MEET THE MAKER
Steve is a Toronto based furniture and product designer and maker, woodworker and metalworker, operating out of a small private studio where he conceptualizes, designs and carefully handcrafts every piece.
Steve employs both modern and time-honored traditional techniques, uses only high grade materials and is dedicated to an elevated level of craftsmanship. He makes items that will stand the test of time and are incomparable to anything off the assembly line. Every piece is made in-house or in collaboration with other local small-scale makers and manufacturers, when necessary. All local, all handmade, no outsourcing.
Steve has exhibited his furniture and other design work at trade shows and design festivals alongside well known and up and coming designers and makers, from home and abroad. Some past exhibitions include Ontario Crafts Council’s “Design for Living”, The International Contemporary Furniture Fair and Toronto Design Offsite Festival, where he has twice been awarded by Designlines Magazine for the best products at Toronto Design week in 2014 and 2015.
"My design philosophy is rooted in simplicity, functionality and attention to detail. In my opinion, designs that are highly functional and equally as aesthetically pleasing are essential to quality, and that idea is the foundation for every single piece that I make.
I design and make modern craft furniture and other objects that are inspired by minimalism, mid-century modern classics, natural materials, traditional methods, architectural forms, historic vernacular furniture styles and the people I’m making it for. I always aim to create as much value as I can for the people taking my work into their homes through thoughtful and refined designs, attention to detail and proficient execution.
The results of this outlook are furniture and objects that will not only be around for a long time, but possessions that you will want to keep around for a long time, as a designer and maker that is crucial to me."
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DESIGNER/MAKER