• Toffel chair

    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.

    This year, in keeping with the theme of “The Devil is the Details”, I’ve built a new stripped down, no frills chair called Toffel (Norwegian for Slipper). For me, this chair is the next step towards not only sustainable manufacturing but beauty in form and proportion. I am inspired by Scandinavian furniture design its purity. The ability to combine craftsmanship, cultural references and simple forms has of late, become a large force behind my design direction.
    There are many angles on the Toffel chair, in fact, no 90 degree corners anywhere. Recently, designing furniture for me was more about the processes of refining a formula, a formula I now believe is understood. My experiments have proven valuable and now I use these methods to create products with presence that seek to connect with the user on an emotional level.
    Come see the chair at 859 Dundas Street West, noon – 6pm daily, from the 26th to the 29th. Hope to see you there Saturday night for the public reception.

  • MADE show

  • New Custom Cubert project

    Here is a look at a custom version of the Cubert Love seat. The client wanted an armless version, not quite as deep and with a lighter presence.

  • Custom Annex Rocking chairs piece in Azure


    I built these custom Annex rocking chairs for MADE last year as part of a larger project. Here is a linkto the article of the boat house that was furnished with many great local designers.

  • TRU chair on ModTO

    Big thanks to Arran of ModTO for posting some info and fresh pics of the new and improved TRU chair. The TRU chair(formerly Cubert) has undergone some structural, material and design refinements. A fully upholstered arm version is also available.

  • IDS 11 – Studio North

    Here is the latest and greatest from the front lines of 608 Design. Had a blast at IDS meeting new, super talented designers and well established manufacturers. Would consider doing it again next year.


    The HUB prototype chair


    Chatting with the crowd, explaining how HUB works


    Chillin’ at my booth with the new TRU chair (formerly the Cubert chair). The amazing artwork in the background was hand inked by my man Paul Aloisi


    Doing my best at interviewing with CBC….in French

  • Cubert Chair on the Steven and Chris Show

    Steve and Chris chose the Cubert Chair to be in their most recent episode “Den Make Over”. See the link below.

    http://www.cbc.ca/stevenandchris/2011/01/den-makeover.html

  • SNEAK PEEK

    Here’s a quick look at new conceptual ideas I’m working on.

    The prototype HUB chair – all parts connect at the centre –

    The revised CUBERT chair now called the TRU chair – lighter, faster and stronger –

  • Annex club chair – modified

    Here is an image of a modified Annex club chair to look like a rocking chair.

  • Products shots in da shop

    The Cubert chair and Juxt coffee table paired in the loading bay of my workshop. Thanks Kathryn!