January 15-21, 2018

to-do-awards

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual TO DO Awards presented by Herman Miller.

An invited jury of design professionals vote for awards in two “Best in Festival” categories and “Juror’s Choice,” while the public votes for four “People’s Choice” awards. Winners are awarded with iconic Herman Miller design objects, and a v2com media release distributed to 70,000 members of the international design press.* Look for the awards in venue windows and beside winning objects throughout the festival after Friday, January 20, 2017.

2017 Jurors

Mireille Metwalli, Team Leader, SGH Design Partners
Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada
Andrew Sardone, Editorial Director, Globe Style at The Globe and Mail
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Chair of Industrial Design, OCAD University
Caitlin Turner, Associate, HOK

How to Vote for the People’s Choice Awards

Voting closes Monday, January 23, 2017 at midnight.
Click here to vote for your favourites.

2017 Prizes

Eames Molded Plastic Chairs, prize for Best in Festival: New Work
The molded chair is exemplary of the Eames iterative process and their desire to make “the best for the most for the least.” With each new form, finish, and configuration, the Eames continued to push the boundaries of what the shell chair could be.

Eames Hang-It-All, prize for Best in Festival: Exhibition
With their Hang-It-All, first crafted with multicolored hooks and a white wire frame, Charles and Ray Eames elevated the everyday coat rack into something inventive and fun.

Alexander Girard Monograph or “Eames: Beautiful Details,” prize for People’s Choice for Favourite New Work, Event, Exhibition, and Window Installation
Alexander Girard is universally recognized as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. This massive book by Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee covers all aspects of his career. “Eames: Beautiful Details” is a celebration of the lives of Charles and Ray Eames, among the greatest designers of the 20th century. Known for their iconic furniture designs for Herman Miller, the couple was accomplished in all aspects of design.

Award Types

Best in Festival: Exhibition
This award recognizes the jury’s selection for the best exhibition. Criteria for this award is at jury discretion.

Best in Festival: New Work
This award recognizes the jury’s selection for the best design, object, installation, or artwork across all festival events and exhibitions.

Juror’s Choice
This award is given by individual jurors for their favourite in any category, including events, exhibitions, window installations, concepts and individual works in the festival.

People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
This award for a favourite design, object, installation, or artwork, across all festival events and exhibitions, is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
This award for favourite exhibition is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice: Favourite Event
This award for favourite event is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
This award for favourite window installation is determined by public vote.

*Note that there are no prizes for Juror’s Choice award winners.

2017 Award winners

Best in Festival: Exhibition
That Is Best Which Works Best

Best in Festival: New Work
12” Quillbox by Boshdayosgaykwe at Ojibway Quillwork

People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
IIDEX Woodshop

People’s Choice: Favourite Event
Love Design Party

People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
Abacus

People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
EAB Floor Lamp by Edward WooHyun Chung at IIDEX Woodshop

Juror’s Choice

Mireille Metwalli, Team Leader, SGH Design Partners
Fire Tools by Thom Fougere at That Is Best Which Works Best
Fortune Room by Patrick Li at Come Up To My Room
A Perilous Journey by Tara Krebs at Come Up To My Room

Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada
Reef Flowerpot Collection by Mauricio Navarro at Living Well
Peak Vase by Annie Tung at Bright
Asian Resume by Stein Wang OFF Course

Andrew Sardone, Editorial Director, Globe Style at The Globe and Mail
Milk Jug by Warehouse at IDS Toronto
Pairings (as an exhibition) at SOUVENIR
Primavera in Sospeso (Spring On Hold) by Jennie Suddick and Anna Rose at Come Up To My Room

Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Chair of Industrial Design, OCAD University
Queer Army by Rey Midax at Come Up To My Room
Memory Cloud Apparatus (as an event)
Tilde by Christine Sheu at IIDEX Woodshop

Caitlin Turner, Associate, HOK
Collection of Shaker Objects at Mjolk
Basalt Bathroom Set by Alissa Coe at Compact Living
Chroma Curio Shelf by Annie Tung at Bright

2016 Award winners

Best in Festival: Exhibition
MADE Primary
Best in Festival: New Work
“Plaid Works” by Micah Adam at near to far
People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
Digital Tools Prototypes 2016
People’s Choice: Favourite Event
Design Fabrication Zone
People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
Flummox
People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
“Overworld” by Taxa Work at Come Up To My Room
Juror’s Choice
Caroline Robbie, Principal, Quadrangle Architects Limited:
“Fictions” by Nicole Beno at Come Up To My Room
“Eyewear and Napkin Rings” by Katharine Tessier for Guild Eyewear at MADE Primary
“The Airplane Stove” by Brent Cordner at SMORGASBORD
Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada:
“Hemisphere Pendant” by Oji Masanori x Mjolk at Oji Masanori Exhibition
“Bridge” by Rob Southcott at SMORGASBORD
“Snowbowl” by Sisley Hu at Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 5
Janna Hiemstra, Curator and Director of Programming, CRAFT ONTARIO:
“Erratic” by Meghan Price at In Series
“Restoration Mediation” by Michael Neville at Come Up To My Room
Outside the Box – Seattle

 

