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Mike Randall Design Ltd

Victoria, Canada

"Minimalist design, meticulously crafted."
Mike Randall is a designer-maker who is proudly based in Victoria, British Columbia. An expert in wood-bending, Mike combines complex traditional craft with contemporary and minimalist forms, resulting in refined pieces that spark wonder and joy in both residential homes and commercial spaces.

Primarily working with those residing or creating projects on Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver, Mike revels in designing products that are uniquely suited to your taste and space, and that tell a personal story that customers can recount for years to come.

Mike Randall Design fosters a philosophy that if we look after our immediate environment, global issues will become easier to manage. With that in mind, Mike only uses non-toxic glues and finishes, which he affectionally dubs as ‘home-friendly’, and endeavours to use sustainably sourced American hardwood in all his pieces.

About the Founder:
Currently residing in British Columbia with his wife and two children, Mike Randall was born in the Cotswolds in the UK. Prior to launching Mike Randall Designs (formerly known as ‘Kurva’) in 2012, Mike gravitated towards an array of outdoor-based jobs – from forest manager to running whale watching vessels – until he discovered he had a natural talent for working with wood whilst on shore leave during his time on tugboats.

In 2010, Mike decided to hone this talent by studying ‘Fine Furniture’ at Camosun College in Victoria. It was here he uncovered a real love of problem solving through design, as well as making complex ideas look refined – taking inspiration from the clean aesthetics of contemporary European designers.

Proudly neurodiverse, Mike credits his ability to create boundary-pushing forms to his non-linear, dyslexic thinking; “We see flaws in design that no one else sees.” Known for his contemporary approach to traditional craft, Mike is inspired by forms and shapes from both the natural world and urban landscape. His ‘red thread’ is a meticulous attention to detail, a passion for craft, and a genuine desire to create something his customer will love for a lifetime.
Wescover creator since 2018

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Q&A

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I think about design all the time. I am forever imagining different possibilities that I later try out. With bent lamination, there can be a lot of experimentation involved for getting an end result that is just as you want it. For me, the most exciting part of my process is when I realize that an idea that I have been thinking about is coming together and looks beautiful. Sometimes it is the way I had imagined, and other times, there’s a bit of serendipity. My favourite moments are when I take a piece of wood out of the vacuum bag and look at the curves and lines and think....yes, I love the line- it worked!!!"
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to see that lights can be art, adding another design element to a room. I want people to interact with my work, enjoying the design, right down to the tiny details."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"The S-Light was born out of error. While bending a Bow Light, I forgot to release the vacuum from the bag as I bent it round the form. This caused the other end of the strips to curve off in the opposite direction forming an S. I liked it and felt inspired for a new light design. The hard part after that was working out how to recreate the same shape repeatedly rather than by happenstance."
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