Category Archives: Local

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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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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CRAFTED IN THE CITY: Nicholas Purcell Kicks It Up A Notch With Original Design And Sculptural Elements

By Laura Goldstein “In this last year I’ve found my creative side needed more feeding,” admits furniture designer and maker, Nick Purcell of Nicholas Purcell Furniture, Vancouver.  Usually focused on bespoke design pieces for clients, Purcell decided to further challenge … Continue reading

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Made From Scraps: When Leftovers Become A Feast For the Eyes

By Laura Goldstein The Pacific Northwest is not just a playground for tourists but has become a mecca for makers and artists environmentally attuned to creating without destroying the landscape.  Made From Scraps is a new collection of art and … Continue reading

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Not your ordinary design store

January 2019 marks our third year since opening the SwitzerCultCreative Showroom.  Reflecting back, I continue to feel the thrill of connecting with designers and craftspeople who create exciting, timeless works, infusing their personality into creating original design. The excitement of … 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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