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2012 Trend: Dream Catcher

Designers and artists are now divining collections that celebrate Canada's cultural heritage.

The straight-backed Capitaine chair from Montreal's Samare contrasts woven babiche (rawhide) with sleek chrome, and seems tailor-made to preside at the head of a feasting table in New France. And while the Toraja women of Indonesia originally created woven rattan "teardrops" to catch fish, newer versions cast a warm glow as light fixtures.

Discover more of 2012's top trends in our gallery.

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