Woven Collaborative Design Studio

Woven Collaborative is an Indigenous led design studio based in Manitoba.

Partners, Destiny Seymour and Mamie Griffith – through their design practice – take a critical look at the representation of Indigenous cultures within the built environment. Their design mission is to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures & identity within architectural forms, interior spaces, furniture, and textiles. Their design process acknowledges community engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration when creating new works.

 

Destiny Lynn Seymour MID BA LEED AP

Destiny Seymour is an Anishinaabe interior designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Destiny graduated with a Master of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba.

She worked at Prairie Architects Inc. for over 10 years as lead interior designer before starting her own design business, Indigo Arrows in 2016.

After struggling to find materials that she could incorporate into interior design projects, Destiny began designing artisan textiles that respectfully reflect local Manitoban Indigenous communities and their history. Indigo Arrows now offers a range of table linens, pillows, and blankets that showcase patterns from local Indigenous pottery and bone tools that date from 400 to over 3000 years old. For thousands of years, Indigenous people in Manitoba have created beautiful patterns to adorn their pottery and bone tools. Most of these surviving pieces are held in private collections and museums. Using a variety of materials & mediums, Destiny hopes to revive these ancient patterns to provoke thought, bridge gaps, inspire and empower.

Destiny formed Woven Collaborative, an Indigenous led design studio, with fellow designer Mamie Griffith in 2018. Their design practice takes a critical look at the representation of Indigenous cultures within the built environment. Their design mission is to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures & identity within architectural forms, interior spaces, furniture, and textiles. Their design process acknowledges community engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration when creating new works.

Relevant Projects:

  • Makoonsag Intergenerational Learning Centre, University of Winnipeg Students’
  • Association Day Care, Amber Trails Community School, University of Manitoba Migiizi Agamik Aboriginal
  • Student Centre, Indigenous Digital Media Lab University of Winnipeg

 

Mamie Griffith MArch BEnvD BSc

Mamie is a Dene architectural designer that lives and works in and around the prairies.

She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba, a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of S

cience from Queen’s University.

Mamie is interested in the representation of Indigenous cultures within space, and aims to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures and identity, while creating inclusive and healthy spaces, through community engagement and collaboration in her hybrid architecture, landscape and indigenous design consultation practice. She hopes to someday work on a project in the Northwest Territories, on her ancestral lands, in collaboration with her Dene community.

Relevant Projects:

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Garden at Assiniboine Park, Clan Mother’s Healing Village Lake
  • Winnipeg, Indigenous Digital Media Lab University of Winnipeg, Eagle Wing Daycare Grounds Master
  • Planning, Indigenous Memorial and Transfer of Learning Centre at the Forks (Master of Architecture Thesis)