White hot chair design
Design hounds, open your calendars to November. That's when reDesign 2011 will bring together 36 Toronto-based artists, designers and architects, all of whom are reinventing Louis XVI-style armchairs that will sold by silent auction on November 3 at the Gladstone Hotel. Proceeds from the sale will support one of the city’s best-kept secrets — the Textile Museum of Canada — which is home to amazing textile exhibits, collections and public programs.
If the efforts of artist Peter Fleming are any indication, bravura design will be in full display. Fleming actually burned his chair to create carbonized wood which he’s planning on using to make frames.
Other participants include Bent and Gable, Bruno Billio, bookhou, Brothers Dressler, Cannon Design, Castor, David Chang, Creative Matters Inc., Georgia Dickie, David Dixon, Peter Fleming, Abe Galway, Charlene and Grant Gilmour, Grant Heaps, Thrush Holmes, Patty Johnson, Virginia Johnson, KerrSmith Design, Jeremy Laing, Ryan Legassicke, Levitt Goodman Architects, MADE, Amanda McCavour, Gord Peteran, Ed Pien, Sandy Plotnikoff, Amanda Reed, Daemon Rowanchilde, superkül inc architect, Annie Thompson, Kathryn Walter, Kevin Weiss with Holman, Gareth Wilson and Logan Wilson, and Pam Woodward.