RAYNES Art+Design Ltd provides creative and innovative architectural sculpture, glass installation and furniture design, and consultation with architects, developers and interior designers. RAYNES Art+Design Ltd creates solutions for commercial and residential projects where artistic glass can enhance the aesthetic beauty and experience of a corporate head office, condominium building or luxury hotel environment.
As Principal Designer, Mark Raynes Roberts is a member of the Glass Art Society, the Art Alliance of Contemporary Glass, the Contemporary Glass Society and Glass Art Association of Canada.
Born in Sutton Coldfield, England, in 1961, he graduated with honours from the Birmingham City University, Institute of Art and Design,
immigrating to Canada in 1982. An award winning goldsmith recognized by the British Jewellers Association, he is based Toronto, Canada,
and has established an international reputation as a crystal artist, architectural glass designer and photographer. Solo gallery exhibitions of his work have been held in Toronto, New York, Chicago, and London, and his crystal art presented to royalty, heads of state and distinguished leaders from their chosen field; residing in many corporate and private art collections around the world.
In 2008, his 53ft glass wall installation entitled “A View To Our Heritage” at McMaster University, Health Sciences Library, was designated a cultural property of Canada, and more recently, (Fall 2015) the ILLUMINATION exhibition of crystal art and portrait photography celebrating Canadian authors and literature was presented at the Gardiner Museum, International Festival of Authors and Toronto Reference Library. A common theme to Raynes Roberts work is human transcendence and the complex issues that challenge humanity including equality, spirituality, diversity, our relationship with the environment, and the capacity to have hope in the face of adversity.