January 18-27, 2019
Mon, Jan 15, 2018 — Sun, Jan 21, 2018
353 College Street, Toronto, ON
TAC, or Total Allowable Catch, refers to a catch limit set for a particular fishery. This structure is designed to organize and hold just the right amount of typical landing strip clutter— coat, hat, scarf, mail and keys— while providing a place to sit and store a pair of shoes. Form follows function, keeping this design paired-down and straightforward to use. Woven elements echo patterns found in the traditional fishery and the hand-rubbed solid wood adds a luxurious quality.
This piece was designed and made by Wooden Leg Studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. The design was heavily influenced by a variety of considerations such as local culture, on site assembly, finished weight, shipping, and ascetics. The challenge was to reflect on each constraint and make a piece that feels hand-made and heirloom-quality. As a designer/ maker working and living in Canada’s most easterly city, it felt important to travel the 3224km to Toronto and participate in the current design conversation.
Melanie Hamilton of Wooden Leg Studio
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