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2019 Schedule - DesignTO (formerly Toronto Design Offsite Festival)
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DesignTO Festival Schedule

DesignTO is where art and design meet at over 100+ free events and exhibitions across the city, January 18-27, 2019.

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The Trees Amongst Us Yonge + St. Clair

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘The Trees Amongst Us Yonge + St. Clair’, is part of an ongoing street tree portrait project by photographer Nicola...

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From A to Zaven

Jan 22, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019

Exhibitions

A project by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni, “From A To Zaven” is the first solo show in Canada, intending to portray Zaven’s peculiar approach towards the...

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Raising STEPS

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Seven emerging Toronto-based artists reimagine New Balance shoes. These one-of-a-kind works will be auctioned during DesignTO in support of charitable public arts organization STEPS, responsible for some of...

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Ciinema

Jan 22, 2019

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‘Ciinema’ is a video mixtape series meant to spark, inspire and provoke. A one-hour screening / Q&A, this edition of ‘Ciinema’ will be curated by Worship, a Toronto­-based...

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OFF COURSE – Work in progress by design students of OCAD University

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Off Course’ is a work-in-progress exhibition created by students at...

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DesignTO Talks: Tiffany Pratt

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019

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Stylist, designer, and HGTV host Tiffany Pratt speaks about her experience making a lasting creative business, personal brand,...

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StrataSphere

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘StrataSphere’ is a visual representation of the progression of time and its climatic effects on our environment. This installation seeks to create a multi-dimensional layered landscape through a...

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A Moment in Time

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

‘A Moment in Time’ is both an exploration and statement of how we exist in defined spaces. ...

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ReflectLive

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

At Delisle-St. Clair Parkette, superkül reflects on the role of the urban forest, both as infrastructure offering relief to the urbanity that surrounds them, and as spaces in...

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The Future of Work(ers)

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Events

Discover how Canada’s corporations are fundamentally changing the employee experience to adapt to the Future of Workers. The...

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URBAN FABRIC | Presented by Founded by Garcia

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

URBAN FABRIC is a series of rugs based on cities...

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JOURNEY OF A WANDERLUSTER

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

Tony Koukos is a photographer who has found inspiration throughout the world.  Seventy-five countries later, he has creatively incorporated his...

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AESTUS

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘AESTUS’ is a series of stratified wooden vases designed and manufactured to explore a new synthesis of traditional materials and modern technology. Carved from solid wood by an...

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PULP: Exhibit + Home

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

PULP: Exhibit – visit the reclaimed materials art exhibit from PULP: art party 2019. + Home – At Odds Collective...

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RAW Collection

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Montreal textile designer Annie Legault proposes the ‘RAW Collection’ as an ensemble of giant sculptures/lamps made of natural fibres. ...

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Custom Lighting Installation

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A custom lighting installation by Kate MacNeill and David Jung of Concord Custom Lighting ...

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Creators Connections

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Stunning handcrafted works meticulously designed using porcupine quills and birch bark in the Anishinabe tradition. ...

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Surface Tension

Jan 18, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Surface Tension’ is a group exhibition showcasing the work of a dozen local and international designers and artists. It explores the forces at work on water,...

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DesignTO Launch Party

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019

Events

Kick off the new 10-day Festival at the DesignTO Launch Party! Join designers, architects, artists, makers,...

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Come Up To My Room Alternative Design Exhibition

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel,...

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We Think

Jan 18, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

Exhibitions

Design Exchange partners with CD&I Associates, to propose 17 new visions for the future, aligned with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. ...

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Sparkle Squish Plush Pond

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Sparkle Blob is a gigantic, shimmering mass of reversible sequins, or “flippies.” Under theatrical lighting, the sculpture projects good vibes...

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Counsel

Jan 16, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Change and transition, for some, comes with a deep sense of unease. In these unsettled moments, a default behaviour for creatives is often to turn to their hands...

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All Bound Up

Jan 14, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019

Exhibitions

‘All Bound Up’ explores the intricacies of queer online intimacy. As app-facilitated/digital intimacies have become increasingly common, a dissonance between how bodies reveal, conceal, and interact has emerged...

