Troy Smith is a Canadian multidisciplinary contemporary award winning designer whose extraordinary art is garnering international attention from notable galleries, private collectors, interior designers, architects as well as individuals who covet and curate innovative, contemporary design. Using furniture as a medium to express his creativity, Smith’s eclectic collection of tables, chairs and sofas, is the embodiment of meticulous craftsmanship and exceptional beauty.
Smith’s art is a rare and remarkable fusion of enduring materials, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, such as patterned rebar. His original, one-of-kind and limited edition pieces imaginatively integrate inspired elements, such as rare marble, bronze, exotic wood, artisan glass and luxurious leather, in unexpected ways. Troy’s furniture has been referred to as avant-garde, visionary and classic. There is intrinsic power in its simplicity, clean lines and fluidity, which is why Smith’s exquisite, timeless statement pieces are destined to become design classics.
Smith epitomizes the definition of a modern day Renaissance man, expressing his passion for all things beautiful. He travels extensively to the foremost international design and fashion capitals, and regularly visits world famous museums, galleries and architectural landmarks to explore and experience emerging trends and iconic creations in art and design. These influences are a constant source of inspiration and apparent in Smith’s Rebar Collection, as well as his other unique collections and abstract expressionist paintings.
Troy is continuously experimenting with new design concepts, materials, techniques and structures, in his pursuit to create new and sublime art forms.
His original works of art are a rare and remarkable fusion of enduring and evocative materials. By imaginatively integrating elements such as textured rebar, ingenious light-shifting glass, exotic woods and luxurious leather, in unexpected ways, he has elevated rebar to an art form, innovated with an incredible light shifting glass and created many unique works that exhibit humour with contemporary forms.
Troy’s passion for all things beautiful ensures each piece is a work of art and the embodiment of extraordinary inspiration, meticulous craftsmanship and quintessential beauty. Each of Troy’s pieces are born from creativity, exhaustive research and planning, and often mind-bending engineering techniques. He is intimately involved and hands-on throughout the evolution of each piece to achieve the realization of his vision.
Troy’s creative process begins with hand-drawn conceptual sketches, which are transferred to graph paper and then rendered in 3D to refine the form, function and intricacies of each design. Once transformed into professional shop drawings, the fabrication process commences. Troy uses artisan craftsmanship and timeless materials to develop a design language of proportion, scale, finish and originality.
Each piece Troy creates fulfills his mantra that you can’t just create art, you must give life. It’s why his art has been featured in international design shows, prestigious exhibitions and prominent design magazines. Curators, designers and private clients may commission one-of-a-kind pieces.