May 25, 2017
Janks Design Group works with some amazing local artists and industrial designers that help us to create our commercial designs. We are excited to share them with you and why we continually work with these skilled professionals that custom design amazing products.
Located in East Vancouver is a multi-disciplinary design studio called Propellor. Four talented and creative designers have collaborated on many custom lighting, furniture, sculptures and exhibitions. All products are designed with high functionality and built to last using a variety of sustainable natural materials and forms. JDG has used a bamboo pendant light at SMAK Healthy Fast Food on Granville Street and a LED Light Sculpture will soon be on showcase Earnest Ice Cream in North Vancouver.
Romney of Shipway Living Design creates designer furniture and home décor from locally sourced sustainable materials. Most pieces are made of Douglas Fir from a managed forest on Cortes Island and all glues and finishes used are eco-friendly. His strong environmental commitment, well-being for the client and support to local small economies makes for one great product! This summer you’ll be able to test out his furniture at Earnest Ice Cream in North Vancouver.
The best way to bring the outdoors in is By Nature Design. The company was started by two Frenchman with a passion for horticulture and innovative design. Their range of living and preserved plants and moss will work in any environment. Whether your space has light or not there is a green application for you. Their products lend to be low maintenance, creative applications and designs that could integrate company branding and are beneficial for your environmental well-being. You can see a variety of products we have installed at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, SMAK Healthy Fast Food, Earnest Ice Cream in North Vancouver and Blenz at Central City.
Emma has many creative talents but since moving to Port Moody in 2005 she started her own mural business. She has hand painted many large and small scaled residential and commercial interiors throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Her vast techniques and easy going attitude provide a smooth process to create that unique design to enhance your space. JDG has been working with Emma for several years on projects such as Nando’s, Nosh and Earnest Ice Cream.
Lauren is originally from Cape Town, South Africa. There she first studied graphic design, then moved to study the fine arts in Washington D.C. and Vancouver at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Now she paints in mediums of pencil, charcoal and acrylic paint which she teaches as well. Her paintings have been showcased in many shows and exhibits around the city including the popular East Side Culture Crawl. To see here painting style, visit Lauren’s website to see her completed works or work with her to commission a piece to your specific space. JDG was very happy with her work for Nando’s Flame Grilled Chicken and Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria locations.
Concrete has been a very popular material for residential or commercial interiors in the past few years. Randy Orr who is a certified master craftsman in the application of plastering techniques, handcrafts ultra-thin concrete overlays. These can be applied to most interior and exterior substrates and are lightweight, non-combustible, water proof, mold resistant. With his finishing and detail skills, he can produce a variety of authentic textures and match to any paint colour. Some of his projects include walls and columns, fireplaces, counter tops and signage but the possibilities are endless.