Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Toronto International Design Week is almost here!

It's that time of the year again.

And ho, boy, I'm really looking forward to the launch this year.

Toronto International Design Week showcases designers newest pieces, products and artwork, at a variety of venues all across the city and generally ends up being a full week of optimisim, promise and discovery.  There is so much to see and experience over the week, and I've had the pleasure of participating over the years in different exhibitions and shows.

This year, my former studio mates, Katherine Morley, and Erin Mc Cutcheon, are co-curating Capacity, an annual, juried exhibition that showcases the work of Canadian female designers.  Both saw a lack of public exposure to female designers in the Toronto scene, and intended to change that with this exhibition. 

I'm very excited to be launching a new series of jewellery, neckpieces which feature dynamic silhouettes of provincial flowers.  Each province gets their own's like a floral roadtrip across the country.  For Capacity, I'll be introducing the East coast: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick neckpieces.

From the website:

"Established in January 2011, CAPACITY was created to provide an opportunity to promote Canadian women designers. Women remain vastly outnumbered by men in most sectors of design, and the curators feel it is important to provide a venue for the work and names of under-represented women professionals to be seen.

At the same time, we have worked to create a resource for both women working in design, and a public curious to discover them.

CAPACITY is an annual exhibition featuring a range of work from both emerging and established designers, and the exhibit has garnered much critical praise and press coverage, and attracted visitors from both within and outside of the design community, from Canada and abroad.

The incredible support from the press and public, combined with a very high number of attendees, convinced us that CAPACITY needed to become an annual

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