Above is Marcin Padlewski and Anissa Szetoâ€™s public space installation for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
The Lanark Sofa Project is a collection of objects made from fallen and dying trees. Sculpted to exploit the sinuous grace of both trunk and limbs, these (re)creations invite you to rest on, dine at or climb on them.
Marcin Padlewski (Gdansk, Poland) and Anissa Szeto (Hong Kong) met during their architecture studies at Carleton University in Ottawa (1992-99). Soon after graduating they established the studio/workshop: Bakerygroup (1999) along with their third partner Michel DuVernet. The group takes on a wide range of projects and collaborations that eventually focus on tensile structures as applied to lighting and tents. Recently Anissa and Marcin made a move to the countryside (Lanark Highlands, ON) where they established a new workshop base and began a personal experiment in alternative living. The great outdoors becomes a natural extension of the studio. Issues of environment, shelter
and community take on a greater role in their work as they maintain their tested adage of designing by making.
See more photos below, including some of the process!
Above is Andra Hayward, Shannon Linde & Christina Ott’s public space installation for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
This project uses reclaimed keys to create a large-scale typographic installation in the stairwell that will invite visitors into the exhibition and encourage them to participate with its evolution over the course of the show.
Andra Hayward studied Interior Design at Ryerson University, completing her bachelor in 2000 and in 2006 completed a one year studio in Monumental Art at the AKI in The Netherlands. She has worked for a number of architectural firms in Toronto, London and Amsterdam, and currently works as a designer at Yabu Pushelberg.
Shannon Linde studied liberal arts in Vancouver, and went on to complete a BFA in Print Media from Concordia University in 2007. She works primarily in painting and printmaking, and has extended this professionally into graphic design and illustration. Shannon regularly collaborates with a group of artists under the name â€˜Bridge & Tunnelâ€™ on public installations and projects, and has exhibited her own work in galleries in Montreal and Toronto.
Christina Ott studied Interior Design at Ryerson University and was a part of the â€œThis Isâ€ Collective, which did a room in last yearsâ€™ CUTMR. She interned for three summers at Peter Marino Architects in NYC during her studies and currently works as the Design Director at Moss and Lam, a custom art studio in Toronto.
Above is the installation by Evan Bare for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.
The bar is a modular concept, CNC cut from Canadian pine plywood, finished with a water-based white wash stain and clear coat. All components interconnect with each other and can create multiple configurations that are stitched together with Manila rope.
The DJ Booth is a dual functioning piece that converts from a turntabalists work surface to a chillounger. All parts areâ€¦you guessed it, CNC cut and fit together like a puzzle. Once glued and clamped together, the OSB truss-like inner construction forms a structural, graphically intense assembly. A turn table rests atop each platform with a milk crate in the middle to house records and support the mixer.
Inspirations for both objects reflect experiments in CNC machining processes combined with traditional wood joinery and design for disassembly methodologies. Domestic building materials are fused with techno, architectural and industrial design elements.The entire set arrived flat in the back of a small sports car and was assembled within a couple of hours.
Evan Bare draws from his background as an Industrial designer to harness new possibilities through responsible design, green materials and CNC machining capabilities. His studio, 608 Design, creates unique residential pieces using 3D modeling and sustainable construction methodologies. Clean contemporary tables and seating with integrated storage and replaceable components are the primary focus.