Category Archives: Sustainable Home Furniture

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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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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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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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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Meet the Clair End Table from Autonomous Furniture

Introducing ‘Clair’, she’s light and nimble but satisfyingly stable. A bit of edge but capable of handling the daily grind. Oh, and she’s gorgeous. Shown in scrumptious black walnut sporting an acrylic base. Tailored heights available upon request, the Clair … Continue reading

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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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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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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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What’s New at Switzer

Although we are about to head into Vancouver winter the atmosphere in our showroom is warm and welcoming. Adam and I would like to officially welcome the newest member of our Team, Jennifer Wosk. Jennifer has a decade of experience … Continue reading

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