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Eco-Design Symposium

Jan 19, 2019

Events

The goals of this symposium are to: foster conversations about designers role in the eco-crisis; share examples of ecological design...

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100% Clay. The Magic of Michel Harvey.

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Creator of the whimsical ceramic kraft paper bag and glove vases, Montreal ceramicist Michel Harvey compares his work to that...

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Ideas Forum: Watershed to Waterfront

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Events

The Ideas Forum features fast-paced and fun presentations (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) by artists and...

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The Plastic Free Kitchen

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

Codesign and SKETCH Working Arts present ‘The Plastic Free Kitchen’, a new wood product line designed and fabricated by SKETCH...

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Faux Garden

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Seeing the panoramic vista of Canada in places like the Bruce Peninsula and Fogo Island, the designers were inspired to create a line of furniture that would mirror...

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Sensible Horizon

Jan 22, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

Window Installations

Our state of being is always influenced by our perspectives. Sensible Horizon seeks out to explore the intersection of two infinite planes as experienced by the observer. ...

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Pro Tem

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Pro Tem’ is an ongoing series of works by Toronto artist Janine Miedzik. These structures mimic provisional signage and construction notices, offering a familiar yet unexpected visual experience....

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SK8 is Life

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019

Window Installations

The Oasis Skateboard Factory with Chief Ladybird and Aura present “SK8 is Life” , a series of custom built decks that connects skateboarding to its indigenous roots. “SK8...

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Momad: Digital Objects and Spaces

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

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Dissipate Like a Cloud or Smoke or Wintery Breath

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Dissipate Like a Cloud or Smoke or Wintery Breath’ uses...

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Morpheus

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Change demands attention. As Yonge + St Clair transforms, its metamorphosis has altered the way people use the space. ‘Morpheus’ is a celebration of the excitement invoked by...

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Woven Intersections

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Window Installations

‘Woven Intersections’ marks the beginning of a movement between artisans and designers of the world. Created by Bexuko, this premier...

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Missed Fit

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Exhibitions

What does fit mean today, and how does an individual’s experience getting dressed influence identity? ‘Missed Fit’ will start a dialogue about exclusionary processes in design, and subvert...

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LOPOW: Sheridan Furniture

Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘LOPOW: Sheridan Furniture’ is an exhibition of work by the 2019 graduating class of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Craft and Design...

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Design, Health, and Wellness

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 29, 2019

Exhibitions

OCAD U Industrial Design students exhibit recent projects exploring the intersection of design and health. Taking a collaborative and participatory...

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COFO Design Inc. – Debut Collection

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

COFO, short for ‘cofounders’, is a Canadian design collective formed...

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Love Design Party

Jan 19, 2019

Events

Love Design Party is the official celebration for #CUTMR2019 and DesignTO Festival. Drink and dance the night away in the Ballroom beneath an installation of limited edition kinetic...

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Nest

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Enter the workshop studio of Brothers Dressler, where they have been designing and producing original furniture and other works for over 15 years. See a unique workshop, laboratory,...

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re:LOCATION

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

In an offsite OCAD University industrial design class taught by Ranee Lee at the Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development, students designed bespoke textile goods to be...

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What do you see?

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Layering different textures and colours of fabrics, this installation creates an architectural expression that embodies and celebrates the collective and colourful makeup that is Toronto. The process of layering each fabric mirrors...

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Living Studio

Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Join Doblin’s Living Studio for a four-day live installation where creatives, innovators, and designers partner with the public to create the new. Stop by to learn, sketch, and...

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Volevo essere Walt Disney (I wanted to be Walt Disney)

Jan 21, 2019

Events

‘Volevo essere Walt Disney’ is Francesca Molteni’s homage to the...

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Tubular

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Tubular’ is a series of intricately folded paper tubes that move in and out from each other, appearing in motion though static. ...

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Puts on a Face

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Puts on a Face’ is an exhibit of letterforms by Alley Kurgan expanding on her previous type design and silk scarf specimens by creating letterforms both in clay...

