New lighting from Andrew Ferrier for our Fall Independent Creator Release
Written by Gantri Editorial Team
Oct 20, 2022
When Andrew Ferrier walks into an art gallery, he can’t help but acknowledge the lighting first. Fascinated by the mechanics and humble purpose of bringing light to a piece of art, Andrew created Gallery Collection. Designed to illuminate your home’s most precious possessions and corners, Gallery is function-first lighting that effortlessly blends into any space. Much like true gallery lighting, each Gallery Light was made to tilt wherever you need it.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Andrew Ferrier spent his early days surrounded by craftsmanship. Shadowing his father, a cabinetry man, he assembled furniture and learned from a young age to appreciate materials and products made to last. With an eye for customization and a true-to-Canada love for the outdoors, Andrew made his hobbies his own by tinkering with guitars, bikes, and snowboards. After an adolescence of various artistic pursuits, he stumbled into the world of design in school and never looked back.
Today, Andrew Ferrier is an award-winning industrial designer dedicated to creating human-centered products with thoughtful materials. After years of traveling and studying techniques in Germany, London, San Francisco, and Mexico City he settled in Montreal where he designs furniture, homewares and consumer electronics.
Gallery Clamp Light comes along for any artistic endeavor.
Gallery Task Light functions as a true companion from bedroom to office.
Gallery Floor Light’s small footprint is ideal for tucking behind couches and chairs.
Gallery Wall Light gives entryways a dramatic flair.
We had a chance to talk with Andrew about his love of art and design and the idea of honesty that threads through this collection.
Gantri: Where did your love for design begin?
AF: I grew up tinkering with things all the time to make them more interesting – customizing guitars and bikes. I was also really into board sports and there’s an inherent creative culture there when it comes to customization and logos. I stumbled into design but it was sort of a natural extension of the world I came from.
Gantri: Gallery Collection leans on your love of art. How did that manifest?
AF: As I got introduced to design, I dived into art by visiting lots of galleries. I was almost more interested in the architecture and how the spaces were lit and set up. I loved the details of the spaces and the mechanics. It was so functional and adaptable for the humble purpose of lighting art.
Gantri: You mention the idea of honesty being central to your design philosophy. What role does honesty play in this collection?
AF: Everything there is there for a purpose – there’s nothing superfluous. The tilting function isn’t just for aesthetics, it’s useful. By blending the arm into the diffuser, I leaned into the function of 3d printing to create an honest product.
Gallery Collection is available now starting at $148 in Carbon, Snow, & Stone.