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Welcome to the website of Vancouver based designer Derek Young. Feel free to browse through my portfolio and project pages.

Contact me here.

Ultra-Laminated Baltic Birch Furniture
I produce a line of high-quality laminated Baltic Birch furniture focused on strength, functionality and a clean modern aesthetic.

Solid Construction

Functional Designs

Custom Work

Future Products

Film and Television Work

Since 2000 I have been designing and building objects for the Vancouver film and television industry.



3D Design

CNC Machining

Design, Inventions and Engineered Projects

Outside of film and furniture, I have designed and produced a variety of devices and objects to fulfill clients (and my own) needs and objectives.

Public Art Components

Mobile Plotter

Jade Carving Machine

Custom Bicycle

Fighting Robots

From 1998 to 2003 I spent a great deal of time and energy building machines to battle other machines.

Complete Control

Walker, Pressure Drop

2lb undefeated Hoser'd

Battlebots Champion


My passion aside from creating -- I enjoy developing and racing cars, specifically vintage Datsuns.

1972 Datsun 510

Targa Newfoundland


L Series Power

What's New

November 23/2005
furniture page has been updated to include the new works that I displayed at the Eastside Culture Crawl: a new coffee table, and new experiements with staining and colouring.

Pick up the Georgia Straight this week, and check out the Georgia Straight Living suppliment (available online here), as I am profiled in a piece about Vancouver wood furniture builders.

October 17/2005
I have finally posted my massive Fighting Robots portion of my website. Recycling a bunch of old web content from my Battlebots days while including some new stuff that even veteran Battleboters have never seen before. There is a lot of content here (some 1600+ files stretched over 80MB), so grab a drink and check it out.

October 14/2005
A more comprehensive version of my biography is now online.

In furniture news Chaise Interiors is now featuring my work in their window display. Go take a look! Google Map to Chaise.

It's getting to that time of year again, and I am once again taking part in the Eastside Culture Crawl, where I intend on showing some new work.

October 5/2005
Updated my furniture page to include photos of a newly finished nesting coffee table. This piece is currently on display at Chaise Interiors.

If you are on Granville Island, stop by the BC Wood Co-op to see the rest of my line in person.

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© Derek Young 1997-2005