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We are happy to announce the Design by Nature exhibit will continue to be on display in the Junction for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

All pieces featured in the exhibit consist of a minimum content of 50% recycled materials and seek to push the boundaries of sustainable design through an innovative approach to public art.

Visit us during store hours until the end of January or join us on Wednesday, January 22nd and see the incredible works of Jeff Forrest; Yvonne Popovska, Aleksandra Popovska, and Leland Dadson; Scott Eunson;  Nan Chao and Luke Johnston.

When
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 – Fri, Jan 31, 2014

Hours
Window viewing 24 hours; from indoors: Monday to Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday & Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Location
Pandemonium Books & Discs
2920 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Reception Party
Wed, Jan 22 | 6-8pm

Design by Nature is a recurring, rotating, juried exhibition of design, public art and furniture at Evergreen Brick Works.

We are pleased to recognize the works of  four winners for this exhibit:

Cast Composite Cubes

STACKLAB’s Cast Composite Cubes: A collection of four concrete composite cubes that have industrial volumes ‘subtracted’ from 3 or more of their 6 surfaces. The pieces are suitable for both indoor and outdoor uses: low + high seating, side tables, coffee tables and sculpture.

Beehive Hotel

PopTarts’ Beehive: To encourage pollinators in the Toronto region to inhabit and reproduce as well as create an art project that would have a contemporary form and stand as a beautiful ‘beehive’ sculpture. The beehive would be constructed using 100% recycled, corrugated cardboard, bees would nest in the summer and then vacate in the fall after the cocoons have been harvested.

UnearthedProposal for Unearthed in Junction

Lloyd London Studio’s UnearthedEnvisioned as both seating and play area, Unearthed aims to instill a sense of discovery and intrigue for the repeat visitor to the Evergreen Brick Works. At Pandemonium, there will be a free-standing element which showcases a video and acts as seating for kids, in the children’s book section. The video shows the process of the bench while still maintaining its playful nature. The thin ‘fins’ on the corners of the bench are bookmarks which people can take and mimics the erosion of the Unearthed bench.

End-Grain Block Bench small

Scott Eunson Studios’ End Grain Block BenchA solid block assembled from massive timbers is CNC carved with a pattern derived from microscopic end-grain. The cells are scaled so that they function as places to sit.  An emphasized materiality combined with an organic complexity aims to give a new understanding of wood, its physical qualities, structure and patterns.