Cheers to the New Year! To kick off 2014 we look at how the students of Studio North are bringing awareness to food security through a very elegant and Victorian inspired place setting. When did you last meal look like this?
Utensils for dessert.
Knife and spoon details.
The students place the laser cut out table setting into the interior frame.
Studio North experiment with colours for the interior design of the booth.
In order to contrast the wooden exterior, bold choices of colour are intended to shock and excite the viewer through its vibrancy and saturation. Red, orange, and yellow are colours often associated with hunger and appetite.
The exhibition will consist of two views: One, speaks to The Stop and their mandate around local food security and pro bono work. The exterior will lack colour to emphasizes the reality of the issue, and how “it’s not pretty”.
The other view is filled with utensils, in highly saturated display boxes. This highlights how design is about aesthetics as well as serving a purpose – to promote awareness of social issues.
Drawings/renderings by Emma.
In the workshop, Emma and Maral use the bandsaw to cut up wooden panels for a test box of the interior. Varying wood stains are used to test interior colour options and how it will contrast with the raw and unfinished wooden exterior.
Studio North creates mock-up models of the exterior panels in paper. The CAD drawings are printed at full-scale – to test whether or not the size of the cutouts will work physically and how it will be visually experienced by visitors.
For more on the process see Studio North’s blog here
The students got a sneak peak at the exhibition floor this past week. IDS held an orientation meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where they got the chance to ask the organizing committee questions regarding the move-in-date, what is permitted on site and the construction of the booth.
Their booth will be exhibiting along side 7 other schools across Canada.
They are extremely excited about the fact that our booth will likely be seen by most of the consumers as we will be located in the same location as the coat-check.