We are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival Awards for the 2016 season. Presented by Herman Miller, winners of the TO DO Awards will receive iconic Herman Miller design objects.
There were seven different festival awards up for grabs this season. Four were People’s Choice awards voted on by the public, and three were awards selected by the 2016 jury, made up of five design professionals: Caroline Robbie, Chris Rowe, Janna Hiemstra, Jeff Strauss, and Tom Ngo.
Voting for the People’s Choice awards closed on January 25th at midnight, while the Juror’s Choice awards were visible in venue windows and beside winning objects towards the end of Festival week.
Listed below are the 2016 winners of the TO DO Awards presented by Herman Miller. You can also visit the photos section of our Facebook page to see some of these winners as well as pictures from the entire festival week. To read more about the award selection process and view winners from past festival seasons, visit TO DO’s official award page.
Best in Festival: Exhibition
Best in Festival: New Work
This award recognizes the jury’s selection for the best design, object, installation, or artwork across all festival events and exhibitions.
Winner: “Plaid Works” by Micah Adam at near to far
People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
This award for a favourite design, object, installation, or artwork, across all festival events and exhibitions, is determined by public vote.
Winner: “Overworld” by Taxa Work at Come Up To My Room
View images on our Facebook page.
People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
This award for favourite exhibition is determined by public vote.
Winner: Digital Tools Prototypes 2016
People’s Choice: Favourite Event
This award for favourite event is determined by public vote.
Winner: Design Fabrication Zone
People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
This award for favourite window installation is determined by public vote.
This award is given by individual jurors for their favourite in any category, including events, exhibitions, window installations, concepts and individual works in the festival. This year each of the five jurors selected three winners in various categories across the festival.
Caroline Robbie, Principal, Quadrangle Architects Limited:
“Fictions” by Nicole Beno at Come Up To My Room
“Eyewear and Napkin Rings” by Katharine Tessier for Guild Eyewear at MADE Primary
“The Airplane Stove” by Brent Cordner at SMORGASBORD
Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada:
“Hemisphere Pendant” by Oji Masanori x Mjolk at Oji Masanori Exhibition
“Bridge” by Rob Southcott at SMORGASBORD
“Snowbowl” by Sisley Hu at Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 5
Janna Hiemstra, Curator and Director of Programming, CRAFT ONTARIO:
“Erratic” by Meghan Price at In Series
“Restoration Mediation” by Michael Neville at Come Up To My Room
“Outside the Box – Seattle” curated by Darin Montgomery
Jeff Strauss, Hariri Pontarini Architects:
“Overworld” by Taxa Work at Come Up To My Room
“Meet me at the Cheese Table” by Bettie Cott at SMORGASBORD
“Leather Bench” by Jake Whillans at IIDEX Woodshop
Tom Ngo, Moriyama and Teshima, designer and visual artist:
“Spinning Plates” by Khalil Jamal at SMORGASBOARD
“VOVO” by Topher Kong at Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 5
“Chair_W” by Kichul Lee & Doosu Shin at IIDEX Woodshop