Muted colors, organic shapes, and natural materials combine effortlessly in Canvas’ items for the table and beyond. Natural elements are turned into artful yet practical pieces: A ribbed tumbler quietly stands out in an ultrasoft blue hue; a round chopping board is display-quality, and a shallow soapstone bowl is nothing less than fine sculpture. All told, these elevated basics perfectly complement a huge range of design styles.
Launched in 2005 by British transplants Harriet Macdonald and Andrew Corrie, Canvas specializes in handmade housewares, furnishings, and lighting, with lines ranging from streamlined ceramics to industrial metal cabinetry. The NYC-based boutique label, known for its warm, artisanal aesthetic, favors the use of sustainable materials, including reclaimed woods and recycled fabrics.
Social consciousness is a big part of the picture, as well: Canvas also supports fair-trade work practices and donates a portion of its proceeds to nonprofit groups.