Category Archives: Luxury

CRAFTED VANCOUVER 2019

At SwitzerCultCreative, we are passionate about creating opportunities to come together in community and to support craftspeople locally and around the globe. This year, we were delighted to take part in Crafted Vancouver as an Official Event Partner, hosting two … Continue reading

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Juxtaposing Wood and Acrylic Elements, Kirk Van Ludwig Brings Drama Into The Home

By Laura Goldstein Fashion rather than furniture has long been known to make political statements. But for Victoria-based designer/maker Kirk Van Ludwig of Autonomous, his Constantinople Table Set began as a metaphor for modern times:  “Constantinople (now Istanbul) was an … 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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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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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: Sholto Scruton melds tradition with modernity to create timeless furniture pieces built with respect for the environment

By Laura Goldstein The importance of cultural heritage, sustainability and the responsibility of the designer to contribute to a healthy environment are foremost in Sholto Scruton’s mind when he approaches furniture design. In conjunction with Vancouver Design Week, he’ll be … Continue reading

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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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Former BMX Freestyle World Champion, JAY MIRON Flips Over His Work As Bespoke Furniture Maker

By Laura Goldstein It may seem like a surprising dichotomy of interests, but Vancouver’s former Freestyle BMX World Champion (9 medals) explains that his métier designing and making furniture shares similar attributes to playing a professional sport. “You know, they … 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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