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It’s time to rethink diesel. With up to 30% better fuel economy than gas and 15% more * energy in every drop of fuel , Audi TDI® clean diesel engines ** are not only incredibly effi cient but surprisingly powerful as well. Making the intelligent choice has never been so easy. Now available on the A8, A7, A6, Q7 and Q5 models. Learn more at audi.ca/tdi ©2013 Audi Canada. *Based on the estimated fuel consumption rating, determined using Natural Resources’ Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods, for the 2014 Audi A8 NWB 3.0 TDI clean diesel with tiptronic ® automatic transmission of 5.3/100 km (highway) compared to 7.6L/100 km (highway) for the 2014 Audi A8 NWB 3.0 TFSI with tiptronic automatic transmission. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and vehicle’s additional equipment. ® **Diesel fuel has 15% higher energy density by volume (approx. 36.9MJ/L compared to 33.7MJ/L). Source: European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, 2013. “Audi”, “A8”, “A7”, “A6”, “Q7”, “Q5”, “Vorsprung durch Technik”, and the four rings emblem are registered trademarks of Audi AG. “TDI” and “TDI clean diesel” are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. See your local Audi dealer or visit audi.ca for details. AUD3201_TDI_AZURE.indd 1 2013-09-27 4:37 PM File Name Trim Size Material Due: Publication/Usage: AUD3201_TDI_AZURE 18\" x 11.5\" Sept.27 AZURE Colours Safety Area 4C 0.25” around FTP address: Producer: Kate Bleed Size Insertion Dates: ftp.azureonline.com:80000/ Alex/Barrett 0.125\" NOV/DEC Account: Creative: Jess T Ink Limit: U: azureftp File Created Studio: pavel P: !64rst70g 09/20/13 Last Modifi ed Proof Size: Resolution/ DPI: Creative Assoc. A.D./ Copy Account September 27, 2013 4:34 PM 100% of fi nal size 300 DPI Director Cr. Dir. Designer Writer Person Client Producer Approvals:


Our working lives are a series of juxtapositions. We break out into a casual one-on-one in the middle of a formal meeting. We are quietly absorbed in an email thread during a spirited group brainstorm. We sit up, lie back, or lean in as we converse or have a coffee. These contrasting rituals live side by side, in both opposition and harmony. Perching, standing, lounging, sitting. Designed by EOOS. 1 800 724 5665 keilhauer.com client: Keilhauer JUXTA colours: CMYK created: 02/07/2013 publication: AZURE creative: Matt Boyd info: Final File is PDF/X-1a production: René ext 226 docket: ad size: 18 x 11.5 inches LEFT SIDE insertion date:


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© 2013 Antolini Luigi. All Rights reserved. Legendary Opulence. Blue Quartz Presenting The Precioustone Collection. Bringing Stone T o Life When it comes to innovations in natural stone, one company stands alone: Antolini. The result is the Precioustone Collection, setting the standard for the most advanced technologies and craftsmanship of Italy. This breathtaking collection of over 100 unique creations is unrivalled for its artful beauty and exquisite quality. The collection is now available throughout the US. To locate the nearest Precioustone distributor, email LUXstyle@antolini.com and visit antoliniprecioustone.com for details.


© 2013 Antolini Luigi. All Rights reserved. Legendary Opulence. Blue Quartz Presenting The Precioustone Collection. Bringing Stone T o Life When it comes to innovations in natural stone, one company stands alone: Antolini. The result is the Precioustone Collection, setting the standard for the most advanced technologies and craftsmanship of Italy. This breathtaking collection of over 100 unique creations is unrivalled for its artful beauty and exquisite quality. The collection is now available throughout the US. To locate the nearest Precioustone distributor, email LUXstyle@antolini.com and visit antoliniprecioustone.com for details.


