Profile


Thom Fougere Studio works within the fields of furniture design,  product design, and creative direction. Based in Montréal, Canada.



Thom Fougere (1987) studied architecture at the University of Manitoba before working in furniture, product design, and architecture. In 2010, he was appointed Creative Director at Canadian design house EQ3. During his nine year tenure in that role he led the company through a transformative brand re-positioning. The comprehensive process included a refresh of the company’s visual identity, product line, graphic presentation, photography and interior design, including acting as the lead designer of EQ3 showrooms across Canada and the United States.

In 2015, Thom Fougere established his studio offering full design services in furniture design, product design, architecture, and creative direction. His work has been exhibited internationally at design fairs in Milan, Stockholm, New York, Montréal, and Toronto. 

Partner at Scandinavian Modern.

Member of the Canadian Creators Collective.



Selected Exhibitions
& Lectures


2022   Mjolk: New Works - Fougere, Masanori, Råman / Toronto, Canada
2022   University of Toronto / Daniels Faculty of Architecture / Lecture / Toronto, Canada
2020    Mjolk 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition / Mjolk / Toronto, Canada
             ︎︎︎ Best in Festival: Juror’s Choice Award
             ︎︎︎ Designlines Loves Award
2020    Aluminum Group / Toronto Design Offsite / Toronto, Canada
2019    Emerging Designer Exhibition / Design Exchange / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Emerging Designer Finalist
2019    Emerging Alumni Lecture Series / University of Manitoba / Winnipeg, Canada
2019    Bauhaus 100 – Reimagined / Ottawa Art Gallery / Ottawa, Canada
2019    USE / Winnipeg Design Festival / Winnipeg, Canada
2019    IDS 19 / EQ3 / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Designlines Loves Award
2019    IDS 19 Contract / EQ3 / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Best Booth Design Award, Silver, Designlines Loves Award
2019    DesignTO Talks: Uncovering Canadian Design / Toronto, Canada
2018    IDS 18 / EQ3 / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Designlines Loves Award
2018    Canadian By Nature / Toronto, Canada
2018    SIDIM Salon Du Design / Montreal, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Salon Du Design Prix D’excellence
2017    Industrial Design Emerging Designer of the Year / Design Exchange / Toronto, Canada
2017    Prototypa / IIDEX curated by Form Us With Love / Toronto, Canada
2017    Mjölk / That Is Best Which Works Best / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ TODO Best in Festival Award: Exhibition
            ︎︎︎ Juror's Choice Award: Fire Tools
            ︎︎︎ Designlines Award
2017    IDS 2017 / EQ3 / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Best Booth Design Award, Silver, Designlines Loves Award
2016    True Nordic / Gardiner Museum / Toronto, Canada
2016    Makers & Bakers / Rossana Orlandi / Milan, Italy
2016    Stockholm Furniture Fair / Greenhouse / Stockholm, Sweden
2016    IDS16 / EQ3 Assembly / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Best Booth Design Award, Gold,
            ︎︎︎ Designlines Loves Award
2015    Wanted Design NYC / NYC Design Week / New York City, United States
2014    8X10 / Platform Gallery / Winnipeg, Canada
2013    Thom Fougere + Borge Mogensen Pop Up / Winnipeg Design Festival / Winnipeg, Canada
2013    MAKE / Shade / Competition juror / Winnipeg, Canada
2013    MAKE / Sketch / Winnipeg, Canada
2013    RAW: Gallery of Architecture And Design / Winnipeg, Canada
2012    Maquette / Winnipeg Design Festival / Winnipeg, Canada
2012    IDS12 / Prototype: New Ideas for The Home / Toronto, Canada
            ︎︎︎ Designlines Loves Award
2011    IDS11 / Prototype: New Ideas for The Home / Toronto, Canada 
            ︎︎︎ Best Prototype Award
            ︎︎︎ Best in Show
            ︎︎︎ Designlines Loves Award
2009    IDS09 / Prototype: New Ideas for The Home / Toronto, Canada
2008    The West Xprssd / Vancouver, Canada
2008    The West Xprssd / Calgary, Canada



Awards


2020    Furniture Designer of the Year - Western Living Magazine
2020    Toronto Design Offsite - Best in Festival: Juror’s Choice Award
2020    Designlines Loves Award
2019    Design Exchange - Emerging Designer Finalist
2019    IDS19 / EQ3 - Best Booth Design Award, Silver / Designlines - Loves Award
2018    IDS18 / EQ3 - Designlines - Loves Award
2018    SIDIM Salon Du Design - Prix D’excellence
2017    Design Exchange - Industrial Design Emerging Designer of the Year
2017    Toronto Design Offsite - Best in Festival Award: Exhibition
2017    Toronto Design Offsite - Juror's Choice Award: Mjolk Fire Tools
2017    IDS17 / Designlines - Loves Award
2017    IDS17 / Best Booth Design Award, Silver
2016    IDS16 / EQ3 Assembly - Best Booth Design Award, Gold
2015    Western Living - Industrial Designer of the Year
2011    IDS11 - Best Prototype Award
2011    IDS11 - Best in Show
2011    IDS11 - Designlines Loves Award



Notable Press  

Azure Magazine 04.01.11 / 27.01.2012 / 04.01.2016 / 29.01.2020 / Thom Fougere’s New Line for Mjölk Quietly Dazzles / Canada’s EQ3 Makes a Splash in Manhattan
Designlines Magazine Thom Fougere Launches New Products with Mjölk / Top Product Designs of 2020
Dezeen Emerging Canadian Designers at IDS 2016 / Thom Fougere Creates Furniture Collection to Reflect Canada's Eclectic Sensibility 2016
Domus 10.02.16
Dwell Canada's Next Wave of Design Talent 2016 / 2016 Young Guns / Two Seats Are Better Than One
Elle Decor UK Best New Storage Solutions 2021
Elle Decor Japan 08.09.2020
Core77 Tyndall Table by Thom Fougere
Design Milk 02.05.12 / 02.06.12 / 04.06.12 / Thom Fougere Studio 2015 Collection / Friday Five 2016 / The Minimalist Mjolk Tambour Cabinet by Thom Fougere
House and Home A-List 2020
Leibal Hand Shower / Mjolk Sofa /  Firewood Hutch / Daybed / Fire Tools / Rattan Bench / Square Side Table / Tripod Stool / Bar Cart / Saddle Chair
Globe and Mail This Winnipegger is One of the Most Influential Figures in Canadian Furniture
Milk Decoration 
Top 15 Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016
Mjolk  02.07.09 / 01.30.11 / 01.28.12 / 03.27.12 / 10.10.13 / 03.02.17 / 02.02.20
Moco Loco 07.28.08 / 09.23.08 / 12.06.11
Monocle 2016 Design Directory / 2017 Product Pages
Nuvo Magazine See What Some of the World’s Best Designers Came up with in Quarantine / 16 Canadian Furniture Designers and Studios You Should Know / Thom Fougere’s Successful Career and His Commitment to Subtlety and Periphery
New Norm Magazine / Refined Minimalism
Remodelista World's Most Beautiful Fireplace Tools from Mjolk
Sight Unseen A Canadian Furniture Designer Strikes Out On His Own 2015 / A New Collection By a Dream Team of Canadian Designers / 15 Things We Loved At Stockholm Design Week 2016
Wallpaper Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016: Hot seats, young guns and the new Nordic guard / W* House 2016



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