January 15-21, 2018

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Work/Life

Dates

Mon, Jan 15, 2018 —

Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Type

Exhibitions


Location

Umbra Concept Store

165 John Street, Toronto, ON

Accessible

Admission

Free, but requires RSVP

RSVP

Reception

Opening Reception: Wed, Jan 17, 6-9pm (RSVP required)


Daily Hours

MonMonday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

TueTuesday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

WedWednesday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

ThuThursday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

FriFriday

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

SatSaturday

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

SunSunday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Participants

Allstudio, Area 91, Dear Human, F&Y, Char Kennedy, Jacob Mailman, Mercury Bureau, MPGMB, Geof Ramsay, Stewart Shum and Ange-line Tetrault

Description

‘Work/Life’ is an exhibition that explores fresh and original housewares and working products for contemporary life, showcasing the work of 10 Canadian designers and studios: Allstudio, Area 91, Dear Human, F&Y, Char Kennedy, Jacob Mailman, Mercury Bureau, MPGMB, Geof Ramsay, Stewart Shum and Ange-line Tetrault.

Half of the world’s population now lives in urban centres where real estate is expensive and space is hard to come by. In Toronto alone, average condo sizes have shrunk by over 100 square feet over the last ten years. This has resulted in a trend towards making small spaces more livable and efficient. At the same time, the nature of work has changed drastically. We no longer work 9-5 in standard office spaces. For the knowledge industry, co-working spaces and home offices have proliferated. The boundaries between work, home, and “life” are hard to define.

‘Work/Life’ is a signature exhibition organized by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival in partnership with Umbra. A jury will recognize best-in-show with a Best Product award, and a cash prize. Best-in-show jurors include Laura Carwardine (Product + CMF Designer, Umbra), Mia Nielsen (Curator and Head of Cultural Programming, Drake Hotel Properties), Andrew Sardone (Editorial Director, Globe Style, The Globe and Mail), and Deborah Wang (Artistic Director, Toronto Design Offsite Festival). Visitors to the exhibition will be able to cast their vote to award Fan Favourite.

Image credits (in order of appearance): MPGMB, Allstudio, Mercury Bureau

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