What’s New at Switzer

Although we are about to head into Vancouver winter the atmosphere in our showroom is warm and welcoming. Adam and I would like to officially welcome the newest member of our Team, Jennifer Wosk.
Jennifer has a decade of experience in customer service and administration and brings her creative spirit and enthusiasm to our Team. In addition to her role with us at SwitzerCultCreative, Jennifer has her own jewelry line:http://www.soulshineyoga.ca/jewellery.html and is an experienced Yoga and Meditation guide.
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Visitors to our Showroom will have noticed the wonderful Murano Glass Chandeliers, Lamps and Accessories. We are very pleased to be representing the Steve Jensen Collection. Steve works with glassmakers on Murano to bring his designs to life and maintain the authentic craftsmanship that original Murano artisans are recognized for throughout the world.

In the showroom you will find many new pieces from the Artisan Wood Collection, as well as the Ingman Chair and Ottoman from Zanat and new works from local BC artisans, Ryan Inman and Richard Jarvis.

Next month to celebrate the holiday season our window will be dressed for the holidays by Gillian Segal Design Inc. and her team. We look forward to sharing a glass of bubbly to celebrate the coming New Year.

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IDSVancouver September 22-25, 2016

SwitzerCultCreative celebrated this Fall at IDS Vancouver. We introduced the Artisan Collection and the new Flamingo from Hagit Pincovici as well as highlighting select pieces from some of our other collections. The booth was designed and curated by Alda Pereira. For more information about Alda and her design company check out her website: http://www.aldapereiradesign.com

For those of you who were not able to attend the show, here are some images of the display.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Segal Photography

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Exciting new model for the Eclipse Collection by Hagit Pincovici

In Solid Brass this art piece designed by Hagit Pincovici also serves as a small storage occasional piece.
Introduced in September in Milan and London the “Flamingo” is now available in Canada and the United States.

Please contact the showroom for more information.

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Se London: Collection of the month

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Sé London at SwitzerCultCreative™

Our featured collection of the month is the Sé London Collection, carried by SwitzerCultCreative™ exclusively for Western Canada. The Sé London Collection features contemporary luxury design from artisanal designers Jaime Hayon, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, and Nika Zupanc. Each of their designs serve as a magnificent focal point that can be easily incorporated into any space.

Jaime Hayon is an award-winning Spanish artist-designer with a flare for renaissance tones. Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s high-quality French craftsmanship is reflected in his unique approach to aesthetic and design. Nika Zupanc, a Slovenian designer recently awarded Elle “Woman of the Year”, presents an extraordinary range of pieces that channel the Olympics with a European feel.

The International Interiors Show

In January, our founder, Renee Switzer, visited IMM Cologne for the annual International Interiors Show. IMM Cologne highlighted some of the industry’s most talented leaders and offered immense inspiration from internationally renowned designers and artisans. Capturing the art of modern European minimalism is a huge part of what makes SwitzerCultCreative™ so unique. One of the trends we noted from IMM Cologne is that “one colour never stands alone.” Specifying any of the Sé London pieces, will create a focal point, while at the same time complement other pieces in the room. The SwitzerCultCreative™ Collection continues to expand it’s offerings with new and exciting modern designs.

We would love to hear from you! Please let us know what type of content you would like to see on our blog!

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Adam Bellas joins SwitzerCultCreative

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ADAM BELLAS JOINS SWITZERCULTCREATIVE
Grandson of Legendary Interior Designer, William Switzer, Joins New Family Business

Vancouver, BC (January 13, 2016) – After more than 15 years at William Switzer & Associates Ltd. – the world-renowned furnishing company his grandfather founded in 1952 – Adam Bellas has joined his mother, Renee Switzer, as partner and showroom manager at SwitzerCultCreative™.

Bellas brings his vast industry knowledge and passion for sophisticated and sustainable furniture to SwitzerCultCreative, a company that Renee Switzer established in 2012.

“Adam was practically born in his grandfather’s furniture showroom,” says Switzer. “I would bring him with me to work as a baby and he was raised around the world’s finest furniture. He developed a keen understanding and knowledge about interior design and, more importantly, making customers happy. Over the years, Adam has developed an outstanding reputation with suppliers and customers, and that’s why we are delighted to have him on the team.”

With Bellas’ appointment to the SwitzerCultCreative team, the company will soon launch its very first showroom, a place where people can touch and feel the elegant pieces.

