‘Pattern Paper Lights’ is an installation presented in the window of Comrags, a local clothing label that has become one of Canada’s most well-known. This display showcases a collaboration between Owen Bayliss and his mother, Judy Gunhouse, who manages the Trinity-Bellwoods boutique.
Located above the retail store, the Comrags studio presents a traditional approach to design and clothing production. From start to finish, each garment is produced in-house. Working intimately with a small team, designers Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish pride themselves on their sustainability efforts and their focus on conscious creation. Owen has always been impressed by the dedication and craftsmanship of the Comrags team. After seeing a lamp that Owen made for himself, Judy was inspired to collaborate. Using Comrags’ pattern paper, these lamps breathe new life into old materials, creating a warm and welcoming glow that invites you to imagine the pattern’s original shape and function.
This installation symbolizes the beauty that emerges from family bonds and creative forces. It celebrates the power of transforming the old into something new, all while reinforcing the importance of sustainable, community-oriented design.