Mark Qualizza is a Canadian studio furniture maker, residing within the traditional territory of the Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi’it, in Fernie, British Columbia. Mark started his career in Victoria, working with a master tradesman doing cove and cornice work in heritage homes along the coast. It is where he first saw the impact of how a simple curve as a design element could enhance an ordinary space.
Today he lives with his wife and daughters in Fernie, working with clients to create furniture that makes your living areas shine bright with elegance and functional design for everyday life.
Mark is involved in every aspect of his projects, and hand chooses his wood carefully with attention to functional application and beauty.
A Collection of Curves is a group of furniture designed to enhance your every day space. Curves soften a piece, add texture and invite curiosity. These pieces are intentionally playful, thoughtful and a provocation of traditional furniture design. Furniture that we see and touch every day should be elegant and functional, this show is a celebration of our everyday space.
This collection is inspired by other makers who are moving into the circular economy, towards sustainability and a sense of permanence. Bringing back multi-generational furniture that are legacy pieces, treasured, loved and something that will be passed along. Not discarded. The artist is driven by a commitment to make sustainable, well-crafted furniture and is engaged in the entire product cycle, from sourcing wood personally, to design and build. Custom furniture stays with you for a lifetime.