At Studio50 we design and make hand-cast concrete furniture and homewares that are durable, clever and intriguing additions for you to use and enjoy in your home.
Experience it. Love it. Use it.
History and approach
Studio50 officially launched in 2013 as husband and wife team Steve and Kim Prokopowich. Unofficially, the studio had been in the works for over 15 years as the pair designed and built their own home in Paris, Ontario as well as their own furniture and home accessories. Beginning a studio and seeing their designs come to life in other people’s homes was a natural progression.
The two designers bring different approaches to the making process; as an engineer, Steve leans toward mathematical precision, embracing principles like the golden mean. Kim’s intuitive approach finds inspiration in the world around her – in history, nature, every day rituals and endless possibilities. Together they combine aesthetic sensitivities and a natural understanding of how design can integrate with people’s lives to form a conceptual, livable, and authentic style.
Designs by Studio50 are often custom tailored and always made by hand so that each product reflects the unique materials it is made of. While aesthetically contemporary, Studio50 designs are built to be experienced, loved and used. Materials are always procured with sustainability and longevity in mind; wood is sourced locally, concrete is mixed using an intentionally green, lightweight formula, even their beeswax is sourced from nearby towns. As designers, Kim and Steve value both function and form, recognizing that their work serves many needs over time. Truly they would have it no other way and always strive for solutions that fit their client’s values and aspirations.