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COASTAL RETREAT FUSES CLEAN MODERNISM WITH A “SENSE OF PLACE”


“There’s a narcotic beauty at Pender Harbour on British Columbia’s idyllic Sunshine Coast—surrounded by Pacific waters and old growth forests—that’s hard to match. But somehow, in her newly opened guest rooms, local artist/architect/designer Sabina Hill manages to capture its essence in aesthetic form. Mesmeric views are reflected in the three exquisitely designed suites’ interiors, artworks, and accessories.”

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METROPOLIS MAGAZINE

B.C. DESIGNERS ARE FINDING A GLOBAL AUDIENCE


“Sabina Hill’s work can be found in Canada House High Commission of Canada in London, England; the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO in Brussels, Belgium; the Canadian consulate in Guangzhou, China; and the Official Residence in Berlin, Germany.”

YAM MAGAZINE

GOING COASTAL

“Pender Harbour–based artist and designer Sabina Hill collaborates with First Nations artists to create art, furniture and interiors with a Pacific Northwest Coast aesthetic.”

BC BUSINESS

SEEKING OTHER CREATIVE ENTERPRISES

“Perhaps more significant is that Hill returned to a deep-seated ambition to create art. From the late 1990s, Hill began collaborating with prominent First Nations artists to their mutual benefit. She began to satisfy a desire to further ground her work in the West Coast by embracing regional indigenous references, and her collaborators would be given the opportunity to both explore new media and reach a wider audience.”

GOOD TIMES: 70 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE WEST COAST SCHOOL

10 MADE-IN-CANADA DESIGNS TO DRESS UP YOUR HOME

“Artist and designer Sabina Hill uses salmon skin, a by-product of food production, to create exotic leather tables with solid walnut tops.”


TORONTO STAR

VANCOUVER’S SABINA HILL INJECTS WEST COAST CULTURE INTO HER FURNITURE

There’s Canadiana and then there’s museum quality Canadiana. The work by Sabina Hill clearly fits into the latter category.”

HOUSE PORN

A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

“Artist and designer Sabina Hill outfitted the living room of this Salt Spring Island, B.C. house with a custom-designed rug, poufs, and throw pillows, but the crowning achievement is the felt dance screen installation surrounding the clients’ media equipment.”


GRAY MAGAZINE

2016 DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Sabina Hill, Vancouver

WESTERN LIVING

THE ART OF DECORATING CANADA HOUSE

“With their totemic carved panels, Sabina Hill’s First Nation’s collaborations could be from nowhere else but the Pacific Northwest.”


THE GLOBE AND MAIL

DESIGN DOES NOT TRUMP CULTURAL AUTHENTICITY

“Sabina Hill began thinking about creating furniture with a strong sense of place, ‘I thought, how could I make my furniture pieces very much about here? Collaborate with the First Peoples. And have a true collaboration. The motif is very much integrated.”

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

BOUTIQUE HOTEL FEATURES ROOMS INSPIRED BY ABORIGINAL CULTURE

“Longhouse Suite, Sabina Hill & Inside Design Studio. The contemporary minimalist Northwest Coast style features an illuminated headboard.”


THE VANCOUVER SUN

HAVE A SEAT

“Thunderbird Chair, solid walnut and hand-sewn Italian leather, by Sabina Hill with Andy Everson.”

MOUNTAIN LIVING

DRUM CIRCLES

“With her Salmon Drum tables, Vancouver-based Sabina Hill took a cast-off material – fish skins – and used them to create a luxurious piece of décor.”


THE GLOBE AND MAIL

A FRESH TWIST ON WEST COAST MODERN

“Local artist Sabina Hill creates this Salmon Drum table with walnut top and metallic salmon skin finish – a fresh twist on West Coast modern.”

VANCOUVER MAGAZINE

SENSITIVITY PAID TO EACH PROJECT

“There is a sensitivity paid to each project, which attempts to integrate a context – location, culture, landscape, climate, quality of light, materials etc. specific to a region, as I am passionate about discovering, synthesizing and integrating regional elements into the design.”


LUXURY HOME CANADA

CULTURAL CONVERSATION PIECES

“Sabina Hill combines her contemporary interiors sensibility with the iconography and mythology of Northwest Coast aboriginal culture. Her latest furniture collection, Harvest, is on view at the Interior Design Show in Toronto.”

NATIONAL POST

FURNITURE DESIGNER TO WATCH

“Sabina Hill makes Pacific Northwest-inspired furnishings in collaboration with First Nations artists. Informed by her architecture background, the designer incorporates native motifs into sleek pieces. In the past year her work was acquired by the Royal Ontario Museum and shown as part of the 100% Design London show, as well as commissioned by residential and hospitality clients in B.C. and Alberta.”


WESTERN LIVING

SKILLFULLY INTEGRATED

“The swirling organic shapes of First Nations native motifs are skillfully integrated into a modern design aesthetic in Canadian designer Sabina Hill’s custom furniture, hand-crafted from local and exotic woods.”

DESIGN INTERNATIONAL LONDON TRENDS

A LIFELONG APPRECIATION FOR FIRST NATIONS ART AND MYTHOLOGY

“Sabina Hill has a strong sense of the Northwest Coast as home and a lifelong appreciation for First Nations art and mythology.”


ESSENTIAL VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER VISTAS

My vision was to create a small urban oasis on the roof. The idea isn’t just to look at the North Shore Mountains, explains Hill, It’s paying attention to the foreground and closer views. So the industrial, downtown context of the garden provides intriguing scenes: a rare form of dwarf coastal redwood seems to spill over into a nearby tower, a wispy Japanese maple tree frames a fuel station in the harbor, and a small waterfall opens up into a city scape.”

WESTERN INTERIORS