Archive for the Canadian design Tag

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What TO DO for Design Week? Toronto Design Offsite Festival!

As a freelancer & blogger, I’ve occasionally had the pleasure of writing about some of the many amazing young designers in Toronto. From a bespoke cobbler who apprenticed with a Florentine shoemaker to a group of custom guitar makers and an artist who works with neon, not to mention exciting cross disciplinary art/design hybrid collectives I can tell you that
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Community Supported Design: PDA Speaks!

Toronto design collective Public Displays of Affection is bringing the ‘eat local’ concept of community supported agriculture to design. Their brand of community engaged design involves their members – mostly young furniture designers and artists including the up-and-coming Brothers Dressler, Dennis Lin (whose studio I visited last year) and MADE – working with local organizations and communities to build furniture
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Heads Up! Young Design in Toronto this Winter

Toronto is changing dramatically these days, as anyone who lives downtown can tell you. Seemingly hundreds of condo towers are going up, and the city centre is filling in nicely. Queen West. Image: I was at an opening the other night and I could just tell that there were condo-dwellers scattered among the artists in the crowd. It made
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Droog Design at the Milan Salone

The Milan furniture fair opens this month from April 22 to 27, and one project by Dutch conceptual design legends Droog intrigues us. At first glance, the point of this House of Furniture Parts isn’t clear, but the underlying idea of function (slightly) over form is a good one. Design can – should – solve problems. According to the press
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Design Miami: Murray Moss on the State of Design Today

VoCA’s favorite retail design guru Murray Moss speaks to the New York Times as Design Miami opens in tandem with Art Basel Miami Beach et al, which the Times appropriately calls “a cultural caviar-stuffed buffet.” Studio Job, Bavaria Screen, 2008, (Courtesy of Moss Gallery, New York). Image: Read the full article HERE. Incidentally, Studio Job, the cutting-edge Dutch designers
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