Chris has a background in international policy, disaster recovery and public space design. Returning to his love of making things, he turned his attention to furniture and object design, graduating from the Craft and Design: Furniture program at Sheridan College in 2013.
Chris’ work blends tradition with modern sensibilities, and is marked by a strong connection to material and a demonstrated interest in exploring digital methods of production. High functionality and simplicity of form drive his design process, as does the experience of the end user. Working primarily in solid wood, he also experiments with other materials and produces objects, furniture and cabinetry. Chris seeks to make pieces that will outlive their owners and that have an aesthetic clarity that goes beyond trends.
Fascinated by the intersection of function, aesthetics, and symbolism, he co-founded Toronto's Garrison Creek Bat Co. in 2012. This collaborative experiment allows Chris to work with other designers, artists, and craftspeople, and to play with telling stories through product design. Chris currently works from his shared studio in the Junction Triangle. Working alongside 5 other designers and craftspeople in a highly creative studio environment keeps him continually exposed to new ideas, experienced voices, and collaborative projects.