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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.
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.
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.