In the course of an evening, the second ever Studio Éditions event shined a light on the talent of local furniture and lighting designers, demonstrating the keen interest and thirst of the community and general public towards Canadian design.
Over 500 people came to discover new products from 19 designers, artistically curated through a meticulously developed scenography by Stéfanie Vermeersch, along with graphic design conceptualized by Hue, a division of Machine.
This year, numerous designers were exhibiting in Montreal for their very first time, expanding the scope of the event and introducing fresh perspectives to the local design industry.
L.Rainville, S.Rufiange & N.Sangaré. Photo credit: Louisa Rayside
Event organizer Laurence Gélinas celebrated the second annual event. “There is a multitude of interesting things happening on our design scene and I felt it wasn’t adequately represented. Last night’s success proved that the need and the desire to discover them are there. We are excited and intend to use the Studio platform to grow a large network, not only via our annual event, but also through other new initiatives, to give a truly international window to the designers,” he said on May 31.
Studio Éditions took place on May 30, 2018, at La Factry, 1111 Saint-Antoine W. The 19 exhibitors at this year’s Studio Éditions were:
- APPAREIL atelier
- Atelier C.U.B.
- Atelier St-Jean
- Coop Etabli
- Element de base
- Foraine by Atelier Barda
- Lambert & Fils
- L.Rainville, S.Rufiange et N. Sangaré
- Larose Guyon
- Le Retour du Perroquet
- Mitz Takahashi
- Rue Intérieure
- Simon Johns
Studio aims to showcase and shine a light on the talent of local furniture and lighting designers, while fortifying the design community by encouraging collaborations as well as sharing knowledge.
About Laurence Gélinas
Laurence is an environment designer, passionate about the relationships between humans and their environment. She has worked notably for Lambert & Fils, a well-known firm in the lighting sector, helping them to foster relations with media, and has recently joined the Kastella team. She supports COOP ÉTABLI in their marketing and communications activities, as well as administering the COOP since January 2017.
Factry is a school of creativity sciences that forges creative minds capable of finding innovative solutions to contemporary problems. They are primarily interested in careers that are in transition, changes within industries, and new technologies. In short, they embrace change.