ce de ce inc. (connie young design collaborative) was founded in 1999 as a collaborative think tank for innovative design and implementation. CONNIE YOUNG DESIGN is a further evolution of the same collaborative studio, confirming a philosophy of personalized design and strategic, hands on principal involvement.
With a dedicated in-house team of talented and enthusiastic innovators and technicians, the team is committed to exceeding expectations and seeing your project through successfully from start to completion.
Keeping in close touch with current and emerging trends and lifestyles is our mandate, and we all have our fingers on the pulse of all things that inspire us; architecture, art, food, fashion and global culture.
CONNIE YOUNG DESIGN has a trusted network of collaborators representing the best in the industry. Considering the diversity in the nature and size of our projects, our philosophy is to expand our team as required by bringing in the best individuals with the expertise suited to the project at hand. Our collaborators include:
Connie Young Design offers expertise and experience for total design and project management processes. We have a proven systematic approach to ensure the most efficient and cohesive design process from inception to occupancy. Our services offerings are the following:
We believe that great design happens from the inside out.
We are obsessively curious - our motto is 'why'?
We are problem solvers and excel at challenges.
We constantly strategize on how to design better, more cleverly, more magically.
We listen. We are believers in clarity and strong communication.
We reach beyond what you've dreamed of, what you thought was possible.
We sketch and think and sketch and think some more.
We question the tiniest details. And then we ask again, just to make sure. We deliver.
We are artists; creating the stage for your life, one that is unique to you or your business.
Connie Young Design has worked in many industries with longstanding clients in each. Below is a listing of the clients and projects we've been fortunate enough to work with.
As the creative director and key strategist, Connie provides a hands-on approach to every project. No project begins without her dynamic, bold and creative approach, nor leaves the studio without her meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
Connie graduated with honors in 1988 with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. Continuing on to Toronto, the opportunity to be involved in many international hospitality and hotel projects including a work term in Singapore, left her with a passion for travel and a keen interest in global culture. Expanding her diverse repertoire into corporate design saw a move to Calgary in 1993. In 1999 Connie formed the boutique design studio of ce de ce inc.
Ever pursuing knowledge, creative outlets and design exploration, the launch of CONNIE YOUNG DESIGN not only confirms her personal attention to all projects, it also serves as a catalyst for the launch of an exclusive custom furniture and accessories line.
"Out of the box" thinking and a "how can we do it better and smarter" approach to everything she touches has garnered Connie and her team an exceptional reputation and considerable recognition. Connie delivers design solutions that are also based on actual, tangible experience such as establishing the successful Bistro Piq Niq and Beatniq Jazz + Social Club. Connie also never misses a beat when asked to don her tool belt!
Angelique brings a wealth of experience with a distinctive European edge to everything she creates.
Born in France, Angelique graduated with a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design in 1990 at the prestigious Ecole Camondo in Paris.
She continued on to New York for a year looking for inspiration and creativity before going back to her roots, working on many high profile residential and institutional projects. In 1994, Angelique made the choice to live, design and raise a family in Calgary, but returns to Europe each summer for her dose of cultural and creative inspiration.
Her extensive experience spans residential, hospitality and institutional design. This diversity in life and work allows her to approach design from a perspective that adapts to many different style and lifestyle preferences. She is focused on providing design solutions that are in tune with the evolution of our society, with a particular concern for the quality of the spaces at hand.
Angelique's intuitive connection and commitment to her work translates into building lasting relationships with our clients; not to mention that we've all learned a thing or two about making a mean soufflé!
Ethan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Cape Town. Surrounded by diverse European and African influences, his passion for design and architecture encompasses a wide variety of sense and style.
After spending a year immersed in the art and architecture of London, Ethan decided to complete his education in interior design. He graduated in 1999 from Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town at the top of his class.
In his relentless exploration of design he honed his practice of taking unique ideas about space, shape, light, color and texture, and combining them with functional, ergonomic and economic needs. He is most capable in translating these elements into everyday design.
Ethan came to Canada in 2006 and brought his international experience to Calgary where he continues to strive for new heights as a designer. He has a true gift in visualizing space and understanding client needs. He also brings a refreshing sense of humor to the studio second to none!