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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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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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MEET OUR (LOCAL) MAKERS: Indigenous weaver, Jessica Silvey, captures the spirit of the forest in her cedar baskets, wall hangings and mats

by Laura Goldstein A childhood spent with her paternal grandmother fishing, gardening and harvesting cedar roots had a profound impact on fibre artist, Jessica Silvey. Those memories imbued in her a passion for traditional weaving techniques and patterns and a … Continue reading

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Zanat.org woodcarving technique is inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

NEWS FROM ZANAT Woodcarving technique practiced by Zanat inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List Grandfather Adem at Belgrade Furniture Fair, 1936, (courtesy of Zanat and the Niksic family) Wednesday, December 6, 2017 was a historic day for … Continue reading

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Celebrated Spanish Designer, Jaime Hayon Wows at SwitzerCultCreative Booth & Presentation at IDS-Vancouver

By Laura Goldstein If Jaime Hayon’s day job doesn’t work out, he can always be a stand-up comedian. The charismatic Spanish artist and designer whose international accolades include Time Magazine and Wallpaper naming him in their 100 most relevant and … Continue reading

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Ivan Meade Fabric Collection at SwitzerCultCreative

Check out this wonderful blog post from our design partner Ivan Meade Design Group on incorporating textiles into your design. Ivan Meade Fabric Design

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Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas – Happy Hanukah

Watch the great team from Gillian Segal Design create our holiday window.

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