Mercury Bureau is a Toronto-based studio founded by Shane Krepakevich, working across object, exhibition, and graphic design. Mercury Bureau’s work is founded in a love of the varied forms and materials of objects; the way we live with objects and the difference they make in our lives. These inspirations are used to develop new aesthetic and functional possibilities. Drawing from Krepakevich’s background in art and geology, Mercury Bureau creates focused, sculptural products that achieve complex results with the simplest means.


Mercury Bureau’s work 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.

Studying geology in his undergraduate degree, Shane Krepakevich first started making objects as an artist. His skill set as a designer developed organically through nearly a decade of activity in the Canadian contemporary art scene, leading to work with Montreal-based lighting studio Lambert & Fils. Leaving Montreal for Toronto, Shane focused his talents in design by launching Mercury Bureau. His work as a designer is undeniably influenced by his practice as an artist. Shane is investigative at heart and uses this experimental drive to create individual solutions and expressions for Mercury Bureau.

All photography by Mercury Bureau unless otherwise credited. Additional photography by Lauren Kolyn, with further art direction, styling, and photography by Alley Kurgan.