1840 Journal

Meet the artisans, discover their expertise, and share their passion.

ÎLOT CULTURE

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Bringing nature into your own home, ÎLOT will deliver eco-responsible in-home gardens with a hydroponic system to allow growth of fresh greens and edible goods.

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O'lou

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Celebrating youth with unlimited freedom, O'lou handmakes unisex children's pieces that are non-conforming to a specific gender, suited for all.

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La Belle Excuse

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Passionate about bringing roots to the surface, La Belle Excuse offers freshly pressed olive oil based products straight from family owned olive groves located in Chora, Trifilia, Greece.

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Deux Lions

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Embracing the abstraction of nature within their pieces, Deux Lions Jewelry handcrafts beautiful emblems from earrings, rings and necklaces inspired by everyday life.

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Bals Provisions

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Creating a savoury experience with every bite, the founder of Bal Provisions, Crystal Porcher, makes the most decadent, high-flavour jams and sauces using original family recipes.

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Split Tree Cocktail Co.

Preserving natural flavours and reinventing artisanal craft cocktail mixes, Steve, the founder of Split Tree, produces unique, small-batch cocktail mixes for his family, friends and cocktail lovers everywhere.

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Lithologie

Creating an optimal experience with a unique product, Kim Deland, the founder of Lithologie, extracts stones from different regions of Quebec and handcrafts them into beautiful whiskey cubes.

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Dimanche Matin

Annie-Claude St-Jean, founder of Dimanche Matin, offers a line of fruity spreads, home goods, and body products inspired by the bliss-filled moments of comfy, lazy, and peaceful Sunday mornings.

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Nos Cabanes

Celebrating different origins and histories within Quebec, Nos Cabanes brings a unique variety of savoury flavours to traditional maple syrup. Founder Claudie Brassard is passionate about delivering a unique flavour and experience with every bite.

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YYY

Without using molds, Mérida, founder and creator of YYY creates magical ceramic objects with abstract forms and figures. Using vibrant colours to stand out, their approach to design allows them to be different and unique in any space.

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PAR ICI

Recreating the conception of vintage jewelry, founders Eve and Alynne of PAR ICI jewelry tie in elements of design from when they first started to now. Embracing individuality and uniqueness, all pieces are unisex and handcrafted for anyone.

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Haut Beau

Meet Alec, founder and designer of Haut Beau. With a free spirit and open mind, he creates rugs that are part of an exploration of structure, colour, pattern and composition.

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Coolican & Company

Founded in 2014 by Peter Coolican, Coolican & Company was Toronto's first company of small batch furniture makers. Creating off of durability and simplicity, the company's mission is to use high, beautiful quality and eco-sourced materials to create original furniture pieces.

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Lambert & Fils

Lambert & Fils is a collaborative lighting in design studio, founded in Montreal by Samuel Lambert. Working with his father who was a potter, he is now committed to offering innovative and fresh pieces for many different spaces and different places.

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Emma Senft

Meet Emma, artist and designer of Emma Senft. Emma creates contemporary furniture and objects with the mindset of sustainably passing them down, allowing them to have a certain timelessness yet modernity all at once.

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Des Enfantillages

Des Enfantillages is a company founded by creators and parents, Geneviève and Christian. Reinventing the traditional kids toy, they handmake modern and minimal objects that are of high quality with an FSC certification.

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mpgmb

Meet Marie-Pier and Maud, founders of mpgmb, their new creative venture. Producing art pieces from prints to ceramics, mpgmb encompasses both of their passions wholeheartedly.

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Xenia Taler

From film production to ceramics, Xenia Taler offers a new world of home and lifestyle goods handcrafted with eco-friendly materials and colourful, organic designs. Emphasizing the importance of accessibility, her pieces are made for anyone, any space, indoor and outdoor.

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Uppdoo

Ricky Shi, founder and designer of Uppdoo, creates handcrafted bags and accessories with high quality materials, inspired by culture in Shanghai and all things art, fashion and interior design.

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ORA-C

Meet Caroline Pham, designer and creator of ORA-C jewelry. Inspired by all things colour and culture, she designs pieces that are unique emblems of art.

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Gibou

Meet Gibou, an eco-responsible company that offers hand-knitted hats and accessories created by a team of retirees. Founder, Sarah, aims to design pieces with ethically sourced materials and comfort in mind.

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Objective

Using a unique design approach inspired by soft colours and dyeing ancient techniques, Mariana Robledo, founder of Objective, creates linen pieces and home goods to be used on the daily.

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Gabrielle Desmarais

Meet Gabrielle, multiple award winning jewelry designer, namely for the Janis Kerman Prize for Emerging Artists. She is endlessly inspired by designer John Galliano for Maison Margiela, allowing her work to celebrate elements of colour, shapes, and the beauty of femininity.

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Bien à vous studio

As artists in different domains, Patricia and Jeanne, founders of Bien à vous, wanted to create stationery with elements from both their backgrounds, evoking emotion and beauty all together.

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Veille sur toi

Meet Karine Foisy, former primary school teacher, artisan and mother of three. Handcrafting children's night lights, Karine is inspired by creating an imaginative figure and bringing a light to fictional characters, no pun intended.

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Miljours

As a woman entrepreneur in the fashion industry, Marie-Anne, founder of Miljours felt the responsibility to create eco-friendly and high quality handbags and accessories for any occasion. Named after family names from around the world, her pieces are timeless and meant to be kept forever.

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ALLSTUDIO

Allstudio is a design agency based in Montreal founded by industrial designers Marie-Pier and Maxime. Their line of product uses digital and traditional manufacturing process, highlighting specific local know-hows.

