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.

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