Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. His first novel in 1991 was Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland’s novels and visual work synthesize high and low culture, web technology, religion, and changes in human existence caused by modern technologies.
“The Collection you will see here is a reflection of everything I use daily. These are pieces that would unleash a universe of creativity, dopamine, high style and timelessness into their user’s world. The desk I write on every day is an escritoire. My escritoire is Japanese lacquer colored. Every time I see its lush, civilized richness my brain releases a small hit of dopamine, which in turn makes me want to write more. It’s a successful feedback loop”. “But mostly I like escritoires because they exist purely for writing and nothing else. Their very existence is about the civilized creation of words, whether by ink or by electrons.”