Pop by our booth in Studio North at IDS, running from Thursday to Sunday. We will be exhibiting a number of new works and one-off pieces with select pieces from our Ash Out of Quarantine initiative including a desk version of the Rad Table and debuting our new Branch Shelving. Unique applications emphasize the flexible and particular properties of ash trees, exploring the potential of a valuable local resource affected by the emerald ash borer infestation.
A storm brought down the magnificent silver maple tree in Leslieville said to have inspired the song,“The Maple Leaf Forever”, once Canada’s unofficial national anthem. It will be getting a second life as artists and woodworkers turn its wood into pieces that honour the cultural significance of this historic tree and bring attention to the potential of the use of urban wood. We will be showing a pendant light entitled "The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined". These items will be auctioned this spring to raise funds for LEAF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the urban forest. Jan 20 - 26 at Agora Café (3015 Dundas Street West - window viewing 24 hours; from inside 8am-5pm daily)
Do Design showcases the work of contemporary designers presented in diverse storefronts along Dundas West during Toronto Design Week. We are creating a limited run of unique mesh screens based on specific woods and stories. The first of these in city-cut ash will be on display at the Fort York Food Bank, 797 Dundas St. West.
Be sure to catch some of the exciting design events around the city, for more information visit Toronto Design Offsite.