From tabletop objects to expansive new developments, Canadian designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg design places and products: immersive environments, compelling destinations, and considered goods. Yabu and Pushelberg have been partners in life and business for more than 30 years. They met in design school at Ryerson University in their hometown of Toronto back in the mid-1970s. Their studio, Yabu Pushelberg, was founded in 1980 and is now present in 19 countries. With an emphasis on interior design, they have expanded their firm into a multidisciplinary practice that addresses multiple layers of the human experience. For them, it’s all about designing the world they want to live in.
The focus of these designers goes well beyond what things look like, to how they make people feel. Yabu and Pushelberg have perfected this approach, working with companies like B&B Italia, Bergdorf Goodman and Linteloo.