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Contents nov ⁄ dec 2013 Departments groundBreaker 36 Fresh Take concrete lamps that pass for paper lanterns, and other trompe l’oeil 32 Turbulent Future Jakob + MacFarlane’s brilliant, tectonic FRAc museum in orléans, France IdenTIkIT FIeld TrIP 38 style Alexander McQueen brings couture to floors and walls; Ichiro Suzuki reinvents the suit 34 Just In A striking Istanbul law office by Salon Architects 42 et cetera Buckminster Fuller’s world map; Richard Rogers’ prefab; and more also 30 contributors 44 The Federal The ottawa duo brings a spare 86 a Hut of one’s own Matteo Thun creates sensibility to lighting and accessories visitor cabins for a winery in the Moselle valley 40 calendar Greenbuild in Philadelphia; design Miami; an exhibit on Paul Smith in London; and more desIgn FIle MaTerIal World 96 Media shelf Books, films and websites: what we’re reading, watching and downloading 98 Boldface Movers, shakers, winners and green do-gooders 100 advertiser Index 102 Trailer Hermit in the city on our cover Inside Langarita-navarro Arquitectos’ MediaLab-Prado in Madrid. Photographer Luis díaz díaz first shot the sawmill before reconstruction, and returned several times 90 Heat eco-friendly stoves, fireplaces and 94 concrete and stone The latest in these hard- to capture the project at rads for keeping warm throughout the winter wearing materials for walls and countertops different stages of progress. 22 nov ⁄ dec 2013


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vol. 29 – no. 228 nov ⁄ dec 2013 Editorial Director nelda rodger Editor catherine osborne Creative Director Karen Simpson Senior Editor elizabeth Pagliacolo Managing Editor diane chan Associate Editors nina Boccia, Tory Healy Assistant Editor david dick-agnew Copy Chief Pamela capraru Contributing Editors andrew Braithwaite, Tim mcKeough, rachel Pulfer, david Theodore, adele Weder Contributors didier Boy de la Tour, alex Bozikovic, Barry chong, Brendan cormier, miguel de guzman, luis diaz diaz, Hadani ditmars, naomi Finlay, arta ghanbari, rafael gómez-moriana, roland Halbe, ivan Hunter, clare Jacobson, Paige magarrey, Pedro Pegenaute, ema Peter, Tanya Southcott, Karen von Hahn, Büşra Yeltekin, mimi zeiger, Shen zhonghai Associate Art Director vicky lee Production ⁄ Design Intern Jason michael green Website azuremagazine.com Web Coordinator Francesco Sgaramella Web Designer Kari Silver Letters to the Editor Azure welcomes your comments. Please send your letters to: azure@azureonline.com Staff can be reached at: firstname@azureonline.com Azure is published eight times per year (Jan ⁄ Feb, march ⁄ april, may, June, July ⁄ aug, Sept, oct, nov ⁄ dec). Published by AZURE Publishing Inc. 460 Richmond St. W., Ste. 601 Toronto, ON Canada M5V 1Y1 Tel: (416) 203-9674, Fax: (416) 203-9842 E-mail: azure@azureonline.com Online: azuremagazine.com canada Post Pm 40048073 all rights reserved. any reproduction of the contents without written authorization from the publisher is strictly prohibited. The publisher cannot be held responsible for loss of, or damage to, unsolicited materials. all submissions for editorial consideration must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and return postage. We acknowledge the financial support of the government of canada through the canada Periodical Fund of the department of canadian Heritage. We also acknowledge the support of the omdc magazine Fund, an initiative of the ontario media development corporation. Azure is a registered trademark of azure Publishing inc. registered united States Patent and Trademark office. © 2013 azure Publishing inc. Printed in canada 26 nov ⁄ dec 2013 azuremagazine.com


