My approach to design is multi-faceted and the final outcome of a piece is only a fraction of what I'm trying to achieve through my practice. It’s more than creating designer furniture, lighting, and custom installations, it’s about telling a story and making pieces that people can feel proud to own
The majority of my pieces are created with Douglas Fir from a community managed forest on Cortes Island, where it is sustainably managed, harvested, and processed locally by small independent mills. This is the life blood of this small community and every dollar I spend on material goes directly to that community ensuring a sustainable forestry economy for many generations to come. When exploring other materials other than wood, their environmental and social impact is a large consideration in what materials I select to work with.
Beyond my commitment to local and small economy, I am strongly committed to using sustainable materials and environmentally sensitive products with all my pieces. All my glues and finishes are of the highest environmental standards, and when using other species of wood for custom furniture, I source them from either sustainable sources or salvaged from blow down or land clearing. All of this is an effort to contribute to healthy homes free of toxins.
At the end of the day I want to create custom furniture, lighting, and installations that people can feel proud to own and adopt the story of where the piece came from and how it came to be, and make it their story.
When I’m not in my East Vancouver studio or shop, I’m usually out on the water fishing, in the forest exploring or picking mushrooms, or up on Cortes Island taking a recharge break, and when time permits traveling the globe looking for inspiration and admiring all the beauty this world has to offer.
If you have a specific piece in mind, please reach out below and let me know what it is that I could create for you and answer any questions you may have. Even if you are not quite sure what it is you are looking for yet, please reach out and we can get the conversation started and I can help you flush out some ideas. All consultations and quotes are free of charge. If you would prefer to call, please feel free to call at anytime.