Design by Nature Design by Nature is a recurring, rotating exhibition of design, public art and furniture at Evergreen Brick Works. Founded in 2011 with a mission to strengthen the connection between design and sustainability at the Evergreen Brick Works campus, the program features the work of local furniture and sculpture artists as selected by a juried panel.  All pieces featured in the exhibition 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.

Design by Nature was founded with the support of Teknion, a partner in sustainability at Evergreen Brick Works.

Press Releases

8/21/2013 – Nature-inspired Design on Display at Evergreen Brick Works

4/17/ 2013 – Teknion Sponsors Design by Nature Competition at the Evergreen Brick Works

4/13 /2012 – Teknion Sponsors Design by Nature Exhibition at the Evergreen Brick Works

Media Coverage

01/23/2014 – “A round-up of our favorite finds during Design Week” – Designlines Magazine

10/09/2013 – “Cardboard “bee hotel” houses your urban hive, looks like a hairy ear” – Grist

10/07/2013 – “PopTarts Works’ Cardboard Beehive Hotel Can Support a Colony of City Bees” – inhabitat

8/22/2013 – “Salvaged Materials Make Surprisingly Nice Furniture at Design by Nature” – Torontoist

7/18/2013 – “Hive mentality: new homes for nature’s great pollinators” – Globe and Mail

04/29 /2013 –  ”Latest News – Design by Nature Call for Proposals Deadline Extended” –  Interior Designers of Canada

04/17/2013 – “Design by Nature Call for Proposals” - Canadian Architect

05/02 /2012 – “Functional Furniture at the Brick Works” - Spacing Toronto

04/15 /2012 – “Submissions being accepted now for Design by Nature exhibition at the Evergreen Brick Works” –  Canadian Architect

Blogs & Community

04/08/2013 – “Design by Nature: now accepting proposals” –  Gladstone Hotel

04/05 /2013 – “Design by Nature: Calling all artists and designers” - SMASH

03/25/2013 – “Call for Proposals: Design by Nature at Evergreen Brick Works” - Toronto Design Offsite Festival

08/27/2012 – “Evergreen Design By Nature: Brick Works, salvage, and high design” - No Mean No City

04/13/2012 – “Teknion Sponsors Design By Nature Exhibition At The Evergreen Brick Works“-  Recycling Council of Ontario


For more information contact:

Lori Smith
Program Manager