcourt.
Now, as Managing Director, Michael leads AVENUE ROAD’s operations and cross functional teams. An expanded showroom concept in New York and a much-anticipated showroom in Vancouver are just a few of the initiatives he is championing.
Michael is passionate about art and design and a committed member of the design community. An active supporter of the Design Exchange, past Snowball gala committee member in support of Casey House and now a proud contributor to the IDS Advisory Group.