Friday, 24 January 2014

Designers we love around the globe: Canada

This week, we venture to Canada where many a designer has captured our appreciative eye. Read on to get to know a few of our favourite North American designers.

Keo Phila 
After graduating from Ontario's College of Art and Design in 2008, Keo immersed herself in the textiles she studied. She now divides her time between fabric work, exhibitions, and installations; like this collaborative masterpiece 'Come Up To My Room'.

Rob Southcott 
Toronto-based Rob crafts playfulness into each of his pieces; take one look at his entwined chairs and it's unmistakeable. It's this, plus his instinct for experimentation with pattern, scale and manufacturing techniques - like the casting of prints upon this otherwise ordinary table - that draws us to him time and again.

Philippe Malouin
After intensive international training in Eindhoven (Netherlands), Paris and Montreal, Philippe set up home in London where he initially worked for celebrated British designer Tom Dixon. In 2009 Philippe launched his own studio as an outlet for aesthetically delighting art and covetable homeware; like this chic, understated china.

Dear Human
Though design duo Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O'Connell themselves may not be Canadian, their Vancover-based studio, Dear Human, is. Their work seamlessly melds originality with form and function. Case in point? Their quirky, colourful Bolt Bench which makes a statement as well as being a practical storage solution for eye-catching fabric.

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