Pierre Chayer is an avid wood craftsman. Forever in search of exceptional raw material for various woodworking projects, he promotes clean lines that highlight the pieces of wood he uses.
Among his creations are objects for the table and kitchen; pepper or spice mills, salad bowls, salad utensils.
Pierre was kind enough to receive us into his workshop and answer some few of our questions.
Line St-Jean is a painter-artist, a very talented multidisciplinary artisan, and a friend of mine a long time. With a pure delight, she paints canvases and objects and prints linens by hand.
For the artist-artisan, noble materials such as linen and hemp are white canvases, where she expresses the influence of his artistic work. Line designs collections for home, small series produced one by one with kindness and happiness. Each object with its irregular fingerprints and eye-catching details invites to poetry.
Monique Ste-Marie is part of this new generation of designers-craftspeople who manage to bring traditional know-how to the service of a resolutely modern aesthetic vision.
After completing training at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (MCCT) in 2012, Monique moved into her studio in Montreal, where she weaves beautiful utilitarian and functional baskets and objects, with original shapes and attractive colours.
Actor since the early 2000s, some years ago Christian Michaud decided to take training in cabinetmaking at Artebois school in Quebec and wood carving courses from Quebec sculptors. For him, a new passion began.
Already in love with cooking, it was obvious that Christian decides to design items for the kitchen and table, among them beautiful hand-carved spoons. In love with the great major northern areas, he chose Parallèle soixante for his company name to refer to the geographical line at the 60th parallel north.
Tony Gaudette, the designer who heads Milan, grew up in the Italian community in the North Shore of Quebec. In the streets of his childhood he was immersed in a world where food and art of living well transcended everything else. Passionate about wood products, he spent eight years learning woodworking, and he himself crafted the first products of Milan. This talented creator of objects is also a Quebec college teacher for ten years.
The pieces designed by Atelier Trema are a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, inspired by everything related to the sea, the US east coast, the fishermen, the colors, the effect of salt, sand and sun, and the objects found on the waterfront.
Tablewear was founded in 2013 by Katy Lemay. Tablewear, tells a a story, illustrated on different media (kitchen aprons, doilies and earrings) embodying the lost identity of these intriguing characters. All Tablewear objects are manufactured in small batch runs, allowing new creations their moment in the sun before moving on to the next exciting idea.