Born in Montreal, Canada, Joel Dupras has become known in the design world for the product lines he designs for the bedroom and dining room. Although a young designer, 37, Dupras has proved himself in the industry as he’s acquired extensive expertise in modular storage design for the home. In 2008, he founded a firm called Joël Dupras Designer and started working with several companies like Foliot Furniture, creating collections for the hospitality industry.
In 2011, he joined the Huppé team as Designer and Art Director and this relationship has had a positive influence on the company and is largely the reason for the growth of Huppé in recent years. His collections for the bedroom, home office and dining room, all explore different species of wood and new materials while his minimalist approach and contemporary design balance proportion and functionality beautifully. Here are a few of his signature pieces you can find at Sklar.
Plank is another collection of the stylish Huppé product line and is constructed entirely of gorgeous North American birch. What really steals the show with this piece is the headboard; graced with a tasteful grouping of horizontal birch planks. This is available in multiple configurations from simple to dramatic, and can be stained and finished or covered in fabric or leather for added warmth and comfort. For ease of maintenance and a polished style, the frame is slipcovered in fabric or leather. With so many options to choose from, Plank is the ultimate collection for the demanding and the selective.
The Edward Console Table
Clean and modern, the Edward console is constructed of specially selected American Black Quarter-sawn Walnut and microtextured lacquer. Industrial inspired, sleek and modern, the wood top meshes perfectly with the iron frame. Contemporary design combined with minimalist décor, the piece as a whole looks very natural. The perfect, functional decoration for your entryway, hallway or foyer.
The Linea 6 Drawer Dresser
Linea’s clean, linear styling puts all the focus on the wood. We just love how the charismatic design showcases its simple rectangle silhouette. The dresser’s open framing gives the piece an airy, floating feel, creating a free flow within the bedroom space. Made in Canada, this chic six-drawer dresser will lend minimalist appeal to your bedroom ensemble.
The Swan Desk by Huppe is an elegant and simplistic workspace designed to be minimalistic, but still very functional. The deep wood grain brings flourishes of brightness and interest to the design, as does the integrated filing cabinet that stores your important documents, but also acts as the support for half of the desk. The versatility of this design allows for multiple configurations of the filing system, to suit your room and preferences.