Lighting the curve
The British born lighting designer, Mike Randall, has a west coast minimalist style. He creates unique pieces that are influenced by his love of clean lines and curved forms.
Mike’s Bow Lamp was featured on the Prototype Stage at IDSwest 2015, and the oneTree Exhibition that same year. It then headed back to the IDS Vancouver as part of the Furniture Society booth in 2016 and again in 2017. It was also featured at the Victoria Arts Council exhibition ‘VictoriaNOW' at the Atrium that year, where it won the Best in Fine Craft award, and was selected as a finalist in the Architizer Awards+ in the Decorative Lighting category.
Mike is a regular exhibitor at IDS Vancouver as part of the Victoria Design Collective where he shows many of his lighting designs.
He has had several of his lighting designs featured in magazines and news papers across the country and he will also be in an upcoming book (Fall 2018), Out of the Woods published by Heritage House Publishing.
Mike is a graduate of the Fine Furniture Program at Camosun College (2011) and founded Kurva Design in the fall of 2012.
Kurva is a Swedish word meaning bend, or arc. The name Kurva Design reflects Mike’s love of both curved design and the Swedish country style of simple, clean, modern lines.
Mike’s philosophy for Kurva Design is to produce beautiful functional pieces made with sustainability in mind. By using only North American woods in his designs, he dramatically reduces the carbon footprint of his products. The use of LEDs in his lighting projects reduces the end user's energy bill and the 'home friendly' finishes and glues that do not off gas, are also significant benefits to his clients and the environment.