who we are:

Renee Switzer,  has more than 25 years of management experience in the high-end furniture design industry. Her passion is to build and maintain business relationships between the designer, the craftsman and the client. Her expertise focuses on honouring these relationships, allowing each part of the team to create their success. In addition to her family, personal passions include the satisfaction of growing organic food and learning how to live a lifestyle that respects the environment.

designers

Umberto Asnago,  (1949) holds a Diploma from the Institute of Art in Cantu’ Milano. He began his design career with Giorgetti S.P.A. in 1968, subsequently undertaking the management of research in the department of industrial design. In 2006 he left Giorgetti to focus on his own design career in addition to fulfilling the professional role of Art Director at Penta Illuminazione. Since 2006 he has cooperated with various Italian companies in the Interior Design sector. 2009 saw the culmination of a collaboration with Ferri Mobili to launch the AHRPA Collection designed by Umberto Asnago and produced exclusively by Ferri Mobili. SwitzerCultCreative is proud to have been selected the exclusive North American distributor for the AHRPA Collection.

 

Eli Chissick, based in Tel Aviv, is an award winning designer and master craftsman. Chissick’s works have been exhibited in USA, Europe and Israel, winning numerous international design awards. Chissick’s passion for sustainable practice led to his most recent venture of recycled art “Wood-Con-Fusion”.Each of Eli Chissick’s pieces of furniture in his “Wood-con-fusion” series tells a unique and magical story of transformation. Each table, cabinet and bench began its life as a seemingly useless pile of off-cuts on a carpentry studio’s floor.With the multi-talented eye of an experienced designer, artist and carpenter, and a passionate belief in environmental sustainability, Eli is able to see the potential in the most unassuming pieces of fiberboard, veneer and Formica which would otherwise be relegated to the scrap heap. Nothing goes to waste as Eli collects and sorts these pieces and then presses them into sheets which he uses to create unique pieces of furniture of the highest quality.When you purchase a piece from the “Wood-con-fusion” range you acquire not only a functional work of art, but one which is impossible to duplicate due to its history of inspirational sustainable workmanship.
Licensed in North America exclusively to SwitzerCultCreative. 

Douglas Coupland,  is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. His first novel in 1991 was “Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture”. He has published 13 novels, a collection of short stories, 7 nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland’s novels and visual work synthesize high and low culture, web technology, religion and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies. He’s designed several works of public art throughout Canada, designed a furniture line produced by Pure Design in 1999 and a fashion collaboration with Roots Canada in 2010 consisting of clothing, furniture, art, sculpture, retail spaces, and an installation in the Colette boutique in Paris. In January 2013 the “Writer’s Nook” furniture collection was introduced at IDS 13 in Toronto by SwitzerCultCreative.
Jess and Nicolas Meyer, operate their design studio with an integrated workshop in Roberts Creek, Canada. Their love of exploring everything new, their passion to create, and lifelong exposure to various countries and cultures drive this couple’s growth. Their award-winning studio has earned international recognition for unique designs, precision work, and a focus on sustainability long before “green” became popular. The shop is the key to their hands-on approach. Here the Meyers manufacture limited runs of top-end furniture, sculpted pieces, and custom kitchens. The two-storey structure, faced with glass, also functions as their laboratory, where they sample ideas and develop prototypes for clients, along with bringing to life the studio’s own designs. Their work has been shown around the globe and featured in blogs, books, and magazines across North America and Europe.Jess Meyer was born in Taiwan and raised in Singapore and Iran before moving to Canada. Her creative drive, education in fashion design, business, and finance, as well as thirteen years in bank management, form the cornerstones for running the studio with her husband. Born in Germany and raised in Switzerland Nicolas was influenced by his parents’ profession and interest in architecture, construction, art, and design. He later trained in Switzerland in design and apprenticed as a fine furniture maker. After immigrating to Vancouver, he worked for renowned companies such as Spearhead Timberworks and Kurt Sander Ltd before leaping into his own venture. SwitzerCultCreative distributes the Baumhaus Collection designed by Jess and Nicolas Meyer and hand crafted in their Roberts Creek workshop Nico Spacecraft.
Sholto Scruton established Sholto Design Studio in 2010 to thoughtfully design and build contemporary, long-lasting furniture.Based out of Vancouver city centre, Sholto Design Studio is known for creating luxury bespoke pieces for private clients as well as limited edition pieces for design professionals.Sholto studies how people use furniture and what details enhance the experience of everyday living. He works closely with discerning individuals, designers and architects to create exceptional, personal and practical furniture.Sholto spent a decade working for furniture manufacturers designing and building luxury furniture before establishing his own studio and workshop in 2010. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and a Master’s degree in Industrial Design.From April 2015 SwitzerCultCreative is the exclusive distributor for the Emerald Collection.