Making it in Montreal: An interview with the founder of Hayes Nulman Design

Hayes Nulman Design is a Montreal-based furniture design and fabrication studio, founded by Hayes Nulman in 2013. Bringing together both metalwork and woodwork, with a special interest in materials sourced locally from Quebec, Nulman is a rising star in the custom furniture industry.

RE!: How did you begin designing and fabricating furniture?

H: I don’t really design furniture, per se. I design the fabrication techniques behind the furniture, I typically get the designs from a designer – at least in my business. But when did I start wanting to do this? I was probably fourteen when I first designed and built stuff for my own house, mainly for personal use. And then I knew I wanted to study this in college, so I went to school for it and started my company, especially after having a failed outing at a larger company.

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From Korea to France: An Interview with Mon Hanbok’s Founders

Mon Hanbok is a relatively new fashion brand created by designer Jeeyea Lee, who was inspired by her cultural background and her current home–France. For our first RE-envisionaries, we decided to catch up with founders Jeeyea Lee and Kevin Ducros.

RE!: Can you please introduce yourselves?

JY: I’m Jeeyea, 28-years-old and I’m a fashion designer. I came to France 6 years ago to study fashion. After working for 2 years for a branding company, I left and started working on my own project.

K: My name is Kevin, I’m 27-years-old, I’m the manager of the project and an interim worker. We live in Paris.

RE!: What was your inspiration for Mon Hanbok? 

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