Our Firm

iN STUDIO is a team of Creative Thinkers. With a deep and varied set of skills, each one of us brings a unique perspective to our work.

We believe that Great Design makes a difference.
From the biggest gestures to the smallest of details – it is all important.

We believe in the Big Picture.
Our design is always aligned with your goals.

We believe in building a relationship with you that doesn’t end when your project is complete. Trust is everything.

Meet the Team

  • ANTHONY ORASI – PARTNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Watching the Detectives

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Paulistano Armchair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “Settle – I’m just here to change the filter.”

  • DANIELA BRATU – DESIGNER

    What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
    Pumpkin Spice Latte

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Coconut Chair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Where’s the party at? I heard you designers like your wine and cocktails.

  • DEANNA HAYKO – PARTNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    I don’t have ice cream very often but when I do, I will treat myself to a big bowl of Strawberry Häagen Dazs Ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries on top. But its gotta be Häagen Dazs or I won’t indulge.

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Oh that’s easy, the Danish designed Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Hmmm, that is an interesting question. Not sure why a polar bear is entering” the room, but let’s go with it. She would say, “didn’t I see you many years ago when you lived in Churchill, Manitoba?  I think I took a few cookies off your mother’s kitchen table while you were fast asleep upstairs.  Hope I didn’t disturb you.”

  • GUY PAINCHAUD – PARTNER

    What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
    I am a flavour of the month kind of guy, if it’s Pumpkin Spice, that’s mine – if it’s Eggnog, that’s mine! But most of the time I like a Chai Tea Latte.

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Without hesitation – Eames Lounge, it’s just soooo comfortable, and fits all shapes and sizes.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    She got lost on the Jersey turnpike and says “Wait a minute, this isn’t Kansas!”

  • HEIDI PAINCHAUD – PARTNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    No Question… DANCING QUEEN. ABBA 1976

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Bibendum Chair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “First the paws, then the claws… and then we can deal with the unruly hair nest under this hat!”

  • SONIA SKWARKA – DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Give me one reason – Tracy Chapman

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Too hard to choose

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “Your summers sure are cool” Reason for visit: Global Warming

     

  • VINCE ZHAO – DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Rocky Road

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “Where is my Coca-Cola?”

     

  • ZARTASH JAVED – DESIGNER

    What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
    Tall blonde in a grande cup

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Cherner armchair – Norman Cherner

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “Oh dear, the air conditioning in here is unbearable”

  • OMAR FARUK – DESIGN TECHNOLOGIST

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Coffee vanilla or chocolate vanilla or mango vanilla…never mind, let`s say just vanilla!!

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Eames Lounge Chair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “Can you re-design the arctic circle according to my toque, or should I head to IKEA?”

  • CARL JO – DESIGNER

    What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
    My favorite drink in general is London Fog

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “Hey guys, I heard the air conditioning is mind-blowing here. Mind if I chill for a bit?”

  • MARY LUNA – PROJECT COORDINATOR

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Mint Chocolate Chip

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Barcelona chair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “I just walked 2000 miles for a Klondike bar.”

  • KATIE FERRIER – DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Pistachio gelato

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Saarinen Womb chair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “I hear you have a fantastic design team… I’m all about COOL spaces too!”

  • ERIN MCDERMOTT – DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chair!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    “This place is the polar opposite to where I am from, but the North Pole weather is unbearable!”

  • ALEXANDRA DOBRZYNSKI – DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Gold Medal Ribbon

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Charles & Ray Eames – Lounge chair & Ottoman

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Good question! I actually have no idea, haha.

  • SHANA DAVIES – DESIGNER

    What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Moose Tracks from Kawartha Dairy – it’s vanilla ice cream with chocolate peanut butter cups

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Eames Lounge Chair and Footstool

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now.  What does she say and why is she here?
    What do you call a bear without any teeth? A gummy bear.

  • ATIBHA ARORA – DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    U2 – City of blinding lights

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Shell Chair by Hans J Wegner

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Did someone say it’s springtime in Toronto because it definitely feels like home here.

  • BETTY CHOR – DESIGNER

    What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Mint Chocolate Chip

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Shell Chair

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    I’m pawsitive I brought my mitts with me, but I seem to have lost them along the way. Do you have anything that will match my tuque?

  • JAYMIE COOPER – DESIGNER

    What’s your favorite Starbucks Drink?
    Café Latte or Jade Citrus Tea

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Hans Wegner’s Shell Chair. In all black, of course. 😉

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Please don’t act like you’ve never seen a polar bear in a restaurant before. What is the soup du jour?

  • KEISHA ROBINSON – DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    Bob Marley – One love

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    I need ice water, no ice – who’s in charge?!

  • JAVIER SAAVEDRA – DESIGNER

    What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Candy Cane! I love those small pieces of mint candy.

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    The tuque is red and she says, “here is your Coke Javier.”

  • BASIA SKRZYNIK – DESIGNER

    What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Pistachio

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    She said something in bear… I couldn’t understand.  Looked like she wasn’t very happy so I ran..

  • KATY KRAUSE – DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    Changes by Davie Bowie

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    CH07 Shell Chair, Hans J. Wegner, 1963

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Go Leafs!

  • SALLY-JANE DENTZ – DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond or anything Shania Twain

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Hey friends, come outside and play with me.

  • SUSHMA SERIGARA – DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    I want it that wat – Backstreet Boys

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    One and only, Wassily Chair: Functional. Honest. Conspicuous.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    *also sporting an eye patch*, she exclaims, “Nobody move!… I lost me toque.”

