Exotik’s founders, Michel Labadie and Debra Lamothe, founded each of their projects and prototypes on their personal values. Their primary concern was to achieve and surpass their own quality standards. With a mysterious mixture of creativity, meticulous detail and cultural sensitivity, Exotik Innovations stages a high quality product, combined with charm, rusticity, and durability.
Their combined professional experience counts almost 30 years with the Cirque du Soleil, as Project managers and event planners. They put to profit this experience, by betting on their own dreams and building a high quality product as innovative and original, based on values as enterprising as their past employer.
The first prototype was developed in 2002 by Michel for a specific Cirque event. Used mainly as a summer lounge, together they decided to push the element to a higher level by modifying the original structure, adding a couple of layers of insulation and testing the product in a rugged area.
The prototype was set up, nestled secretly on a mountainside where it was tested and put to use for several years, from hot and humid conditions to cold and snowy conditions, always standing up without even showing the slightest sign of weakness. The occasion was also good to test different types of materials, such as outside canvas types, floor types, insulation types, window and door types, etc. After 8 years of testing and convinced of its undoubtful quality, the prototype was redesigned in order to obtain more square footage and also to give the product a more finished look.
The new design was developed and designed by Exotik Innovations and tested by Quebec’s Industrial Research Center and passed the test with flying colors. In 2011, they decided to market their product and in 2012 will be opening a new division of Y & B (Yurt and Breakfast) in their region, near Montreal, Quebec.
How to describe the reinvented yurt: ‘’With our reinvented yurt, we board the public in a space that convinces and surprises, or at a limit calms them. It’s a space stronger than yourself.
Something happens, but in silence. You must break this silence, find a relation other than the one imposed by the surroundings. The yurt procures us the warmth we are seeking’’
You will be seduced by its multiple usages: vacation residence, game room for the children, spare bedroom, covered outdoor lounge, exhibition booth, meeting room, concert hall, boys’ room, ambulant theater, refuge for hikers, rural bed and breakfasts, mother in law’s apartment in the backyard, a spiritual space. Many have already adopted this type of living, some temporarily vacationing from conventional living, or others have used the yurts to expand the functions of their homes.
Sleeping inside this type allows you to gaze at the stars from the confort of your bed. Built for a superior comfort level year round, it can be luxuriously furnished and decorated whilst conserving a rustic aspect in a natural setting near a water point, a mountain, or simply in a prairie. To learn more visit their website http://tenteexotik.com/ .