Marcin Padlewski was born in Gdansk, Poland in 1972. In the early 1980s he immigrated through France to Ottawa, Canada. Coming from a family with four generations of architects, filmmakers, and musicians, his family was a powerful source of creative influence and helped fuel his own desire to graduate from architecture from the School of Architecture at Carleton University. During this time, he met Anissa Szeto where, after graduating, established the multi-disciplinary studio/workshop Bakerygroup. Michel Deverant joined them and together they have taken on a wide range of products, from lighting design and tent structures to conceptual installations. Much of their work has been featured in both Canadian and international exhibits, with many presentations centering around the ideas of shelter. Recently, after moving to the countryside, they established a new workshop base and began a personal experiement in alternative living, where the great outdoors has become a natural extension of their studio.