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5 slow-furniture brands on our radar

5 slow-furniture brands on our radar

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Art & Design

5 slow-furniture brands on our radar

POUCH A family hammock his dad brought from his native El Salvador that had been in storage for two decades was the inspo for Brooklynite Robert James Ramirez’s line of indoor hammocks and swings. The pieces—which take about eight hours each to make—are dyed naturally and woven in El Salvador or Brooklyn and finished with customizable marble-and-brass wall mounts. We’ll take 100.

 

 

When you get home.

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CHARUK & FORD After making names for themselves individually on the Toronto design scene, Chris Charuk and Simon Ford have combined their design superpowers. Expect sturdy but elegant pieces made from sustainably harvested white oak.

 

 

 

HINKLEVILLE HANDMADE If your bank balance is lacking in the requisite zeros required for a big-ticket purchase, we recommend Hinkleville Handmade. Toronto artist Janet Hinkle uses only local, recycled or organic materials in her dreamy ceramics line.

 

 

Cups and planters with moons... oh my!!🌜💗🌜💙🌜

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MATTHEW MCCORMICK The former graphic designer’s industrial lights are all crafted in a small-batch Vancouver factory. We’re partial to the Mila, which looks like it’s made of pearls. (It’s not—we asked.)

 

 

Make a statement in the bedroom. #Mila7 by #MatthewMcCormick

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CAMBIE Can’t decide? Let Camille Byrne of Cambie do most of the legwork for you. She stocks only environmentally aware designers from Canada, Peru and Morocco in her Toronto store. (Happy news: She ships across Canada.)

 

 

A few of our colourful and cozy offerings on this wintery day. ❄️

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This article first appeared in the April 2018 issue of ELLE Canada.

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