Sometimes as Canadian’s I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for our achievements. When you think of great design, most people automatically look at Scandinavia or Italy, which granted have and still are producing fantastic furniture, but so are we! University of Alberta is well known for the unique and functional design produced by its graduates. The Balloona Stool by Natalie Kruch was produced by Umbra and became a national sensation.
What about Simply Steel (www.simplysteel.ca) right here in our city? Old Hippy (www.oldhippy.com) was started on acreage just east of Edmonton and is still producing beautiful solid wood pieces here. Patrick Messiers Mamma Rocking chair is another Canadian design that has become a classic. As green and sustainable design is at the forefront, why not try looking for investment pieces close to home?