200 Princess Street, Winnipeg MB

Who We Are

Functionally beautiful design in Winnipeg.

Story

HUT K is a modern furniture and lighting design store in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Our collection of furniture, lighting, and design objects is curated to present many of the most respected design brands and objects from around the globe.

In 2011, HUT K opened its doors with the purpose of bringing a few of our favourite design brands to Winnipeg. Four years and one move later, our 3000 square foot showroom at 200 Princess now represents the largest exclusive consolidation of Canadian and international design brands in Winnipeg.

Our mission is to present great design to Winnipeg and the surrounding market and to help make your living and working spaces as beautiful and as functional as they can and should be. But we are about more than just furniture and design; we are interested in culture, collaboration, community, and creativity. We have fostered strong relationships with the local architecture and design community, as well as with local artisans and designers. We will dedicate our time and, when possible, our showroom to engage, promote, and feature local design and creativity...

We believe the built environment influences our lives in significant ways and that thoughtful design in architecture, furniture, and lighting can quite literally affect our wellbeing and productivity, ergo our lives. We believe that this positive influence through good design can be accessible to all.

People

Claire Li

Showroom + Marketing Manager

With an undergraduate degree in Education and minor in Fine Arts from University of Alberta, she's worked within the corporate Retail Fashion industry, managed luxury retailers and developed educational materials on various projects overseas. At HUT K she’s responsible for day to day operations, sales and marketing.

Claire is intrigued by homes that reflect key principles to living. Homes that cultivate a sense of community, simplify our lives and respect leisure time. Designs that are thoughtfully made with the client in mind. This passion stems from her belief that a home is a reflection of who you are and what you value.

Nina Quark

Design + Sales Manager

An Interior Design graduate from the Environmental Design program at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture. Nina is immersed daily in all facets of furniture, architecture, and interior design in her role as the Design Manager of the HUT K showroom.

Prior to HUT K, Nina worked for the national division of EQ3, developing and curating the Design Accessories collection. She has travelled the world developing her own designs and collaborating with designers and manufacturers, all of which has established her design instincts and fostered a high level of skill regarding form, colour, and materials.

As the design steward of HUT K, Nina is the best point of contact for general design inquiries, as well as commercial sales.

Tim Borys

Owner

Tim is the founder and owner of HUT K. After completing design studies (Environmental Studies) in the Architecture Faculty at the University of Manitoba, and a Science degree at the University of Winnipeg, Tim worked in the commercial architectural aluminum and glass industry for 20 years.

Always inspired by the effect good design can have in every day lives, Tim's passion for creating things evolved into a studio furniture shop and gallery in Winnipeg's Exchange District. Out of that a greater vision was born to bring the collections of world class design brands right here to Winnipeg while also creating a venue committed to promoting and inspiring Winnipeg's design community. HUT K is the ever evolving result of that vision.

Tim is in the store randomly during weekdays but often on Saturdays. He's always game for a good chat about design or architecture or motorcycles or baseball or dogs or where the name HUT K came from.