Gessato Design Store
Gessato Design Store

Shawn Place


From bike shop manager to renowned furniture designer, Shawn Place discovered his passion for Danish furniture after visiting Vancouver's Inform Interiors. His unique style, blending Haida art and Scandinavian design, caught the attention of Inform owner Niels Bendtsen, leading to a successful career. Place's handcrafted chairs, characterized by their thoughtful balance, simplicity, and elegant craftsmanship, have garnered praise from industry experts. Now based in Prince George, B.C., with his family, Place is dedicated to promoting craftsmanship and mastery. Although he has worked on side tables, his main focus is creating distinctive chairs that embody a story. As a testament to his talent, Place is in talks for collaborations with leading design brands.

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