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 by Elvis Costello

    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.”

  • 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!”

  • CARL JO – PROJECT 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?”

  • KATIE FERRIER – INTERIOR 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!”

  • BETTY CHOR – PROJECT 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?

  • KATY KRAUSE – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

    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 – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

    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.

  • MARIE-EVE PARIS – ASSOCIATE

    What is your favourite Starbucks drinks?
    Tall half sweet London Fog

    What is your favourite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Hans Wegner’s CH24 – commonly known as the Wishbone chair. It’s beautiful sculptural curves and woven aesthetics are timeless and made to last generations. A wonderful example of good design.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Is this the Facilities Department? Hoping I can talk to someone about our broken AC!

  • JUSTIN IN – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at Karaoke?
    Depending on the crowd – Gangnam Style by Psy or I Don’t want to miss a thing by Aerosmith

    What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Grand Confort Chair by Le Corbusier

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?Uhm… I’m here for a meeting, where can I park?

  • JON O’BRIEN – GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    What song would you sing at karaoke?
    Wonderwall by Oasis; I did, it was bad.

    What is your favourite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Kodawood Oyster Chair in white

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Not much, polar bears can’t talk..

  • JESSICA JUVET – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

    What is your favourite Starbucks Drink?
    Tall Blonde

    What is your favourite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Brno Flat Bar Chair by Mies Van De Rohe

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
    Can you direct me to the nearest sauna – it’s freezing out there.

  • ABDUL WAHEED – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Any song by the Backstreet Boys

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Is the matrix? Did I just take the red pill?”

  • ABI KIM – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Abba Dancing Queen!

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Fritz Hansen – PK 25 – Natural finish for the back!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    Miss Polar bear with a bright pink toque walks in with a tune – “Baby it’s cold outside ~”

     

  • ANASTASIYA NESTERENKO – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Would I lie to you? – by Charles & Eddie

    What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
    Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso @ 145degrees

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    She is pretending to be a Panda, with precisely located stenciled spots, and says sarcastically: “Girl, can you turn up the heat?”

  • ANTHONY SCARFONE – INTERIOR DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Pistachio

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Platner

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Have you seen her??” As she holds up a wanted poster of the little blonde girl that broke into her home.

  • CASEY YUEN – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston

    What is your favourite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Bench for Two, Nanna Ditzel

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Woof bark growl!” – Hello, I’m looking for Sir David Attenborough, we need help!

  • CLANCY SNOOK – SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Part of your world from the Little Mermaid. Is my number one requested song at my living-room karaoke nights. I’ve also been known to do Smashmouth’s Allstar.

    What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
    I love a regular ol’ latte. Or Iced Coffee – season dependent.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Why, hello there! I’m Looking for the Hat department, wondering if you might you direct me to a more subtle monochromatic look”

  • CYRISSA RICHARDS – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
    Matcha Tea Latte

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Egg chair, Arne Jacobsen, 1958

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    Hey, have you seen my matching mittens? Too chilly to be outside with my ‘bear’ paws.

  • DEMA TALIB – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Power of Love – Celine Dion

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “I’m looking for Leonardo DiCaprio. We did a Vanity Fair cover together back in the day.”

  • DENISE MCDONALD – PROJECT COORDINATOR

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Don’t let the sun go down on me (Elton John & George Michael)

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Finn Juhl, Pelican Chair. My fav chair of all time though is the Wingback.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Um, is this not the set of the new Coca Cola commercial?!”

  • JAIME MUSZYNSKI – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar…. Every. Single. Time.

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    She’s practicing her comedy routine of bad jokes and I’m here for it!
    “What do polar bears like to eat?….Brrrrrrrritos!”  *ba-dum-bum-ching*

  • JUDIETTE VU – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    I alternate between Haagen-Dazs Coffee or Chocolate ice cream, depending on how much sweetness I’m craving.

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Ahh it’s warm and toasty in here. Heard you guys got snacks, can I have some?”

  • KOURTNEY RAPP – INTERIOR DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Man! I Feel Like a Woman! By Shania Twain

    What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
    Chai Latte made with oat milk

     What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Peanut butter chocolate, heavy on the peanut butter

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    The Womb Chair – I’d be happy to sit in this chair, reading a good book all day long

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    How embarrassing! I thought this was a frost party…

  • LESLIE TUTTLE – ASSOCIATE

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Well normally I wouldn’t sing, which people would thank me for. But if I had to – anything by Abba.

