The yin-yang relationship between the objects’ precision-cut aluminum and playful, vibrant anodized colours reflects their makers’ fusion of styles—which culminates in furniture beautiful enough to keep for a hundred years, at least.
Founded by designers and woodworkers Frédérique Beaubien and Yannic Ryan, furniture design brand Vaste was created to make high-end wood pieces that would last for generations. Intended for both residential and commercial use, each handcrafted piece raises the standard on contemporary Canadian furniture design, letting the quality of the wood shine through simple silhouettes and stellar craftmanship.
What started in 2014 as founder and sole designer Mischa Couvrette “smashing things together in a two-car garage” has grown to 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space that puts out a considered line of lighting, furniture, and accessories. Hollis + Morris teams tend toward the minimal with biophilic inspirations—the Willow Sconce is the newest addition to the line’s Bloom Collection.