News from the Studio
A few weeks ago I was delivering a large Mosaic Mirror to a new client here in Ottawa, and the topic of custom work came up. Before long, I was developing designs for a pair of sideboards, a coffee table, and a bench. This was a great commission, not just because of the size but because it let me try out some ideas that have been bouncing around my head for some time now.
A quick update: I'm now using Instagram, so if that's your thing you can follow me at solarfurniture. I've actually had the account for a while but was not using it, mostly due to social media fatigue (another whole platform; do I have to?). Instagram is undeniably popular in the design community though, and it has a unique personality compared to other platforms. Not as overbearing as Facebook, more visual and conversational than Twitter. So: here we go!
I'm just back from 5 days in Toronto at the Interior Design Show. This year I was showing the new 7X slipper chair, the Mosaic mirrors, and a collection of Times tables. Going to a show like this can be pretty nerve-wracking, especially since I'm generally bringing new work, and because I'm coming from the relative isolation of Ottawa. I'm happy to have gotten a really good response from the public, pretty much right from the moment the doors opened. There were a lot of people through the show on the weekend, and a lot of people who appreciate good design,…