An eclectic mix of skills and goods.
What happens when three ministers walk into the historic Wenonah building in Mount Pleasant? It becomes the new home of Parliament Interiors, a trendy Vancouver-born furniture company founded by Colette Soros, Tina Lee, and Craig Parkes (aka the Ministers).
The long-time friends first met while they were working together at another high-end furniture store and bonded over the shared belief that they could do what they were doing. But better. So, in 2009, they did. The three ministers opened Parliament, their own house of uncommons goods, in the heart of Gastown. Which is where they remained before taking over the coveted corner spot at the Wenonah in the vibrant Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in 2021.
While this eclectic bunch might not initially strike you as a group that would get into business together, the partnership just works with each of them playing a pivotal role in Parliament’s success. Colette is the in-house designer that handles buying with Craig, she oversees the customer experience and marketing, Tina takes care of anything to do with numbers, and Craig is the eye behind all the expertly merchandised goods you see in the space.