Union Wood Co — Studio and Workshop
Union Wood Company set its roots in creating high-quality handcrafted furniture from reclaimed wood. Scouring demolition sites and abandoned buildings for the best old wood, their designs are nostalgic of Vancouver’s forgotten industrial foundries, mills and docks. We are pleased to have Union Wood Co as a VDW(knd) Open Studio.
1 Design is / design can _______?
Design is meaningful in that it can make a big impact in a subtle way.
2 Why does it matter?
Design is essential in every society, its an expression of ourselves and affects the way we interact with each other and our spaces.
3 What differentiates Vancouver design (from the rest of the world)?
Vancouver is a very new city and that’s apparent within the the design community, it helps foster the idea that anything is possible.
4 What impact is (Vancouver) design having?
Vancouver is home to many innovative and influential designers. Drawing inspiration from the nature that surrounds us helps to define our aesthetic and create a unique perspective.
5 What design impacts are you most proud of / what impact potential are you most excited about?
We love creating timeless products, with an emphasis on quality and simplicity. At the end of the day, we get the most satisfaction knowing that pieces built in our shop are ones the client will have for life.