Category Archives: Lighting

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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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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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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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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MEET OUR (INTERNATIONAL) MAKERS: With a salute to the glamourous era of Art Deco, Israeli Furniture Designer, Hagit Pincovici brings Italian craftsmanship to Canada

by Laura Goldstein On Monday, May 28th,  acclaimed Israeli furniture designer, Hagit Pincovici visited the SwitzerCultCreative Showroom to launch her newest collections and engage guests with a talk on the origins of her design inspiration. Her use of dramatic colour combinations … 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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New Lighting Collection from Fred&Juul in Florence

SwitzerCultCreative™ is excited to announce the addition of Lighting to our home furnishings collections. The first of several new lighting lines, Fred&Juul renew traditions by making customs and techniques reappear from the past while applying fine Italian craftsmanship to contemporary … Continue reading

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