  • JANET ZHOU – DESIGNER

    What’s your favorite Starbucks Drink?
    Double Espresso Shot on ice with a splash of cream.

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Dammit, Janet!

  • SAMANTHA WOOD – OFFICE MANAGER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus – every time

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

    A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Can someone pass me a stick of Stride gum? My breath smells like blubber…

ANTHONY ORASI – PARTNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Watching the Detectives

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Paulistano Armchair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“Settle – I’m just here to change the filter.”

DANIELA BRATU – DESIGNER

What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
Pumpkin Spice Latte

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Coconut Chair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Where’s the party at? I heard you designers like your wine and cocktails.

DEANNA HAYKO – PARTNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I don’t have ice cream very often but when I do, I will treat myself to a big bowl of Strawberry Häagen Dazs Ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries on top. But its gotta be Häagen Dazs or I won’t indulge.

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Oh that’s easy, the Danish designed Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner.

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Hmmm, that is an interesting question. Not sure why a polar bear is entering” the room, but let’s go with it. She would say, “didn’t I see you many years ago when you lived in Churchill, Manitoba?  I think I took a few cookies off your mother’s kitchen table while you were fast asleep upstairs.  Hope I didn’t disturb you.”

GUY PAINCHAUD – PARTNER

What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
I am a flavour of the month kind of guy, if it’s Pumpkin Spice, that’s mine – if it’s Eggnog, that’s mine! But most of the time I like a Chai Tea Latte.

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Without hesitation – Eames Lounge, it’s just soooo comfortable, and fits all shapes and sizes.

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
She got lost on the Jersey turnpike and says “Wait a minute, this isn’t Kansas!”

HEIDI PAINCHAUD – PARTNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
No Question… DANCING QUEEN. ABBA 1976

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Bibendum Chair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“First the paws, then the claws… and then we can deal with the unruly hair nest under this hat!”

SONIA SKWARKA – DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Give me one reason – Tracy Chapman

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Too hard to choose

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“Your summers sure are cool” Reason for visit: Global Warming

 

VINCE ZHAO – DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Rocky Road

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“Where is my Coca-Cola?”

 

ZARTASH JAVED – DESIGNER

What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
Tall blonde in a grande cup

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Cherner armchair – Norman Cherner

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“Oh dear, the air conditioning in here is unbearable”

OMAR FARUK – DESIGN TECHNOLOGIST

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Coffee vanilla or chocolate vanilla or mango vanilla…never mind, let`s say just vanilla!!

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Eames Lounge Chair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“Can you re-design the arctic circle according to my toque, or should I head to IKEA?”

CARL JO – DESIGNER

What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
My favorite drink in general is London Fog

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“Hey guys, I heard the air conditioning is mind-blowing here. Mind if I chill for a bit?”

MARY LUNA – PROJECT COORDINATOR

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Barcelona chair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“I just walked 2000 miles for a Klondike bar.”

KATIE FERRIER – DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Pistachio gelato

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Saarinen Womb chair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“I hear you have a fantastic design team… I’m all about COOL spaces too!”

ERIN MCDERMOTT – DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chair!

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
“This place is the polar opposite to where I am from, but the North Pole weather is unbearable!”

ALEXANDRA DOBRZYNSKI – DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Gold Medal Ribbon

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Charles & Ray Eames – Lounge chair & Ottoman

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Good question! I actually have no idea, haha.

SHANA DAVIES – DESIGNER

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Moose Tracks from Kawartha Dairy – it’s vanilla ice cream with chocolate peanut butter cups

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Eames Lounge Chair and Footstool

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now.  What does she say and why is she here?
What do you call a bear without any teeth? A gummy bear.

ATIBHA ARORA – DESIGNER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
U2 – City of blinding lights

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Shell Chair by Hans J Wegner

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Did someone say it’s springtime in Toronto because it definitely feels like home here.

BETTY CHOR – DESIGNER

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Shell Chair

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
I’m pawsitive I brought my mitts with me, but I seem to have lost them along the way. Do you have anything that will match my tuque?

JAYMIE COOPER – DESIGNER

What’s your favorite Starbucks Drink?
Café Latte or Jade Citrus Tea

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Hans Wegner’s Shell Chair. In all black, of course. 😉

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Please don’t act like you’ve never seen a polar bear in a restaurant before. What is the soup du jour?

KEISHA ROBINSON – DESIGNER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
Bob Marley – One love

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
I need ice water, no ice – who’s in charge?!

JAVIER SAAVEDRA – DESIGNER

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Candy Cane! I love those small pieces of mint candy.

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958.

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
The tuque is red and she says, “here is your Coke Javier.”

BASIA SKRZYNIK – DESIGNER

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Pistachio

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
She said something in bear… I couldn’t understand.  Looked like she wasn’t very happy so I ran..

KATY KRAUSE – DESIGNER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
Changes by Davie Bowie

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
CH07 Shell Chair, Hans J. Wegner, 1963

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Go Leafs!

SALLY-JANE DENTZ – DESIGNER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond or anything Shania Twain

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Hey friends, come outside and play with me.

SUSHMA SERIGARA – DESIGNER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
I want it that wat – Backstreet Boys

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
One and only, Wassily Chair: Functional. Honest. Conspicuous.

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
*also sporting an eye patch*, she exclaims, “Nobody move!… I lost me toque.”

JANET ZHOU – DESIGNER

What’s your favorite Starbucks Drink?
Double Espresso Shot on ice with a splash of cream.

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Dammit, Janet!

SAMANTHA WOOD – OFFICE MANAGER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus – every time

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

A female polar bear wearing a bright colored toque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Can someone pass me a stick of Stride gum? My breath smells like blubber…

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