Sat, Jan 19, 2013 - Sun, Feb 17, 2013
Monday - Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Location ARTiculations 2928 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Event Type Exhibition
January 19 – February 17, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, January 19 | 6pm-9pm
Through Brothers Dressler’s continued exploration and experimentation with ash wood a pattern of growth has emerged. The small sapling is expanding. Its sprawling branches sprouting new buds of glowing light. This wall lighting system is part of their Ash Out of Quarantine project which seeks to bring to light the devastating effect an invasive species will have as Toronto loses nearly a million ash trees to the imported emerald ash borer beetle. Fragments of our cities missing canopy will be salvaged to create different ideas and objects to inspire creativity and awareness.
Brothers Dressler are material-based designers striving to maximize the natural features and strengths of readily available material and working to promote a return to local manufacturing and resources. Their design process uses as much of each material as possible, giving cut-offs and waste streams new life as new objects. As fine craft furniture makers specializing in sustainable design, their purpose is to make furniture that offers the opportunity for the conscious consumer to purchase goods that affect positive change.