DesignTO Tours: PurParket
Jun 26 2024
DesignTO projectevent: tour in-person
‘DesignTO Tours: PurParket’ welcomes architects, interior designers and design media for an exclusive look at PurParket’s state-of-the-art Toronto facility and their new collection of engineered hardwood colours. 

Attendees will join PurParket’s owners Nick and Daniela Zaremba, and DesignTO Artistic Director Deborah Wang, for in-depth tours of the manufacturing facility accompanied by a special food experience that brings together the senses, ingredients, and techniques. A family-owned manufacturer of authentic European white oak flooring, PurParket is home to a production line that includes Canada’s first-of-its-kind European UV line ensuring all of PurParket’s engineered hardwood flooring is made in Canada.

Dr. Irwin Adam and his team at Future Food Studio explore the intersection of design, technology, science, and food through a multi-sensory foodscape taking us on a journey of PurParket’s newest colour lines informed by the beauty of Canadian geographies, from the Sunshine Coast’s town of Sechelt to Georgian Bay’s Honey Harbour, and up to the mountains of Jasper.

9:30 Doors Open / Food Experience
10:00 Tour Starts

Accessing the venue

PurParket is located at 14 Vansco Road, Unit 300, Toronto. Free parking is available in the back parking lot of the Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway.

About PurParket

PurParket Inc. is a family owned manufacturer of authentic European white oak, as well as luxury high performance vinyl products. Smooth, brushed or distressed surface treatments are available and protected with a UV coating that provides peace of mind and is environmentally conscious. PurParket materials are VOC free, CARB Phase II, Floor Score certified, GreenGuard certified and European Zero (E0) compliant. PurParket currently has retail partners across Canada and the eastern United States, with shipping available throughout North America.

About Future Food Studio

Dr. Irwin Adam is a creative scientist and food futurist who combines a background in engineering, biology, and technology with his passions for eating and design in the exploration of global eating futures. As Founder and Creative Scientific Director of Future Food Studio and Founding Partner of the Museum of Ice Cream, Dr. Adam leads multi-disciplinary teams in strategic foresight and experience design re-imagining how we interact with food at every scale. Brand collaborations include Pepsico, Unilever, General Mills, Campbell’s, Kraft, ABI InBev with projects in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Middle East, and Europe. His work has been featured across media including Vice, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Popular Science, Today Show, National Geographic, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Eater, Refinery29, and Forbes.

About DesignTO

DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful. Curating exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design, DesignTO is best known for its annual design festival in Toronto every January.



Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Robyn Wilcox
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
The facility is barrier free with barrier-free bathrooms.
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Behind the scenes at PurParket.
A home featuring PurParket flooring.
A home featuring PurParket flooring.