Western Living Designer of the Year 2016 Nomination for Maurice L. Dery
We are happy to announce that Maurice L. Dery has been nominated in the “INDUSTRIAL” category for Western Living’s Designer of the Year Competition for 2016. Maurice has been a designer in his own right for 37 years, designing everything from utilitarian equipment, to architectural metal and lighting products.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Maurice’s family roots in Canada can be traced back to 1679 when the first settlers immigrated to Canada from France. Maurice is Canadian, through and through, whose native tongue is actually French. As a teenager, Maurice designed and built his own hydroplane boat, and has continued experimenting with new ideas ever since. Maurice has two Red Seal trade tickets – iron-worker and machinist. His first architectural metalwork project was a metal gate in 1985 for a residence in Edmonton, Alberta. His own company, Karice Enterprises Ltd. was launched in 1993. This marked the year of making a career out of metalwork design. In 2000, at the urging from Robert Clark, of CLO Design in Seattle, Washington, Maurice went into the lighting design and build business. Karice’s first commercial lighting job was for the Milestones Restaurant Chain for their newly renovated project in Whistler, BC. Maurice has collaborated with the design team at Earls for literally every lighting project in their restaurant chain across North America.
When it comes to design, it is important to realize, that it is not just about the DESIGN CONCEPT. As Steve Jobs so succinctly quoted “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works”. Maurice has the experience, know how, and creative ability that has enabled many designers to bring their design concepts to a reality. Maurice is the designer who figures out “How it works!”
We are so blessed and grateful to the judges who shortlisted Maurice for the honor of this announcement. Thank you Western Living Magazine.
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