MERCURY BUREAU
We design limited-edition objects that emerge from an experimental studio practice. We also love to collaborate on projects with like-minded brands, shops, and designers.
Previous Image:
Composite Vessels being animated with fresh flowers—shot on film by Lauren Kolyn, with art direction by Alley Kurgan.

Following images:
Letter Opener in sand-cast and hand-polished manganese bronze—originating from a hand-carved wood form.

Perimeter Pavilion
detail showing the solid oak frame and cotton cladding.
Ursula K
le Guin

The Carrier Bag
Theory of Fiction
A leaf a gourd
a shell a net a bag
a sling a sack
a bottle a pot a box
a container.
A holder.
A recipient.
Drawing from a background in art and geology, we create focused, sculptural objects that achieve complex results with the simplest means.
Following images:
Lighting the Drift Incense Holder in a photograph by Lauren Kolyn, with art direction by Alley Kurgan.

Two members of the PEBBLE & the STONE, a family of five sand-cast and hand-polished bronze flora blocks.
Ursula K
le Guin

The Carrier Bag
Theory of Fiction
I would go so far to say that the natural, proper, fitting shape of the novel might be that of a sack, a bag. A book holds words. Words hold things. They bear meanings. A novel is a medicine bundle, holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us.
Previous image:
Components of the Composite Vessels at rest in a film photograph by Lauren Kolyn, with art direction by Alley Kurgan.
Mercury Bureau has been featured online and in print by The Globe and Mail, Interni, Travel + Leisure, Apartment Therapy, Elle Decor Italy, Azure, Design-Milk, Dezeen, Inhabitat, Details / Huffinton Post, Nykinen, Curbed, and Sight Unseen.