Jeff Strauss, Hariri Pontarini Architects:
“Overworld” by Taxa Work at Come Up To My Room
“Meet me at the Cheese Table” by Bettie Cott at SMORGASBORD
“Leather Bench” by Jake Whillans at IIDEX Woodshop

 

Tom Ngo, Moriyama and Teshima, designer and visual artist:
“Spinning Plates” by Khalil Jamal at SMORGASBOARD
“VOVO” by Topher Kong at Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects 5
“Chair_W” by Kichul Lee & Doosu Shin at IIDEX Woodshop

2015 Award winners

Best in Festival: Exhibition
‘In a Space’ at Come Up To My Room

Best in Festival: New Work
Herb pots by Anderssen & Voll at Anderssen Voll & Mjolk

People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
Digital Tools Prototypes

People’s Choice: Favourite Event
Exporting Toronto Design

People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
Photokeratitis

People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
Column by Khalil Jamal at Do Design

Juror’s Choice

Rachel Gotlieb, Adjunct Curator, Gardiner Museum:
‘Water Cooler’ by Jeremy Hatch at Untraditional
‘Loveseat’ by Tim Steadman at 1/16
‘Outside the Box’ as a project

Matthew Hague, design and architecture writer:
UUfie’s installation for Monogram Dinner by Design
Castor Design’s candy benches and table for Monogram Dinner by Design
‘Basilica Floor Lamp’ by Matt MacDonald at 1/16

Cassandra Hryniw, Building Arts Architects:
White Out as an exhibition
Calgary Outside the Box as a window installation
Stripe jars by Erin McCutcheon at warm Up

Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada:
‘Revolucionario’ by Ricky Sosa at Come Up To My Room
Candice & Alison’s installation for Monogram Dinner by Design
‘Innerventions’ by Timeanddesire at Come Up To My Room

2014 Award winners

Best in Festival: Exhibition
Luca Nichetto + Mjölk

Best in Festival: New Work
‘Black Marble with Fluorescent Tube’ by Brian Richer at LIGHT IT UP

People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
‘Fall of the Walled Garden’ by ALSO Collective and MASON Studio (Room 214) at Come Up To My Room

People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
Come Up To My Room

People’s Choice: Favourite Event
Tableau Vivant | ILLUSTRATION Noir

People’s Choice: Favourite Window Installation
Eyes on the Street

Juror’s Choice

Kelly Cray, Principal – Creative, Union31:
‘Eye Popping’ by Grace Eun Mi Lee at Not Forkchops
‘Burned Maple Bench’ by Scott Eunson at Digital Promises
‘Conjunction Function’ by Margaret Pryde at Capacity

Bradley Marks, designstead:
Hand & Machine as an exhibition
Solid wood salt cellars and floral tea strainer by Anneke van Bommel at Not Forkchops
‘Jube Light’ by Normal Goods at LIGHT IT UP

Andrew Jones, Andrew Jones Design:
‘Sucabaruca’ by Luca Nichetto at Mjölk
LIGHT IT UP as an exhibition
‘Burnt’ by TREATY at PEACE & PLENTY

Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada:
Bowls by Wyatt Walkem at Dossier : Sheridan Grad Furniture
Redesigned Medalta as an exhibition
‘Rhinocetoss by Katrina Tompkins at Capacity

2013 Award winners

Best in Festival: Exhibition
Manufacturers + Designers Connect

Best in Festival: New Work
‘Ceremony Tea Set’ by Claesson Koivisto Rune + Mjolk at Claesson Koivisto Rune + Mjölk

People’s Choice: Favourite New Work
‘Negative Attraction’ by Ewelina Pankowska at TABLES, CHAIRS, & OTHER UNRELATED OBJECTS

People’s Choice: Favourite Exhibition
TABLES, CHAIRS, & OTHER UNRELATED OBJECTS

People’s Choice: Favourite Event
Love Design Party

Juror’s Choice

Adrian Norris, Creative Director, The Globe and Mail:
‘Shiny Pretty Things’ as an exhibition
SUMO Project by Gaston Soucy & Ruth A. Mora, Room Installation at Come Up To My Room
‘Tapestry’ by Tara Keens-Douglas, Public Space Project at Come Up To My Room

Patty Johnson, designer:
‘Kraftwerk’ as an exhibition
‘Pingualuit Crater’ by Joy Charbonneau at Shiny Pretty Things
‘Pretty in Prison’ by The Practice of Everyday Design at Shiny Pretty Things

Tom Deacon, furniture and product designer:
‘Jeff Goodman Designs’ as an exhibition
‘Workplace Affairs’ as an exhibition
‘Mason Studio at Pavilion’ as an exhibition

Kendryn Hutt, Regional Sales Director, Herman Miller Canada:
‘Tar Sands’ rug by Fugitive Glue with Modallion at ONE WEEK ONLY! FUGITIVE GLUE POP-UP SHOP
Table lamps by Alissa Coe at Shiny Pretty Things
‘Brothers Dressler: 10 Years and Beyond’ as an exhibition

Chris Rowe, Collection Sales Lead, Herman Miller Canada:
‘Great Canadian Exports’ by Sally McCubbin at Kraftwerk
‘Brass Watering Can’ by Maïwenn Castellan at Manufacturers + Designers Connect
‘Bento Box’ by Jessica Nakanishi at Not Forkchops

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