Upcoming Indigenous Furniture Designers/Interior Designers to Watch
Victoria is fortunate to have so many Indigenous artists and business owners in our area. Visitors come from all over the world and marvel at the carvings, weaving, and Cowichan sweaters that local Indigenous artisans produce. It’s not just jewellery and clothing that you should watch; many Indigenous artists are creating beautiful pieces for the home.
These are just some of the Canadian Indigenous Artists to take note of who are creating interior decor and furniture that can take your breath away.
This Vancouver-based husband and wife duo partners with many Indigenous artists to create beautiful pillows, blankets, coasters, and more. Chloë is the company’s designer, and Gabe helps with the operation and behind-the-scenes aspects.
Corrine Hunt is a Kwakwaka’wakw and Tlingit artist who designs and creates everything from Olympic medals and sunglasses to a stunning tableware collection made from recycled glass.
Francis is a Victoria-based artist born in ‘Ya̱lis’ (Alert Bay). She often speaks at community organizations and has had her work featured all over the world. As a multimedia artist, she creates beautiful work in various mediums, from jewellery and prints to glass etchings.
Noel Brown is a Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw Nation, artist. Originally a wood carver, Noel has started to work with silver and metal. Many of Noel’s creations are being cut into metal for a stunning contemporary finish through a partnership with Jack Willoughby from Anvil Island Design. Some of Noel’s beautiful work can be seen in the showroom at Luxe.
Another Victoria-local, Rande, was born in Alerta Bay, BC. His beautiful works continue to celebrate the beauty of the Northwest Coast while pushing the boundary and incorporating all his teachings and experiences. Rande has worked with mediums from jewellery to carvings and currently has beautiful art and furniture displayed in the Luxe showroom.
There are many more Indigenous designers and artists that we didn’t feature in this article. We’re extremely happy and hopeful to see more Indigenous artists get the recognition and spotlight they deserve. If you want to see some of Rande or Noel’s work in person, please come into the showroom at 564 Yates Street. Ask one of our designers to show you around!