Simon Kitz is a Toronto based designer and maker. After attending Trent University for Concurrent Education, Simon enrolled at Sheridan College in the Craft and Design Furniture Department. He studied for 9 months under the tutelage of Stephen Hogbin in Lake Charles Ontario, and afterwards moved back to Toronto. He then opened his own design and build company; specializing in furniture, wood products and other designer goods.
Proportion, composition and form have informed Simon’s design ethos. The focus of his work is to use elements—often disparate—to create a holistic design language, richer than its parts and crafted with longevity in mind. This underlying interest has led to a varied body of work utilizing a multitude of techniques and design inspirations.
Currently, Simon is working on a line of furniture for his furniture company; built on the tenets of social and environmental responsibility. It is his aim to bridge the gap between a narrowing demographic that can afford handmade objects and maintaining an excellence of craftsmanship and market competitiveness in the work.