In 1974, Monique Beauregard & Robert Lamarre started their own business, SÉRI+ designing and hand printing textiles for interiors. Monique and Robert were both born in Montreal. Monique graduated in interior design from L’Institut des Arts appliqués in Montreal and then studied textile design and print at the University of London, Goldsmiths’ College. Robert graduated in exhibit design from L’Institut des Arts appliqués, followed by studies in graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
SÉRI+ is considered a ground breaking firm, first penetrating and then influencing the closed clique of the Canadian textile manufacturing and distribution industry. SÉRI+ has been widely recognized for their work internationally and have twice (1986, 1994) been invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to provide complete samples of their contemporary textile lines for the museum’s collection.
In 1985, Beauregard and Lamarre founded the Centre de Recherche et de Design en Impression Textile de Montréal (The Montreal Textile Printing Design and Research Centre). Monique Beauregard continues to serve as the Director of the Centre.