01. Our Studio
WE DESIGN OBJECTS AND EXPERIENCES TO INSPIRE.
As an evolutionary studio, we start each day with the same question: “Do you think we could…?” The answer to this is what makes us, us. We create from these moments of inspiration and spend the majority of our waking hours (and even some sleeping) dreaming up new forms, new materials, and new concepts using the same three principles: It should be beautiful in design, simple in form, and have just enough pure magic.
"The level of quality that Gamla achieves goes beyond physical space and enters the temporal. You can sense the time contained within each piece, but it is also apparent that each piece is an artifact that will express time passed as it collects the small inflections of human use."
02. OUR WORKSHOP
EVERY OBJECT THAT LEAVES OUR WORKSHOP HAS A STORY
We pour our souls into each object we create, obsessing over details and materials to ensure that they are made to last a lifetime. Working with a group of dedicated craftspeople who help us handcraft objects made with the ultimate in care, we produce exclusively in made-to-order or limited edition runs. Every object that leaves our workshop is something special to us, and we can’t help but feel that ends up as an extension of our work, adding a bit of soul to our products that wouldn’t be there otherwise.
03. OUR STORE
ONLY THE PRODUCTS THAT WE LOVE AND USE OURSELVES.
Located on the Bowen Island Marina Pier, Branch 01 is a concept retail store designed by Gamla and filled with objects from our studio as well as the work of like-minded designers, artists, makers, and friends. A celebration of Canadian design, Branch 01 by Gamla is the actualization of our commitment to the idea that better objects are created by those who put more thought, effort, and time into making them; that good business means being positive, and having a positive impact on everyone it touches; that we exist to empower those around us.
Just like all of our objects, Branch 01 has a story. It is what makes us, us. We hope you will love it, too.
04. MADE FOR YOU
Ultimately, these objects live with you. They become a part of your life and they must fit into your world.