Nancy Bendtsen has always loved design items, her mother introduced her to a Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer when she was very young. Educated in architecture in both Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts and University of Toronto. Soft spots for design both what is new and fresh or older Danish pieces.
Rupert has had a long love affair with interior design. Working with Vancouver's leading designers, Rupert's approach is pragmatic and always high-energy. Occasionally, you can catch Rupert as Fanny Kiefer's design consultant on Studio 4.
Georg brings with him minimalistic and detail orientated sensibilities. He has worked in architecture and interior and industrial design for many years. His love of all things design is apparent in all of his work. Georg is our resident wardrobe installation expert with extensive knowledge of Poliform and Rimadesio.
Ed manages our B&B Italia showroom. His extensive understanding of fine Italian textiles can be seen throughout our 97 Water St. showroom.
Paul has worked in the furniture industry for many years and now heads off our Contracts division specializing in commercial projects throughout Canada.
While studying Interior Design, Kaito began his lifelong obsession with furniture design. Kaito manages the showroom floor, ensuring that displays and overall presentation is up to snuff.
Sherry has a strong educational background holding a Honours BA in Art History, a Major in Japanese Art History, Minor in Architecture, and a Diploma in Graphic Design. She also knows pretty much all there is to know about home accessories.
A background in art and design led Thea to Inform. Educated with a bachelors in Art History and a masters in Industrial Design, Thea had her own furniture company that produced solid wood furniture and objects prior to joining the team.
Partly due to having designer parents, Noah has had a passion for design, furniture and lighting since childhood. He loves Inform as it is an inspirational and creative place to work. From the subtle details in a Fukusawa piece to the innovative ideas in Ingo Maurer's world, great design surrounds you everyday at Inform.
Michael Hanos has been at Inform for 5 years, coming from a strong retail background Paul Smith, Holts and Hermes. The transition from fashion to furniture felt natural to him as he has always loved design that is well made and properly displayed in the right environment.
Michael oversees Inform's online presences. He has been practicing graphic design professionally since his mid-teens and finds creative outlet in his endless pursuit of studying photography and fine arts.
To say that Lizzy has an eccentric style would be an understatement. She brings her passion for design to every project that she's involved in.
Kyle does not have a single favourite designer but adores Wegner. He has a good eye for aesthetics and is always fully engaged in his projects.
Barbara studied and practiced architecture in Italy then London, UK. Inspired by the diversity of cultures and arts she gained a diploma in Holistic Interior Design while working as Interior Architect. For 3 years she has been a kitchen designer at Inform.
Daniel has a B.A. in psychology, and later shifted his focus to interior design. It was during his latter studies in interior design that his appreciation of industrial design grew. His design aesthetic is inspired by the sculpture of Poul Kjaerholm's work. He believes spaces should be furnished with integrity and that furniture should be sustainable.
If you have any questions in regards to lighting technologies and design, Robyn can help. Working closely with Paul in the Contract division, Robyn oversees all aspects of implementing commercial lighting applications.
Meriah was brought up surrounded by great design. The importance of aesthetics rubbed off on her, and she made it a focus of her education and career. She studied fine art and art history in Montreal before working in the fashion industry in New York City. She believes we are all too poor to buy cheap.
Retailer at heart, Thomas has over twenty years of experience with iconic brands and great design. Thomas prides himself on a timed, planned approach to design, "it's not always about having it all at once, curate your daily living to the pieces that make you happy". Thomas' top priority is assessing and understanding the needs of every one of his clients.
Arne started designing with Lego as a child, and applies the same sense of fun to designing kitchens today. With almost 20 years of kitchen and bathroom design experience Arne draws upon his love of food, cooking and entertaining to add another level of understanding to his designs. He achieved his Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) accreditation in 2001, and admires the work of Johnny Grey.
Deriving inspiration from fractal geometry, Cheryl is in the process of becoming an accomplished conceptual textile designer.
Logistics & Installation
Craig keeps our Gastown showrooms working properly whether he's installing new fixtures or maintaining the busy stockroom. His positive attitude keeps everyone in good spirits.
Dustin is a big fan of music and the outdoors. He can be elusive when the camera is out, hence the picture above that we stole from his facebook page.
Jon could possibly be the happiest person on earth. He is always wearing a smile and is an incredible team player. As nice as he is, you probably shouldn't cross him as he has extensive training in Muay Thai boxing
Rob brings a no nonsense attitude and "tells it how it is". He is proficient in the showroom and on delivery with a well rounded attitude.
Tim, along with Jim, manages many aspects behind the scenes ensuring that every order is seen through with the greatest possible effort. The warehouse can be a very busy place but Tim manages to keep things moving with a smile on his face.
Without Jim, receiving orders would be near impossible. Even when massive shipments land for him to inspect and store properly, he is able to keep on top of every aspect within wheelhouse.