Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects

Blocks and a paddle on a table
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 12:00am to 3:00am

Exhibition: January 13-31, 2016
Reception: Friday January 22, 2016 (7-10pm)

For those of us who make furniture it is not always the object alone, that we pursue. As students within the furniture program at OCAD University, we are encouraged to explore and develop our thinking around the role of furniture -- as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour. This exhibition presents a brief glimpse into to that discussion.

Curated by Alisa Maria Wronski and Claire Hamilton

The exhibition is proudly sponsored by Keilhauer and the Artworkers Retirement Society

We’re thrilled to be presenting this exhibition as a part of Toronto Design Offsite:
http://todesignoffsite.com/event/tables-chairs-other-unrelated-objects-5-2/

Venue & Address: 
52 McCaul Student Gallery
Website: 
http://todesignoffsite.com/event/tables-chairs-other-unrelated-objects-5-2/
Email: 
mmavis@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000-262
Cost: 
Free
Blocks and a paddle on a table

Donovan Tapunha

In response to the rise of micro living and telecommuting, many residents are forced to use the little space they do occupy for multiple purposes creating unsuitable working and living conditions. The Shift table aims to seamlessly transform the experience of a given space allowing users to become more productive without sacrifcing functionality. Working from home “Blurs the lines between work and home.” Leading people to be less focused while they should be working.
 

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects Six

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects Six

For those who make furniture it is not always the object alone that is pursued.

Students of OCAD University are encouraged to explore and develop their thinking around the role of furniture as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behavior.

Presented by the OCAD U Student Gallery, this exhibition showcases furniture for much more than its aesthetic and functional existence, but for the messages it can convey.

Now in its sixth year, ‘Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects’ is exhibiting as part of ‘Come Up To My Room’ (CUTMR) at the Gladstone Hotel, curated by recent graduate Alisa Maria Wronski.

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Special thanks to Monarch Custom Ply, Eventscape, Keilhauer and the Artworkers Retirement Society for their generous support.

More info & hours on “Come Up to My Room” event: http://todesignoffsite.com/event/come-up-to-my-room-2017/

We’re thrilled to be presenting this exhibition as a part of Toronto Design Offsite:

http://todesignoffsite.com/event/tables-chairs-other-unrelated-objects-six/

Link for more info on TC&OUO exhibition: http://alisamariawronski.com/TC-OUO

 

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto ON M6J 1J6
Website: 
http://todesignoffsite.com/event/tables-chairs-other-unrelated-objects-six/
Email: 
studentgallery@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416)977-6000 ext. 263
Tables, Chairs, and Other Unrelated Objects Six

Tables, Chairs, and Other Unrelated Objects 2

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 5:00am

For those of us who make furniture, it is not always the object alone that we pursue. As students within the furniture program at OCAD University, we are encouraged to explore and develop our thinking around the role of furniture -- as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behavior. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration.

Featuring work by Jeremy Alter, Nathan Asis, Sean Collins, Sarah Eldershaw, Edward Fong, Alex Taehyuk Ko, Greg McRoberts, Sanaz Mianji, Ewelina Pankowska, Seung-Min Park, Dora Poon, Zeynep Sen, Jade Junghyun Yoo and Aleena Zadi

Opening reception and dance party: January 23 (7-11pm)

This exhibition is sponsored by Mark McCain, Caro Macdonald & <a href="http://www.keilhauer.com/#!/new-products" target="_blank" Keilhauer</a>

Organized by Matthew Cherkas, Bahar Ghaemi and Vincent Joseph Monastero

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery
Website: 
http://www.keilhauer.com/#!/new-products
Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects exhibition poster

TABLES. CHAIRS + OTHER UNRELATED OBJECTS 4

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:00am to Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:15pm

For those of us who make furniture it is not always the object alone, that we pursue. As students within the fur inure program at OCAD University, we are encouraged to explore and develop our thinking around the role of furniture -- as a maximum for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour. This exhibition presents a brief glimpse into to that discussion.

Keevin Finley, Quinn Johnsen, Prairie Koo, Anne Kwon, Oscar Kwong, Danijel Losic, Martin Luu, Hannah Pertsovsky, Biwei Tan, Marc Weersink, Shixiao Yuan, Annie Fangyuan Zheng, Alex Zuck

Presented by Oscar Kwong, Mingus New and Alisa Maria Wronski

This exhibition is part of Toronto Design Offsite.

