about

New Rose Studio is a Toronto-based design studio founded by Melanie Keay. Her background is in painting and art history, however she discovered welding and metal fabrication while completing her BFA at OCAD University. Her love for art, architecture and building has informed a conceptual and idiosyncratic approach to design, aiming to create objects and environments that are equally contemplative as they are functional.


Our designs are about celebrating the natural beauty and character as well as the dialogue that exists between objects and their materials. By letting them speak for themselves, simplicity of form oftentimes takes precedent, while incorporating details unique to us. Combining quality of material with exceptional fabrication processes, each piece is built to stand the test of time. 


All work is fabricated in New Rose Studio’s own metal shop in Toronto, and in collaboration with a small network of local fabricators.