Canada's Design Domestic

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Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of Canada's most prominent artists' and designers' private lives and sates curiosities about how they curate their interior spaces. From the stark white walls of installation architect An Te Liu's abode to the whimsical day-glo pink of design shop owner Jason MacIsaac's living room, viewers can look within the domestic milieu of these designers in hopes of fostering a new understanding of the things and ideas they present to the public. Here we present some images from the show, which will be on display at Design Exchange in Toronto through August 19.

A wall sketch of Che Guevara is a focal point in architectural theorist and installation artist An Te Liu's living room. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

A wall sketch of Che Guevara is a focal point in architectural theorist and installation artist An Te Liu's living room.

A green mesh shirt designed by Kristen Nakamura hangs from one of Liu's white walls. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

A green mesh shirt designed by Kristen Nakamura hangs from one of Liu's white walls.

Modern home with Kitchen, Light Hardwood Floor, Colorful Cabinet, and Ceiling Lighting. Anne Cormier, principal of Atelier Big City, uses bold colors in her kitchen and dining area. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic

Anne Cormier, principal of Atelier Big City, uses bold colors in her kitchen and dining area.

Modern home with Kitchen and Colorful Cabinet. Bright orange and cobalt-blue surfaces dominate the minimalist kitchen. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic

Bright orange and cobalt-blue surfaces dominate the minimalist kitchen.

Landscape architect Claude Cormier is the principal of his eponymous Montreal firm. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Landscape architect Claude Cormier is the principal of his eponymous Montreal firm.

Lamps by Korean designer Kwangho Lee illuminate Cormier's home. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Lamps by Korean designer Kwangho Lee illuminate Cormier's home.

Cormier designed a movable parquet ramp that leads to the sleeping loft and masks his kitchen. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Cormier designed a movable parquet ramp that leads to the sleeping loft and masks his kitchen.

The ramp extends upward to reveal a full kitchen and dining area. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

The ramp extends upward to reveal a full kitchen and dining area.

Modern home with Living Room, Coffee Tables, and End Tables. Shaun Moore is co-owner of MADE, a retailer that specializes in furniture created by Canadian designers. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic

Shaun Moore is co-owner of MADE, a retailer that specializes in furniture created by Canadian designers.

Moore and MADE co-owner Julie Nicholson find inspiration for their furniture designs from everyday items, like milk crates. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Moore and MADE co-owner Julie Nicholson find inspiration for their furniture designs from everyday items, like milk crates.

Jason MacIsaac is a curator, interior designer, and owner of Ministry of the Interior, a design shop and gallery in downtown Toronto. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Jason MacIsaac is a curator, interior designer, and owner of Ministry of the Interior, a design shop and gallery in downtown Toronto.

Some of the furniture in MacIsaac's home--like the olive-green Klauser and Carpenter easy chair in the foreground--can be purchased at Ministry of the Interior. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Some of the furniture in MacIsaac's home--like the olive-green Klauser and Carpenter easy chair in the foreground--can be purchased at Ministry of the Interior.

Whimsical figurines are on display in MacIsaac's home. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Whimsical figurines are on display in MacIsaac's home.

Martin Kohn, principal of Kohn Shnier Architects, sits atop the cantilevered porch of the Brookfield House. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Martin Kohn, principal of Kohn Shnier Architects, sits atop the cantilevered porch of the Brookfield House.

In Kohn's living room are classic mid-century pieces and a DIY coffee table made from a ping pong table and boxes. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

In Kohn's living room are classic mid-century pieces and a DIY coffee table made from a ping pong table and boxes.

Looking up to the second level of the Brookfield House, where a mobile hangs from the ceiling. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Looking up to the second level of the Brookfield House, where a mobile hangs from the ceiling.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Rug Floor, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Industrial designer Andrew Jones is known for his furniture and lighting designs. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic

Industrial designer Andrew Jones is known for his furniture and lighting designs.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, Pendant Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. An industrial shelving unit holding Jones' library contrasts with the warm wood flooring and furniture in his dining room. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic

An industrial shelving unit holding Jones' library contrasts with the warm wood flooring and furniture in his dining room.

Building on contrasts, Jones juxtaposes a modern two-toned side table alongside an antique armchair. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Building on contrasts, Jones juxtaposes a modern two-toned side table alongside an antique armchair.

Micah Lexier proudly displays his collection of objects along a display shelf that runs the length of the room. Photo  of Canada's Design Domestic modern home

Micah Lexier proudly displays his collection of objects along a display shelf that runs the length of the room.

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