STACKABL x The Lobby by Heaps Estrin
Jan 14
Mar 31 2023
window installation in-person

STACKABL is an innovative tech system for designing custom lighting and furniture without the waste. It is the brainchild of Toronto-based multidisciplinary design studio STACKLAB and its New York-based gallery partner, Maison Gerard.

Developed closely with regional manufacturers, and aided by algorithms and robotics, STACKABL’s system identifies remnant inventory in warehouses and factories and puts it back through a manufacturer’s own machines. Leveraging existing resources empowers local economies while curbing the carbon footprint.

A simple online configurator seamlessly integrates designers into the process, allowing them to turn felted Merino off-cuts, post-consumer aluminum, and 60% recycled PET into custom objects. Real-time visualizations in 2D and 3D, plus instant pricing feedback, make for a transparent experience that opens doors to a world of possibilities.

STACKABL presents six in-house-configured pendants to spark conversations about the circular economy and the future of collectible design. Come and try the configurator for yourself at The Lobby. And meet the maker at a special wine + cheese + talk event at The Lobby on Friday, January 20. Doors open at 5:30pm and the talk starts at 6pm.

The installation can be viewed 24/7 from outdoors or from inside The Lobby during business hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday-Friday, 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm.

Note: The work shown here is from the 2022 Maison Gerard pendant collection. This installation will exhibit newly configured pendants made especially for The Lobby. Photos coming soon. 


Jeff Forrest, Cailey Heaps


The Lobby logo


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A man wearing black petting a dog under felt pendant lights
Jeff Forrest, Founder of STACKABL. Photo by Patrick Biller.
3 pendant lights made from circles of felt blue, grey, orange and yellow
STACKABL x Wisse Trooster 2022 pendants. Photo by Patrick Biller.
A man wearing black looking closely at a pendant light made from felt
STACKABL x Anthony Frank Keeler 2022 pendant. Photo by Patrick Biller
Close up of a pendant light made from circles of felt in blue, grey and yellow
Detail of STACKABL x Wisse Trooster pendant. Photo by Patrick Biller.
Close up of a pendant light made from circles of felt in yellow and orange
Detail of STACKABL x Sarah Coleman pendant. Photo by Patrick Biller.