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Amrita Takhar, David Chang and Andrea Chin



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Above is the installation by Amrita Takhar, David Chang and Andrea Chin for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.

SUSPECT: A masquerade of objects, materials and functions.  Each piece in the room is a play off of a permanent element of the room.

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David Chang is a recent graduate from the Industrial Design program at the Ontario College of Art and Design and holds a BFA from the University of Toronto. For the past four years David has been working as a Visual Stylist for Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew. Outside of developing concepts and creating props and installations for the Toronto flagship store’s windows and interiors, David has a continued interest in designing and producing various products that bring together design and art.

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Andrea Chin graduated from Queen’s University in 2005 with honours in visual arts. However, she just couldn’t get enough of school and enrolled at the Ontario College of Art and Design. After graduating from the Industrial Design program, she left Toronto for a stint in Milan to work as an editor at designboom. Working across disciplines, Andrea’s designs explore the contextual relationship between object, space and place, injected with the occasional dose of humor. Her work has been exhibited in the Interior Design Show, the Souvenir Shop at ‘Come Up to My Room’, Radiant Dark and IIDEX, and published in NOW and Canadian Interiors Magazine.

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Amrita Takhar is a recent graduate of the Industrial Design program at the Ontario College of Art and Design and holds a degree in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta. She finds design enticing because it touches on an endless range of topics and can be used as a tool for positive change and commentary. Amrita has worked in international development in the past and plans to combine her design sensibilities and entrepreneurial spirit in her project for Come Up To My Room.

www.amrita.ca


Eric Quebral



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Above is Eric Quebral’s public space installation for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.

These pieces continue Eric’s wood grain world of subjects and objects. An exploration into the detritus that is Hollywood gossip and scandal, this is the best of the worst. TMZ made him do it.

Eric Quebral graduated with Honours from University of Toronto’s Visual Studies program. Eric’s clients include Reebok, Adidas and New Balance, and he has been featured in several magazines and publications around the world, most recently, Intercity’s Art and Sole.



Mauricio Affonso & Liz Wolfe



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Above is the installation by Mauricio Affonso and Liz Wolfe for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.

What happens when you force two strangers into a room when the only thing they have in common is humour? Product designer Mauricio Affonso and photographer Liz Wolfe combine their creativity to design an installation where things are not what they seem.

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Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Mauricio Affonso moved to Toronto to pursue a degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design. During school, he competed in several international competitions, won awards and had his thesis project featured in Azure’s magazine Design Lines Toronto. After his studies, he went on to collaborate with Canadian design collective Motherbrand, exhibit at the Beaver Tales: Canadian Art and Design exhibition at the University of Toronto and participate in the Vitra Design Workshop in France. Dabbling in fashion, Mauricio worked under Canadian design veteran, Joffer Caoc, before moving to his current role as Product Designer at Umbra.

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Liz Wolfe is a photographer and installation artist who creates miniature environments out of everyday objects.

www.lizwolfe.com