SOMA Studio is an interdisciplinary design studio created in 1999 by principals Andrew Fee and Linda Corbett. Built upon decades of residential design_build experience, their current focus is the development of Rural Modern homes.
Principal Designer Andrew Fee has over thirty-five years experience designing and building custom homes. He has an Fine Art BA (Hons) from York University in Toronto and did graduate work in sculpture with Reg Butler at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK.
Early on he developed his skills as a furniture and cabinet maker with a unique sensibility for fine woodwork. This lead to commissions for custom furniture and liturgical projects in the USA and Canada. At the same time Andrew's design skills and love for building became SOMA Studio his residential design build and interior design business in Toronto.
Andrew's work is characterized by a global style that respects the origins of modernism. His ability to balance contemporary and traditional elements with ease is unique. Spaces layered with texture, enriched by craftsmanship, attention to detail and an experienced understanding of materials are the hallmarks of his design style.
Design Partner Linda Corbett attended CEGEP at Concordia University, Montreal, has a Fine Art BA (Hons) in film and painting from York University, Toronto and did graduate work in photography at The Cass School of Art at London Metropolitan University in the UK.
Setting up a studio in Toronto, Linda pursued a freelance photography career doing portrait, editorial and advertising for clients like Les Must de Cartier, Hearst Publications, ABC TV, Opera Atelier, Absolut Vodka and Broncolor Electronik AG. Her documentary film work which includes 20 titles on Canadian artists have appeared on television and the web as well as in major museums and art galleries across the country including the National Gallery of Canada.
Since forming SOMA with Andrew Fee, Linda has focused on her design, production and marketing work. In collaboration with manufacturers in Kathmandu, Nepal she has designed and produced a line of exclusive hand-knotted wool and silk carpets available through SOMA Studio.
SOMA Studio projects in the United States and Canada have been profiled in Interior Design, Architectural Digest, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, House and Home, Style at Home, Canadian Interiors, blogTO and Storeys.