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Horizon

Jan 12, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Window Installations

‘Horizon’ uses traditional blown glass as a vehicle to inject intense colour into the built environment. Lee imagined looking through the keyhole of a door and seeing the...

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Forms of Identity

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A series of fibre art sculptures by Charlotte Blake. Forms of Identity is an exploration of the physical nature of intuitive creation and its link to personal and...

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Constellations: Exploring the family experience of death & dying

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Constellations’ invites you to select a thread to weave together...

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A.S.1 (series)

Jan 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019

Window Installations

Executed as a hybrid of sculpture and painting, these structures explore the distance between presumption and certainty. Realized as a dimensional arrangement on a flat plane, demonstrating an...

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DesignTO Tours: Exploring Art at Yonge + St. Clair

Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Events

Join DesignTO as we explore three exciting installations in the...

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WIKE Bicycle Products: Innovative Design + Local Production

Dec 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

Exhibitions

From taking the kids to the park, to...

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skeleton

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

By hand stitching and applying printed images, artist Chung-Im Kim constructs a wall sculpture with industrial felt that captures regular and irregular modules in a complex undulating surface. ...

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Hanging by threads / Ne tenir qu’à des fils

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

This exhibition presents an installation of knitted and intertwined textile...

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Experiences of Affordability

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

The Institute without Boundaries brings to life ‘Experiences of Affordability’ through an interactive, multi-sensorial exhibition hosted at George Brown College’s...

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DesignTO Talks: Studio Swine

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Events

Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami of Studio Swine discuss their work using water, demonstrating how combining water conservation...

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Supersymmetry: An Innovative, Interactive Knitting Experience

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Supersymmetry’ invites visitors to create quantum connections in the form...

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Work/Life

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Work/Life’ is an exhibition that explores fresh and original prototypes for contemporary life, showcasing the work of nine Canadian designers and studios. ...

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Danish Design — Future/Classics

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Considered.ca presents classic designs from FDB Møbler by Børge Mogensen, Poul Volther, and Jørgen Bækmark, together with the next generation...

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Ghost Stories

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Ghost Stories’ ​is a two-part collaboration by artists Kristi Poole-Adler and Ellen Snowball. Inspired by personal experiences of loss, ​’Ghost Stories’​ seeks to create a multifaceted dialogue into...

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The Pebble & The Stone

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

The Pebble & The Stone—the second Mercury Bureau x Flùr design week exhibition—traces the mineral from source to material to...

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Elg Chair in Ice Cities

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019

Exhibitions

CANCELLED ...

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Making Faces 3 – Pindola Bharadvaja (Binzuru)

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Pindola Bharadvaja was one of four Arhats asked by the...

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CafeXDesign

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Explore the possibilities when an up-and-coming Design Studio joins forces with Boutique Café operators to enact a singular new vision. ...

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Still Drawing (2)

Dec 21, 2018 - Mar 21, 2019

Window Installations

‘Still Drawing (2)’ is an exploration into geometric forms through shaping and layering hand woven semi-transparent material. This work is inspired by the precision of mathematical drawings, combined...

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TO DO or Die Party

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Events

It might be cold out there, but things are about to heat up! Meet us at The Garrison for DesignTO’s annual inclusive dance party: TO DO...

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Until the Last Breath

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

A participatory art exhibition, ‘Until the Last Breath’, is demystifying and reimagining death and dying and end-of-life care, by questioning...

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Strange Legacy

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

Studio Watson explores unconventional uses for carpets in the home in celebration of the launch of a small collection of heritage rugs developed from original hand hooked designs...

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Colours and Patterns in Motion

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Kinegram, a technology developed in the late 1890s, transforms static graphics into moving images without the use of...

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For in For Loop

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

The installation showcases a computer generated series of silkscreen prints: each is a variation of a grid or, speaking in programming terms, each was created by using a...

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Conversation Pieces

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Two identical, yet different chairs face each other across a vast lobby, asking viewers to consider the interdependence of form...

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The Accessibility Experiment: Navigating the World in an Alternative Format

Jan 23, 2019

Events

Through the wonders of technology and adventurous design, we bring...

