Who we are . . .
Toby Barratt - Designer, Principal
Pamela Goddard - Designer, Principal
Nik Rust - Designer, Principal
Sebastian Curadeau - Studio Technician, Creative Assistant
What we do . . .
Propellor is an independent, Vancouver based multi-disciplinary design studio. We thrive on the challenge of creating useful, beautiful and ecologically minded objects and experiences. Our work spans a broad range of disciplines from lighting and furniture design to spatial design and sculpture. There are threads that run through all of our work - an interest in nature, it’s forms and systems, a passion for exploring materials, function and aesthetics and a desire to make things that will last well into the future.
Collaboration . . .
Collaboration makes design better and makes the design process more enjoyable. Every project that leaves our studio is the product of collaboration. Three heads are better than one - working together takes us places creatively that we wouldn’t think of going alone. We also love to collaborate with our clients. Whether it is working with an architect to design the perfect lighting fixture or table for an interior or with a museum on the design of an exhibition, we thrive on the exchange of ideas.
Sustainability . . .
We work at being good citizens. In our community and in the world at large we take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We work to reduce our impact at every level of our practice. This has made a big difference in the materials we choose, in our production processes and supply chain, even in the ways we get around town. Evolving as people, as designers and as a company involves continually questioning our choices, learning new lessons and working to take every new step in the right direction.
What we like . . .
. . . the smell of horses, bon-vivants, podcasts, bicycles of all kinds, wool, whiskey, meals with friends, spring in Vancouver, sleeping under the stars, deep conversation, talking trash, making bread, the rainforest, mushrooms, manifestos, shit disturbers, mom & pops, remote Canadian surf spots, the patina of use, fall in Vancouver, birds of all kinds (especially ravens), vibrant public spaces, investigative journalists, creeks, streams, rivers, thrift stores, sore muscles, tidal pools, documentaries, the tundra, drifting in a canoe, gnarly old buildings, permaculture, pillow talk, sea otters (who doesn’t), loooong baths, downpours, problem solving, human-powered devices, summer in Vancouver . . .