Vanessa Sicotte, a Montrealer since birth, is a mother to three children. A business owner since 2008 she is also a second-year student in the MA in Art History program at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. Her research examines furniture and decorative arts, created as social and political manifestos, during the interwar period. Sicotte is the author of two published books (2015, 2018) on design.