Propellor Design Studio finds refuge in the quiet and greenery of Strathcona

Comments
Propellor_42pt_Reclaimed_Fir

After graduating from Emily Carr, Toby Barratt, Pamela Goddard and Nik Rust found themselves drawn together into a collective art space near Main and Hastings. That was in 1996, now almost 19 years later and they are still working together in the Propellor design studio in Strathcona.

Their multi-disciplinary studio and workspace is an evolving work in their journey as artists and the evolution of the happiness. After moving to a few studios over the years and facing the ever looming threat of renovictions and the threat of condos taking over, the trio has finally found a home. Partnered with Creative Director, Sebastian Curadeau, their current location has promise of a long future with great possibilities.

They were drawn to Strathcona for its ability to provide light industrial zones within quiet greenery and park spaces. The combination of parks, residential and the school playground across the street provide a tranquil yet vibrant energy to the area.

The pieces created are commonly for architects and designers spanning a broad range of disciplines from lighting and furniture design to spatial design and sculpture. Their works have been part of large form exhibits in the Vancouver Art Gallery and can be found in a number of the Lower Mainland’s most luxurious homes and even in the Queen Elizabeth Theater.

Their work space is littered with a number of bicycles, both functional and not. Each of them make the daily commute to the studio using local bike trails and keeping their carbon footprint in check. It is also an area they take great consideration in regards to the materials they use for their pieces.

They will be joining many artisans and businesses of Strathcona for the Made in Strathcona Tours.

The Made in Strathcona tours will encompass four unique categories of tours hosted on two days, between 1 to 3 p.m. Following the afternoon tours the Strathcona Business Improvement Association invites the public to enjoy some of the best food and beverage companies and meet some of the residing businesses from the area at The Settlement Building for a reception.

On Saturday, May 31, the tours showcased Strathcona’s manufacturing companies and the city’s hidden gems, including:

  • Boardroom ECO Apparel
  • Special Screencraft Printers
  • YEW Woodshop
  • The Vinegar Factory
  • Wiens Studios
  • Shop Wrong

On June 7, The Made in Strathcona Tours incorporate the themes of Food, Catering and Creative, showcasing local businesses including:

  • A.G.R.O. Roasters
  • The Butler Did It Catering Co.
  • Pacific Restaurant Supply
  • Propellor Design
  • Eclipse Awards
  • Christine Lingerie

Visit www.madeinstrathcona.com for more information about the Made in Strathcona tour dates, businesses participating and spaces available for lease in the Strathcona neighbourhood. Use the promo code BLOGGERS50 and get tickets for just $5.

To get tickets, visit www.madeinstrathcona.eventbrite.ca.

Propellor_42pt_Reclaimed_Fir

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_42pt_Reclaimed_Fir2

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Calvino_bamboo

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Homespun_green_w_Ikkyu

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Homespun_w_coaster

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Kilter_w_pallet

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Meridian_16_birch_w_Molly

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Meridian_24_48_birch_w_chair

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Meridian_24_walnut

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Myco_Everegreen_NVan1

Image provided by Propellor

Propellor_Myco_Everegreen_NVan2

Image provided by Propellor

DSC_0101

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0102

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0103

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0105

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0106

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0107

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0108

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0111

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

DSC_0112

Photograph by Angie Holubowich @angholu

 

Advertorial. If you are interested in sponsored content, please contact us.

Around the Web

About the author

Author Avatar
Angie Holubowich Fresh out of J-School, Angie is a Contributor at Vancity Buzz. A self described "Martha Stewart MacGyver Hybrid". Covering hard news, arts, culture,and specializing in multimedia journalism. Tweeting from @angholu and always with a camera in hand.
@angholu

Facebook Conversations

BACK TO TOP
BACK TO TOP