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Mary is a furniture and lighting designer/maker in Toronto, Canada.

Growing up in her father's shop, Mary Ratcliffe has been developing ideas, designing products, and working with her hands since a young age.  Her passion and experience working with wood and metal lead her to complete a degree in Environmental Design at OCAD University.  

After graduating, Ratcliffe worked at a number of diverse studios with focus and love for design, art, and craft.  Her clients include hotels, private homes, condo buildings, public spaces, shopping centres and ad agencies.  Her participation on projects began at conception and often involved budgeting, scheduling, project management, production, and installation.  

In 2013,  Ratcliffe began taking commissions and creating her own body of work. Mary takes a conceptual approach to furniture design, and works directly with her clients to create meaningful, custom pieces of design.