who we are:
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.
Peter Cardew, has been practicing Architecture in Vancouver for 30 years. His firm’s work emphasizes quality and innovation rather than any particular building type and has been recognized through numerous international awards and publications.
Peter has also lectured on his work throughout Canada and the US, South America, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University in Seattle.
In 2012 Peter received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal, the Highest honour awarded annually to an individual for services in architecture.
SwitzerCultCreative is proud to introduce the DOVETAIL table series under the Barter brand, designed by Peter Cardew and made in British Columbia, Canada.
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.
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.