Cassic Ho (Sihui He) is a passionate designer and maker based in the Greater Toronto Area, working primarily in furniture, object and graphic design. She is a graduate of the Crafts + Design - Furniture program at Sheridan College.
Prior to her venture into design and woodworking, Cassic was formally educated in drawing and painting at several art training centers since a young age. After explored visual arts at Guangzhou High School of Fine Arts in China, she then gained a much broader vision of functional design and craft practices in Canada. Working both individually and collaboratively, Cassic developed a methodical creative work process and an increasing awareness of potentiality among handcraft and design by using both digital and traditional modes of making. Multicultural experiences initiate her to visualize objects and express ideas in both critical and conceptual way, with a respect for materials and quality craftsmanship.
“Human interaction is always my inspiration. It motivates me to make tangible objects through curiosity of our emotional and physical relationships with everyday objects.
I think the subtle relationships between individuals, objects and environment bring continuous inspiration. I am engaged in a lifelong learning process of understanding substance’s essence, and solving problems among these three crucial aspects with thoughtfully researched design.
By integrating contemporary modest style and minimalist, I strive to create furniture and objects that are functionally responsible to their end-users and visually engaging in the environment. With a reverence for materials and fine quality craftsmanship, I endeavor to create pieces that are durable and sustainable in today’s throwaway society.”