who we are:
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.
Sabina Hill, is passionate about creating work that celebrates the Pacific Northwest. Born in Vancouver, BC, Sabina is inspired by First Nations imagery, which is deeply-rooted in Pacific Northwest regional culture. Sabina graduated in architecture from the University of British Columbia and in environmental studies from the University of Manitoba, preceded by a Foundation year at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. After founding her studio in 1993, she began to connect professionally with the First Peoples in 2000, as she sought to create works with a distinctly regional design aesthetic–envisioning a collaboration with those who have been bringing the spirit of the land to surface through art for thousands of years.
Sabina, in collaboration with aboriginal artists, creates original custom furniture, art and installations, which merge the rich mythology of West Coast native culture with a contemporary design aesthetic. She skillfully integrates Native motifs into her work creating a unique, contemporary expression. Her work tells a visual story rooted in First Nations iconography, presented through contemporary design, materials, and an aesthetic informed by her artistic and architectural education.