Award winning designer Kristy Turney of Scandinavia Wolf Designs' latest collection of home décor, art and jewelry has a wonderfully calming style that reflects the inherent beauty of Squamish and the west coast. Turney’s natural material creations are omnipresent in her work, such as her one of a kind handmade ceramic vases, ceramic lighting fixtures, wood and ceramic wall hangers, décor, art and jewelry pieces. 

“I design with materials that will persevere and last for ages like ceramic, wood, metals and stone. I love that the pieces I create are unique, one of a kind creations. When working with ceramic, wood and gemstones I always enjoy letting the material's natural beauty be at the forefront.” 

“When I source wood for my creations I find pleasure in using wood that might normally be discarded from felled trees to local carpentry project offcuts and reusing the wood to make useful, meaningful decor, jewelry and art.”

A big inspiration behind Turney’s latest work is a mix between Hygge and Wabi-Sabi.  Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Wabi-Sabi (a Japanese aesthetic) is one of appreciating beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete in nature.

“I love creating functional designs that have a natural flow to them. I start with an idea and then let my creativity take over. I aspire to be innovative with my designs and create something that is truly unique. My pieces are functional and incorporate natural materials with good energy. My aim is to leave as little impact on the environment as possible and I feel I achieve this in my creations. Mother Nature gives us beautiful materials to create with.” 

Turney has been casually creating art, jewelry and designing since she was young. Her background with interior design and fashion school all played a role in facilitating her current focused and dedicated artistic experience with her company Scandinavia Wolf Designs which she launched in 2014. She moved from Vancouver to Squamish in 2016 where she opened her home décor, art and jewelry boutique (Scandinavia Wolf Designs). 

Awards, Accolades and Media Attention:

  • Exhibited in the 2015 IDS West show
  • Media attention from The Westender Van, Vitamin Daily, Whistler Pique, The Squamish Chief and Western Living Magazine
  • Jewelry creations on multiple films and television shows (Swan Song, The Stand, Bates Motel, The Flash, Riverdale, Snowpiercer, Altered Carbon, among others)
  • Created a custom collection for celebrity Chef Vikram Vij
  • Finalist in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2019
  • Finalist for Made in Vancouver (Vancouver Magazine) 2020
  • Finalist in the Fashion category for WLDOTY 2020
  • Winner in the Maker category for WLDOTY 2020