We were invited to, not only enjoy a wonderful evening exploring the intriguing past of Canada’s 27th Governor General, but to create a suitable stage for her to speak on.
This was no easy task – Honourable Michaëlle Jean fled from torture in Haiti with her family as a child and began her career co-founding a network of shelters, across Canada, to help women and their children escape voilent situations. She went on to achieve what most could only dream of and, in 2009, started the Michaëlle Jean Foundation promoting youth and the arts in an effort for social change and awareness. Who better to advocate “that we should never bow down in the face of a challenge.”. Many went home inspired and feeling a little stronger that night.
In light of Jean’s unfaltering care for a healthy home, we created a simple “domestic / home” arrangement, the majority of the pieces displayed were designed and/or manufactured in Canada.
Bensen Edward sofa behind Montis Turner chairs
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Tuesday February 7th, Honourable Michaelle Jean speaks of her life and career working as a journalist and broadcaster for the CBC and Radio-Canada and later, as the Governor General of Canada. Inform is proud to be providing the on-stage furnishings for this and several other Unique Lives & Experiences events. Many of the pieces were designed and are manufactured in Vancouver by Bensen. Bensen was established 21 years ago and since it’s inception, has been owned and operated by Niels Bendtsen, a highly regarded designer from Denmark who now calls Vancouver home.
Several of the pieces on-stage (left to right): Torii, Everest, Radius, and Homework
With a strong focus on creating high-quality furniture and maintaining most of it’s production in-house, Bensen continues to grow and offer end-users optimal quality at affordable prices.
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