Case Study: Sea Lion Pointe, Sonora Island in Desolation Sound, BC.

story pole by first nations cree artist Phil Gray
story pole design with Celine Pitre and Phil Gray
Phil Gray carving story pole for Sea Lion Pointe
one of 18 custom totem poles for Sea Lion Pointe
commissioned Jan Corkan art
Celine Pitre commissions artist Jan Corkan
commissioned art by Robert Florian
Robert Florian and Celine Pitre collaborate
Marian Olynyk designed etched glass
Celine Pitre commissions custom glass art by Brian Baxter
extraordinary design details by Celine Pitre
design services include custom wine labels and door mats

Project Info

Project Description

We were commissioned to curate an extensive collection of art and sculpture throughout Sea Lion Pointe Lodge as an extension of the interior design statement. Inspired by the wild surroundings our goal was to create a gallery for visiting guests that would showcase British Columbia and First Nations Art with a fresh contemporary expression.

Eighteen traditional first nations poles were re-interpreted with modern styling inspired by the seasons and nature. Artworks in stone, metal, wood, glass, wool, cloth, and ceramic were specifically commissioned for this stunning lodge. The collection features an extensive

grouping of works by established and emerging British Columbia artists, artisans and sculptors.

Our firm commissioned and procured each piece in the collection, and supervised placement and lighting. Along with artwork we curated a collection of over 200 books about British Columbia by Canadian authors. As well a private logo for the lodge was designed and incorporated into every detail from wine labels to doormats.

Sea Lion Pointe is a ‘Relais et Chateaux’ designated lodge and welcomes dignitaries and royalty from around the world.