“In his previous life, Vancouver-based lighting designer Matthew McCormick had a corporate job as an art director with Best Buy. But when he wasn't working on ad campaigns and marketing strategies, he was setting up a side hustle: making lights. ""I've always loved to work with my hands,"" he says. And he loves lighting because of its ability to create moments of ""awe.""
As his work spaces became more sophisticated, so did his design sensibility. His first commissions were custom projects, each catering to the look of a different client.
Following his passion has paid off. McCormick's lights can now be seen in chic residences, retail spaces (Kit and Ace in Vancouver) and restaurants (Cactus Club in Toronto) in Canada, the United States and Britain. With a passion for shape and form, designers at Matthew McCormick allow the creative process to be informed by curiosity and refined by engineering. By working collaboratively with designers and architects, they create lighting as unique a space itself. From a simple, stand-alone fixture to large-scale illuminated art installations, each piece and project is well considered and consciously created.”