Employee: Kari Bernhardt
Store: EQ3 Calgary
Job Title: Sales Associate
Years at EQ3: 3
“I began working at EQ3 after coming in and purchasing the Martian lamp. I loved the modern design of the product line and that EQ3 is a Canadian company. Currently I am finishing my Visual Design certificate with Interior Design Specialization at U of C. My free time is spent with my favorite boys, my son Ben (who took this photo) and my dogs George & Henry.”
Kari’s Work Crush:
“My work crush is my Mollie chair shown in Marimekko Praliini fabric. It is a fun and versatile occasional chair that can add a pop to a room with a great pattern or bright colour. The price point is great and the chair is really quite comfortable.”
The custom made Mollie chair is available in any fabric or leather of your choice. Love Mollie as much as Kari does? Shop it here!
Employee: Stephanie Martin
Store: EQ3 ByWard Market, Ottawa
Job Title: Assistant Manager
Years at EQ3: 2
Stephanie was born in Richmond Hill and moved to Ottawa five years ago to become an interior decorator. She’s secretly (but not any more) a science nerd. “I am addicted to researching the latest news on astrophysics and watching the new series The Cosmos.”
Stephanie’s Work Crush:
“Blanche! What could be better than feather filled cushions and an all natural linen slip cover? All I want to do is take a nap on this beautiful sofa and cuddle up with my puppy to watch a movie. Clean lines and comfort – this is my version of modern living.”
Like the Blanche? Buy it here!
We’re loving our new Work Crush series dedicated to EQ3 retail staff and their favourite products. Today we introduce Sam from Toronto.
Employee: Sam Benda
Store: EQ3 King Street East, Toronto
Job Title: Sales Manger
Years at EQ3: 4
Born in Whitehorse and raised on Vancouver Island, Sam loves the outdoors and nature. She graduated from OCAD in Toronto from the Environmental Design program. An avid cyclist, Sam once rode from Vancouver to Seattle. To date she’s competed in two triathlons and one duathlon.
Sam’s Work Crush:
“I’ve chosen the product for its simplistic design, solid wood construction, and the fact I holds a significant amount of weight. I also like the idea of it not having a back so it could be used as a room divider.” - Sam
The Reclaimed Teak Shelving unit is part of a large, cohesive collection made with solid reclaimed teak planks from Indonesia. Learn more about the reclaiming process here.
Inhabit wants to introduce you to the staff that work hard to make your EQ3 store visits great. We spotlight one store employee each month. Get the deets on their role in the company, learn fun facts about them and discover which EQ3 furniture or accessory product they’re currently crushing on.
Today, we’re heading southwest to join Ashley in sunny California!
Employee: Ashley Werbel
Store: EQ3 Emeryville
Job Title: Lead Designer
Years at EQ3: 2.5
EQ3 Clyo Chaise in Marimekko Frekvenssi fabric
Ashley’s Work Crush:
“I love the clean lines of the EQ3 Clyo Chaise. It is such a versatile and classic piece that could be used almost anywhere – as an accent piece in a living room, bedroom, reading nook or even a walk-in-closet. The Clyo looks especially great upholstered in the Marimekko Frekvenssi fabric. It pairs well with the chaise’s clean lines yet keeps it fresh, edgy and modern.” – Ashley
Fun Facts about Ashley:
When not consumed by design and furniture, Ashley likes playing outside in the warm California sunshine, practicing cool nail art and hanging out in her Oakland loft with cats Kage and Rikki.
The Clyo Chaise can be custom upholstered in any of EQ3’s fabric options. Make this crush yours here.
We’re starting a new series on the blog today! Inhabit wants to introduce you to the staff that work hard to make your EQ3 store visits great. We’ll spotlight one store employee each month. Get the deets on their role in the company, learn fun facts about them and discover which EQ3 furniture or accessory product they’re currently crushing on.
Today, we’re joining Kelly-Lee on the West Coast!
Employee: Kelly-Lee Patacairk
Store: EQ3 Vancouver-Granville
Job Title: Senior Sales Design Consultant
Years at EQ3: 8 years (5 at EQ3 Ottawa + 3 at EQ3 Vancouver)
EQ3+ Herman Miller Sayl® Chair
Kelly-Lee’s Work Crush:
“My favourite piece at EQ3 is the Herman Miller Sayl® chair, shown here in my hip Vancouver condo in Yaletown. I have chosen this piece for its custom design capabilities. You can design it to suit your personality with its fabulous choice of bright funky colours, textured fabrics and all together style. It’s inspired by a suspension bridge and has a cool flexible feel you can modify and adjust. Suitable for both office and home office, it’s the perfect choice for the stylish design professional!” – Kelly-Lee
Fun Facts about Kelly-Lee:
Kelly-Lee is a rocker chick who loves music, fashion, design, travel, her cats ‘Rock’ and ‘Roll’, and riding her cruiser on the seawall!
The Sayl® Chair was designed by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller. Its frameless back was inspired by the principles of a suspension bridge, and was designed to encourage a full range of movement and keep you cool. Make this crush yours here.