Can you tell us a little bit about your craft and how you found your niche? Since 2010, Atelier Cocottespecialized in wood veneer lamps. Made in a Montreal workshop, our creations are both eco-friendly and far from the ordinary. From time to time, we introduce unique items such as the RELOJ clock to our collections. Our products are designed to complement most interior design projects, whether residential or commercial.
What inspires your work?My inspiration comes from nature, flowers, fruits, bulbs and nuts. The clocks are locally sourced and crafted from Canadian Maple, Oak and Walnut.
What are you most excited about in working with eBay on this capsule collection?The eBay Spring Designer Collaboration is a great opportunity to showcase local design. With free shipping across Canada, working alongside eBay makes it easier to introduce my work to consumers nationwide. The RELOJ clock was chosen for this exclusive collection and we added a touch of blue to the product to unify all the designs in the collaboration. Finally, being an eco-friendly designer, it’s important that I partner with organizations who support the same values as my company. That being said, the profits from this collaboration will benefit Evergreen, a non-profit organisation in Toronto dedicated to making cities flourish.
Any advice for aspiring #creators?Follow your instincts and don’t overthink things. More often than not, you’ll find that a bright idea you may have can appeal to a wider population than anticipated.