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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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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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In The Spotlight: ToTeM Family

Available as a floor lamp, a pendant light, or as a totemistic stackable system — discover more about the ToTeM Lighting Family from Aqua Creations.   Click below to watch Albi Serfaty, one of Aqua Creations Founders, talk about the … Continue reading

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With His Heritage of Makers Going Back 500 Years, Calgary Furniture Designer, Sumer Singh Innovates For the Future

By Laura Goldstein Talk about pressure to succeed! When you come from a long line of artists, poets and authors, an engineering degree alone just didn’t cut it for Calgary’s Sumer Singh. His passion for the arts dictated his continuing … 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 with SwitzerCultCreative

As an Official Event Partner, SwitzerCultCreative is hosting a gallery showing with designers present for a casual meet and greet.  Here is your opportunity to meet the designers and makers behind some of the most exciting Pacific Northwest and locally … 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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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 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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