WHY DESIGN NOW?: A WEST COAST CONTEXT
WHY DESIGN NOW?: A WEST COAST CONTEXT is partly inspired by New York’s Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s 2010 National Design Triennial entitled Why Design Now?, which focused on how innovative design globally has addressed significant social and environmental issues.
As part of this exhibition, leading Vancouver design professionals will discuss the importance and future of design in British Columbia and beyond. The talks will take place on Saturday, August 13th at the West Vancouver Museum located at 680 17th Street in West Vancouver, BC
Speakers include: Nancy Bendtsen, Co-owner and Design Manager of INFORM Interiors, Niels Bendtsen, Head Designer and founder of BENSEN, Toby Barrett, Designer and Principal of Propellor, Brent Comber of Brent Comber Studio.More Insights
The drum has been a coveted instrument of pleasure and ceremony as far back as history itself. I am intrigued by the tendency in a piece of this mass to “check” or crack toward the heart as it dries.The check is an anticipated release of tension, which interrupts the rhythm of the natural timeline. This elemental form exudes empowerment and innocence.View Furniture
This unintentional legacy left behind by these coastal communities is a snap shot into the lives
of these ancient people. The Florencia Bay sculpture is a metaphor for culture, community, and the transference of knowledg. and an homage to a specific place on Vancouver Island.
This large dining table was produced for Yew seafood + bar in downtown Vancouver, which is located inside the Four Seasons hotel. I had initially done a smaller dining table and a wall sculpture many years ago for a different space within the restaurant. This massive table is constructed of Western Maple and is 28 feet in length.View Space