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ESSE QUAM VIDERE (To Be Rather Than To Appear)

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

ESSE QUAM VIDERE (To Be Rather Than To Appear) is...

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Misfit

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Festival Features

‘Misfit’ presents a standalone artifact from Batay-Csorba Architects’ ongoing material explorations. The installation re-examines the possibilities of precast concrete construction systems, using advanced fabrication techniques to enliven their...

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Design Wo/ManiFesT.O.

Jan 24, 2019

Events

As we approach 2020, Design Wo/ManiFesT.O. asks that we reflect on how design has supported (or not), the process of...

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Radiate: Winter 2019 Exhibitions

Jan 18, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

Exhibitions

Harbourfront Centre is a hub of activity for the 9th annual DesignTO Festival with seven exhibitions and a public talk,...

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Elbow Room

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Elbow Room’ features prototypes by 14 independent furniture makers and designers collectively exploring the idea of domestic objects as extensions and reflections of the human body. The exhibition...

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Flat Pack Furniture – Ryerson School of Interior Design x Drechsel Studio

Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Throughout history, flat pack furniture is recognized as one of...

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Upper Case Lower Case

Jan 19, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019

Exhibitions

The Ryerson University School of Interior Design, under the name 302 Collective, partners with Mackenzie House Museum as part of...

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One Who Protects a Sibling

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Exhibitions

‘One Who Protects a Sibling’ is an OCAD University supported project in which Indigenous and Black makers exhibit the mediated...

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Before I Die…

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Aiming to provide an opportunity to reflect on mortality, and share life goals, ‘Before I Die…’ helps us “reimagine our...

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EFFERVESCENCE

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Window Installations

South Hill Home has commissioned Vancouver-based lighting designer Matthew McCormick to create an immersive showroom window installation for DesignTO. ...

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The Aberrant

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019

Window Installations

‘The Aberrant’ is a three dimensional paper installation that attempts to address the experience of a gyopo — a term for Korean expatriates who have been citizens in...

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Black Arts

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Black Arts’ are new works from Nicholas Hamilton Holmes that evolve a ‘tubular’ design language of bent, shaped and turned wood. The all black work is designed and...

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MUKË

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘MUKË’ is a collaboration between Michael Vickers and Michael Dellios grounded in shared aesthetic sensibilities, form-forward creation and an exploration of materials. Pressing the limits and potentials of...

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Wild Teachings

Jan 10, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Wild Teachings’ pays homage to the plant species that occupy our urban landscape by embedding them in a series of woven textiles. The textiles illuminate the at times...

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Forbidden Forest

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

This exhibition explores the curious mythological creatures of South Asian mythology and their stories. Pairing contemporary design with ancient folklore, ‘Forbidden Forest’ celebrates the art of storytelling through...

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Architecture of Impermanence with Marina Tabassum

Jan 19, 2019

Events

Join the Aga Khan Museum for a talk from renowned...

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BEAT Talk with HOK

Jan 21, 2019

Events

The first BEAT Talk for 2019 will feature HOK’s Diversity Council Committee. Their mission is to encourage an inclusive workplace and culture for people with varied backgrounds, perspectives,...

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Asymmetric

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019

Window Installations

Asymmetric: adjective; not identical on both sides of a central line; unsymmetrical; lacking symmetry. ...

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Film Screening: Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building

Jan 20, 2019

Events

For two decades Didi Contractor has been designing architecture in...

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Good Vibes Only

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Window Installations

‘Good Vibes Only’ broadcasts the joyous moments of community members and weaves these individual experiences into a collective narrative. With a mixture of classic cartoons and user-generated content,...

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Timelines

Jan 14, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Timelines’ is a series of visual poems/narratives based on the extensive collection of objects that accumulated by Lois Schklar. The series re-imagines the aesthetic association that first brought...

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Death and Dying Discussions

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Events

‘Death and Dying Discussions’ is a two-day series of interdisciplinary discussions. These discussions will connect designers and practitioners with questions...

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Unfiltered

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Unfiltered’ is a personal collection of photographs and journal entries that explore the reality of one’s life versus how it is displayed for others to see. This authentic...

