Category Archives: Design Community

MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: Bespoke furniture maker, Jason Klager is inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design

by Laura Goldstein Jason Klager has never visited Japan but it’s on his bucket list. The custom fine furniture and cabinet maker creates subtly elegant streamlined pieces in beautiful contrasting wood grains. Many designs have a distinct Asian influence: pierced … Continue reading

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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: With an eye for contemporary graphics, Iván Meade’s Mexican heritage is at the heart of his prolific product designs

By Laura Goldstein “I remember playing with marbles on my grandparents’ tiled floor when I was a little boy in San Luis Potosi, a beautiful colonial silver mining town north of Mexico City,” reminisces textile designer, Iván Meade by phone … Continue reading

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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: Nature inspires the “Fraternity of Antler, Beak and Claw” for ceramicist, Russell Hackney

By Laura Goldstein If you grew up loving Beatrix Potter’s watercolour illustrations, reading The Chronicles of Narnia or the beloved owls in Harry Potter books and films, Russell Hackney Ceramics will evoke the same joy in nature’s simplicity. A third- … Continue reading

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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: Ceramicist, Anyuta Gusakova expresses joy through clay

by Laura Goldstein With a delightfully naïve style evocative of childhood, ceramicist and multi-media artist, Anyuta Gusakova’s decorative porcelain collections reflect her playful nature and love of multi-cultural myth and folk art.  Her hand-made, small production pieces from Anyuta Studio, … Continue reading

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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: From filmmaker to textile designer, Stephanie Symns brings a painterly eye to her craft

By Laura Goldstein Imaginative, playful, and a passion for hand-made craft with enduring design describes each of our local artisans, whose unique, small production pieces can be found in the Pop-Up Shop at SwitzerCultCreative and online at Oden Gallery. Their labours … Continue reading

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Art By Design: Furniture & Lighting by Israeli Makers Are Both Sculptural & Functional

By Laura Goldstein When Hagit Pincovici was a little girl in her grandparents’ atelier in Tel Aviv, she remembers the exhilaration of playing with and running between colourful sheets of plexiglass that would eventually be molded into trays, frames and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Revisiting the AHRPA story

Read about the creation of the AHRPA Collection. AHRPAstory

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For those attending Maison&Objet in Paris

Eli Chissick, our newest designer will be exhibiting at Maison & Objet Paris September 8-13, 2014. Please drop by and say hello.

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