    What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
    Double short latte. The highest concentrate of caffeine in the smallest size possible!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Got any spare change?”

  • LISA NGUYEN – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Matcha Green Tea

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    This weather is just un-bear-able

  • LIANE MERCIER – DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Peanut Butter Chocolate, ideally from Summer’s Ice Cream in Toronto

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Wegner’s sculptural Peacock Chair, it’s just so elegant

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here? 
    “Hi, Team!  What do you think?” [as she does a pirouette and poses to highlight the toque]

  • SAHAR KALALI – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Rio Chaise Longue by Oscar Niemeyer

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Hey y’all! What’s for dinner? You all look so Yummi! I’ve been skiing all day and I’m starving!”

  • WERONIKA IWANEK – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    I have 3… Mocha Almond Fudge, Black Raspberry Thunder, and Blueberry Cheesecake. All from Kawartha Dairy!

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    It’s a classic for a reason… Eames Lounge Chair!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “I was told this is where all the best snacks are. Can someone point me in the right direction?”

  • JORDANE BLUESZ – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Cookies & Cream

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Hard to choose just one, but probably Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “I just got laid off from my job… you guys hiring?” Unfortunately, Coca-Cola was downsizing.

  • MEGAN RUSSO – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    My go to at Village is definitely Earl Grey but anywhere else, maple walnut.

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    I lost my cubs at the ‘Snow Bank’ have you seen them? They’re wearing a bright ‘ice’ cap like me!

  • GLENN MUTSEMAKER – SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

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

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Tough call, but Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair. A nice balance between clean design and comfortable.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    She happens to make her way into an establishment for a bite, and the patrons flee. She says, “Come on, the hat isn’t that bad! Is it?”

  • RUTVIK RAO – INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd anyday !

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    oh no, this is a tough one but my personal favorite is the Chieftain Chair, Finn Juhl, 1959. Just purely pompous, imposing and super duper comfortable.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    haha, this is an interesting question…if it were me in the room she’d say “I was here for some food but you are pretty ‘bear’ bones yourself so I’ll give you a hug instead” (I’m skinny) lol !!

  • MADELINE TYSON – INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    Everyone gasps and stares – “Jeez… Did I forget my pants again!?”

  • SUSHMA SERIGARA – SENIOR DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    ABBA – Dancing Queen or Gimme Gimme!….Anytime Anywhere!

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    LC7 Perriand/ Corbusier Swivel Chair, It is sexy with all its functions highlighted!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    “Alright Peeps, Who’s down to CHILL ?!”

  • EMAA ABBOOD – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
    Chocolate with mint

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Le Corbusier “Grand Confort”

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    Oh, I love your cool color, but we have a long winter… Freezzzze outside

  • ERICA WOLFE – PROJECT DESIGNER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Country road…take me home…. to the place….I BELOOOONG

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Definitely the Womb Chair from Eero Saarinen!

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    I don’t know but I’m not sticking around to find out !!

  • MARY FAKHOURY – CONTROLLER

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    I will survive

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Mmm I don’t know

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    Hi everyone/ She is coming for a drink

  • YIGIT KARANFIL – DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LEAD

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    The Beatles – Yellow Submarine

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    Le Corbusier’s LC-3

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    You’re late.

  • DAN SELJAK – MARKETING LEAD

    What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Always by Erasure, and I’d absolutely nail it.

    What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
    I’m taking liberties with the long mid-20th century to say the 1971 GUFRAM Pratone Chaise Lounge. Like, why wouldn’t you make an exception for it? It’s ridiculous fun.

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    She says, “Ice to meet you” and she is here to subject us to a whole slew of ice related puns like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman and Robin (1997). It’s a weird hobby, but she’s invested.

  • ARTHY MATHIV – HR AND OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

    What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
    Mango Dragonfruit lemonade

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

    A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
    I’m here to warm up, where’s the hot chocolate?!

ANTHONY ORASI – PARTNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello

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.”

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!”

CARL JO – PROJECT 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?”

