Found and Crafted


Explorations in Furniture with Gord Peteran

 
DateFriday, November 23, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Location

XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

FEATURING: Andrea Chin, Andrew Morton, Amrita Takhar, Gina Yu, Joel Pollock, Grace Park, Erin McCutcheon, Marijan Zelic, Mike Kicul and Willie Tsang.
Artist, designer and educator Gord Peteran gives ten emerging designers the same brief: Go find a chair on the street, analyze the reasons behind its disposal and reconstruct the chair in any way desired'the outcome does necessarily need to be a chair. Through this restoration both history and newfound potential within the chair are exposed. Using this reconstruction as source material the designers make new chairs to highlight the discarded chairs strongest points.
Found and Crafted showcases the result of this innovative design
initiative: each new chair is displayed along side a photo of the discarded, restored chair.
The designers featured in this exhibition are students in their final year of the Ontario College of Art and Design 's prestigious Industrial Design program. This program investigates customer and commercial projects, furniture, interaction and experience design, strategic creativity and applied innovation. Engaging in extensive research and analysis, these emerging designers develop new products and experiences while addressing current and emerging human needs.
The work featured in Found and Crafted exemplifies innovative and rigorous design practice. Walking the blurry line between art and design, Found and Crafted examines the cyclical nature of objects, creating a discourse around what a chair as furniture is, and what it can be through investigation and manipulation.

DateFriday, November 23, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Journalist Kelly Boutsalis will discuss her work in arts journalism and her commitment to telling stories from Indigenous communities.
XPACE
Friday, November 23, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 5:00am

FEATURING: Andrea Chin, Andrew Morton, Amrita Takhar, Gina Yu, Joel Pollock, Grace Park, Erin McCutcheon, Marijan Zelic, Mike Kicul and Willie Tsang.
Artist, designer and educator Gord Peteran gives ten emerging designers the same brief: Go find a chair on the street, analyze the reasons behind its disposal and reconstruct the chair in any way desired'the outcome does necessarily need to be a chair. Through this restoration both history and newfound potential within the chair are exposed. Using this reconstruction as source material the designers make new chairs to highlight the discarded chairs strongest points.
Found and Crafted showcases the result of this innovative design
initiative: each new chair is displayed along side a photo of the discarded, restored chair.
The designers featured in this exhibition are students in their final year of the Ontario College of Art and Design 's prestigious Industrial Design program. This program investigates customer and commercial projects, furniture, interaction and experience design, strategic creativity and applied innovation. Engaging in extensive research and analysis, these emerging designers develop new products and experiences while addressing current and emerging human needs.
The work featured in Found and Crafted exemplifies innovative and rigorous design practice. Walking the blurry line between art and design, Found and Crafted examines the cyclical nature of objects, creating a discourse around what a chair as furniture is, and what it can be through investigation and manipulation.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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