Design duo Michael Thomas Host and Tanja Hinder are the creative force behind mth woodworks, a local woodworking company based in Vancouver, BC. We combine salvaged Western Red Cedar tree stumps and birch branches with organic resin, creating truly one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that connect people with our beautiful West Coast rainforests. This success story started many years ago, when designer and builder Michael Host, left his hometown of Vancouver BC to pursue his passion, the design and construction of timeless furniture. His path led to places like Australia and New York where Michael became an accomplished furniture maker. His journey also brought him to Europe where he was inspired by the architecture and furniture designs. Tanja Hinder grew up in Switzerland surrounded by beautiful mountains and nature. In 2001, she travelled to Vancouver where the paths of Michael and Tanja crossed for the first time. The rest as they say… is history! Tanja eventually immigrated to Canada to become an aspiring furniture and interior designer.
Today, mth woodworks’ mission is to connect people with BC’s beautiful surroundings by fusing together raw natural elements with organic resin. We strive to salvage all of our materials ourselves and go to great lengths to retrieve these hidden gems. Every table is one-of-a-kind and comes with its own story. Some are 60 years old, some 600. Each have their own beautiful characteristics, and we see it as our daily gift to choose the best way to showcase them. The inspiration for our designs comes from, well, EVERYWHERE. However, nature and travel definitely fuel our creative minds. To us, these are the most important ingredients for all our creations. Guided by clean lines and functionality, we are proud to offer “the bloom collections” to a diverse clientele.