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→ The aluminum-clad entrance pavilion, with doors that funnel visitors into the museum. ↘ Inside, the structure’s canopied geometries are lined with poplar. ↓ The new building sits centrally among old military ration houses repurposed to house the FRAC’s collection of architectural artifacts dating from the 1950s. “We certainly felt the pressure to design something that could ride out the changes of architecture’s different experimental periods,” says Brendan MacFarlane, principal of the Paris studio Jakob + MacFarlane. He is speaking about the FRAc centre, a daring architectural museum that recently opened in the French city of orléans. Its most expressive structure is a faceted aluminum mound that tucks up against an existing building to the south, like a skin, and explodes upward with three extruded volumes, the glass-capped skylights shorn off at various heights like tree stumps. evoking a circus tent, the geometric entrance pavilion sits centrally in a new U-shaped courtyard, which the architects created by opening up a closed-off quadrangle of disused French military ration houses dating from the 18th century. clad in Reynobond composite panels of two-ply aluminum sandwiched around a resin core, the intervention was early on christened Les Turbulences. “The name derives from the idea of instability, something in flux, in process,” says MacFarlane. “It reflects this collection of experimental works, tentative but often not necessarily realized.” Two peaked bulges on the ground level serve as entryways, drawing patrons from the concrete-clad plaza into the calmer, poplar-lined interior, which features a café, a book shop and a video gallery. They then funnel visitors into the more restrained principal galleries, inside the three former ration stockades. These refurbished spaces house some 800 architectural models and more than 15,000 drawings from the 1950s onward, including works by Peter eisenman, Zaha Hadid and Winka dubbeldam. As dominique Jakob says, “In the galleries, it’s all about stepping back and letting the work of other architects and creators take the primordial presence.” PHoTo BY LoReM IPSUM doLoRe Shadow (Yacine Aït Kaci and naziha Mestaoui), dances upon the surface of At night, an Led display, designed in collaboration with Paris duo electronic the tallest skylight tower, which reaches a height of 17 metres. The light show displays dynamic geometric patterns that map such real-time data as wind speed and the position of the sun. The lights may recede as day breaks, but the building itself, with its intelligent knitting of old and new, is designed to endure architecture’s turbulent shifts. jakobmacfarlane.com nov ⁄ dec 2013 33


Just in laws of Istanbul studio Salon Architects sculpts a dynamic interior for a local motion law boutique BY alex Bozikovic ↑ a decorative law firms are usually sober minded and cautious with their plasterboard walls with aluminum skirting by Knauf – to the motif of triangles architecture. This holds true in Turkey, too, but one project, by corridor that cuts through the interior. The motif of irregular and parallelograms the four-year-old studio Salon architects, carves up that idea triangles and parallelograms veers from the walls to form animates the main into slices. its interior for a small istanbul firm, cTHB, achieves furniture: the reception area at the front features an angled corridor, which some striking effects within a generic modern office building. desk in black mdF; this melds into a triangular motif on the leads to the offices “We tried to create a dialogue between linear and non- linear, wall that continues down the corridor. a zigzag of lighting (at rear). similar to the dialogue between the rigid rules of law and the bursts through the ceiling. varied perspectives of the lawyers,” explains principal alper The offices are more conventional, yet also slightly skewed, derinboğaz, who studied architecture at ucLa. His partner, with laminated glass walls tilted at an angle. Walnut veneer melike altinişik, spent six years working in the office of zaha mdF clads the backdrops behind the desks, and the triangle Hadid, whose influence shows here. motif reappears through patterns in the flooring, as well as Within the 250-square-metre floor plan, which incorporates on the custom pendant fixtures in powder-coated steel. The two private and two shared offices, the architects applied a overall effect is of energetic movement, somewhat un-lawyerly decorative layer – a raised Pvc flooring system by alper, and but still very sharp. salonarchitects.com 34 nov ⁄ dec 2013 azuremagazine.com


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fresh take what’s the How four young studios around the world are experimenting with new matter? applications for age-old materials BY david dick-agnew porcelain shoes like paper pendants who: Laura Papp who: dua collection where: Budapest where: cologne, germany Materials: cast porcelain with leather and rubber Material: High-density concrete How: To recreate the stone surfaces of antoni gaudí’s Sagrada Família How: What looks like folded paper, even close up, is actually rotation-moulded cathedral in the heel of a shoe, designer Laura Papp turned to porcelain. its concrete. The designers at dua began by experimenting with high-density first use in footwear, and her first time using the material, “was a big experi- concrete’s possibilities for replicating fine textures. according to managing ment. it was a huge task to find the appropriate material,” she says. Yet it director alexander esslinger, “The more we understood the material, the more was worth the effort. “it looks extremely elegant, but it’s very strong and able possibilities we found to shape the final design. it’s like a discussion between to withstand immense pressure.” laurapappportfolio.blogspot.ca the material and us.” dua‑collection.com Blue suspended lamp sand chairs who: Stéphane Halmaï-voisard and Philippe-albert Lefebvre who: Kueng caputo where: Lausanne, Switzerland where: zurich Material: Terrazzo Materials: Sand with pigment and binder How: The ubiquity of terrazzo, the durable flooring common in hallways, How: Sarah Kueng and Lovis caputo didn’t choose to create their stools from tempted Stéphane Halmaï-voisard and Philippe-albert Lefebvre to fashion sand; it was the only option available during their residency in Jaipur, india. the humble aggregate into shelves, stools and lighting. “The suspended “There was nothing, no tools except a microwave,” says caputo. “But we were lamp was the most challenging, requiring processes uncommon to terrazzo surrounded by sand and pigments.” They developed the technique by pouring craftsmen,” says Halmaï-voisard. instead of pouring the liquid mix of glass a special mix of sand and binder, layer by layer, into a casting mould. Solid and chips and cement, the team cast it into a solid block, which was then machined heavy, the resulting chairs come in unique colour gradients. kueng‑caputo.ch with a diamond-coated chain. The seemingly heavy fixture hangs from two thin wires, making it appear as light as air. terrazzoproject.com 36 nov ⁄ dec 2013 azuremagazine.com


