New Format is a multi-faceted design studio based in Vancouver, Canada. It was founded by Henry Norris, who is a self-taught designer and craftsperson with a diverse experience starting with welding dumpsters, through to precision architectural craftsmanship, and resolving with the creation of his own studio practice in 2016.
The studio engages with projects both locally and internationally, from single pieces of furniture to entire spatial installations.
Wide-ranging interests have combined rough practicality with curiosity towards material and process to create work of a simple refinement, rooted in making, but in conversation with designers both past and present.
Since launching, New Format has exhibited at Architectural Digest Design Show (NYC, USA), IDSwest (Vancouver, Canada), Sight Unseen (NYC, USA), and FIELD TRIP (Vancouver, Canada).