Design is Iván’s passion; he believes everybody deserves to live surrounded by beauty.
As principal designer and founder of Meade Design Group Inc, Iván Meade has received international and critical acclaim for his work in interior, graphics and industrial design. Even after 20 years of experience, Iván loves his career because no two days are the same, and that he is able to work creatively with different mediums on a daily basis. Design has always been his passion. He takes pride in enhancing clients homes and businesses so they can live their best life.
Born in Mexico, Iván has been working and living in Victoria BC, Canada since 1998. He enjoys travelling, visiting art exhibitions, painting, reading, and cooking.
He says, “Currently, this is my favourite room. It is also the most recently completed design. When we decided to renovate our meeting room at the studio, I wanted to create something more comfortable, yet sophisticated. Less of a typical boardroom and more of a living space that meetings happen to take place in. The goal was to recreate the experience of inviting friends into to my own home.”
“The studio is my second home, and I live half of my life there, so why not have the same experience in both places? The rogue gallery wall is a composition of contemporary and classic mementos collected throughout not only my life, but the studio’s life as well. The furniture is a mix of modern pieces, (like the new curved sofa by Arren Williams, or the side chairs in cream Bouclé), some classics of design (such as the Warren Platner chairs, and some antiques I have collected over the years) to create a unique and memorable juxtaposition. I wanted to have the sensation that the studio is fully realized as a room, not a showroom. The idea behind that notion is that a potential client will find a reference within of what they like, which opens up a conversation of how this translates into their personal style.”
“We installed a beautiful chair rail molding to add more personality into the space, and we wallpapered with a soft gold metallic rice paper between two rows of trim for the illusion of a grander detail as a nod to the heritage of the building, and a soft and delicate pattern in the lower portion to create a unique backdrop and humanize the scale the thirteen-foot-high ceilings. The cherry on top is our new couture pillow collection which the scheme and design direction was inspired by that is proudly on display.”