The Find: a graphic cushion designed by an eleven-year-old artist

The Find: a graphic cushion designed by an eleven-year-old artist

Eleven-year-old artist-in-the-making Andrew Lee created this pillow design as part of EQ3’s Generation Art Project. For the homegrown furniture maker’s second annual competition (which is designed to empower youth by celebrating creativity), applicants of all ages were asked to submit art that represents their personal expression of Canadian diversity. Here’s what Andrew had to say about his winning piece:

“Sports bring people together. I think sports are really good. Through basketball I met different kinds of people and learned to accept everyone.”

All proceeds from the collection (which, for now, is only available at the brand’s Liberty Village flagship store) will go to the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which funds a range of arts-based community projects for underprivileged youth. While we’re partial to Andrew’s playful sketches (and especially the guy with “skating rocks” on his t-shirt), there are also other appealing designs in the collection, including a geometric pattern in pretty pastels from 28 year-old artist Selina Wong. $50

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