Murray Duncan is an accomplished designer working in Toronto., Canada . He is co-creator of the design store Hardware Interiors. They are renown for seeking out vintage pieces and extraordinary salvage to incorporate into their production to create an eclectic mix of furniture, lighting and art.
The evolution of his work follows personal experiences within his own life and those of the ever-changing world around him. Development of his art is steeped as much in questions as in answers. Inspiration is culled from conflict and resolution and expressed in layers that exist in a unlikely collective harmony.
Often interpreted as a social dialogue, the work is accessible while retaining unique facets to promote individual insight.
Duncan's philosophy is that art must not be constrained by conventional applications and there exists limitless possibilities for expression and exploration in the most unlikely places. There are the places that are sought out and experimented with. The functions are dictated not by the formation but from the affect.