Isac Elam Kaid - Artist - Designer - Studio portrait - 2023

Portrait by Alex Ballingall

Isac Elam Kaid is an artist and designer, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Born in 1991. He grew up in Alberta, Canada.

His practice is based on the exploration of material, source and process in order to create an ongoing dialogue of meaningful work. This relationship, between experimentation and matter, seeks answers through form, inherent material value and means of process. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. 

North America –

Galerie Philia, New York City

Stahl&Band, Venice CA

Switzercult, Vancouver BC


Europe –

Studio Rö, Milan IT


Asia –

Galerie 05, Singapore

2023    Chancery at the Canadian Embassy to the Netherlands, in the Hague

2022    Canadian Embassy to Italy, in Milan

2020    Private collection, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2023   NYC Summer exhibit, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2023   Desacralized (Salone del mobile), Galerie Philia, Milan Italy

2023   Designers & Crafters, Exhibition 01, Galerie 05, Singapore

2023   New Town, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2022   Strange Quarry II, Galerie Philia, virtual

2022   MA, Studio Rö, Milan IT

2022   New York Summer Exhibition, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2022   Hometown, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2021   First Times, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2021   Abi Chelsea Penthouse, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2021   BESPOKE, Stahl&Band, Venice CA

2021   Transhumances II, Numeroventi + Galerie Philia, Florence, Italy

2020   Walker Tower, Galerie Philia, New York City, NY

2020   Ventura Future (Salone del mobile), Ventura Projects, digital edition

Select publications –

2023   Profile of an artist: Isac Elam Kaid, YIN China, September.

2023   Five question with Isac Elam Kaid, Obakki Journal, July

2023   5 lighting and decor collections we love, Tatler Asia, May

2023   Desacralized architecture inspires exhibition, DesignBoom, April

2023   Desacralized, Archello, April

2023 Home and design awards: The best showrooms in Singapore, Tatler Asia, March

2023   Isac Elam Kaid: Master of bringing nature in, Sol Luminaire Journal Singapore, February

2022   5 showrooms to visit in Singapore, InDesignLiving Asia, December

2022   Philia: The nomadic contemporary art gallery NUVO, Spring

2022   Featured artist: Isac Elam Kaid, Rö Journal, April

2022   5 brands to check out, Home&Decor Singapore, February

2022   Hot Spot, Home&Decor Singapore, February

2021   Eight artists capture the genius of a renaissance art hub Architectural Digest Italia, November

2021   The architectural furniture of Isac Elam Kaid, OEN Journal, November

2021   Things to see in Florence, Il Giornale Dell’arte, November

2021   Nomadic art and design, YellowTrace Australia, November

2021   大师与新生的初尝试, IDEAT China, November

2021   Résidence Inspirée, (featured cover), Milk Decoration France, October

2021   Noteworthy across the West, Western Living, October

2021   Transhumances (featured cover), The Design Release, October

2021   Transhumances (featured cover), The Design Edit, October

2021   Á Florence, le design renoue ave l’artisanal d’art, L’echo Belgium, October

2021   Transhumances II, HESTETIKA, October

2021   The best events in Florence, The Florentine, October

2021   Philia: A multi-city exhibition, GRAY, October

2021   Transhumances II at Galerie Philia, STIRPad, October

2021   Transhumances (featured cover), TL Magazine, September

2021   The amorphous work of Isac Elam Kaid, SCC Journal, June

2021   The Walker tower project, ArtDaily USA, February

2020   Behind the scenes: Isac Elam Kaid ,Philia journal, July

2020   Profile of an artist: Isac Elam Kaid, Philia Journal, June

2020   Isac Elam Kaid uses discarded material to create homeware, Dezeen, USA, April


Select visual publications –


2023   Destinations, (featured cover), Milk Decoration France, Special Issue n.14

2023   Tendenze arredemento

2023   Architectural Digest Italy, June


2023   3 Bijzondere expo’s om te bezoeken in Milaan, SABATO Belgium (digital), May

2023   Location location location, SABATO Belgium (print), May

2023   What went down at Milan Design Week, Vogue Australia, April

2023   Ten of the best things we saw at Salone del Mobile ,The New York Times, April

2023   Le location più strane da scoprire al Fuorisalone

2023   WIRED Italy, April




2023   La città intorno e il design, Elle Decor Italy (digital), April


2023   Milão 2023: novos lugares para conhecer na Semana de Design, Casa Vogue Brazil, April




2023   Alles, was Sie über die internationale Designmesse wissen müssen, AD Germany, April

2023   il meglio da vedere in città, Architectural Digest Italy, April

2023   les plus belles installations vues à Milan, Architectural Digest France, April

2023   Todo lo que necesitas saber, Architectural Digest Spain, April

2023   The essential guide to Salone del Mobile, Architectural Digest India, April

2023   Salone del Mobile: An AD PRO Essential Guide, Architectural Digest USA, April

2023   米兰沉思片刻|跟随艺廊, Architectural Digest China, April

2023   米兰沉思片刻|跟随艺廊Galerie Philia游牧至, AD Style China, April

2023   至废弃教堂,发起“去神圣性”之问, SINA China, April

2023   An exhibition inspired by ‘desacralized’ architecture, HJ Hong Kong, April

2023   15 архитектурных инсталляций на Milan Design Week

2023   Decor Design Russia, April

2023   Milan Design Week 2023: самые красивые инсталляции, Interior&Design Russia, April




2023   Milan Design Week 2023 : Le guide des adresses incontournables, L’OFFICIEL France, April

2023   MDW 2023 Day 3: gli unexpected spot da vedere durante il weekend, L’OFFICIEL Italy, April

2023   Cosa vedere? La guida con gli indirizzi imperdibili , L’OFFICIEL Italy, April



2023   16 Architectural installations at the 2023 Milan Design Week, Archdaily USA, April

2023   Architecture inspires design week exhibition inside historic church, Designboom USA, April

2023   Best of Design week 2023, Designboom (digital), April

2023   Desacralized features pieces by Rick Owens and Faina in Milanese church, Dezeen, April

2023   Milan Design Week: 15 must-see exhibitions, ArchiPanic (digital), April

2023   Una grande chiesa in zona corvetto promette bene, Zero Italy, April

2023   There’s more to the fair than meets the eye, Atmosfera Italy April

2023   Desacralised: la mostra di design nella chiesa sconsacrata di Corvetto, Collateral Italy, April

2023   Milano, la mostra-evento in una chiesa sconsacrata per il Fuorisalone, Lapresse Italy, April

2023   The most beautiful places reinvented during Milan design week, Goodmoods France, April

2023   Milan Design Week: A roundup of upcoming projects, WWD UK, April

2023   Milan Design Week 2023: Preview, Design Anthology UK, March

2021   An exhibition of 21st century furniture in a $25 million loft, Robb Report, February