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AyA Customer - Fan Zhang
AWAWDE DESIGNS PRINCIPLE
FAN ZHANG

Prior to founding AwAwDe, Fan had worked in various internationally known architecture offices such as HWKN (New York), BIG (Copenhagen), MAD (Beijing), and B+H Architects (Toronto). She was involved in developing and realizing numerous award winning projects across the globe. Her portfolio ranges from single-family housing, to boutique restaurants, opera houses, museums, office towers, and large institutional complexes. Always believing in the strength of education, Fan is actively involved in academia.

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AyA Customer - Chef Marc Thuet
CHEF
MARC THUET

Marc Thuet and Biana Zorich are business partners and television personalities running a series of successful businesses, including Toronto's Petite Thuets, a growing chain of gourmet bakeries in Toronto. Marc was born in Alsace, France, and is a fourth generation chef who has been working in restaurants since he was twelve. Chef Thuet moved on to some of the world's finest kitchens, including London's Dorchester Hotel, where he spent three years under the tutelage of Anton Mosimann, official caterer to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.

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AyA Customer - Christine Faulhaber
FAULHABER COMMUNICATIONS, CEO
CHRISTINE FAULHABER

Christine has been a force in marketing and public relations for over two decades. The refined FAULHABER brand and impressive client roster demonstrates deep expertise in fashion, beauty, health, hospitality, travel & tourism, food & wine, real estate, design and baby care. FAULHABER has grown to include the FSHOPPE product showroom, a strong national, bilingual team that’s always growing, and robust social channels.

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AyA Customer - Heather & Howard Sherman
SAVVY HOMEOWNERS
HEATHER & HOWARD SHERMAN

Heather and Howard lived in the suburbs with their two children for over twenty five years. When their kids went off to university, this design savvy couple decided life needed some changes and moved to the city. With their passion for creativity and joy in hosting fabulous dinner parties, the now empty nesters began creating their dream space along with a few other exciting projects showcasing their flair for design.

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AyA Customer - Jennifer Mader
HOUSE & HOME - DIGITAL MARKETING
JENNIFER MADER

Jennifer and Trevor Mader live in an old New Toronto home with their son Leo. Jennifer is the Digital Marketing Manager at House & Home and Trevor co-owner of HPG Sales, a successful family run HVAC business. Both love to spend afternoons cooking and baking while watching Leo run around. After years of major renovations to their old home, the complete kitchen makeover was by far the most inspiring and was what made their home feel complete.

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AyA Customer - Paul Rowan
UMBRA CO-FOUNDER/ V.P OF DESIGN
PAUL ROWAN

Umbra Co-Founder & Vice President of design, Paul manages the Umbra design team and translates developing design trends into practical and useful products. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Paul graduated from George Brown College in 1974 with a degree in Graphic Design. Paul is a design pioneer in the housewares industry.

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AyA Customer - Daphne Williams
FAMILY PHYSICIAN
DAPHNE WILLIAMS

Daphne Williams, a family physician in Toronto and busy mom of three teenagers looked to AyA kitchens for her Kitchen renovation. The house, in a great uptown neighbourhood, went through a major transformation, including a two storey addition onto the back of the house as well as a new third floor. The family moved out of their home to undergo the renovation which took several months to complete as it was completely gutted and redesigned. AyA also provided clever cabinet solutions for the family’s three bathrooms.

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AyA Customer - Isabella Cairess Favaro
HOME & HOME MEDIA
ISABELLA CAIRESS FAVARO

With 10 years experience as a producer/director for House and Home media, Isabella frequently sees many beautiful kitchens, it was time to bring her work home. With an old 10 year kitchen plan and not sure where to begin Isabella called on her friend Cameron Macneil, House and Home magazine senior design editor. With Isabella's vision and Cameron's input, the final transformation was a beautiful contemporary French Bistro style kitchen. When not at work Isabella enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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