At Shape Design House in Victoria, owners Jordan Campbell and John Shukin create objects for everyday use, giving special attention to material detail and esthetic functionality.

John Shukin (left) and Jordan Campbell of Shape Design House. Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet.

“We try to innovate not just with the materials that we’re using, but also with the way that we fabricate,” Campbell says. “We don’t put anything out that’s not perfect, which means we sometimes do 10 iterations of a product.”

The Tea-compression Kit comes with a walnut tray, kettle and an 11 oz. ceramic mug.

From recycled paper coasters and custom lighting to minimalist furniture, Shape Design House products are inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design, as well as architectural work — but they are “trying to do our own thing,” Shukin says.

Raven is a stovetop kettle and tea steeper. 

“We want to create something that feels West Coast — not West Coast rustic but West Coast modern.” 

This article is from the January/February 2020 issue of YAM.