‘Old Forms / New Designs’ presents new work by Toronto designer Alastair Martin. The work engages industrial manufacturing processes and examines support structures to arrive at simplified design forms that exhibit their material origins.
The show presents two new designs: ‘Zig Zag Table’ is a brake formed sheet steel table. The triangulated design of the table structure allows for book and object storage and exhibits a support structure that is integral to both the table top and the base. ‘Log Bench’ is a collection of large turned timber logs resting atop stone legs. The design is inspired by the classic backwoods ‘campsite bench’ and is a nod to the earliest forms of seating.
Alastair Martin is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Furniture design program and OCADU’s Fine Art Sculpture program. Alastair has won several awards and has shown work at multiple shows in Toronto and Montreal. He is a founding member of the 24 Cariboo Studio Collective in Toronto’s junction neighbourhood, where he is currently working on commissions and personal projects.