Connecting people to place

Figure3 is one of Canada’s most distinguished multidisciplinary interior design firms. Leveraging design-based research and brand strategy, Figure3 helps clients to realize environments which achieve an equitable connection between people and place. Independently owned and based in Toronto, Figure3 has established itself as a trusted partner for over 28 years. With a diverse entrepreneurial team of 60+ creative thought leaders, it is the unique perspectives and ideas of our people which continue to be the foundation of our excellence.

“I'm proud to be part of a company that puts aside preconceived notions, and truly understands the needs of our clients. It's an empathetic approach which drives us to challenge ourselves and be that much more creative.”
Andre Hartono, Director, Residential Development
The Founders

Figure3 Principals, Eric Yorath, Suzanne Wilkinson, Dominic De Freitas, Darryl Balaski

With over 28 years of business success, Figure3 is an award-winning, independently-owned interior design firm influencing how we work, live, and explore.

Invoking design research and brand strategy with its unique research process, Figure3 takes an in-depth look at the intersection of human behaviour and client goals to rethink the physical environment, connecting people to place.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Figure3 has a studio of 60+ designers, and works with some of the world’s largest and most exciting companies.

Where We Started

Allan Guinan, Caroline Hughes and Chris Wright founded the company in 1995, with a design vision and a philosophy that still grounds who the company is today.

The trio instinctively understood that it was essential to be able to combine robust strategic planning with a considered creative vision to deliver superlative spaces for clients.

The Founders

Figure3 founders, Chris Wright, Caroline Hughes and Allan Guinan.

Today, Figure3 has grown into a 60+ strong studio filled with a mix of talents, backgrounds, and specialist skills from strategy and design researchers to industrial designers to graphic brand and textile experts who complement and amplify our core interior design expertise.

Formed by combining two established firms, Guinan and Wright’s Figure3 with Hughes’ Network Design, the multi-disciplinary nature of the firm was codified from day one with a client mix that included corporate workplaces and retail design and would subsequently expand to include residential development.

As the company grew, so did the curiosity to explore new avenues and approaches. Early on, the firm championed an approach that seeks to understand the people we are designing for before rushing to design solutions. Paired with a forward-thinking approach to design founded on a European aesthetic, our reputation as a design firm whose approach was as considered as it was creative blossomed.

Determined to preserve what was built over the years, the decision was made to remain independent. With the succession of the business to the new partners now complete, the future of Figure3 looks brighter than ever.