• A look at Maker culture

    Here is an interesting article on Marker culture and the possibilities of manufacturing in North America into the future.



    Here is a picture of the Annex in Wingback form.

  • ANNEX WINGBACK – On display at Radiant Dark

    Here is a sneak peek of my latest creation. “Annex” is an arm chair that can be converted into a wing chair. The idea is to build added value into the original piece. By providing the option to “up-convert” the chair, the user can renew it’s appearance and ultimately extend it’s life.

    All materials for production pieces consist of FSC plywood inner frame, FSC walnut or maple legs, soy based high resilience foam, wool fabric, spring seat suspension and felt glides. As usual, the chair can be disassembled for easy transport and all parts are replaceable if damaged.

    Here are some preliminary CAD screen captures.

  • Visit to Sheridan College Furniture Design program

    Big thanks to Scott Eckert who teaches a course within the Sheridan Furniture program. I had the pleasure of visiting the school and talking to a 2nd year class about 608 Design.

  • RD 2010

    I will be showing a new piece at this year’s Radiant Dark. Its going to be awesome. http://www.madedesign.ca/radiantdark/main.html


    IIDEX/NEOCON asked Made design to curate a booth of past works from the Radiant Dark exhibitions. For September 23th to 26th the CUBERT_L2 (Cubert love seat) was chosen to be on display at booth 1931.

    608 was also asked to supply furniture for booth 631 dedicated to green design based in Toronto. Come by on Friday, I’ll be on site.

  • Green Living Show

    Check out the sweetness of Cubert at the Green Living Show. It was a part of the Green-ovations exhibit which showcased products committed to eco-effective production methods. I also met David Robitaille, manager of Corporate Citizenship and Affairs at IBM. They’re promoting social and environmental sustainability using technology to optimize business operations. Nice!

    Photos: Dan Chan

  • National Post blog

    Big thanks to Arren for the post on the National Post blog. see link here.

  • ECOSUAVE 2009

    Here are some pictures of the night. It was a great crowd and wonderful samples of incredibly tasty, locally sourced food and drink. Personal favorite was the organic iced cream…Yowzers that’s good stuff. I had a chance to the chat with the green public and explain how I do what I do. Big thanks to Mihee and Tommy for the invite and exposure.

    Photo above: Dan Chan


    Here are two images of my work from the show.

    The bar is a modular concept, CNC cut from Canadian pine plywood, finished with a water-based white wash stain and clear coat. All components interconnect with each other and can create multiple configurations that are stitched together with Manila rope.

    The DJ Booth is a dual functioning piece that converts from a turntabalists work surface to a chillounger. All parts are…you guessed it, CNC cut and fit together like a puzzle. Once glued and clamped together, the OSB truss-like inner construction forms a structural, graphically intense assembly. A turn table rests atop each platform with a milk crate in the middle to house records and support the mixer.

    Inspirations for both objects reflect experiments in CNC machining processes combined with traditional wood joinery and design for disassembly methodologies. Domestic building materials are fused with techno, architectural and industrial design elements.

    Thanks to the Curatorial Collective for their enthusiasm and support. More pictures to come…