SOUK brings top design to Saint-Henri

Martine Rhéaume

This year, design lovers and fans of the SOUK designer market (formerly souk@sat) are invited to discover the best that Montréal has to offer in a brand-new location. The can’t-miss design event is moving to the historical RCA Building, located in Saint-Henri under the protective watch of the famous Louis Cyr statue. The event will showcase 95 exhibiting designers carefully selected by an expert jury. Each item displayed—including clothing, jewellery, books and furniture—was specifically chosen to represent the best of made-in-Montréal design. It’s the ideal destination to discover local designers and pick up some unique and stylish gifts for the holidays.

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A space for kids? You bet!

Now in its 16th edition, SOUK is introducing a special children’s area focused on imaginative play. That means kids will also get the chance to discover original creations by participating designers, including stuffed toys by Raplapla, children’s books by Comme des Géants, toys by Des Enfantillages and clothes by Kid’s Stuff and Mgaga.

A lounge like no other

If you love to lounge, check out the unique space put together by Élément de Base, a Montréal-based sustainable furniture designer. Stay for a drink and some sophisticated conversation while you soak up the elegantly modern decor. But be prepared because at 5 p.m., the industrial building turns into a party zone with performances by popular DJs.

Hungry? A pop-up restaurant will serve special dishes crafted by Comptoir Rhubarbe and Escape.

With so many beautiful creations surrounding you, perhaps you’ll want to reflect on creativity itself. The Canadian Centre for Architecture, in collaboration with design magazine Dezeen, will lead a series of discussions on the creative process. But don’t worry, it won’t be too meta!

SOUK takes place from November 27 to December 1 at the RCA Building at 1001 Lenoir Street.

Martine Rheaume

Martine Rhéaume, blogger

Martine Rhéaume is a strategic writer. The texts she writes or edits are elegant yet precise, direct yet pleasant. Martine first got a degree in musicology before getting an advanced graduate diploma in Marketing Communications (HEC Montréal, 2016). She worked as an editor, then an advertising copywriter for TC Médias Livres from 2011 to 2016. Since 2017, Martine is editor in chief at C2 Montréal.

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