STYLE FASHION Alexander McQueen’s brilliant flora and fauna motifs adorn rugs and wallcoverings FINISH for The Rug Company BY DIANE CHAN AND NINA BOCCIA A GIANT RED POPPY, bursting with life: the wall hanging in hand-woven wool Aubusson , a tapestry technique dating back to th-century France and Belgium, is part of a new collection by British cou- turier Sarah Burton for The Rug Company. Based on her Paris runway line for spring , when she debuted as creative director at Alexander McQueen, the seven pieces include hand-knotted rugs in silk and Tibetan wool that reverberate with monarch butterflies. The same motifs printed on her flowing silk dresses and tailored minidresses have been broken down and reconstructed to adorn these interior accents . Burton’s contribution follows in the footsteps of her mentor. Like Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Diane von Furstenberg before him, McQueen worked with the London carpet company for a  product launch. His floor and wallcoverings and cushions abounded with gold skulls and colour- saturated hummingbirds. Burton’s imagery, meanwhile, is softer – “both bohemian and pagan in spirit,” as she puts it; that it took a few years to replicate is a testament to The Rug Company’s artisanal approach. The process involved weaving small samples to ensure that the hues were faithfully translated, and it took another four to six months to produce a rug. Even more detailed, the Aubusson hand weaves take nine to  months. The collection will be complete in December, after the Monarch cushion and the Folklore wall hanging make their debuts. therugcompany.com Engineered garments Ichiro Suzuki’s constructed duds It takes a real cool cat to slip into a suit jacket with a D surface pattern that morphs into D cubes and pleats, or crackles like parched earth. That’s just the sort of client Ichiro Suzuki wants to dress in his bespoke handmade suits. The London-based Japanese designer, a recent Royal College of Art graduate, has introduced a new visual code within the conservative lines of men’s tailoring. Before going solo, he cut his teeth at clothier Henry Poole & Co., on London’s respected Savile Row. Now he works with heavy wool, tartan and tweed, retooling the materials into extreme, intricate geometric patterns. “I manipulate and texturize materials,” he says. “By washing, patching and embel- lishing them, I change their physical attributes.” In his collection “The Devil’s Cloth,” one dandy number features a tight arrangement of blue and white diamonds that haphazardly spill onto the trousers, while a houndstooth jacket is ornamented with magnified round patches of the classic pattern. ichirosuzuki.co.uk  NOV⁄DEC  AZUREMAGAZINE.COM


