There is truly nothing better than the feeling you get when you buy something that is hand-crafted and made by someone who has spent years dedicating themselves to their particular field. From industrial design to pottery to lighting and toys, Objetik, Montreal’s newest online design boutique features unique items that are exclusively made in Quebec.
I’ve always known that Quebec is a hub for fashion design, but I never realized how many amazing product and industrial designers call the province home. It is something to be incredibly proud about as a Canadian. I haven’t been to Quebec in about six years and it literally sky-rocket to the top of my travel wishlist. Oh, how I’d love to spend a week browsing through studios and designer showrooms. I want to know what is so different about Quebec that fosters this kind of creativity. The creative masterminds behind Objetik are husband and wife team Adrian and Tara Milroy. Tara holds a Masters in Contemporary Design where her thesis searched for unifying themes in Canadian design, while Adrian has a background in Physics and handles business and technical operations.
With the aim of cultivating awareness of Quebec’s design culture, Objetik presents works by contemporary designers aspiring to create useful, impactful, and sustainable objects. Crafted with precision and passion, the items are true to their materials and locally produced as much as possible. Just take a scroll through some of these incredible products. I am currently coveting them all especially the products from designer YYY. In love!
“Design in Quebec is thriving, and we wanted to create a virtual space to promote the designers, exhibit their works on a global scale, and offer them for sale,” says Objetik founder Tara Milroy. “We hope to draw attention to the discipline of design in Quebec, both locally and internationally, with the hope to redefine the ways that people experience everyday objects.”
Objetik.com currently features over 50 works by 17 designers, and will be offering worldwide shipping. Go forth + shop Canadian.