Furniture designer Mitz Takahashi, born in Osaka and based Montreal, creates his signature collection of pieces using about 80% recycled wood and materials. Each piece has a mid-century feel with unique characteristics, often with a combination of beautiful woods.
Working mainly on a commission basis, Takahashi crafts everything from bookshelves to guitar amps, and attempts to minimize even more waste by packing flat his designs when possible. His keen eye for harmoniously blending various types of wood keeps his furniture feeling cohesively pieced together, and the smooth finishes breathe new life into each design.
Takahashi’s sustainable style isn’t always serious. He recently created a small product line of humorous gifts like his “medieval assholes” coaster set, which showcases his ability to poke fun as well as his fine crafting skills.
For more information on Takahashi and his inspired designs, check out his site or contact him directly for commissions or sales inquiries.
The jewelry from Bande Des Quatres are astonishing and magical. At the Bowery Hotel Terrace in Downtown NY, Bande Des Quatres’s charismatic duo—Montreal native talented designer Erin Wahed, and her collaborator and motherJanis Kerman—introduced their 2ndcollection, Collection IIArchitecture.
A Bande des Quatres jewelry piece is not only made to order but represents a rich history influenced by the Bauhaus masters and world renowned Architects. Quality and old school craftsmanship play an essential role in what sets Bande des Quatres apart.
Each Bande des Quatres jewelry piece is created by the hands of a master goldsmith in our Montreal studio. Every component of every piece is hand-made and combines sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, 18kt yellow and palladium white gold and precious gemstones. All the finishes used, from sand blasting to scratching, oxidizing to polishing, are individually applied by hand, making each Bande des Quatres piece unique. The various steps to create each finished piece respect goldsmithing’s time honored tradition.