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Calendar november 2o to 21 greenbuild, philadelphia at this massive sustainable building confer- ence, all eyes will be on the launch of Leed’s fourth version (the first update to the rating system since 2009) and its new technical rigour and streamlined services. Showgoers can take in one of the many summits on affordable housing and international develop- ment. They can also check out more than 900 exhibitors presenting the latest off-the-grid energy systems and such eco-construction materials as wood and concrete, sectors booming with innovation. among the exhibitors is accurate Perforating, showing off its wide selection of metal surfacing materials; and Shaw contract group, displaying its collections of recycled content carpet tile and broadloom ↑ hexagon, a new recyclable line for enlivening corporate spaces. rounding from shaw, delineates space within out the two-day conference are keynotes from collab or ative environments. former u.S. secretary of state Hillary rodham ← accurate perforating’s corrugated clinton, statistics whiz nate Silver, and ed metal brise-soleil tops philadelphia mazria, mastermind of the architecture 2030 university’s dec center. challenge. greenbuildexpo.org november 15 to march 9, 2014 upcoming fairs hello my name is paul smith london, u.k. january 8 to 11 heimtextil, frankfurt, germany London’s design museum takes on the Paul Smith europe’s largest residential and contract jugger naut, inviting visitors to explore the works and textile fair. heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com spaces integral to the fashion and design titan’s career. Smith is renowned for effortlessly combining english january 11 to 14 sensibility with vibrant colour, as illustrated by his punchy, domotex, hanover, germany androgynous suiting. in the exhibit’s spotlight: recreations Floor coverings of all kinds, from handwoven rugs to stone tiles. domotex.de of his first nine-square-metre shop in nottingham and his current office, complete with books and objects he january 13 to 19 has accumulated over decades. designmusem.org imm cologne Soft seating, storage, lighting and other furnishings, at germany’s massive design fair. imm-cologne.com november 18 lecture: gregg pasquarelli january 19 to 22 vancouver homi, milan This new design fair boasts aisles of at the university of British columbia, Pasquarelli, a founding accessories and decor. homimilano.com principal of new York’s SHoP architects, explores how the firm has grown from five partners fresh out of columbia january 23 to 26 interior design show, toronto university’s architecture school to a 90-person office. This Bath fittings, lighting, home furnishings expansion has enabled SHoP to break ground on such and more at canada’s premier design fair. transformative urban projects as the Konza Techno Pavilion interiordesignshow.com in nairobi (right), and a three-tower residential development that will hug the Barclays center in Brooklyn. sala.ubc.ca january 24 to 28 maison&objet, paris Paris’s ultimate home decor fair. maison-objet.com december 4 to 8 design miami february 4 to 8 miami beach stockholm furniture and light fair The latest in nordic interior design. art-design aficionados flock to miami, where top-notch stockholmfurniturefair.se Paris and new York galleries present collectible furnishings and objects from today’s emerging talents. Brussels’ victor february 7 to 11 ambiente, frankfurt, germany Hunt gallery, for example, displays Julien carretero’s chic home accessories and giftware. beautiful, raw table lamps, which pair energetic splashes ambiente.messefrankfurt.com of colour with heavily machined metal bodies. designmiami.com 40 nov ⁄ dec 2013 azuremagazine.com


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et cetera 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 homeshell by RshP 3 12 sheets of PaPeR 4 stack by mugi yamamoto 5 dymaxion maP Redesign Sir richard rogers designed this under the tutelage of fashion Just as it looks, this tiny ink-jet printer The Buckminster Fuller institute prefab house, which arrives flat designer marit ilison, a group of stu- prototype sits atop a stack of a4 invited the public to reinvent the packed and can be constructed in 24 dents from the estonian academy paper and works its way down as designer’s dymaxion world map of hours. it was displayed in the royal of arts assembled 24 different pages get printed off. The sheets are 1943. The team of nicole Santucci academy of arts courtyard in London outfits from paper to represent fed through thin rollers underneath and San Francisco’s Woodcut maps as part of the richard rogers inside different months. Participants were the machine and exit at the top. The won, for their illustration of global out exhibit, which ran until october. restricted to one type of paper and portable machine stands just five forest density. nicolesantucci.com richardrogers.co.uk had just four weeks to research and centimetres tall. mugi Yamamoto execute the costumes. ilison then designed it for his graduation project 6 uRban landscaPe by 2 caPsula by lucie koldová selected the top 12 pieces to be at ecaL in Lausanne, Switzerland, timoRous beasties photographed and transformed into and is now shopping around for The czech-born Paris designer a calendar for the paper supplier, investors to have it manufactured. The fusion of chinoiserie and victorian created these oval capsule pendants antalis. maritilison.com, artun.ee mugiyamamoto.com paper cuts in this wall paper lend it a for Prague lighting company Brokis. decayed feel. timorousbeasties.com luciekoldova.com, brokis.cz comPiLed BY diane cHan 42 nov ⁄ dec 2013 azuremagazine.com