KATIE FERRIER – INTERIOR 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!”

BETTY CHOR – PROJECT 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?

KATY KRAUSE – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

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 – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

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.

MARIE-EVE PARIS – ASSOCIATE

What is your favourite Starbucks drinks?
Tall half sweet London Fog

What is your favourite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Hans Wegner’s CH24 – commonly known as the Wishbone chair. It’s beautiful sculptural curves and woven aesthetics are timeless and made to last generations. A wonderful example of good design.

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Is this the Facilities Department? Hoping I can talk to someone about our broken AC!

JUSTIN IN – PROJECT DESIGNER

What song would you sing at Karaoke?
Depending on the crowd – Gangnam Style by Psy or I Don’t want to miss a thing by Aerosmith

What is your favorite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Grand Confort Chair by Le Corbusier

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?Uhm… I’m here for a meeting, where can I park?

JON O’BRIEN – GRAPHIC DESIGNER

What song would you sing at karaoke?
Wonderwall by Oasis; I did, it was bad.

What is your favourite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Kodawood Oyster Chair in white

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Not much, polar bears can’t talk..

JESSICA JUVET – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

What is your favourite Starbucks Drink?
Tall Blonde

What is your favourite chair that was designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Brno Flat Bar Chair by Mies Van De Rohe

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured tuque walks into the room right now. What does she say and why is she here?
Can you direct me to the nearest sauna – it’s freezing out there.

ABDUL WAHEED – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Any song by the Backstreet Boys

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Is the matrix? Did I just take the red pill?”

ABI KIM – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Abba Dancing Queen!

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Fritz Hansen – PK 25 – Natural finish for the back!

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
Miss Polar bear with a bright pink toque walks in with a tune – “Baby it’s cold outside ~”

 

ANASTASIYA NESTERENKO – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Would I lie to you? – by Charles & Eddie

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso @ 145degrees

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
She is pretending to be a Panda, with precisely located stenciled spots, and says sarcastically: “Girl, can you turn up the heat?”

ANTHONY SCARFONE – INTERIOR DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Pistachio

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Platner

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Have you seen her??” As she holds up a wanted poster of the little blonde girl that broke into her home.

CASEY YUEN – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston

What is your favourite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Bench for Two, Nanna Ditzel

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Woof bark growl!” – Hello, I’m looking for Sir David Attenborough, we need help!

CLANCY SNOOK – SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Part of your world from the Little Mermaid. Is my number one requested song at my living-room karaoke nights. I’ve also been known to do Smashmouth’s Allstar.

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
I love a regular ol’ latte. Or Iced Coffee – season dependent.

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Why, hello there! I’m Looking for the Hat department, wondering if you might you direct me to a more subtle monochromatic look”

CYRISSA RICHARDS – PROJECT DESIGNER

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
Matcha Tea Latte

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Egg chair, Arne Jacobsen, 1958

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
Hey, have you seen my matching mittens? Too chilly to be outside with my ‘bear’ paws.

DEMA TALIB – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Power of Love – Celine Dion

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“I’m looking for Leonardo DiCaprio. We did a Vanity Fair cover together back in the day.”

DENISE MCDONALD – PROJECT COORDINATOR

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Don’t let the sun go down on me (Elton John & George Michael)

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Finn Juhl, Pelican Chair. My fav chair of all time though is the Wingback.

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Um, is this not the set of the new Coca Cola commercial?!”

JAIME MUSZYNSKI – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar…. Every. Single. Time.

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
She’s practicing her comedy routine of bad jokes and I’m here for it!
“What do polar bears like to eat?….Brrrrrrrritos!”  *ba-dum-bum-ching*

JUDIETTE VU – PROJECT DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I alternate between Haagen-Dazs Coffee or Chocolate ice cream, depending on how much sweetness I’m craving.

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Ahh it’s warm and toasty in here. Heard you guys got snacks, can I have some?”

KOURTNEY RAPP – INTERIOR DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Man! I Feel Like a Woman! By Shania Twain

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
Chai Latte made with oat milk

 What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peanut butter chocolate, heavy on the peanut butter

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
The Womb Chair – I’d be happy to sit in this chair, reading a good book all day long

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
How embarrassing! I thought this was a frost party…

LESLIE TUTTLE – ASSOCIATE

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Well normally I wouldn’t sing, which people would thank me for. But if I had to – anything by Abba.

