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Tuesday Talk: Destiny Seymour



BEA Prairies invites Destiny Seymour, an Anishinaabe interior designer based in Winnipeg to discuss her latest work, including designing artisan textiles for interiors that respectfully reflects local Manitoban Indigenous peoples and their history. Destiny is co-founder of Woven Collaborative, an Indigenous led design studio that takes a critical look at the representation of Indigenous cultures within spaces. Their design mission is to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures & identity within architectural forms, interior spaces, furniture, and textiles. Their design process acknowledges community engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration when creating new works.

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Destiny Seymour is an Anishinaabe interior designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Destiny graduated with her Masters in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. She worked at Prairie Architects Inc. in Winnipeg for over 10 years as their interior designer before starting her own design business in 2016. Destiny started designing artisan textiles for interiors that respectfully reflects local Manitoban Indigenous peoples and their history after struggling to find materials that she could incorporate into design projects. Her company, Indigo Arrows, now offers a range of table linens, pillows, and blankets that showcase patterns from local Indigenous pottery and bone tools that date from 400 to over 3000 years old. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples in Manitoba created beautiful patterns to adorn their pottery and host of bone tools. Most of these surviving pieces are held in museums now. Using a variety of materials & mediums, Destiny is reviving these ancient patterns to provoke thought, bridge gaps, inspire and empower.


Destiny formed Woven Collaborative, an Indigenous led design studio with fellow designer Mamie Griffith. Their design practice takes a critical look at the representation of Indigenous cultures within spaces. Their design mission is to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures & identity within architectural forms, interior spaces, furniture, and textiles. Their design process acknowledges community engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration when creating new works.