For centuries, the simple act of sharing a meal has been documented but how has this evolved in the present?
‘Still Life, Life Still’ is an exploration of the modern gathering designed by Simone Ferkul and Wesley Chau. The exhibit is comprised of domestic furniture and accessories that live within the contexts of social gathering and dining at home.
Simone and Wesley met in 2006 at Cawthra Park Secondary School producing sets for the school plays. The duo has decided to return to the roots of their friendship to explore how objects tell stories. The two have gone on their own design journeys yet hold very similar values when it comes to their processes.
Simone Ferkul is a Toronto-based designer whose foundation is in interior design. Driven by the process of making and experimenting, she sets out to create products, furniture and experiences that celebrate materiality, form, function, and detail.
Wesley Chau is an industrial designer and educator based in Toronto. Within his practice, he responds to various contexts and experiences while holding observation, research, and iteration at the core of his design process.