The exhibition sponsored by Keilhauer and the Artworkers Retirement Society.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery&nbsp;
TABLES. CHAIRS + OTHER UNRELATED OBJECTS 4

Tables, Chairs and Other Unrelated Objects 4

Poster with a diagram of a table
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00pm

Reception: January 21, 2015, 7 to 11 p.m.

For those of us who make furniture it is not always the object alone, that we pursue. As students within the furniture program at OCAD University, we are encouraged to explore and develop our thinking around the role of furniture -- as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behavior. This exhibition presents a brief glimpse into to that discussion.

Keevin Finley, Quinn Johnsen, Prairie Koo, Anne Kwon, Oscar Kwong, Danijel Losic, Martin Luu, Hannah Pertsovsky, Biwei Tan, Marc Weersink, Shixiao Yuan, Annie Fangyuan Zheng, Alex Zuck

Presented by Oscar Kwong, Mingus New and Alisa Maria Wronski

The exhibition sponsored by Keilhauer and the Artworkers Retirement Society

This exhibition is part of Toronto Design Offsite

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery 52 McCaul St Wednesday to Saturday (noon to 6 p.m.)
Website: 
http://www.studentgallery.ocad.ca
Email: 
studentgallery@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x263
Cost: 
NA

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 3

Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 3 Poster
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 5:00am

opening party, January 22 (7-11pm)

Student exhibition part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival

For those of us who make furniture, it is not always the object alone that we pursue. As students within the furniture program at OCAD University, we are encouraged to explore and develop our thinking around the role of furniture -- as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behavior. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration.

Exhibition dates: January 15-February 1, 2014
Opening party: January 22 (7-11pm), featuring DJ Mary Mack!

Organized by Matthew Cherkas and Sean Collins

Featuring work by Will Anderson, Alexandra Louise Beriault, Luca DiGregorio, Patrick Dougherty, Kinga Field, Andrew Gooding, Matthew Kennedy, Anne Kwon, Ryan Pollard, Charlotte Rauchberger, Dean Zhu

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 52 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario 416-836-2260
Email: 
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U CELEBRATES DESIGN WEEK WITH TC+OUO3

"VI" by Anne Kwon and "Rocking Table" by Kinga Field.

TC+OUO3 (AKA, Tables, Chairs and Other Related Objects), an annual exhibition that won two Toronto Design Offsite People’s Choice Awards last year (Favourite Exhibition and Favourite New Work), is back at the Student Gallery for Toronto’s Design Week. The exhibition, which runs until January 26, was curated this year by Matthew Cherkas (Industrial Design, 2013) and Sean Collins (fourth-year Industrial Design student). 

TC+OUO3 looks at the role of furniture as a medium for personal expression. In Collins and Cherkas’s words, the focus is on “original designs that consider the voice of furniture.” 

“Our goal in curating this show was to present stimulating conversations around human behaviour, and narratives within social/cultural norms,” Collins and Cherkas said. The two curators chose only works created within the design department to provide students with the important opportunity to show their work in public. They found the selection process very satisfying: “Our furniture program had a strong group of students who all offered compelling narratives within their pieces. The participating designers have been so enthusiastic and dedicated to pulling the show together.”

Walk into the gallery and you’ll see Alexandra Louise Beriault’s “Table,” a wooden dining table designed with cutouts in the base so the structural legs are formed by the legs of the people sitting at it. Luca DiGregorio’s oversized wooden bowl features a bright yellow interior. Ryan Pollard’s “Woven Table” is made of a series of precisely arranged strands of grey wool. And Kinga Field’s “Rocking Table” is a seesaw-like structure. The show also features works by Will Anderson, Patrick Dougherty, Andrew Gooding, Matthew Kennedy, Anne Kwon, Charlotte Rauchberger and Dean Zhu.

This is OCAD U’s third annual furniture showcase for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, an indie celebration of innovative art and design which showcases the best in Canadian design at exhibitions and events across the city. 

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival takes place during Toronto’s Design Week, which happens every year while the Interior Design Show is on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Interior Design Show brings together exhibits, new works and speakers from across Canada and around the world.

Learn more:

Attend the TC+OUO3 dance party/reception 

Student Gallery 

Toronto Design Offsite Festival 

Interior Design Show

Dr. Sara Diamond talks about getting inspired at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival: