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Nadine Hajjar - Design & Woodworking
Nadine Hajjar - Design & Woodworking

April 13, 2017 3 Comments

Imagination is not given, nor is it acquired. Imagination is experienced. Nadine Hajjar's imagination draws its origins from her childhood in Beirut, Lebanon, and it developed further throughout her adventures abroad.

Trained back home as an interior architect, she worked in this environment to realise that she was actually and truly attracted to the shape, texture and above all, function of the Object. Nadine therefore decided to specialise in furniture and industrial design by enrolling in, and obtaining, a Masters degree at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy.

Nadine was kind enough to answer our questions.

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Christian Roy - Potter
Christian Roy - Potter

February 23, 2017 4 Comments

A glance at the creations of the potter / ceramist Christian Roy is enough to detect his know-how, and his great attention to detail. It must be said that the craftsman made a hand for twenty years by turning, among others, for Evelyne Rivest-Savignac and Pascale Girardin, two ceramists recognized in Quebec.

The objects that Christian creates challenge us by their raw and refined side. When I saw for the first time pictures of the personal collection of everyday objects that Christian created for the table, I knew right away that I wanted to meet this talented ceramist. And when I went to his studio, where I was able to take in his hands his magnificent bowls, cups, and goblets, I had a real thunderbolt. From that moment, I absolutely wanted Christian to be added to the list of talented creators Chic & Basta is promoting.

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Rachel Grenon - Ceramist
Rachel Grenon - Ceramist

October 31, 2016

I always have a great pleasure to share the journey of inspiring designers who in their authenticity have taken, at some point in their working lives, the decision to do what animated them, made them vibrate, and Rachel Grenon is part of these inspiring people.

After living in Montreal, Vancouver and Whistler, Rachel chose to live in the Eastern Townships in 2003 for its natural beauty and proximity to the city.

A recognized ceramist, her utilitarian and sculptural ceramic pieces have been seen across Canada, in design or craft fairs and at Wanted Design in New York, in 2014 and 2015.

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