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December 17th, 2010

Proud To Be The Voice Of Canadian Furniture Design!

I spent Tuesday in Montreal and despite the cold, cold weather; I received a very warm welcome in my new role as the first ambassador to the Quality Canadian Furniture and the Quality Canadian Furniture Trends Display at the 2011 Canadian Home Furnishings Market (TCHFM).

I was honoured to have been selected for this because it combines a lot of what I truly enjoy and respect. I’ve always loved visiting Canadian cities and meeting Canadian designers and manufacturers. Their work is world-class and more people in this country need to realize just how talented many of them are. I hope to be able to bring some of this talent to the forefront in my new role, telling you the stories of what goes into these designs, profiling the manufacturers and the efforts they make building these great pieces, and meeting so many of the wonderful personalities in this business.


Over the years as I’ve worked in magazines and on television, I’ve always made a point of showcasing Canadian manufacturers and designers because I believe they have a lot to say. That was reinforced when I was in Montreal and had the chance to meet Pierre D’Anjou and Andre Caron, two celebrated Canadian designers. I’ve been following their careers for year’s and it was a thrill to meet them and see what they’ve done to create this years trends display. I was truly in awe of the many ways they interpret the work.

Their work reinforces the high global standards and exceptional talent we have in furniture design and manufacturing in this country. More retailers need to realize this and bring more of this great work into their stores from coast to coast, allowing these wonderful pieces to find their way into more Canadian homes.

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Janette  Ewen

Janette Ewen has been one of Canada’s leading décor and lifestyle experts for more than a decade, passing on her passion for design and fashion to avid fans through magazines, newspapers and television.

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