It is a pleasure to offer you a glimpse into my world of making rare and beautiful furniture. After more than 12 years of practicing the craft in my old-world style studio, I am pleased to present a few highlights of my work. From international design awards to work in the Canadian High Commission at Chancery Lane, London, I could not have predicted the journey.
LOUNGE CHAIR No.3 GIVEN AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD!
It is with sincere pride that I present this hand crafted chair that was more than 6 months in the making. For more on the design roots and forming of this seminal piece, please go to the Lounge Chair page. My thanks go to the Canada Council for the Arts, for their assistance in making the prototype of this new design.
On January 11, 2017, Lounge Chair No.3 was given a Jury’s Joker Prize from the Arts and Crafts Design Award competition. I am pleased to have been interviewed recently on CTV regarding this prestigious award. Click here to view the segment. The Jury’s Joker Prize is no joke; using stringent criteria, the jury of international art experts named Lounge Chair No. 3 as one of only three recipients! Here in our studio, we call the joker ‘the card of opportunity’ and are extremely proud to have been given this prize.
To be nominated for the Arts & Crafts Design Award is a great achievement and a proof of fantastic artistic quality of the nominated artist. The carefully pre-selected group of nominees is an exclusive circle of international artists, with outstanding talent and excellent craftsmanship. Once again this year, I am honored to be the only winning entry from Canada. The requirements which are used by the jury for the nomination are: creativity, originality, production-technique and artistic quality.
2016 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MASTERWORKS ART AWARD FINALIST!
Announced July 12, 2016, I am thrilled to share the news that Lounge Chair No. 2 is named a finalist for this prestigious award. Pictured below, this chair challenges every aspect of what a Nova Scotian Windsor-style chair can be. I am humbled to think that this chair – crafted with committed passion but in near obscurity in my studio – is so well received. The merits of being a Masterworks Finalist go far beyond the monetary. It conveys the vital message to the artist that they are on the right path. That their creativity is noticed and appreciated. For more details and to see the other finalists’ astounding art, please visit the Masterworks website.
2016 NICHE AWARD WINNER
A North American prize in scope, it is presented on the merits of technical excellence in design and showing a distinct quality of unique, creative and original thought. Special thanks to Arts Nova Scotia for helping me to be present with the Lounge Chair No. 2 at the American Made Show in Washington, DC.
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