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Architecture Tours at the Aga Khan Museum

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Events

Explore the architecture of the Aga Khan Museum, designed by...

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Interior Design Show Toronto

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Exhibitions

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North...

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Now 40% More Housing!

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

We can accomplish affordable housing through the City’s largest group of landowners and landlords: the citizens of Toronto. Nearly 40%...

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Highwire Examined

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A single detail can be the origin of appeal of an object. The ‘Highwire Examined’ installation explores how our connection to a single element affects our perception of...

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Urban Sensorium

Jan 7, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Urban Sensorium’ explores the future of the built environment in cities through the lens of sensory experience. Using sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste, the project anticipated potential...

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ILU Motel

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Inspired by the romanticized version of the motel in popular culture, and influenced by her childhood growing up in Niagara Falls, designer/maker Natalie Sirianni’s ‘I L U Motel’...

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Polytope

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Polytope’ is a collection of pendant lights that synthesizes the material properties of brass alloy with the algorithmically assisted generation of tessellated forms and 3-axis CNC fabrication. ...

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Game Set & Match

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Window Installations

This PLAYFUL SET of MATCHING furniture is a continuation of the designers work, by playing with scales and colors. Under...

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SLOWMAKING

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

An exhibition on the art of weaving hand-knotted rugs, ‘SLOWMAKING’ by Jan Kath is a journey through the process of the ancient craft. An interactive display with a...

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Furnishing Balance

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

The ‘Macondo’ furniture collection is a magic-realist interpretation of Colombia its traditions and aesthetics. The pieces reimagine vernacular designs into a modern context. Bright colours, robust materials and...

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DIYing Free

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Would you dare to face your mortality? Would you dare to lie in a coffin? A do-it-yourself cardboard coffin seeks to turn death into a sustainable enterprise while...

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Design Unseen

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019

Exhibitions

Is process as critical as design in its final form? ‘Design Unseen’ is an exhibition of work by six graphic designers that aims exposes unseen creative...

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Robotic Printing

Jan 16, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

The Lumas Gallery window display showcases a series of robotically 3d printed vessels. The 20+ vessels were all printed using a Kuka industrial robotic arm with a custom...

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Tapermoon Rising

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Tapermoon Rising’ showcases a new Canadian lighting series that uses unique shade elements to create a multitude of lighting designs, from individual lamps to lighting objects and installations. ...

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Cardboard Giraffe

Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

While SDI Senior Designer Glenn Cheng tried to inspire his daughter to dream bigger on a school art project, she ended up inspiring him by demonstrating that everyone...

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Intersection A ∩ J

Jan 16, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019

Exhibitions

JJSTUDIO operate as a jewellery studio and gallery with a storefront in downtown Toronto, which runs by jewellery artist couple...

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49 Circles

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

’49 Circles’ is a visual representation of Toronto streets that are classified with the suffix “Circle.” The piece explores the relationship between the realities of landscape, lapses of...

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LALAYA Design launches the AYÊ pendant

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019

Window Installations

LALAYA Design, a Toronto-based furniture and lighting studio specialized in concrete creations, is launching their AYÊ pendant lamp at COBALT...

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DesignTO Symposium: Unlocking the Future of Work

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Events

DesignTO’s fourth annual symposium brings 10 multidisciplinary experts...

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Massages By Strangers

Jan 19, 2019

Events

In the wake of high-profile allegations, toxic workplaces and powerful leaders who committed grave acts of sexual harassment have been...

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Pattern Recognition

Dec 18, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019

Window Installations

‘Pattern Recognition’ seeks to create an interpretive visual language that strings together single node pixel elements into complex object patterns....

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What is Your Story?

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

There are very few burdens greater than carrying the weight of an untold story. People constantly have trouble finding the...

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inventory, winter 2019

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘inventory, winter 2019’ is an installation of small works presented with a selection of found objects. While considering context, value,...

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Love Design Shop

Jan 20, 2019

Events

The Gladstone Hotel presents the ‘Love Design Shop’, an exciting one-day shopping event during Come Up to My Room curated by Sarah Cooper (Co-Founder, Shelter Bay Goods) and...

