One to Watch: Autonomous Furniture Collective
This Victoria-based furniture company is reinventing the forest-to-table dining experience.
Think of Autonomous as the farm-to-table of…well, tables. The woods they use for their rustic-modern pieces are rooted in B.C. and selected with a sense of place in mind—and designers and co-founders Jodie Webb and Kirk Van Ludwig keep much of their inspiration local, too. Memories of Stanley Park and the ’70s modernism movement in Vancouver make appearances in their work, via concrete wood and hot-rolled steel (just look at the CB1 table, which mixes clean-lined acrylic and natural Western maple with modern angles). “Our customers are looking for a piece of West Coast lifestyle,” says Van Ludwig.