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From a shade of blue swiped off a Joan Miró painting to tile inspired by a Haruki Murakami book cover and the set designs of Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda, there is no reference too obscure for Craig Stanghetta of Ste. Marie Art + Design. “We take a nucleus of an idea and build a world around that,” Stanghetta says of his Vancouver-based studio. “We’re more beholden to an emotional reaction or connection with a space over an aesthetic.”

Craig Stanghetta of Ste.Marie Art + Design sits in his studio’s Osteria Savio Volpe in Vancouver.

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