Phase 1: Daej Designs
Jan 21
Feb 06 2022
exhibition in-person

‘Phase 1’ is the first collection of wooden furniture designed and made by Daej Hamilton, a Black female woodworker, and founder of Daej Designs.

This collection consists of small scale surface furniture such side tables, consoles and coffee tables, as well as seating such as stools and benches. Each piece is intentionally designed to cater to modernesque styles that heavily influence Toronto, while also including elements of mid century design.

Using wood from trees that have fallen, this collection was purposely made with sustainability at the centre. The attention paid to the creation of this collection reminds us that furniture is meant to become sentimental. Each piece is crafted to last and become well used as it is passed down through generations.

Right now, finding comfort in our homes is so important, which is why BAND Gallery partnered with Daej Hamilton to present practically and artfully designed furniture that you can bring into your own home.

Please note BAND is open by appointment only: Thursdays to Saturdays 12-6pm, Sundays 1-5pm.


Daej Designs (Daej Hamilton), Black Artists' Networks in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery and Cultural Centre



Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Claudia Pensa Bowen
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Access to the gallery can be from the main entrance which has 3 steps, or the side entrance, with 2 small ramps. There is a single washroom located on the main floor. At this time the BAND gallery is still working to improve our space and address accessibility needs.
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Image credit: Nautica Simone
Image credit: Nautica Simone
Image credit: Nautica Simone