“We are bringing new and exciting pieces that have not been available in this market before – everything from beautiful furniture, to lighting, fabrics and even accessories,” says Bellas. “And soon, with the new showroom, we’ll be able to tell customers – in person – how each piece was made, the quality of products used, the materials, and how it’s environmentally sustainable. That’s the SwitzerCultCreative commitment.”

Bellas credits his grandfather with his passion for furniture, and his mother for inspiring him to continue the family tradition. He says he can’t wait for what lies ahead as the next generation takes the lead on the showroom floor.

An official announcement on the opening of the brand new SwitzerCultCreative space will be made in the coming weeks. However, design enthusiasts can expect to see fabulous collections from designers the company exclusively represents, such as Sholto Scruton, Hagit Pincovici, Jason Klager, Eli Chissick, Ivan Meade, Fringe Studio, Sklo, and Se-London. For more information, visit www.switzercultcreative.com.

ABOUT SWITZERCULTCREATIVE

SwitzerCultCreative™ is about cutting edge contemporary design combined with beautiful handcrafted products that are modern, luxurious and sustainable. In the world of high-end home furnishings and design, the Switzer family is synonymous with luxury, quality, value and service.

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New Vancouver Showroom coming soon

After months of searching for showroom space in the right area we are ready to announce that
SwitzerCultCreativeTM is opening a Showroom in Vancouver.

Before the end of this year we will be in our new home ready to open the doors and welcome clients to browse and enjoy home furnishings that will be exclusive to SwitzerCultCreativeTM.

Watch for more news in the coming days.

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New Lighting Collection from Fred&Juul in Florence

SwitzerCultCreative™ is excited to announce the addition of Lighting to our home furnishings collections.

The first of several new lighting lines, Fred&Juul renew traditions by making customs and techniques reappear from the past while applying fine Italian craftsmanship to contemporary design. Founded by Italian-Dutch architects’ duo Federico Minarelli and Julie Janssen, the brand explores the possibilities of producing designs that are versatile and elegant while being exclusively handcrafted by local artisans from traditional materials like brass and solid wood. Fred&Juul’s design philosophy is aimed at sustainability and contrasting the throw-away society by creating pieces that will last, both for their exceptional quality and for their timeless appearance.

Here is a sneak peak of what is coming:

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Sholto Scruton – Sholto Design Studio wins Western Living Designer of the Year 2015

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Read about it here:

http://www.westernlivingmagazine.com/doty/doty-2015-furniture/

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Sholto Design Studio wins 2015 Western Living Designer of the year award for Furniture

http://www.westernlivingmagazine.com/doty/doty-2015-furniture/

I am so thrilled for Sholto being recognized for his dedication to his craft.

Renee Switzer

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Introducing Hagit Pincovici

 

Hagit Pincovici

A story of three generations:

The whole story starts with Marcel, the grandfather who established a company named “Polycryl” in 1961, producing handmade plexiglass and simple daily objects. His son, Shimon, who developed the commercial relations with Europe and created a group of talented artisans, working in a well equipped atelier. Finally, we arrive to Hagit, the grandaughter. Born in 1978, when she was a child, she used to help the old Marcel fiddling around, grew up to become a designer and decided to push all these different experiences and knowledge into a complete design-based entrepreneurial adventure.

Hagit Pincovici
Born in Tel Aviv in 1978, living and working in Milan and Rome, Italy.
Pincovici graduated from the department of Industrial design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2005, and won a scholarship for upstanding achievements for her designs from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Pincovici served as the design department’s director at the international lighting and furniture atelier “Aqua Creations LTD.” in Tel-Aviv, Israel for two years.

Since her graduation in excellence from the Design Management and Cultural Experience program at Domus Academy, she has been teaching at the Naba Design Academy in Milan. Her own work was also exhibited in the group exhibition at the Triennale during the “Salone del Mobile” in 2009.

In the past two years, she has been collaborating with major Italian companies such as “Colè” and “Miniforms” and her work is being featured in acclaimed industry-related publications such as “Interni”, “Domus”, “Frame”, “ElleDecor”, “Abitare”, “Forbes”.

Pincovici has been working on launching her new collection of unique furniture pieces, exclusively for the North American market, and has exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, in May 2014 and 2015.

Renee Switzer is thrilled to announce a recent agreement that will see SwitzerCultCreative™ the exclusive distributor in Canada and most areas in the United States.

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