Quebec designers to watch for at Studio North, IDS14

We’ll be keeping great company from our home province at Studio North during Toronto’s Interior Design Show (IDS14) next weekend. Lots of our neighbours will be making the trip down the 401.

We’d like to introduce a few who we work with and/or whose work we just admire. They’ll be showing in Studio North as part of a design collective called QC Design. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and to meeting interesting people from Québec and from other parts of the country!

TOMA Cork Water Drops Trivets

TOMA – Anne Thomas

TOMA is our neighbour in the Mile End district of Montreal. We fell in love with their wooden trivets a while ago and are falling in love all over again with the new cork collection. Designer Anne Thomas is all about graphics mixing form and function, using beautiful materials, creating objects that are both elegant and playful.  TOMA on Facebook  |  TOMA at Galerie CO

Foutu Tissu cushions

Foutou Tissu – Emanuelle Dion, Isabelle Bergeron

Foutu Tissu is a one-of-a-kind textile design and upholstery company with a unique and original vision. Emmanuelle Dion and Isabelle Bergeron design fabrics in-house. It is then screen printed by hand and meticulously upholstered to create stools and poufs or made into great cushions. We love the quirky, retro feel of their design and, of course, the uncompromising quality.  Foutou Tissu on Facebook

Atelier Cocotte pendant lamps

Atelier Cocotte – Isabelle Auger

Isabelle Auger at Atelier Cocotte makes lamp shades using various wood veneers such as white and red birch, oak, walnut and maple. We love the organic feel of these lamps, some of which have the appearance of seed pods or hazelnuts which have burst open and are letting out a soft and golden light.  Atelier Cocotte on Facebook

Bois Debout - prism rectangle

Bois Debout – Sophie De Blois

Bois Debout translates literally to ‘stand-up wood’. We love this nod to the strong and inherently noble nature of wood and to the idea of trees we like to see left standing!  Sophie De Blois meticulously glues together off-cuts of high quality hardwoods and uses them in striking patterns to create beautiful contemporary pieces of furniture from repurposed scrap. Bois Debout on Facebook  |  Bois Debout at Galerie CO

archivistes peg board

Les Archivistes – Caroline Cyr, Simon Devost

There’s nothing rustic about the creations of Les Archivistes (Caroline Cyr and Simon Devost) despite the fact that the subject of their pieces and the materials that they use are often rooted in the past. We love that the strength of their designs delivers contemporary pieces that convey a respect for tradition but carry a thoroughly modern sensibility.  Les Archivistes on Facebook  | Les Archivistes at Galerie CO

Check out these designers and the rest of the designers of QC Design who will be showing at booth SN20.

And don’t forget to visit Galerie CO and Atelier HOCH at booth SN7. See you in Toronto!

Boréal collection, armchair, Framboise (raspberry)

Read Atelier HOCH’s Artistic Statement and IDS14 trip plans here and Designer In-Depth interview here.

Follow us on Twitter @GalerieCO where we’ll showcase more of our own pieces, and our favourites during and after the show!

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