This weekend was a celebration of design in Montreal, Canada--particularly pieces created and manufacturer in the city--at the 22nd annual Montreal International Interior Design Show (SIDIM). While the big guns like Moen, Cosentino, and Jenn-Air were showing their wares, the big attraction was the works of local designers and students from three Montreal universities. Dwell associate editor Miyoko Ohtake walked the showfloor before enjoying her favorite Québecois treat: poutine (French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy). Here's what she found on the floor.
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- Danita Rooyakkers is one-third of Montreal-based BUILD, along with partners Michael Carroll and Attila Tolnai.
- This weekend features work on display by Dwell favorite's like Marlon Blackwell, Olson Kundig Architects, and Marcel Wanders as well as a preview of San Francisco Design Week, which kicks on Monday.
From 11 am on Saturday, May 2nd, to 7 the next morning, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents the exceptional 20-hour program 20 Years: 20 Hours in celebration of its achievements and influence as a unique cultural institution within the Montréal and international communities. There will be public conversations with architects and curators, an open house showcasing various Montreal designers' work, tours given by architect Peter Rose, as well as film screenings, food, and other festivities.
We've been big fans of Kitsune Noir's creative collaborations (and the culture blog by the same name, run by Bobby Solomon) for a while now, so it's no surprise that his latest endeavor is so darn cool. The Neverend Clock is a limited edition project with Brooklyn-based artist Dan Funderburgh and Montreal-based design company Furni, which features detailed laser etching on a Russian birch plywood face, evoking and modernizing the look of classic timepieces.
- This month New York gallery Relative Space is hosting From Quebec, a boutique show featuring 36 talented designers from Montreal.
- Whenever we have a story in Canada, we know we can count on Alexi. The talented Montreal-based photographer Alexi Hobbs has impressed us many times here at Dwell.
- The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th.
Take Note presents selected pivotal moments in the ongoing relationship between writing and architecture.
“In the 1960s, a small oppositional element in architecture forged its own counterculture by turning its energies away from building toward writing. In its hands, the page became a site for design and texts became architectural works in their own right. Born of a desire to foreground the intellectual dimension of architecture by associating it with developments in conceptual art, linguistics, and philosophy, this turn toward writing soon engaged architecture with broader questions of pop culture, mass media, advertising, and emerging technologies, setting in motion a fundamental transformation of the discipline whose momentum remains unabated to this day. Take Note offers an album of snapshots of key episodes in that transformation.”– Sylvia Lavin