CLASTE is an iconoclastic furniture brand based in Montreal, that specializes in collectible design. Their work expresses an imaginative and refined simplicity with an unrelenting attention to detail.
By combining an in-depth knowledge of traditional techniques of craftsmanship and artistry with a desire to push the boundaries of what is possible, Claste has created a collection which blends the familiar with the extraordinary and stands at the crossroads of art and design, timelessness and modernity. Their collection explores ideas that challenge conventions by inviting people to re-examine their expectations of what furniture should be. The result is an augmented emotional element that both enhances and transforms the experience of the everyday into something transcendent and profound.
Claste works closely with the finest artisans at all stages of the development process. Every step from design conception to finishing is analyzed and refined ensuring that all their work is infused with a unique expression of ingenuity and permanence.
Founded in 2017 as a collaboration between Martin Poitras, Philip Hazan and creative director Quinlan Osborne, their first collection "tension" debuted at ICFF in New York to critical success.
Good Design Award: (USA) The Chicago Anthenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Winner in furniture category "how fragile this love" 2017
Archiproducts International Design Award: (Italy) Winner in furniture category "how fragile this love" 2017
Best of Year Award Interior Design magazine: (USA) Finalist for residential seating "how fragile this love" 2017
World Interior News Award: (Great Britain) Finalist for furniture category "how fragile this love" 2017
World Interior News Award: (Great Britain) Finalist for product designer of the year category 2017
EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Design MTL à Milan : Archiproducts Milano, via Tortona 31, Milan, Italy. April 2018 (group show)
Tension 1.2 : Les Ateliers Courbet, New York, NY. March 09 to May 04 2018 (solo show)
Tension : International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, NY. May 2017