MEET LOUIS HOUSE
I was born on Newfoundland’s west coast in the city of Corner Brook. After coming to the capital city of St. John’s at school age, my family encouraged my interest in art and craft, and I found expression in music, drawing and the written word. My search for a creative outlet culminated finally in House Woodworking, my woodworking, home decor and art project.
I live with my fiancee and my dog in St. John's, where I work in my small, one-man woodworking shop.
My take on woodworking is an architectural one. The three important principles of good architecture - beauty, utility, and durability - also make a good piece of furniture. My aim is to create architecture on a small scale.
When a client enters into communion with the maker and the material, a fourth dimension - meaningfulness - comes into being.
BECOME A MAKER
Thank you for your interest in Newfoundland Trading Company.
We know there are remarkable artists and craftspeople in Newfoundland and Labrador who are making high-quality, unique products, and we want to help them share their talents with the world.
We want people from all over the world to be able to touch, feel and experience Newfoundland and Labrador.
HOW WE HELP MAKERS
SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT(S) FOR CONSIDERATION
We are open to considering products that align with our company values. We seek products that are:
We are not interested in items targeted toward tourists, and we do not carry traditional Newfoundland nostalgia.
We seek the unexpected, and we welcome product submissions that clearly meet the above criteria.
Newfoundland Trading Company, 132 Bond St., St. John’s, NL A1C 1T9