Claste Collection represents a cultivated aesthetic rooted in a new minimalism resulting in a refined, sensual body of work which provides grounded moments of reflection, devoid of distraction yet monumental and bold. The sculptural nature of their work explores new ways and means of infusing traditional materials such as marble and glass with notions of fragility and tension that elicit a deeper more emotional connection resulting in pieces that appear impossibly stable yet permanently grounded. Through ingenuity and artistry their work fuses an in-depth knowledge of traditional techniques of craftsmanship and artisanry with a desire to push the boundaries of what is possible with modern technology and fabrication processes, blending the familiar with the extraordinary and inviting people to re-examine their expectations of what furniture should be and how it is traditionally used.
Creative Director Quinlan Osborne has established an instantaneously recognizable aesthetic for Claste Collection that is founded on the passion for contemporary design he shares with co-founder Martin Poitras. Their work has been recognized with numerous high-profile international design awards, including the Archiproducts Design Award, the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Art and Design and the Grands Prix du Design for Quebec. They have also been included in several significant design and lifestyle publications around the world including Elle Décor, T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper, Surface Magazine and many others. Their studio and fabrication facilities are based in Montreal.
“Combining poetic allusions with a minimalist approach, the Claste duo have created a unique language of show-stopping pieces of furniture and collectible objects for collectors and hotels."