As promised, we’re featuring new products on Modern Karibou every week and we’re very happy to say that many of them are from Canadian designers, including Gus* Modern, AGE Design, Cici Art Factory, and Vûrv Design.
Gus* Modern has been designing amazing furniture for a while now, and most design geeks will know of them. Thanks to their sleek lines, mid-century influences, and honest materials, their pieces have garnered a lot of attention here and abroad. They’ve been featured in major interior design magazines, including House & Home, Metropolitan Home, and several articles have been published about them in the New York Times. Modern Karibou is very excited to be the first Canadian-based online retailer to feature their furniture and accessories.
Clever, unique, functional, colourful, and brilliant! What else can be said about the HiLo Chair, by AGE Design? They’ve also been getting a lot of attention from the press and the design world, and for good reason. In addition to being adorable, the dual-height HiLo Chair is very easy to maintain, to clean, and offers simple solutions for on-the-go parents. We can’t wait to see what other products this young and talented design firm from Quebec will develop. By the by, the HiLo is not only designed in Canada, but it’s also made in Canada!
Thick, chunky paint, imperfect lines, magical narratives... Liz Clay is the artist behind Cici Art Factory. As a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Liz has had numerous solo and group shows. When her first baby was born, Liz's artistic interests changed as she became more interested in simply creating art for her little girl to enjoy. In a world of mass production, Cici Art Factory pushes the boundaries of children's room décor. Inspiring and fresh paintings help parents stimulate children's imaginations and activate rooms with thought-provoking art. Mix and match the vibrant complementary colours of the Lotsa series and watch blank walls come to life.
Who says great design is for humans only? Not Vûrv Design! Carole and I have seen some pretty amazing furniture and accessories for pets, but Vûrv Design founder, Glenn Ross, has truly found his ‘niche’ (had to say it!). The Wowo line features some of the most beautiful pieces we’ve seen for humans or otherwise! But it doesn’t stop there. Everything is made and finished by hand in Canada (except for the stainless steel bowls that are made in India), and the materials they use are eco-friendly and/or animal-friendly. No need to hide unsightly feeding bowls or tattered beds in the back room anymore. Each Wowo product is a work of art and will be a show stopper in any home.
We hope you check out these Canadian brands on Modern Karibou and feel just as much pride as we do that these great designers are a product of our homegrown creativity.