Mike Randall, studio furniture maker and designer, works in a West Coast Modernist style. His love of clean lines and curved forms leads him to create beautiful and elegant pieces of furniture. He also frequently integrates metal into his designs to provide stunning contrast in both color and texture. He works closely local artisans for all the metalwork and, where possible uses locally sourced materials.
Mike’s work has been displayed at several local exhibitions including an exhibition held at the Cedar Hill Arts Center entitled “Visions in Wood”. He also had his ‘Kurva Chair’ featured in an article in the October 2013 issue of Canadian Woodworking magazine, entitled ‘Canadian Made Seating’.
Mike is a graduate of the Fine Furniture Program at Camosun College. His ‘past lives’ have included careers as a professional skipper of power and sail boats, and in forestry. These have provided him with an in depth knowledge of the material from seed to finished product as well as a use of space that only comes from growing up around boats.
He was born and raised in the UK, but came to Canada in 1999. He currently resides in Victoria, BC, with his wife and two children.
Kurva is a Swedish word meaning bend, or arc, and the name Kurva Design reflects Mike’s love of both curved design and the Swedish country style of simple, clean, modern lines.