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pro le: propellor design

products
By Stacy Shoemaker Rauen

Clockwise from far left: Avid cyclists and Propellor Design founders Toby Barratt, Pamela Goddard, and Nik Rust; Calvino, a group of seven bamboo pendants; the view of the North Shore mountains from Propellor’s studio window led to the creation of the Range; the Dram, made of 120 vintage tumblers and drinking glasses; offered in 24 or 42 inches in diameter, the Birch Meridian lights are inspired by the paths of electrons around a nucleus; and Mycologic, based on the study of mushrooms.

three’s company
Toby Barratt, Pamela Goddard, and Nik Rust became fast friends studying industrial design and sculpture at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. So a few years after graduation they teamed up to open a small gallery and showroom space nearby, creating everything from soaps to furniture. “Putting our work in front of the public was a way to light a fire under our behinds,” explains Barratt. “I suppose that’s how the name came about.” Ten years later, Propellor Design is housed in a 3,000-squarefoot warehouse in Vancouver’s historic Strathcona neighborhood, has launched multiple funky lighting and furniture lines, and been featured in several Vancouver hotels and restaurants. Their philosophy: “We are always looking toward designing objects and experiences that are useful, beautiful, and ecologically minded. Resilience, longevity, and lasting appeal are qualities that we strive for in our work,” Barratt says. And it shows in their newest lines. Light fixture Mycologic is based on the study of mushrooms and the mycelial networks that spawn them, after a cluster of mushrooms grew on a walnut tree log they brought into the studio. Chandelier Dram is composed of 120 vintage tumblers and drinking glasses in shades of red, amber, and gray that they rescued from thrift shops, garage sales, and friends’ cupboards. And there is pendant Birch Meridian, which they say is inspired by the paths of electrons around a nucleus. Their innovation and success may stem from their collaborative culture, where each one plays a different role. They call Barratt the instigator, since he has “been known to offer up a vague idea and then go off to make coffee while the partners begin to run with it”; Goddard, is the investigator, since she is “a tenacious researcher, [looking for] new materials, parts, and processes”; and Rust, is the ruminator, since he “simply won’t let a problem go until he has considered it from every conceivable angle and arrived at the most elegant solution.” www.propellor.ca

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November/December 2010

Hospitality Design - November/December 2010
Contents
Online Contents
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
Sketchbook
Trends
Interviews
Profiles
Bathroom
Lighting
Wallcoverings
Flooring
Habitat Valencia
Uchiko
The Boards
The Spa at Trump Soho
Back Space
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - From the Show Director
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - People
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Trends
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Interviews
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Lighting
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Flooring
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Habitat Valencia
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - Uchiko
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - The Boards
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Hospitality Design - November/December 2010 - The Spa at Trump Soho
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