Samare
Samare

With an aesthetic that made them stand out at the Milan Satelitte Salone in 2008, Samare the Montréal based furniture design company combines the traditional with the contemporary.

The designers work with materials such rawhide that is used in the making of snowshoes and explore traditional weaving techniques used for making of the Quebecois arrow sash. We do not aim for a folkloric, Canadiana-type style”, said Mania Bedikian. “For us, the future of high-end design lies in the reinterpretation of traditional techniques.”

Samare just finished working on a collaborative project with Quebec fashion designer, Denis Gagnon. The collaboration demonstrates Samare’s ability to merge different styles. The designers started to discuss the idea of working together in 2009, when they asked Denis Gagnon to design a bag that would be integrated with their Mountie stool. The selvage of a patchwork of black leather diamond pattern on the Denis Gagnon bag, inspired by Canadian quilts; echoes the braiding pattern used by Samare on the Mountie stool. The result is an absolute fusion of both designers’ universes. The stool and the bag will be exposed and sold as en ensemble.

The topstitching of the black leather diamond patches on the Denis Gagnon bag, inspired by Canadian quilts, imitates the braiding motif used by Samare on the Mountie stool. The result is an absolute fusion of the designers universes, combining Samare’s motifs with Denis Gagnon’s own sewing techniques.

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— Stephanie Mercier Voyer

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