• Do Design

    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.

    DOWEST.CA

     

    Cheers!

    NESTER lamp 01 NESTER lamp 02

  • Modern Prefab Bunkie collab

    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.

  • Mention in Fall issue of Design Lines

    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!

  • Oak veneer and upholstery bed frame

    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.

  • Design Milk post, sweet!

    Massive props to design-milk.com for the recent post 

  • Annex rocking chairs | Interior Design Magazine

    Two custom Annex rockers featured once again in the modern meets rustic, Canadiana inspired boathouse furnished by MADE.

    http://www.interiordesign.net/article/553229-Rock_the_Boat.php

  • Sedan lounge at Neocon

    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.

  • LED strip light prototype

    Here is an LED and wood off cut table lamp prototype. There are literally thousands of 20″ x 18″ Birch plywood off cuts at a local furniture frame manufacturer. I’m working on some ideas that may divert them from landfill.
    The process starts with loading the wood panel onto my CNC machine which routs out the part profiles and drills dowel holes. The wires run inside grooves between parts that are press fit together with dowels. The LED strip light is cut from a spool then pressed into place with self adhesive backing.