Art & Design
At Muir, art is present at every touchpoint. It is an expression of place, architecture, materiality and craft. Proudly profiled within our rooms, common areas, outdoor spaces and throughout the Queens Marque district, guests will find a significant collection of local and global art that pays thoughtful tribute to this region and its people.
Phone: 902.407.6847 / 1.833.888.1011
1709 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5
True Colours Art Gallery
Muir’s True Colours art gallery features a rotating collection of regionally curated art pieces, offered for the enjoyment of Muir guests only and as an intimate event and meeting space.
Art Throughout Muir
Discover art at every turn - from original landscape paintings and ceramics in every room to a statement handcrafted tapestry in the lobby to photographs capturing this region’s mood and raw beauty.
Art and design are at the heart of Muir. Designed by our region’s most celebrated architecture practice, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Muir imparts a clear and pure sense of Nova Scotia. Upon arrival, the Light Chocks, inspired by Fresnel lighthouse lenses, marry the traditional and the modern. Guests have exclusive access to an in-house art gallery with rotating exhibitions. A significant collection of original works inspired by Nova Scotia are displayed in the rooms, interiors and outdoor spaces.
Architecture & Interiors
Muir’s modern architecture and interior design are inspired by Halifax’s marine traditions, with commanding and graceful lines, nautical references and timeless materials.
From the commanding yet graceful form of the MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects-designed building to the fabric and finishes of Alessandro Munge’s furnishings and interiors, every aspect of Muir’s architecture and experience is considered and bespoke – a tribute to Nova Scotia’s Maritime traditions and impeccable craftsmanship.
Our region’s most celebrated architect, Brian MacKay-Lyons, of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, has established a global reputation through ‘Born of this Place’ design.
Muir’s interiors and furnishings are the work of internationally-recognized Alessandro Munge, founder and principal of Canada’s Studio Munge.
Furniture, Textiles & Lighting
Designed with graceful detail and commitment to craftsmanship, furniture and lighting at Muir offers comfort and serenity in equal measure, taking inspiration from East Coast tradition.
Muir’s furniture is expertly crafted to be warm and inviting, tasteful and authentic, from solid wood walnut worktables to full-size private bars inspired by a luminous porthole. Each piece of furniture is a showpiece, celebrating Canadian design and craftsmanship.
For Muir, Munge created custom furniture and lighting designed and crafted in Canada to reflect a modern interpretation of East Coast design while offering comfort, productivity and a distinct sense of place.