Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver design’

Designer Tobias Wong at the Museum of Vancouver

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

A retrospective of the work of Vancouver designer Tobias Wong (1974-2010) opens tonight at the Museum of Vancouver. It’s curated by Todd Falkowsky who, along with his colleagues at the Canadian Design Resource, has perhaps done more to promote Canadian design and designers than anyone else, at least in the last decade. 

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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Just a few blocks up the road from my studio is the workshop of Vancouver’s Molo Design. You’ve probably seen their accordioning softseating or their softwall room dividers which are now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. A few times a week Molo’s unmarked shopfront morphs into a new fantastical environment while they test or photograph new pieces, and I always check it as I go by.

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Building mimics DNA, petri dishes

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The new building for the BC Cancer Agency is a good addition to Broadway, one of Vancouver’s most ridiculously unattractive streets. The building’s most obvious feature is its round windows which are meant to reference the glass petri dishes used in cancer research. And they’re functional – you can actually open the window in your workspace and the glass ventilation shutters direct air flow.

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Swell Future-Friendly Design Exhibition

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

The Swell Future-Friendly Design Exhibition is in its third year. Curated by Propellor Design, Swell will be exhibiting Ouno Design’s Vintage Scarf Bedspread (above) along with sustainable design from about 30 international designers, April 20 – May 18 in Vancouver. HSBC Lobby, 855 West Georgia Street. Mon – Wed 9-6 pm, Thurs and Fri 9 – 9 pm, Sat 9-5 pm.

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Our friends Propellor on the Canadian Design Resource

Thursday, November 15th, 2007


Check out the Canadian Design Resource, an excellent and informative compendium of Canadian Design. The CDR recently featured our friends Propellor Design’s Galiano lamp, at left.


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