Category Archives: Interior Design

Mary Ratcliffe Shakes Up the Male Dominated Realm of Furniture Making

  by Laura Goldstein Gone are the days when creative women were pigeon-holed into interior design and textile design career options only. Now they get down and dirty just like their male contemporaries, actually making the furniture they design. Mary Ratcliffe … 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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Studio Isac Elam Kaid Explores Amorphous Sculptural Furniture Rooted in Antiquity

by Laura Goldstein Isac Elam Kaid is about to fly to Italy for an intensive art residency outside of Florence. “I realize it’s not the best of times to travel,” he laughs,“ but it’s a fantastic opportunity to study scagliola, a … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Sparks Creativity & Innovation By Two Canadian Makers

By Laura Goldstein One of the few positive repercussions of the 2020 pandemic has been a surge in artistic creativity around the world and Canadian furniture makers are no exception. Left to their own devices, often in lockdown situations, makers’ productivity … Continue reading

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Showroom re-opening

    Adam, Jennifer and I are looking forward to welcoming old and new clients back to our showroom as of Tuesday, May 26th.  We will be doing a phased in open plan beginning with three days a week, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Response to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

We hope that you, your loved ones and those around you are safe and in good health. Effective today, March 16, 2020 our showroom will be temporarily closed in order to help slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus except … Continue reading

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Simon Johns: Living Design Through Nature

By Laura Goldstein If furniture designer, Simon Johns ever decides to retire, he can convert his rustic home and studio outbuilding near the shores of the picturesque Missisquoi River in Southern Quebec, into a charming B&B (filled with his nature-inspired … Continue reading

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A Vancouver – Made “Supernatural” Gift For The 92nd Academy Awards Nominees

By Laura Goldstein It’s not just an Oscar that the top 25 Nominees at this year’s 92nd Academy Awards may be displaying in their living rooms. Vancouver glass designer, Jaan Andres created his luminous one-of-a-kind Supernatural Bowls, for the coveted … Continue reading

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Acquiring furniture and other home furnishing items from a local business that supports makers in your community has some important benefits, particularly in this time of climate emergency. It helps the makers develop their talent and keep working in their … Continue reading

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TIMELINES: A New Exhibition At SwitzerCultCreative Traces the Passage of Time In Blown Glass By Jaan Andres and Through the Lens of Vince Hemingson

By Laura Goldstein Like icicles dissolving into an imaginary landscape, Jaan Andres’ blown glass Crystal Curios are alive with movement: while ridges of sediment have built up at a glacial pace over eons of time, the patterning in Coded Bowls … Continue reading

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