Bakerygroup was established by Michel DuVernet, Marcin Padlewski and
Anissa Szeto with backgrounds that include fine arts, architecture and
engineering. Together the three partners have created and developed a
variety of projects ranging from individual custom commissions to designs
intended for production.
"We focus on projects that challenge us to create structurally pure
and innovative products. Our process draws from the influence of both
materials and a hand-made approach to design. ůseek out the implicit nature
of materials, experiment with structure, apply function and discover formů
expect fresh results! "
For more information see our PRESS
section, or read this article:
When do you know
your head is out of the water ?
Chronology of the formation of BakeryGroup and their Light Volumes by
Emmanuelle van Rutten.
Michel (b. Ottawa, Canada) studied Mechanical
Engineering at University of Ottawa and has
spent most of his adult life in the mountains of western Canada. Intermixed
with his heli-ski guiding career has been his partnership with theBakery
design group as well as designing from his home and barn-turned-studio
near Nelson BC. "The added challenges of living outside of an urban environment
can be embraced to accent a creative process. In this day and age one's
life can truly benefit from the elements of many worlds."
Michel can be reached here: michel(at)bakerygroup.com
You can also visit Michel's website here to see
his current work:
Marcin (\mar-chin\) Padlewski (b. Gdansk,
Poland) came from a climate of political instability and change. In the
early 1980's he immigrated through France to Ottawa, Canada. His family
was a powerful source of creative influence with four generations of architects,
filmmakers and musicians.
Since the completion of his studies in Architecture
(Carleton University 97), Marcin has focused on tensile and light weight
structures with an interest in traditional buildings and infrastructure.
He went on to study Naturapathic Medicine
at CCNM in Toronto and is currently in private practice while continuing
to explore the overlaps between health and design.
Marcin's website: www.naturedoc.ca
Anissa Szeto (b. Hong Kong) moved to Toronto with
her siblings in the mid eighties and found inspiration in mix media art
and black & white photography. She went on to study Architecture (Carleton
University 99)in Ottawa, where she stayed after receiving her degree and
founded bakerygroup along with her partners. Perhaps due to the influance
of a family of accountants, she is fundamentally extremely organized and
meticulous in business management. This strength proved to be very valuable
to the group's endeavour.Anissa develops
projects inspired by found materials and is an adept textile artist. She
currently resides in the countryside of Lanark Highlands with her husband,
Marcin Padlewski, and their daughter, where they continue to explore and
develop new projects