Heidi Earnshaw is a furniture designer/maker living and working in downtown Toronto. She received her art education at the University of Toronto, graduating with High Distinction in 1993. Several years later, after working in diverse studio environments, she returned to school to study design at Sheridan College where she later became a part-time faculty member in the furniture studio.
Characterized by clean lines and thoughtful detailing, Heidi’s work is inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian architecture, Shaker furniture, mid century modernism and traditional craftsmanship. Re-imagining historical forms for a contemporary context, she strives to create pieces that are beautiful and useful, a backdrop for the rituals of everyday life.
A proponent of “slow design”, Heidi designs are made with a multigenerational lifespan in mind using responsibly harvested and enduring materials. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and has been recognized through the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts council and the Canada Council for the Arts.