‘Cocktails & Conversation’ is an A&D event at hollis+morris’ new 14,000 square foot Toronto production studio, where furniture and lighting are designed, prototyped, manufactured and showcased on-site.
On the occasion of their 10th anniversary, architects, interior designers and design writers are invited to join hollis+morris founder Mischa Couvrette and architect Jonathan Mandeville of Passage Studio (Halifax) for a cocktail and conversation about the design of the studio, including a preview of the design of Mischa’s new house, designed and built in tandem with the workspace.
With an inherent knack for building, Mischa Couvrette developed his appreciation for design while spending time with a group of budding architects as he worked towards his bachelor’s degree in environmental science at Dalhousie University. Embracing his newly discovered passion, Couvrette began by crafting furniture on the East Coast before eventually making his way to Toronto via a yearlong sail to Guatemala on a boat he overhauled with a friend.
Jonathan Mandeville is an architect based in Nova Scotia where he helped found the practice Passage Studio. The Studio’s work explores both architecture and public art with a focus on atmosphere: the essence of a space as perceived through our senses. He balances practice with teaching at Dalhousie’s School of Architecture.