The students are smoothing out the details of their CNC-ed MDF panels. Facts and quotes will cover the boards in varying sizes. Lighting will bring the words to life and provoke the audience to consider what it takes to make social change.
The panels will require extra sanding and meticulous effort in transporting it from one place to another due to the large amount of MDF, but the students managed to come up with a system that left the MDF panels flawless.
The students have a thorough discussion with the CNC lab technician, Steven. They managed to work out all the kinks in their CAD file for the CNC machine. He has volunteered 10 hrs of his Saturday to help them get all these MDF panels CNC-ed for the Interior Design Show.
The graphics are in production. The students begin to define the messaging and brand for the booth. Words such as ‘Pro Bono’, ‘Climate Change’ & ‘Sustainability’ take center stage and force the visitor to contemplate the meaning behind the text.
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.
It was another successful event for the students of Ryerson’s Interior Design program and The Stop Night Market as the team served to a sold out crowd. Tucked behind the alleyway of Honest Ed’s sat 44 food vendors dishing out delectable treats in support of efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in the GTA. This outdoor gastro-avaganza proved to have the perfect combination of designed food and crafted carts. Can’t wait for next year!
Interior Design Partners With The Stop Night Market
Five teams of students, recent grads, alumni and staff have partnered up with some of the city’s best chefs and restaurants to participate in this year’s The Stop Night Market. Each team is creating a cart that will be used at the event to sell food as well as auction off the wonderful wooden utensils that were designed earlier this year by our SID students.