The visit of SIDIM at the end of last week provided us with new decorative material. For example, artist and businesswoman Lysanne Pépin has just transformed her online shopping site with designer furniture, along the lines of the Restoration Hardware and Anthropologie sites.
Ms. Pépin joins forces with Quebec and Canadian artisans to offer on thepepinshop.com (espacepepin.com) a catalog already supplied with enough armchairs, sofa, tables, light fixtures, bedding … Lysanne, who has owned a dozen years the Espace Pépin gallery in Old Montreal, joined the services of his brother Patrick, founder of NumérArt (digital printing wallpaper) to start the adventure.
We are talking here about chic decoration, high-quality textiles, diverted industrial objects, Wall Decor. “It will become a place where designers will sign things for us,” she says. There will soon be a French translation on the site.
ideboard in oak veneer and steel.
Photo provided by Materia Prima
In a lighter fashion, the cabinetmakers of Materia Prima play with their imagination to design whimsical furniture and wall decorations. Sideboard in oak veneer and steel, wall cabinet in maple and aluminum in the form of a sardine box (!), Tables, storage, decoration accessories, unique creations often screen-printed in which one feels a lot of originality.
The collective La Firme is asserting itself more and more in Montreal as a place of varied creations for the house. The Etiquette folding chair, created by Félix Guyon, is always the talk of the town. Entirely made of Russian cherry and stainless steel, easily stackable, it is only 25 mm thick when closed. Other novelties? The Allumeuse lamp in the shape of a gas cylinder and a wall-mounted wine bottle holder, also in wood.
Photo provided by TRASH Bonbon
Concrete, there is always more in the house. TRASH Bonbon has fun with side tables of different sizes, mirrors, vases, inspired by Montreal graffiti.
The artists’ mission? Bring urban art into homes. The founder, graphic designer Julie St-Laurent, likes the visual contrasts of the city’s environment.