Friday, January 30, 2009

EXHIBITION: Come Up To My Room (February 4-8)

I attend this every year and it's always a good time. Tip: if you want to actually see the work vs. party with arties be sure to pop back during the day to see the show - I've found Sunday aft to be a good time.


Come Up To My Room 2009
Thursday February 5 to Sunday February 8, 2009
RECEPTION Saturday Feb 7th 7-10pm 2nd fl
Feat DJ's NEP & TODD

Now in its 6th year Come Up To My Room is an alternative design show focusing on the diverse practices that work outside the norms of traditional design: multidisciplinary, independent, emerging and self-taught. Temporary room installations fill 11 exhibition rooms on the hotel's second floor. Public space projects are featured in the hotel lobby, stairwell, and second floor reception gallery.

Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto ON

Room Installations:
Bruno Billio& Matt Nye
Matt Carr & Joyce Lo
David Chang, Andrea Chin & Amrita Takhar
Derrick Hodgson
Andrew MacDonald
MADE presents Eric Mathew & Andrew Ooi
MADE presents Jeremy Hatch
Erin McCutcheon, Einav Mekori, Annie Tung
& Andrée Wejsmann
Mauricio Affonso & Liz Wolf
Studio Junction
Motherbrand presents "Penny Smash" a Souvenir Shop project featuring exclusive new work from Douglas Coupland, Marian Bantjes, Burton Kramer, and more.

Public Space Projects:
Bakery Group Founding Members: Marcin Padlewski & Anissa Szeto
Evan Bare
Nicholas Bruscia & Patricia Schraven
Pietro Gagliano & Peter Wehrspann
Adam Harris & Parimal Gosai
Andra Hayward, Shannon Linde & Christina Ott
commissaries presents Kwangho Lee in collaboration with Ministry of the Interior

Laura McKibbon & Jasna Sokolovic
Derek McLeod
Eric Quebral
Maté Szemeredy
Grace Yang
Plus selected chair projects from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture

PREVIEW: Thursday February 5th 4-8pm
Exhibition Hours
Friday February 6 12-8pm
Saturday February 7 12-10pm
Sunday February 8 12-5pm

LoveDESIGN Party: Saturday February 7th 10pm 'til late - Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
Feat DJ's Cozmic Cat + Jamie Sin FREE ADMISSION

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Origins of the Designer!
Sat Feb 7 11am-2pm | Gladstone Hotel Ballroom | Free Admission
Join us as we try to answer the big questions: How do you bring yourself into designer "existence"? How do you survive as a designer when you're competing for limited sources of work? Is it dangerous to believe in Social Darwinism when it comes to the design ecosystem? Are you master of your own destiny?