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Camille Côté

Designing pieces with inclusivity always in mind, Camille Côté hats embrace beautiful curls to no hair at all because of her iconic “cropped hat” model. Using unconventional approaches such as colour and texture in her designs, Camille is innovating the hat world one creation at a time.

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Beau Grain

Meet Guillaume, founder and designer behind Beau Grain. Designing utilitarian tools for the kitchen and home, he brings elements of nature within all his pieces.

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A + J Métissage

Introducing A + J Metissage, a collaborative project between partners Julien and Amelie. You can find Julien working out of his studio in downtown Montreal, as his partner, Amélie, creates ceramic pottery in their home studio.

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Catherine Lebel Ouellet

Meet Catherine, founder of her own ceramic company that feeds off inspiration from her landscape photography. She incorporates pure elements of nature within her pieces to embrace both her passions together.

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Province Apothecary

Julie, founder of Province Apothecary, grew up with harsh skin conditions which lead her to look for more natural remedies in skin care. With over 19 ingredients sourced from different provinces across Canada, Province Apothecary offers a natural and holistic skin care line that benefits any skin type.

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Velvet Moustache

Bringing out the inner child in everyone, Velvet Moustache offers imaginative cushions and plushies that respect ecological ethics and creative materials. Inspired by the animal kingdom, Majorie illustrates playfulness and magical creatures in every creation.

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Us & Coutumes

Meet Jean and Vincent, founders of Us & Coutumes, a design company that refreshes the mindset that luxury can be accessible and easy for all.

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ANONY

Meet Christian and David, founders and creators of ANONY that create lighting fixtures inspired by minimalism and environmentalism while also emphasizing the importance of usability.

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Catherine Lavoie

Inspired by everyday life, Catherine Lavoie took the risk of quitting her full-time design job to pursue her passion creating art prints. Inspired by simplicity and geometrical shapes, her creativity explodes in every piece she creates.

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Atelier Marie-Hélène Robillard

Inspired by precious moments and delicate colours, Marie-Hélène, founder of Atelier Marie-Hélène Robillard, handcrafts beautiful bowls made out of fine porcelain in her endless pursuit of living a simple life.

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Couteaux Deva

Meet Dave, craftsman, sharpener and founder of Couteaux Deva. Creating incredibly intricate and uniquely detailed knives, Dave continues to innovate the industry one blade at a time.

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La Compagnie Robinson

With the desire to pass down his grandfather's heritage, Patrice, founder of La Compagnie Robinson, handcrafts leather goods with the finest vegetable tanned leather, all created in the peace of his studio in the great outdoors.

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Les Industries Groom

Grooming is becoming an at-home luxury as the founders of Les Industries Groom elevate the industry by breaking down typical stereotypes while creating products with high-quality and natural ingredients.

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Woodlot

With a passion for rituals and traditions, but with a desire for perpetuity, Woodlot creates products that reflect the past while envisioning the future.

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Anne-Marie Chagnon

Meet Anne-Marie, founder and creator of Anne-Marie Chagnon, a jewelry company that focuses on transmitting emotion through art and design. Using mixed materials, her pieces are able to stand out from basic jewelry you see daily with unicity.

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HOTELMOTEL

Meet HOTELMOTEL, a Montreal based company that focuses on high-quality unisex sneakers and accessories. Their mission to build a paradox between luxury and simplicity within their products has enabled them to stand out in the fashion industry.

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Hollis+Morris

Meet Mischa, founder and creator of hollis+morris, creating handmade furniture and lighting that offers a balance between modern and honest design.

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Kayé

Meet Vanessa, founder of Kayé Notebooks. All printed on FSC certified paper, not only is her process eco-friendly, but her notebooks are able to carry passions and interests of our daily habits.

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Louve Montréal

Meet Virginie Turcot-Lamarre, founder and creator of Louve, handcrafts jewelry with raw and recovered materials inspired by the essence of leather and wood.

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Atelier Cheval de Bois

Having found ways to work with sustainable materials and ethical practices to create toys of quality that evoke emotion, both Sébastien and Marie, owners of Atelier Cheval de Bois, have innovated their practice, one toy at a time.

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Annoukis

Founder Lexane of Annoukis took her graphic design background to another level by venturing into the world of tannery to handcraft leather handbags of quality and durability.

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Heirloom

Inspired by vintage vibes, designer Samantha-Tara Mainville of Heirloom, designs hats with transformative, eco-sourced materials that can be worn with a contemporary flare.

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COOP ETABLI

Founded in 2014, COOP ETABLI is a collaborative project between twenty designers and manufacturers that create accessible furniture using optimal materials and resources to create their pieces.

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CANTIN

Cindy, founder of CANTIN designs quality handbags and leather goods. Inspired by culture, identity and tradition, she creates beautifully handcrafted objects with importance behind the design and material.

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Diametris

Working with the finest leather craftsmen all over Tokyo to France, Youri, founder of Diametris, along with his partner, Sandra, are elevating the watch industry with one leather band at a time.

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Fumile

Meet Alex and Mélodie, partners at Fumile Chapelier. With a passion for hat making, they create pieces with unique touches that make their designs original and show a trademark within their style.

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Jarre

Reinventing kitchen storage is what Gabrielle and Élyse, founders of Jarre aspire to do best. Using eco-friendly materials to create innovative storage, the childhood friends have illustrated the importance of preserving fresh produce out in the air.

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Baltic Club

Reinventing the way we take notes, Brice and Mélanie, founders of Baltic Club, create eco-friendly and FSC certified stationary by personalizing it with playful art. Handmade in their Montreal studio, quality is something they assure throughout all their products.

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Cadette

Infusing modernity and femininity into her pieces, Allison, founder and maker of Cadette Jewelry, redefines modern luxury by creating wearable art with the finest handcrafted techniques.

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