Category Archives: Interior Design Show

Living Design: Danielle Trofe Transforms Lighting Through Mushroom Mycelium

By Laura Goldstein If you watched the award-winning documentary, Fantastic Fungi on Netflix you know about the incredible communicative and medicinal properties of mushrooms and their mycelium roots. Brooklyn-based biodesigner, Danielle Trofe of Danielle Trofe Design has taken this ecological phenomenon … Continue reading

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Aqua Creations – Drama In Motion

by Laura Goldstein Appearing to sway seductively by imaginary water currents Aqua Creations’ Morning Glory Floor Lamp is positioned precariously like an ancient stalagmite in a cave at Beit Gurvin National Park. It’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Israel. … Continue reading

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IDS Offsite 2021: SwitzerCultCreative Greenscapes the Showroom for ARTISAN and Mary Ratcliffe Collabs

  By Laura Goldstein Bringing nature indoors takes on a new creative connectedness at SwitzerCultCreative with two wood-inspired furniture brands and the botanical artistry of Burnaby’s Greenscape Design & Decor.  “It’s amazing how greenery really warms things up,” effuses Adam … Continue reading

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September’s Comings & Goings

I think it was Andy Warhol who said the idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting. We at SwitzerCultCreative, have been busy organizing the new showroom and waiting (with heightened anticipation,) for our exciting new collections to arrive … Continue reading

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SkLO Studio: Seeing Sculpture In A New Light

By Laura Goldstein As graceful as a multi-tiered necklace, orbs of suspended light compose a chandelier’s planetary system of handblown Czech glass. And in a single lighting pendant, an abstract drop of dew is captured in multiple layers when the … Continue reading

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ARTISAN: “We Have Known Wood Our Entire Lives, From the Forest We Played In As Children”- Fadil Ćostović, Co-Founder

By Laura Goldstein Many entrepreneurial partnerships seem to begin serendipitously. Fadil Ćostović, a craftsman with a well-established family wood production business for over 60 years in Tešanj, Bosnia was constructing furniture and all the wood interiors for a summer house owned … Continue reading

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ZANAT Goes Back To The Future Producing Contemporary Furniture With Historical Wood Carving Techniques

By Laura Goldstein “There’s an emotional appeal to our brand and not just because our family has been producing hand-carved furniture since 1919,” says Orhan Niksic CEO and ZANAT co-founder, from his factory/showroom in Konjic, Bosnia. A former senior economist … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship & Creative Risk-Taking: A Panel Presented At The 2018 Interior Design Show IDS-Vancouver

By Laura Goldstein What happens when four of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive glass and furniture designers meet to discuss the trials, tribulations and personal success stories in each of their crafts? Lots of fascinating insight, true confessions and laughter, … Continue reading

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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: Vancouver glass-blower, Jaan Andres breathes reverence to the passage of time into all his vessels

By Laura Goldstein The “glory hole” furnace is blazing red hot as Jaan Andres extracts his blowpipe and breathes into it ever so softly, almost like he’s playing a musical wind instrument. That’s when the alchemy of glass-blowing begins and … Continue reading

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MEET OUR MAKERS: Portland, Oregon furniture and lighting designer Neal Aronowitz is on a roll with his Concrete Canvas Collection

By Laura Goldstein Concrete is a much in vogue 2018 interior design trend for countertops, fireplace surrounds and floors. It’s incredibly durable and adds a textured look especially when juxtaposed with organic materials like wood and stone. But who could … Continue reading

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