Mary

Location
Toronto
Profession
Unconventional furniture designer and maker
Attributes
Tenacious, Stubborn, Natural
Mary

Unconventional furniture designer and maker

She’ll turn furniture visions into a reality.

‘What do you want to do in life?’

This is one of the hardest questions and something I spend a lot of my time thinking about.

I have always wanted to make things, as a kid and young adult I made things compulsively -it sort of runs in my family. My dad built most of the furniture in his house and many of my relatives are also carpenters and builders.

When I finished school, I got a job at a studio that made artful window displays and environmental accoutrements for companies like The Four Seasons Hotel, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. In my spare time, I built furniture and renovated an industrial loft space to make it an apartment for my partner and I. Friends started to take notice, and slowly but surely people started to ask me to make things for them too.


Suddenly the studio started getting less orders and I was laid off from my job. The work from my friends became more important and more serious as it was my main source of income. I just put my head down and worked as hard as I could. One day I realised that I hadn’t lost my job so much as I had earned my dream job. My own studio opened officially in the winter of 2014 and haven’t looked back since.

I CANNOT PRETEND TO BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN MYSELF.

I get to fall asleep dreaming about projects and pieces I will create, wake up and make them a reality. Life never unfolds in a straight path, and sometimes things that seem like the worst thing can actually lead you to wonderful places. If you have a passion, pursue it with everything you have. Give it your all. It’s all anyone should ever ask of themselves because once today is over you’ll never get it back.

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