January 18-27, 2019

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Congratulations TO DO Awards Winners!

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

 

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