You’ve shopped the stylish furniture pieces at Ethnicraft, lusted over them, and even brought them home – but have you ever wondered about the creative minds behind these best-selling works?
Here is an inside scoop to the designers we work with, and what inspired some of the Ethnicraft furniture pieces you all know and love.
With its clean lines and contemporary aesthetic, the Tripod Side Table by Heidi Earnshaw is, without a doubt, a winning piece. The Toronto-based designer and furniture maker takes her cue from Japanese and Scandinavian architecture, and re-interprets historic pieces into modern furniture. But more than that, her background in fine art and a deep understanding of the nature of wood make her designs versatile enough for every home.
Often described as one of the most influential designers of his generation, Nathan Yong is the man behind the N-Chair collection. The Singapore-based innovator isn’t just proficient in furniture design – he also dabbles in various fields from interior design to architecture, graphics, product development, and branding. Pieces from the N Chairs collection bear all the hallmarks of Yong’s design ethos: modern, elegant, and eye-catching with a clever use of material. And this year, Ethnicraft has launched a new version: the N4 High Chair, another eye- catching piece to spruce up your interiors.
It takes a creative genius to come up with something as inventive as the Utilitile Collection. Someone like Patrik Turner, one of Canada’s most innovative furniture designers. Much of his designs have been featured in respected publications and even housed in the Mint Museum in the U.S. – making every piece from the Utilitile Collection a must-have collector’s item. Whether it’s the Utilitile Hooked coat hook, Utilitile Keyed shelf or Utilitile Mirror tile, these space-saving pieces are perfect for homes that are short on space but big on style.
Swedes are famous for their clean, minimalist, and classic design aesthetic. The Pettersson Dining Table by Swedish designer Patrik Pettersson is the perfect embodiment of the signature Scandinavian look with its sleek lines, beautiful oak and teak finish, and signature crossed legs. Pettersson may have first studied to be a lawyer, but clearly, design is his calling – as evidenced by his strong international reputation, having participated in many celebrated fairs such as Maison & Objet in Paris and the Design Weeks of London and Milan.
It’s true what they say: behind every masterpiece is an artist. And with Ethnicraft furniture pieces, that is what you’ll get. A masterpiece conceptualised and crafted by some of the world’s most creative minds in design.