20′ square of blank floor space.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Fun, interesting, intriguing, tactile and serene are all adjectives that have been used to describe this award-winning exhibit that was displayed at IDS 2012 (Interior Design Show). A lot of thought, effort and research went into creating a booth that would showcase our design expertise and also our commitment to sustainable design through up-cycling and the use of sustainable products. How did we do this … well we chose Carrara marble for the floor that in a previous life had graced the façade of the Bank of Montreal building in downtown Toronto, for the walls we chose old metal shelving from a local junkyard and for the forest we used tree trunks that were harvested as part of a woodlot maintenance program. Even the felt cushions on the formed concrete benches and stools had been something else in an earlier life. Add to this a temporary ‘living wall’ formed by moss that was later used by a local florist and rental plants, our carbon footprint was the size of a baby’s. The overall effect was a tranquil space that revived the senses in the deepest part of winter.