Custom furniture made in Toronto

Steve is a Toronto based custom furniture maker, skilled in woodworking, metal fabrication and furniture design. He operates out of a small private studio where he conceptualizes, designs and carefully handmakes each piece to meet his client's functional and aesthetic criteria.

Steve employs both modern and time-honored traditional techniques, uses only high grade materials and is dedicated to an elevated level of craftsmanship. He creates 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 fabricators, when necessary. All local, all handmade, no outsourcing.

Outside of custom furniture for the home, Steve is also very experienced in designing and making custom store fixtures, office furniture and other objects for commercial use. 

The scope of Steve’s work is not limited to just custom furniture for residential and commercial clients, he exhibits 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”, 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.

Design Philosophy

"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 furniture, and that idea is the foundation for every single piece that I make.

I design and make contemporary furniture that is inspired by modern classics, natural materials, traditional methods, architectural forms and the people I’m making it for. I always aim to create as much value as I can for the people taking my furniture into their homes through thoughtful and refined designs, attention to detail and proficient execution.

The result of this outlook is furniture that will not only be around for a long time, but furniture that you will want to keep around for a long time, as a custom furniture maker that is crucial to me."

-Steve Wallin

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