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Maple Leaf Forever - Canada’s Flowers

At Todmorden Mills, a small shed protected the remaining pieces of the Maple Leaf Forever Tree. On a cold February day, prospective designers took turns in that shed, looking for inspiration. There, in the corner, was a large piece calling our name. This was the beginning for the Ontario Wood Carvers Association - we had the wood, but we still had to decide what to do with it.

The Maple Leaf Forever Lamp

The process of creating this one-of-a-kind piece really made me step out of my comfort zone as a designer. I had many hurdles as I created this piece - from material changes, machine breakdowns, design alterations, and even introducing a chainsaw to a lathe!