Winnipeg designer Thom Fougere was made the creative director of EQ3 when he was only 24, but he’s not exactly resting on his laurels. Since helming the Canadian furnishings brand, he has continued to create pieces for Thom Fougere Studio, which are just as likely to find their way onto the EQ3 showroom floor as an international design competition. Each piece is simple, but thoughtful, and there are also some strong Canadian ties at play: Thom often uses Tyndall stone from Gillis Quarries Ltd., a family-owned quarry 40 kilometres outside Winnipeg. We thought Thom was a perfectly patriotic profile for our July 2017 issue, which celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday and is on newsstands from June 5. His designs are Canadian to the core: modest, practical and smart. Click through to see some of his work. Plus, click here to browse our new gallery with Thom’s tips for modern decorating and enter for a chance to win an EQ3 sofa.
Author: Wendy Jacob
Portrait by Charles Venzon. Products by Thom Fougere