Charles Simon creates boxy wooden luggage influenced by aeronautical design

Two aeronautical engineers have designed this series of luggage featuring rigid Canadian wood and leather shells. Charles G Tremblay and Simon Maltais, who were previously aeronautical engineers, founded the baggage company Charles Simon in Montreal in 2014. The two met as engineering students at Montreal’s École de Technologie Supérieure and, after years of experience in […]

Montreal wine bar Vinvinvin by Ménard Dworkind takes cues from bottle labels

Deep purple tiles, geometric patterns and wine bottles repurposed as lamps feature inside this bar in Montreal, designed by local architecture studio Ménard Dworkind. The Vinvinvin bar in Montreal was designed by local firm Ménard Dworkind to feature a bold mix of colour, pattern and texture. “They were looking for something loud, something with a […]

Ivy Studio models Montreal dry cleaners on a Parisian apartment

Ivy Studio has used moulding, brass lights and herringbone floors to make this dry cleaning shop in Montreal evocative of a European residence. Les Nettoyeurs White’s dry cleaners is located in Montreal’s residential Saint-Henri neighbourhood. Local firm Ivy Studio transformed an 800-square-foot (74-square-metre) commercial space with the aim to create the “cosy” Les Nettoyeurs White’s […]

Vaste celebrates Canadian heritage with new furniture collection

Stools with “wild simplicity” and colourful storage boxes feature in the debut series of a new Montreal furniture brand. Called Vaste, the company launched last year as the furniture arm of Montreal design studio F & Y, established by woodworkers Frederique Beaubien and Yannic Ryan in 2009. Items in the range include the Olmsted chair […]

Ménard Dworkind embrace Chinatown kitsch for Miss Wong brasserie in Montreal

Architecture firm Ménard Dworkind has created a microcosm of Chinatown at this a colossal pan-Asian restaurant and bar in Montreal’s Laval suburb. When local designer Guillaume Ménard was approached to convert the former Moomba mega-club into a Chinese beer garden, he tapped architect David Dworkind to partner on the project. The collaboration spurred the founding […]

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