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  • IDS2015 @Studio North

    Thank you to all attendees that stopped by our booth. There was a lot going on in our little space between beautiful images of projects by BLDG Workshop, our current upholstery offerings and collab labour of love, the Bunkie Co. Without a doubt, 2015 is going to be an exciting year for Canadian companies with innovative ideas.

  • Coude Mesh Lounge @ IDS Prototype

    Aaron Duke and I have been long time collaborators on furniture projects for office furniture companies. We’ve always wanted to work on an experimental concept between contract and residential  realms. The Coude (pronounced “cood”) is a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design sensibilities. It has a poised and graceful stance with a bit of quirkiness to it’s proportions. We meant it to be light in scale, weight and material use.

    It is currently only a prototype but some discussion has come about a limited production run.

    See the unveiling at the Interior Design Show this week in the prototype exhibit.

  • 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

  • MADE show

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • CUBERT_L2 @ IIDEX/NEOCON

    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