PROJECT: (2014) For Toronto's largest alternative design show – Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) displayed at the Gladstone Hotel. Creatures of Comfort is a series of tiny installations peaking through the nooks and crannies of the Gladstone, suggesting that it is not only humans who reside in the historic hotel. Each object reveals something of the whimsical lifestyle of these tiny residents who live a parallel existence in the same space. They use hot air balloons to go to the next floor, gondolas to cross halls, and they have concerts on the mouldings of the archways. But each and every element represents something more – each is a metaphor for Sisley’s life. The hot air balloon represents love, the gondola represents friendship, the doors represent opportunities, and much more.
Special thanks to Fernando López
Photography by Agata Piskunowicz, Danelle Jane Tran & sL
ROLE: Designer and paper sculptor
PROJECT: (2014) The human body was the theme for George Brown College's 2012 – 2013 School of Design Annual. Tying into the concept of the body, specifically the organs and how we all identify with our “inner” emotional response to everything we see and do while undergoing a transformative learning experience. The actual functions of our internal organs are also presented to represent the learning “process” of each program. Each paper organ represents a different program within the School of Design.
Photography by Ginny Chen
Quintet: A Conversation in Design
ROLE: Designed and developed a modular display system, liaised with fabricators to finalize drawings, oversaw construction, and created an exhibit installation manual.
PROJECT: (2012) A jewellery exhibition that traveled across Canada displaying the work of 5 faculties from George Brown College. The objective of the design was to create a structure to fit in a variety of spaces, using low-tech construction so anyone can install the exhibit without any training.
Photography by John Pelo & sL
PROJECT: (2014) The auna scarf was designed for and inspired by my good friend, Evelyne Au-Navioz. The transformable feature of the scarf was influenced by Evelyne's multi-talented/disciplinary background. The material and structure are representations of her clean, bold, yet modest aesthetics in fashion and in her work as a designer. This scarf was a collaboration between my mom and I – I shared my idea, and my mom carefully sewed it together.
Special thanks to Momma Leung
Modelled by Evelyne Au-Navioz
Renovate Your Neighbourhood
ROLE: (Student) Responsible for the Re:Park project with classmate Julia Padvoiskis, collaboratively designed and assembled the final exhibition at the School of Design with the World House Year 3 team.
PROJECT: (2009) A partnership with Evergreen and Habitat for Humanity, the World House Project (Year 3) created a proposal to revitalize neighbourhoods. The project was designed to expand on the partners’ existing programs to help engage communities in neighbourhood rejuvenation. This catalogue provided a toolkit for residents to evaluate and select projects to make their neighbourhood a more social, diverse and greener community.
Photography by Justin Aitcheson, Vincent Laforet & sL
ROLE: Built detailed scale models of a single house unit as well as the house in a block cluster formation, and designed the display stand for the models.
PROJECT: (2010) This exhibition highlights the commitment and roles of Sharon Temple, Institute without Boundaries, and Habitat for Humanity to sustainable community development and social justice. The exhibit illustrated common themes shared by the 3 organizations (affordable housing, compassion, community and innovation), through examples of their housing and community programs. The scale models were for the World House Year 2 project, in partnership with Costa Rica.
Photography by Evelyne Au-Navioz
ROLE: Architectural Designer - created spaces and environments for Peekaville
PROJECT: (2015) Peekapak is an English Language Art-Based Character Education Program, equipped with stories and lessons that teach important character education skills and concepts. This program is for children of pre-Kindergarten to grade 1. Peekapak offers classroom lessons for teachers to use in-class, as well as at-home activities for parents to do with their children.
ROLE: Collaboratively designed, built, and installed with Robert Giusti, Evelyne Au-Navioz, and Roman Lifshitz.
PROJECT: (2014) This public art installation was created for the Art Now outdoor exhibition. Exploring ways to escape reality, the team brought in nature and blue skies into the concrete jungle of Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square.
MOVE: The Transportation Expo
ROLE: Created plans, elevations and fabrication drawings for all components of the 8,000 square foot exhibit including modular wall panels and free-standing display structures, developed interactive activities for children, collaboratively designed and assembled transportation timeline mobile.
PROJECT: (2012) A collaboration between Institute without Boundaries and Evergreen to develop an exhibition about the past, present, and future of transportation. The exhibit was located in the Evergreen Brick Works and was designed to be minimally invasive in the historic brick kiln buildings.
Photography by Michelle Hotchin & Soojung Park
ROLE: Designed and handmade customized jewellery.
PROJECT: (2009-2018) A selection of customized pieces of jewellery for friends, a fundraiser, and clients. Jewellery pieces were usually designed based off of the carrier’s interest and/or personality.
History of Game Design
ROLE: Collaboratively designed, built and installed with Soojung Park.
PROJECT: (2013) As part of the History of Game Design exhibition held at George Brown College, a timeline of iconic games, consoles, and interesting facts were put together.
Photography by Daniela Mason
341 King Street Furniture
ROLE: Created fabrication drawings for all furniture, liaised with fabricators to finalize drawings.
PROJECT: (2012) Customized classroom, office, and lounge modular furniture for the George Brown College, School of Design’s digital programs.