Spotlight on Canadian design (no moose were injured in the writing of this entry)
It’s been a busy week, what with stories on the Interior Design Show , the Canadian Home Furnishing Market (TCHFM) , the annual trade event that was recently held at the International Centre in Mississauga, and the National Home Show all coming onto the front burner.
One of the threads that seems to connect all three is a new energy in the Canadian design industry and a wealth of talent emerging in the furniture and décor manufacturing sector. For more news on this, check out the Quality Canadian Furniture network, an association of manufacturers that sings the praises of Canadian-made goods.
I saw loads of lovely stuff at the TCHFM, as you’ll see by the pictures above, which feature product from Amsico, Contintental, Mobican, Trica and West Brothers. I also learned of two terrific independent designers. Fat Crow Design in Edmonton makes a line called White Moose Brands. Go to their site to see a lovely metal room divider, and leaf-shaped mats. I did get pics for both, but they would not load - arrggh - technology!). The beautiful table of reclaimed wood and chairs (at right) is by Grown Design in Toronto.
At the upcoming IDS, you'll have the chance see more great Canadian pieces, including hand-made wood furniture from Shawn Place Design in Prince George (see below).