Christopher is based in Vancouver BC and has been in the building industry for over 30 years. His career began with an intensive 3-year apprenticeship in Hampshire, England, after which, in 1989 at the age of 19 he started up his first company with his father. Christopher worked as a skilled stonemason, and lime plasterer and traditional builder under this and other companies for many years until he formed Contemporary House in 1996. Christopher now exclusively works with Venetian Plaster and is a certified Italian lime plaster applicator. His techniques are part of a legacy of skilled European craftsmanship, but his style and passion for design are drawn from more modern sources.
Christopher has worked on numerous commercial and residential projects, transforming ordinary interior and exterior walls, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens and fireplaces into exceptional pieces of artistry.
Christopher’s aesthetic inspiration comes from his numerous international trips exploring different styles of architecture and design. With each of these experiences he saw what good design and beautiful finishings could facilitate: spaces with depth and beauty to interact with friends and family; walls that can maximize definition, reflect and enrich light sources; and greater style through chic simplicity.
Christopher works with his clients, designers and architects to conceive the unique design concept individualized to the space being transformed. Christopher is fully devoted to each step of the project as layers of plaster are applied using specialized hand tools. The finished results are impeccable.
It is his blend of historic, trusted methods and cutting edge design that makes Contemporary House unique to this day.