About

Joe Gelinas and Sandra Carr in their workshopWe are designers, artisans, wood romantics, problem-solvers. Joe was called to furniture making the first time he saw a book on Japanese joinery. Sandra wanted to do something she could touch with her hands that embodied meaning and purpose.

We both completed the Fine Furniture Program at Camosun College, but didn't meet until a few years later when we began showing our work together. In 2002, we started Gelinas Carr Furniture. We now live and work from our property, taking regular breaks for excellent coffee and hikes with our dog Jake.

We draw ideas from architecture, music, nature, the arts, life. We celebrate beauty in the materials we work with and in the careful execution of our craft. We listen, we imagine, we solve, and we create.

Furniture design that combines perfect function with exquisite form. All of it supported by skill and experience. That's what defines us.