The One Stop Shop by Nisha Sewell is a planter that reflects the core values that The Stop Community Food Center believes in – providing people with fresh food in a sustainable way. This piece allows you to grow food in your home. Herbs are an integral part of the cooking process and having these fresh organic crops available changes the experience of cooking and how one relates to their senses and experiences.
Fusion echoes the energy force that balances the universe as one. Developed by Vivian Kwok, the collection takes its influence from the traditional Chinese beliefs of Yin Yang and Wu Xing. Fusion is designed to mirror the five elements: earth, water, fire wood and metal. The fivefold conceptual scheme, when harnessed properly, is believed that it will lead to immortality. Created to be universally adaptable, spoons and bowls were formed with their own unique spirit – when linked together they become one.
Due Order is an exploration into corporate and political influences on society and the economic well being of a country by second year Interior Design student Maryann Adas. The elongated design of the spoon gives the object a fragile appeal and is a translation of what it means to be impoverished. The three oval recessions in the wood gradually get smaller as the depth of the spoon’s mouth increases, represents the societal hierarchy triangle. The capacity of the spoon gradually gets larger as the cavity works its way up the top societal class, leaving the bottom area with the smallest opening or ‘food allowance’ within this social pyramid.
Second year interior design student, Angela Cho, has designed a tea whisk that emphasizes the beauty of tea ceremonies. This western interpretation simplifies and modernizes the intricate lines of its original form. Designed to feel like an extension of the hand, the geometric shapes and sharp corners, offering a juxtaposition to the curvilinear form of a traditional tea whisk. Aside from this function of mixing matcha powder, this piece is meant to develop curiosity and spark a conversation.
Janet Lam, has designed ‘Commune’ is a series of spoons that investigates the relationship between food and eating in a social context. The utensils are a form of communication which conveys the identity of the user. The three pieces are developed from different levels of speech bubbles which are noted through conversation and dialogue. In a social group setting, ‘Commune’ mitigates a discourse of taste, bringing attention to the expression of the individual through the choice of food and your speech.
‘Pearl’ by Jing Yang, is a spoon that reflects seven concepts: scrape, iceberg, slope, limited, gather and coche. Scrape is a reflection of a shovel-like shape that takes into consideration the need for consuming the last few morsels of food. Iceberg is taking the leafy quality of the vegetable into a aesthetically pleasing shape. Slope, symbolizes the incline of poverty that people have to deal with. Limited, is based on the restricted food supply that disenfranchised people have to deal with. Gather captures the act of cupping treasure, unwilling to let food go. And coche looks at the Greek word for spoon and the materials that were used.
Come see us at The Stop Night Market event on June 18th and June 19th and purchase lovely handcrafted one-of-a-kind work for only $60.00. All proceeds go to The Stop’s Anti-Hunger programs.
10 School of Interior Design students were selected to showcase and sell their utensils at The 2nd Annual The Stop Community Food Centre Night Market.
Congratulations to the following 1st year Interior Design Students:
Mary Ann Adas, Angela Cho, Agnes Chow, Kwok, Vivian, Janet Lam, Nisha Sewell, Rosa Youn, Janine Yeung, Catherine Tourigny, and Jing Yang.
This project grew out of Professor Di Cintio’s research project entitled Design Change = Exchange Initiative.
Over 100 first-year students designed a kitchen object for The Stop’s Night Market fund-raising event– which will take place in June 18 and 19, 2013.
Students had to complete two adjudication runs: their section faculty leader completed the 1st run of internal judging, and an external invited committee completed the 2nd session. This year’s external committee included:
Parimal Gosai, Public Displays of Affection, former Design Director
Danielle Goldfinger, The Stop Community Food Centre, Event Coordinator
Professor Lois Weinthal, Chair of Ryerson School of Interior Design
“They’re all really beautiful.”
“This piece is excellent for so many reasons. It is so sweet, it makes me want to use it.”
“This is a lovingly elegant piece that is also finished really well.”
“This is a great sculptural and functional piece that is finished really well.”
Also, come and see our Ryerson designed food carts!