Samare Studio is a multi-disciplinary studio based in Montreal, with offices in Milan. The firm specializes in designing custom made objects and products, as well as provides architecture and design services. The studio revisits Canadian cultural emblems and translates them into contemporary objects, each of which is created to represent a different notion of living. Comprised of four architects and designers, Samare Studio is dedicated to the creation of locally-made objects.
The Provincial Table and B-Bench were inspired by a fascination with imagery. For this design, the team took inspiration from the weaving of babiche, a cord traditionally used by First Nations people in the weaving of snowshoes. In keeping with the sleekness of the lines, Samare’s team chose powder-coated steel to create a slim table surface, and used a laser engraved top to replicate the weaving motif. The B-Bench was created as a complement to the table, designed with a beaver fur bench and a babiche backrest, a nod to the babiche chair that has become an icon in traditional Canadian furniture design.
Samare Studio will be a featured designer in How Do You Work? at IDS13.