News from the Studio

The Bends

Fresh out of the (proverbial) oven: a multitude of free-form bent panels. No, not furniture, but maybe someday!
19 December 2014

Profile in Ottawa Citizen Style

I'm the subject of a 2-page profile in the Fall 2014 edition of the Ottawa Citizen's Style magazine. It went out in the Citizen this week and I think it's also on newsstands. Thank you to Anita Murray for setting this up and for turning my ramblings into a coherent article!  
29 October 2014

Feature in CityHome Magazine

Ottawa Magazine has a new publication called CityHome: "The Ottawa design lover's guide to everything". The first issue (well, I think it's the first issue) is on newsstands now, and has profiles of me plus a few of my colleagues in the Ottawa design community. Check it out!  
14 October 2014

New product: Mosaic Mirror

I've been working on a new design for the last couple of months and finally have a couple of samples to photograph. This is a circular mirror with a frame made of hundreds (thousands? I haven't counted) of short wood strips, molded into a ring with tinted epoxy.
30 September 2014

Skateboards for Scouts

I just helped a Scouts troop make 17 custom skateboards. Here's how it happened...

(Yet More) Number 7's

I just finished a set of Number 7's with ebonized oak frames (a first for this product), and took some time to take some natural light photos. I mixed and matched an ebonized frame, a natural oak frame, and a few different seat colours. I love how the personality of the chair changes with each combination.

New Number 7s

I recently shipped off a set of Number 7 armchairs. These were in dark walnut with veneered seat shells, so I took a few photos of one of the chairs with a variety of seat cushions to show off some of the possibilities.

Ottawa Life Magazine 2014 Spaces Issue

The 2014 Spaces Issue from Ottawa Life Magazine is out, and once again my colleague Tanya Collins graces the cover. There's a short profile of me and my work on p.43. Here's the article on the OLM site.
02 April 2014

My Talk with Montreal HOME

I had a fun talk with a writer from Montreal HOME magazine last week; they are doing a short series on the "best finds and brightest minds" at IDS14. I'm pleased to be part of that list, and in fact that they've chosen me to kick things off! Here's the article.
22 January 2014

Announcing the Number 7 Lounge & Rocker

In the last week I finished the first two examples of a new chair design that I'm excited to add to my product lineup. I'll be showing these at IDS14 in Toronto at the end of January.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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