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The Shape of Things to Come

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Surf the Greats and Whit Surf invite you to ‘The Shape of Things to Come’—a multidisciplinary exhibition celebrating surfboard design....

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La Planete Sauvage: Moving Away from Human-Centred Work Beyond Anthropocene

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Collaborating with non-human organisms, creating living sculptures that self-assemble, ‘La...

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100% Chair: Designing For Algorithmic Landscapes

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

In a near future where humans, robots and smart algorithms...

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Housewarming

Jan 19, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Housewarming’ explores the spaces we inhabit through examining what it means for an object to be both useful and meaningful, and how the objects we live with can...

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Gradient Mirror

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Phillip Jividen will be displaying his ‘Gradient Mirror’ which was inspired by atmospheric colours of the sky. The mirror presents a timeless aesthetic that strikes a balance between...

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Time Moving

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

Exploring perception of time towards end of life, ‘Time Moving’ by Kate Sellen invites engagement in questions of disorientation/orientation to time – an integral aspect to decision making...

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Time Moving – Workshop

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019

Events

A participatory workshop exploring perception of time towards end of life, ‘Time Moving – Workshop’ by Kate Sellen at OCADU...

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DesignTO Tours: Deloitte Office

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019

Events

Explore Deloitte’s national headquarters where they redefined how people work by using design and technology to enhance engagement,...

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Aletheia

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Festival Features

‘Aletheia’ is a temporary installation at Aesop Queen Street West by the Living Architecture Systems Group, led by Philip Beesley. Its glistening, lace-like, deeply-layered, spherical forms are derived...

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Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 8

Jan 9, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Exhibitions

This annual exhibition of furniture created by the students of...

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Artemide: The Human Light

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

Founded in 1959 by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza, Artemide’s guiding philosophy is “The Human Light,” which places humanity and...

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Studies

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Studies’ is a selection of new work by Toronto-based designer-maker Nathan Clarke. ...

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Still Moving

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

As our smartphones present us with images of a more beautiful and desirable life, ‘Still Moving’ reminds us how life can be seen from multiple perspectives. ...

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Pet Joints

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

‘Pet Joints’ is a continuation of research into the possibilities of fabric-formed concrete. Here, this unruly method is applied as a re-thinking of joinery, wherein carefully-formed concrete blobs...

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Uncliché

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A mixed media production illuminating the essence of plant life through the use of poetry and art. When the two come together we bring both the visual and...

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DesignTO Guided Bus Tours

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Events

Love local expertise? Then, join us for bus tours of DesignTO Festival hotspots led by local design and...

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DesignTO Tours: Campari Office

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 22, 2019

Events

Get an exclusive peek into Campari Canada’s unique Palm Springs-meets-Italian Futurist office space in Liberty Village, designed by...

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Alley Row Designs presents Movin’ On Up

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019

Exhibitions

The exhibit by Alley Row Designs demonstrates the theme of...

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Base Unit

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

Window Installations

A chair and a jumpsuit, both constructed with stock materials and simple techniques from designs distributed publicly. They represent archetypes of objects in our surroundings that are scaled...

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Light Cage Duo

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Exhibitions

Luvère Studio and bulthaup Toronto present ‘Light Cage Duo’, a living lighting installation with live plants bursting and growing from the confines of a 4’ x 4’ structure...

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Puff Sleeves Tables

Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019

Window Installations

Puff Sleeves Tables is a concept by artists/designers Claude Miceli and Jean-Christian Knaff to deconstruct and utilize fashion items such...

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Beads, they’re sewn so tight

Oct 10, 2018 - May 26, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Beads, they’re sewn so tight’ presents the work of four contemporary artists who employ distinct techniques in their approach to...

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Community Wellbeing

Jan 22, 2019

Events

DIALOG, in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, have developed a framework that measures community wellbeing. This session will...

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DesignTO Talks: Uncovering Canadian Design

Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 22, 2019

Events

Join EQ3 Creative Director Thom Fougere and Canadian...

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Series One: Optimal Form

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Exhibitions

‘Series One’ is a collection of objects created by New Rose Studio, a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio located in...

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