Yes, it’s that time of year again. Tons of TO talent bursting out of store fronts up and down Dundas St. West. I’ll have my new Nester LED lamp on display at Bookhou. See map for details.
It’s an exciting time. I’ve been collaborating with architectural design firm BLDG Workshop on prefab bunkie concept. It leverages both architecture and furniture design by making a bold statement in form and function.
The small space is under 100sqft so no building permit, can be shipped on flatbed truck and operates in 3 modes: Open, Play and Sleep
Have a look at our teaser site www.bunkie.co
Always happy to answer questions and talk about where this concept is going.
I was flipping through the pages of Design Lines and came across a small feature about modern armchairs. The SMS was one of six chairs featured and was looking pretty good. I felt leery of my price point but after review the others, feeling much better. Thanks to Design Lines intern Leah for putting it together!
UPDATED: I couldn’t have the reclaimed oak boards processed on account of metal in the wood. So for this project I have moved to veneered oak plywood. I’ve also softened up the head and foot boards to capture the essence of a traditional sleigh bed profile.
The concept renderings illustrate using both pieces of oak veneered plywood as side rails, machining them to size and attaching to upholstered head and foot boards. I also have some old furniture legs as illustrated in the rendering to be painted dark grey to match the grey corduroy fabric chosen. I may or may not use them, feeling some nice solid oak legs would better suit the over design. Will post another update once the upholstery is complete.
This piece will likely see production early winter.
I’ve been collaborating on the design and manufacture of a new lounge series for Nienkamper over the past three months. The image taken was from the Nienkamper booth at Neocon Chicago earlier this week. The wing back version shown is very comfortable and encloses the user blocking a surprising amount of ambient noise.
Product information available through Nienkamper here.
There is so much work that goes into creating new proeducts that I find very little time to put them on display let alone blog about them. But once a year MADE plays host to an innovative collective of independent Canadian designers and provides just such a venue.