Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mouton no ar is a creative design company that specializes in upcycling. Their mission is to conceive and build furniture and accessories made from recycled and high-quality materials. Working in the domain of arts and design, Mouton no ar uses discarded materials and products and strives to give them a new life to increase their value and transform them into superior products. Only certain materials that pose a health risk are not used and counted as recycled.
All of the products are created in limited edition based on the availability of the materials, certain concepts can be reproduced using different materials. Mouton no ar’s creations are conceived with a focus on aesthetics and functionality by using a design-based methodology to attain realistic and remarkable levels of detail.
The idea of launching this business came to the founder, when she found that a lot of materials were put in the trash. She wondered: why not reuse the materials instead of throwing them in the garbage?
After long research, she came to the conclusion that the best way to furnish and decorate ecologically and tastefully, at low cost, is to buy unique pieces made from recovered materials.
Mouton no ar was selected by the Brazilian Consulate in Montreal to exhibit their products at the World Design Summit. They also won a first grant at Est innove, an initiative of Mobilisons Montréal in partnership with the City of Montreal, offered by PME MTL centre-est.
At the origin of Mouton no ar is Maude Turenne-Thériault, a passionate person, visionary and open to the world.
Maude Turenne-Thériault has worked for more than 10 years in the restaurant industry, thus cumulating a lot of experience with customer service, which makes her an expert in customer relations. She also has a background in visual presentation and interior design, and received the best student award in May 2016. At the end of her studies, she had the opportunity to do an internship at ISM art and design and familiarized herself with the techniques of making decorative elements.
Maude's in-depth knowledge of furniture as well as her love for decoration and the preservation of the environment make Mouton no ar stand out in the industry.