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
Double short latte. The highest concentrate of caffeine in the smallest size possible!

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Got any spare change?”

LISA NGUYEN – PROJECT DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Matcha Green Tea

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
This weather is just un-bear-able

LIANE MERCIER – DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peanut Butter Chocolate, ideally from Summer’s Ice Cream in Toronto

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Wegner’s sculptural Peacock Chair, it’s just so elegant

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here? 
“Hi, Team!  What do you think?” [as she does a pirouette and poses to highlight the toque]

SAHAR KALALI – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Rio Chaise Longue by Oscar Niemeyer

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Hey y’all! What’s for dinner? You all look so Yummi! I’ve been skiing all day and I’m starving!”

WERONIKA IWANEK – PROJECT DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I have 3… Mocha Almond Fudge, Black Raspberry Thunder, and Blueberry Cheesecake. All from Kawartha Dairy!

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
It’s a classic for a reason… Eames Lounge Chair!

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“I was told this is where all the best snacks are. Can someone point me in the right direction?”

JORDANE BLUESZ – PROJECT DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies & Cream

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Hard to choose just one, but probably Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair!

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“I just got laid off from my job… you guys hiring?” Unfortunately, Coca-Cola was downsizing.

MEGAN RUSSO – SENIOR TEAM LEAD

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My go to at Village is definitely Earl Grey but anywhere else, maple walnut.

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
I lost my cubs at the ‘Snow Bank’ have you seen them? They’re wearing a bright ‘ice’ cap like me!

GLENN MUTSEMAKER – SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

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

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Tough call, but Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair. A nice balance between clean design and comfortable.

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
She happens to make her way into an establishment for a bite, and the patrons flee. She says, “Come on, the hat isn’t that bad! Is it?”

RUTVIK RAO – INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd anyday !

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
oh no, this is a tough one but my personal favorite is the Chieftain Chair, Finn Juhl, 1959. Just purely pompous, imposing and super duper comfortable.

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
haha, this is an interesting question…if it were me in the room she’d say “I was here for some food but you are pretty ‘bear’ bones yourself so I’ll give you a hug instead” (I’m skinny) lol !!

MADELINE TYSON – INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
Everyone gasps and stares – “Jeez… Did I forget my pants again!?”

SUSHMA SERIGARA – SENIOR DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
ABBA – Dancing Queen or Gimme Gimme!….Anytime Anywhere!

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
LC7 Perriand/ Corbusier Swivel Chair, It is sexy with all its functions highlighted!

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
“Alright Peeps, Who’s down to CHILL ?!”

EMAA ABBOOD – PROJECT DESIGNER

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate with mint

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Le Corbusier “Grand Confort”

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
Oh, I love your cool color, but we have a long winter… Freezzzze outside

ERICA WOLFE – PROJECT DESIGNER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Country road…take me home…. to the place….I BELOOOONG

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Definitely the Womb Chair from Eero Saarinen!

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
I don’t know but I’m not sticking around to find out !!

MARY FAKHOURY – CONTROLLER

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I will survive

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Mmm I don’t know

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
Hi everyone/ She is coming for a drink

YIGIT KARANFIL – DESIGN TECHNOLOGY LEAD

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
The Beatles – Yellow Submarine

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
Le Corbusier’s LC-3

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
You’re late.

DAN SELJAK – MARKETING LEAD

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Always by Erasure, and I’d absolutely nail it.

What is your favorite chair designed in the early to mid-20th century?
I’m taking liberties with the long mid-20th century to say the 1971 GUFRAM Pratone Chaise Lounge. Like, why wouldn’t you make an exception for it? It’s ridiculous fun.

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
She says, “Ice to meet you” and she is here to subject us to a whole slew of ice related puns like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Batman and Robin (1997). It’s a weird hobby, but she’s invested.

ARTHY MATHIV – HR AND OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

What is your favorite Starbucks drink?
Mango Dragonfruit lemonade

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

A female polar bear wearing a bright coloured toque walks into the room right now. What does she say, and why is she here?
I’m here to warm up, where’s the hot chocolate?!

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