proud to unveil Kate’s
newest collection

Edgy and bold this striking new collection by Kate Duncan exudes modernity but still maintains her signature heirloom-quality craftsmanship. She takes influence from the Brutalist architecture of the 70’s and 80’s and only use responsibly sourced North American hardwoods with thick leather accents and original solid brass hardware.

Each piece is made to order and clients are encouraged to choose their own wood type, leather colours, finishes and even dimensions. Mix and match design elements to create a piece that works best for you or order exactly what you see here. For inquires and pricing please email info@kateduncan.ca. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks lead time.

serious statement

BED

A serious statement piece, the Ribbed Bed’s strong lines and bold structure are borrowed from the architecture of the Brutalist movement. Floating ‘waterfall-grain’ nightstands with original brass pulls and leather veneer drawer fronts really set this piece apart. Using traditional joinery like solid wood dovetailed drawers, on modern day soft close slides, this impressive piece utilizes the best of both worlds. PLUS, stash your secrets in style, the hidden drawer within a drawer is an extravagant element to embellish even the most modern design. Expertly crafted, the Ribbed Bed is made to order in a variety of wood types and sizes.

Shown here in solid black walnut with black leather veneer. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for construction. 

designed to be noticed,
built to last for generations

CREDENZA

Designed to be noticed and built to last for generations. The Ribbed Credenza’s strong lines and bold structure are borrowed from the architecture of the Brutalist movement. Solid hardwoods and thick leather veneer wrap this piece in luxury. Expertly crafted one-by-one, the Ribbed Credenza is made to order in a variety of wood types, sizes and configurations.

Shown here in solid white oak with black leather veneer and oxidized finish. Signature KD solid brass pulls add something extra special. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for construction.

unconventionally traditional

WRITING DESK

Riffing on a traditional writing desk, the Ribbed Writing Desk is made in solid North American hardwoods with a leather veneer top. The small drawer in the front is done up with dovetails, a leather veneer bottom and pencil tray making this piece functional and refined. Crafted using exceptional joinery the Ribbed Writing Desk is made to order in a variety of wood types, finishes and leather options. 

Shown here in solid white oak and a dark green leather veneer. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for construction. 

unapologetically bold

DINING TABLE

Unapologetically bold, the Ribbed Dining Table is a statement piece that pays homage to both a contemporary aesthetic as well as ancient architecture. A column of coopered ribs and a hefty solid wood top creates a table you just can’t miss. Expertly crafted, the Ribbed Table is made to order in a variety of wood types and sizes.

Shown here in solid black walnut with a naturally finished top and oxidized black base. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for construction. 

a luxurious take
on a modern classic

The Debra Credenza

Straight forward and sturdy the Debra Credenza is a luxurious take on a classic. Done up in solid North American hardwoods and traditional joinery, this piece finds itself at home in a variety of rooms. The Debra Credenza can be done in any size and configuration, with doors and drawers to suite bedroom, dining room and office alike.

Shown here in solid black walnut with a black oxidized finish. Made to order and available in a variety of wood types and finishes. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for construction.

an angled back rest in
thick leather veneer

The Heather Bed

An angled back rest done in thick leather veneer makes the Heather Bed not just comfortable but also luxurious. Recline and rest. Expertly designed using solid North American hardwood and hefty leather, this piece is built with comfort in mind.

Shown here in naturally finished solid ash and cognac leather veneer. Made to order and available in a variety of wood types and leather options. Please allow 10 to 12 weeks for construction.

available as a full scale dining table
or smaller occasional tables

The Nicole Table

The tapered leg and beveled top give the Nicole Table a distinct lightness; and rather than using a bulky skirt that wraps around the perimeter of the table, the legs come together in the centre. Available as a full scale dining table or in varying heights and sizes this design works well in a multitude of applications. 

Shown here in naturally finished oak, walnut and ash. Made to order and available in a variety of wood types and sizes.

a quirky twist
on a mid-century classic

The Sarah Collection

The Sarah Collection presents a quirky twist on the traditional Paul McCobb classic tapered leg. Featuring a fully faceted leg, this piece is made entirely by hand in solid North American hardwoods. Drawers are crafted using traditional dovetail joinery and open and close on a concealed soft close drawer slide.

Made to order and available in a variety of wood types, sizes and configurations; the Sarah Collection can be done as a dresser, credenza or nightstand. Please allow 11 to 12 weeks for construction.

Little did she know, that first shop class in Jr. High would be the beginning of an entire career in furniture making and design.

It was as a pre-teen, in Junior High School that Kate Duncan was introduced to woodworking. Little did she know, that first shop class would be the beginning of an entire career in furniture making and design. Since her days in Jr. High, Duncan has dedicated the last twenty some years to honing her craft and developing her aesthetic and nowadays, Duncan produces bespoke heirloom-quality furniture out of her Toronto studio.

She crafts each and every piece by hand utilizing traditional joinery and manufacturing techniques. Flawless dovetails and delicate knife hinges done up in sustainably harvested solid North American hardwoods set her work apart. Her dedication to the craft is apparent in the quality and precision of each and every piece. Duncan’s work is clean and contemporary, heavily influenced by the architecture of the Brutalist movement, made popular in the 70’s and 80’s.

Not content to just focus on her own practice, Duncan also founded and spearheads a highly publicized and attended annual weeklong event in Vancouver, ADDRESS. ADDRESS is part-gallery, part-pop-up shop, and part tradeshow created for and informed by the designer/maker movement. Over the past 6 years, ADDRESS has evolved into an unprecedented platform to showcase the latest works from some of the North America’s most talented designers and makers. Through this and her brand, she is widely recognized by her peers in the design community as a leader in her field.

Press

Western Living

September 2017

Montecristo

December 2016

Western Living

November 2016

Scout Magazine

September 2016

Design Milk

September 2016

Azure

September 2016

Ming Pao

May 2016

Gray Magazine

January 2016

BC Living

November 2014

AV Times

November 2014

Western Living

October 2014

Contact Information

STUDIO ADDRESS:
1431 Dufferin Street, rear entrance
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6H 4C7

Situated upon the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Nations.

By appointment only

TEL
604.773.5283

EMAIL
info@kateduncan.ca