September’s Comings & Goings

I think it was Andy Warhol who said the idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.
We at SwitzerCultCreative, have been busy organizing the new showroom and waiting (with heightened anticipation,) for our exciting new collections to arrive and can’t wait for you to see them!

As you may know, championing Vancouver, B.C. and Canadian designers and makers has always been at the heart of our business while introducing our clients to some very savvy, curated international brands and artisanal accessories.

With that in mind, we are excited about a furniture collection from Mary Ratcliffe Studio in Toronto. Devoted to her craft developing simply unique furniture based upon sustainable materials and practices, precepts that we also share, Mary Ratcliffe Studio combines functional with beautiful bespoke construction.

And, I do admit, I’m a little bit biased. We are extra excited about this collection not just designed but constructed by a woman – a rare species among men in the realm of furniture making! Mary will be involved with our Offsite Showcase as part of IDS-Vancouver 2021 September 30- October 3, but more about that later.

When we last spoke with furniture maker and sculptor Isac Kaid for our Blog, he was leaving for an intensive summer arts residency in Florence, Italy. Weathered limestone and crumbling pavement provides the palette from which he creates his sculptural tables, chairs and lighting that appear resurrected from an archaeological dig. In fact, as Kaid updated us, he actually created some new projects on the River Arno, grinding the soil for usable pigment, an ancient Italian technique known as scagliola.

You could say author & artist, Elisa Valentine is a woman of few words. Her delightful woodblock acrylic on canvas letters that spell LOVE, adorn our showroom and she will customize clients’ own colour schemes.

As we welcome these artists to SwitzerCultCreative, we must also give a heartfelt goodbye to two designers we’ve collaborated with for several years now- Jay Miron Furniture and Sholto Design. It’s been great to work with you guys and wish you continued success in the future.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Renee Switzer, SwitzerCultCreative

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