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IdentIkIt the After leaving Research in Motion, the Ottawa partners federal have launched minimalist lighting and accessories BY paige magarreY members ian murchison Born in ottawa, 1987 rohan thakar Born in ottawa, 1984 location ottawa The birch ply Reading Light education emits an eccentric murchison Bachelor of industrial design, pattern of circles from its LEDs. carleton university, 2010 thakar Bachelor of industrial design, earlY start in industrial design accessories offered at rim, from hard shell and soft carleton university, 2011 thakar: From an early age, i was into the design cases to the last three generations of Bluetooth aspect of pretty much everything. my dad is a headsets and wired headphones. occupation landscape architect in ottawa, and my mom also im: rim helped us understand how mass-scale Product designers and branding has a background in architecture. We were often products make it to market. it’s one thing to design consultants visiting great architecture cities like chicago and a niche piece of furniture that you sell 15 of, and new York, and my dad would talk about Frank Lloyd it’s another to design a wall charger that 15 million exhibits Wright and Buckminster Fuller. i took art classes, people use every day. it’s a long, complicated 2013 The Best of design Today, which brought out my industrial design side. i would process involving many approvals from each team red dot design museum, Singapore draw simple everyday objects such as cups and involved, but it gave us the confidence to branch bowls but add intricate details, to add originality off and do our own thing. selected clients and a higher-end feel. i found that with industrial BlackBerry, gaitTronics, Xero golf design i could develop clever and useful products flYing solo, together but with a personal sense of style. rt: at rim, we’d often talk about little things we thefederal.co murchison: i wanted to design race cars, but i would work on as personal projects. The BBQ actually didn’t have any idea what industrial design concept and the walking cane started this way. was until university. i had more of an engineering one of our biggest motivations was the excitement focus. after learning about industrial design, i of being able to try a wide range of products. shifted focus, because it seemed like such a broad im: We decided to set up shop in ottawa because area of work and there was potential to do some the design scene is non-existent here and we car-related design as well. wanted to help it grow. So we’re working with the association of chartered industrial designers the rim connection of ontario, trying to develop an ottawa chapter. rt: after university, i found work with small firms, then did some travelling, and when i returned i got material culture a co-op job at research in motion. ian and i worked im: We wanted to step outside of anything we had closely together on pretty much 80 per cent of the done before and create a new portfolio. We spent 44 nov ⁄ dec 2013 azuremagazine.com


← the powder-coated aluminum Birdhouse consists of two parts that detach for easy cleaning, stitched together with leather string. → BBQ, a birch ply box with a steel fire basket, is topped with a concrete layer that holds a stainless steel cooking surface. ← Warmth earmuffs combine a headband in canadian birch, sheep’s wool from British columbia and a waxed cotton stitch detail. → the Maple set knife features a stainless steel blade, with the rest of the form in wood. it won a red dot Best ↑ Bankers lamp has three led strips of the Best design laminated between two layers of maple concept award. ply, set on a 3-d-printed ceramic base. three or four months developing it and launched and exploration process: what can we do with them, with seven products back in late January. We leaned and what are their limitations and strengths? We heavily on exploring natural materials, since in the have lots more lighting concepts we’re constantly consumer electronics industry we didn’t get to play coming up with. with them. We wanted to work on projects that ↑ espresso set reimagines the round cups would help grow our understanding of different designing and consulting and saucers as rectilinear vessels, made using materials and processes. iM: eventually, we want to offer our own retail a 3-d-printed ceramic process. products, and also do consultancy. We have ↓ gaitenable, a rehabilitation mobility device cutting-edge product an interesting range of clients. We have people by gaittronics, helps patients get back on their iM: The Maple Set knives took off a lot more coming to us for really small household items, feet after surgery or an illness. than we thought they would. We boiled down the sporting accessories – even a robotic rehabili- essence of what a knife is and how people think tation device for GaitTronics, which is designed about it. We took the blade and isolated it, and to assist patients after a major surgery or illness. paired it with a contrasting material. Being rt: We’ve done a good job of educating potential canadian, we like maple wood. We sketched the clients that industrial design is a language that knives, modelled them and sent them off for pro- spreads across all markets. GaitTronics came to totyping. The response was overwhelming. We us via a referral; we reached out to local technology had distributors and stores coming to us left, right incubators and made that connection. and centre to sell them. An Italian firm came to us, and we are working to bring them to reality in aiMing for aesthetic purity the new year. iM: We lean toward out-of-the-box simplicity. We try to approach each project in a way that no lighting explorations one else has done before. The end result isn’t iM: With our Bankers Lamp and Reading Light, always the same – some products have far more we set out to simply play with lights and see what complexity than others – and it’s really about happened. neither of us had made one before, adapting that clean simplicity to the product’s nor had we played with Leds, so it was a learning intended environment. nov ⁄ dec 2013 45


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