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About Us

Mobairu is a Canadian studio founded in 2018 by long-time friends John Booth and Dirk Kalff, dedicated to the design and fabrication of compelling, well-crafted decorative objects. Our design beliefs are purposeful, contextual and forward-thinking. Mobairu is based in Toronto.

John is a painter, furniture maker and the co-founder of Bookhou, in partnership with his wife, Arounna Khounnoraj. His furniture has been commissioned by leading galleries and museums across North America, and his mobiles hang in dozens of countries around the world. John studied Fine Art at Queen’s University and Architecture at the University of Toronto. 

Dirk is a recovering management consultant, recently returned to Canada after 25 years away. Dirk studied Science and Business at Queen’s University and University of Chicago respectively.

Mobairu’s initial collection features a small range of mobiles designed in our Toronto studio and reflecting ­­­nature, specifically with botanical influences. Further designs under various themes are under development.