January 18-27, 2019
ANONY is a lighting and product design studio founded by Christian Lo and David Ryan. Their interest in utilizing the technology and manufacturing processes is combined with an honest and timeless approach to a product’s life cycle, judicious use of materials, minimal manufacturing, and ease of use.
Arnaud is a strategic-minded creative with a track record of helping architects and designers build a solid cultural and strategic soapbox upon which they can step and talk about their company, their work and their culture.
Caroline is a Principal at Quadrangle and head of the Interiors Group. Caroline aims to achieve solutions to design challenges using a wider lens, approaching her work through a perspective that is grounded in art, seeing the conceptual narrative in all of her projects.
Catherine has been writing about contemporary culture, through the lens of design, architecture and art, for over 20 years. She is the former Editor of Azure magazine.
With a background in furniture design and Bachelor of Commerce in Technology(Ryerson University). Chinny works as a furniture design specialist for commercial and hospitality projects.
Chris is the founder of TellPeople, teaching storytelling and communication to professionals. A twice-retired attorney, Chris is now an entrepreneur, producer of the Roar Festival (a concert raising money for Camp Ooch), and storyteller on stages around Toronto.
Elizabeth (Dori) is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, & design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design.
Dustin is a multi-disciplinary designer who currently spends his time overseeing product development and manufacturing at his eponymous furniture studio, KROFT.
We believe that, whether casual or formal, elegant or edgy, your home’s interior must reflect who you are and how you live. We like to think of ourselves as lifestyle interpreters, and we’re both passionate and highly organized about that role.
Kathryn has maintained a studio practice since 1989, working at the intersection of visual art, design and material culture. In 2000, she founded FELT as a studio and a label to explore modern manufactured felt through exhibitions and interiors.
Lukus works in Creative Project Direction & Exhibition Installation Management in a Gallery / Museum context. Toane also works with LGBTQ cultural event programming.
Marsha is a representative for one of the leading creators of sustainable contract textiles covering the Ontario and East Coast Territory. She holds a bachelor in Fashion Communication from Ryerson University and Graphic Design degree.
Nathaniel Garcia is the Principal of Founded by Garcia, a Toronto-based boutique agency that represents a curated portfolio of international design brands. With two decades of experience in the furniture industry, he formed Founded by Garcia in 2015.
Through the company, Nathaniel works on challenging design and curation projects and organizes events for artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs.
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