SOUVENIR presents its inaugural contribution to this year's Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Canada's largest cultural celebration of design.
‘Pairings’ creates a visual menu of contemporary Canadian design and explores the relationships between objects, art and space. The show strategically combines pieces from four of SOUVENIR’s current contributors – Xenia Taler, Akai Ceramic Studio, Coolican & Company and Oscar Kwong - through the use colour, shape and design motifs.
Like a good meal, the pairings will consider and play with ideas of contrast, proportion and balance, working to highlight or diminish elements and details where desired. Juxtapositions and combinations will be used as a vehicle for conversation.
With the concept of collaboration as a subtheme, ceramicists Xenia Taler and Akai Ceramic Studio will debut their ongoing collaborative project, mounting their entire collection of one of a kind art objects and vessels. With collaborative projects becoming commonplace in the current design landscape, both in Canada and the rest of the world, each designer will discuss how working with fellow creatives has shaped their current trajectory and added new and unexpected variety to their existing work.
Visit the show Thursday, January 19th until Sunday, January 22nd.
Opening Night Reception - Thursday, January 19th | 6 - 9pm