Emerging Designer of the year 2017 by Dezeen
Firme montante de 2017 by Index Design
Hi, I'm Louie.
Louie George Michael makes furniture as fun as a Wham song!
As for me, I am what one could call a George-of-all-trades. My baguette under my armpits will always betray my french blood but I will confuse you with my mid west American accent. I grew up discovering the world from the back seat of my parents car, drawing since I can remember holding a pencil. I started as an Architect, where I understood how to develop a relevant concept and sleepless work. With the ambition of gaining more control over my creations, I dedicated myself to craftsmanship.
Woodworking became my playground and furniture, my field of experimentation. To express my love to my new homeland Quebec, Canada, I devoted my collection to promote its local treasure: Maple wood. Elegant, tough and flexible, my contradictory designs challenge the limits of gravity.
I treat my furniture as an architecture to create a dialogue between its environment and its user. Playful, each piece comes to life through humour and a sophisticated game of shape and balance.
Handmade in our Montreal studio, we believe that contemporary craftsmanship is key to sustainable making, not only by our choice of materials but also our ethics with accessibility to work. As a woman defending my spot in a man's world, it's my honour to represent our necessity and uniqueness.
The parallel universe I created is stuck on a beach with never ending sunsets, non sticky sand and bottomless cocktails. By adopting our design make your interior feel like an everlasting holiday.