In honour of Canada's 150th, Hopson Grace commissioned artist Marga Van Oers to create an exclusive collection of her Story Tiles, each representing a distinct image of Canada. This special series contains four designs. Each tile was named and inspired by our National Anthem. The 10x10cm tile can be hung or used as a coaster, and the 20x20cm tile can be hung or used as a trivet or decorative object.
ABOUT THIS TILE:The loon is one of Canada's most beloved symbols. It can be found on our one dollar coin, the Loonie, and in every province and territory, nesting near forested bodies of water. It's haunting, lonely cry is a classic sound of cottage life. The loon is both strong and delicate as it rockets like a torpedo underwater and soars in the sky with its signature grace and elegance.
Sucrerie Seguin Sugarbush collects sap from red and sugar maple trees in Ontario's French River region. Their syrup is made over wood burning fires, and is considered the best in the world, having been awarded the Gold Medal at the 2016 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Originally founded in the small German town of Ichendorf, this prestigious glassware manufacturer has been based in Milan since the 1990s. Drawing together the craftsmanship and design traditions of both German and Italy, the company now works with contemporary designers to produce distinctive hand-blown glass tableware.
Featuring a stacked arrangement of discs, this eye-catching collection was designed by Corrado Dotti for Ichendorf Milano. A sculptural re-interpretation of the ubiquitous plastic bottle, the totem-like pieces are handmade in Italy from borosilicate glass. The ‘Rings’ collection includes water and wine glasses, a jug, as well as these double-walled oil dispensers.
Fleur de Sel, the caviar of sea salt, involves collecting the thin layer of salt that rises to the surface of shallow pools of seawater. It contains no additives or preservatives, nor does it undergo any form of refinement other than slow drying under the sun and gentle grinding in ancient stone mills, enabling it to retain its minerals and trace elements. SAL de IBIZA is harvested exclusively in the Spanish nature reserve Parc Natural de Salines d’Evissa on the island of Ibiza.