Building meaning into beauty. We want to take you to the moon. And have you feel at home there.
Our vision is vast, but grounded in the microcosm of you. From the mundane details of your life to your greatest indulgences.
We have the guts to take on everything. Our obsession with every aspect of a project is what first inspired our integrated approach: designers and builders under one roof. Your roof.
Authenticity is about being genuine. It’s about getting personal. Our designs give meaning to the beauty in your world, not someone else’s.
We design to wow. We expect nothing less of ourselves, and nor should you.
Richard Ouellette L'Artiste
Richard has over 25 years experience in all sectors of design, including fashion, styling, event planning and interior design.
Early in his career, he distinguished himself by becoming one of the youngest recipients of the Griffe d'or for his fashion designs.
Subsequently, he immersed himself in the world of industrial and urban design. After studying environmental design at the Université du Québec à Montréal, he worked in styling and graphic design as a project manager at an advertising agency.
Then, in 2004, he found his true calling as an interior designer.
He joined Les Ensembliers as a design partner in 2007.
In 2011, he was recognized in Quebec as one of the leaders in his field. His extensive and multidisciplinary international design experience with furniture and interiors has led him to become a master of his craft, taking the helm of Les Ensembliers as president in 2012.
In 2015, his work was internationally recognized by the prestigious Andrew Martin Review in England.
In 2016, Richard was selected to be part of the New York Kips Bay decorator show, in addition to being appointed as one of the curators for the Curated Kravet website.
In 2017, he created the first and only licensed fabric and trim collection in collaboration with the prestigious Brunschwig & Fils brand.
Since that year, Richard was invited to be a Guest Speaker at the Toronto Interior Design Show, New York What's New What's Next event, and High Point Market in North Carolina.
Richard's work had been featured in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Traditional Homes, The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, and Canadian House & Home to name a few.
Maxime Vandal Le Maverick
Maxime earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Université de Montréal in 1994 and has been a member of the Ordre des Architectes du Québec since 1996. He is also a holder of the seal of the Ontario Association of Architects.
Before embarking on his adventure with Les Ensembliers, Maxime held the positions of Construction Project Coordinator for the American Embassy in Ottawa, and Project Director for the Sagard Manor design and built house. Those ventures enabled him to build a unique network of best luxury international trades allowing him to develop his own craft.
In 2003 and 2004, he founded the Maxime Vandal Architectes firm, Les Ensembliers design studio and Gestion Les Ensembliers construction company.
In 2007, Maxime successfully created a unique high end residential design and built group by merging the 3 companies he owned.
In 2010 he won his first award for patrimonial conservation.
In 2015, after successfully designing and building some of the most prestigious residential projects in Quebec while perfecting the art of renovating historical houses, Maxime established an office in Toronto to support the growth of the organization.
In 2016, he branched out the organization into international product licensing with fabrics, carpets, hardware and soon to come wallpaper collections.
Today, his 25 years of experience and skills are invested into the group he runs with his partner Richard Ouellette. Maxime serves as chief architect at MVA, and chairman of the board at Les Ensembliers.
Éliane Bazelais La Maestro
Éliane holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from HEC Montréal. She has been a member of the Order of Certified General Accountants for over 20 years and is now a member of the Order of Chartered professional accountants, following the merger in 2012 of all accounting bodies in Canada.
Prior to joining Les Ensembliers, Éliane had worked alongside management teams, and financial and fiscal advisors for private companies across multiple industries.
She served, for over 10 years, as President of Quali-T-Group Inc and its subsidiaries, a private-owned company operating in the steel industry in Canada and the US.
In 2010 she joined Les Ensembliers. She became a partner in 2013 and serves as Vice-President.
Éliane restructured the organization, assembled the team of consultants to support Maxime and Richard's vision, and consolidated the companies. Her efforts helped transform a local business into a unique international organization.
In 2015 her work led Les Ensembliers to be finalists at the EY business awards.
Her experience and wisdom has contributed to structure and secure the multiple aspects of the group from international copyrights to local construction law.
Over the past 9 years, Éliane's rigorous discipline framed a strong organization without losing the creative liberty and organic culture that characterizes Les Ensembliers.
Takes a village
"They did not know it was impossible so they did it"
We believe this quote best describes the mindset of all members of our team. From multiple horizons, diverse backgrounds and skill sets, they share our values and our true passion for hard work, challenges, artistry, teamwork, and excellence.
We don't think we are everyone's cup of tea... and why should we be?
Giving back with all our hearts
The Lighthouse | The Lighthouse Children and Families is a luminous pediatric hospice where children with life-shortening diseases come to receive specialized care and services, manage symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest, until the very end. Parents and siblings receive support every step of the way, including bereavement support, and form an extraordinarily resilient community.
Shoebox project | This non profit organization has taken on the mission of providing small gifts in a wrapped shoebox to women in shelters just before the Holidays.
Fondation Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais | The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais foundation’s mission is to fight bullying, violence and discrimination against primary and secondary school age children.