millwork, Custom Woodwork

Mini Mioche L.A. Millwork Package

I was recently hired by longtime client Mini Mioche, a Toronto based children’s clothing brand, to design and build the millwork for their newly opened Los Angeles, California Location. Everything was built here in Halifax, NS and shipped to L.A. just in time for a marathon installation, just days before the grand opening.




Custom Furniture

New Work: Custom Drop Leaf Table

I designed and built this custom drop leaf table for a Toronto couple that was looking to replace an aging kitchen table in their newly renovated home. They were looking for something clean and modern, as well as hard wearing, with the ability to quickly and easily add or subtract a small amount of the tabletop surface.

The solution: An updated take on the classic drop leaf table, with tough, but aesthetically pleasing materials and easy to operate drop leaf support system. The base is made from hard maple with a tinted lacquer finish, the tabletop is Corian solid surface and the custom leaf support was machined from aluminium and UHMW to form a strong, low profile support system with smooth motion.

millwork, Custom Woodwork

New Work: custom millwork for Mini Mioche, toronto

I recently completed a bunch of new fixtures for Mini Mioche's Queen St. location in Toronto. White Corian, White lacquer, white oak, white everything!

The fixture revamp consisted of custom clothing racks, pegboard wall and a seamless Corian reception desk.

Product Design, Design Objects

New product Launch + Giveaway

I am officially launching the "deflated" vessels today! They are now available through my online shop. I am also running a giveaway via my instagram account for three vessels, from today (August 15th)  through to Friday August 18th at 6pm. Winners will be announced Monday August 21st.

Product Design

New Work: Rocking Chair Concept

I'm taking part in a design challenge for fully 3D printed furniture, and this is my entry for the contest. The shape of the chair was largely influenced by a major constraint of the competition, which is that all designs must be able to be printed in a single loop in order to qualify. This means that the print head must be able to constantly travel in an unbroken chain from beginning to end of the print and cannot cross into open space at any time during the print.

Aside from the regular challenges of designing conventionally made furniture and 3D printable objects, designing 3D printable furniture with the additional mentioned constraints is tenfold the former. Achieving a form I thought was pleasing, that also fell within all the criteria of the competition required a lot of iteration, honestly, more than I'd usually have to do before arriving at a happy place design-wise. A true challenge for me, and a good exercise in getting out of my comfort zone.

The top 10 contestants get to have their designs made at full scale and get one for themselves as well. So, if I can manage to place, I will actually get to sit on this thing, otherwise it may never be made at full scale, but, you can see it at 1:6 scale below.

Housewares

New Work: Waste Paper Basket

Just this week I was able to capitalize on the opportunity to acquire a large format 3D printer. So, of course the first thing I did was print one of my designs at a large scale for use as a waste paper basket.

Luckily, I had some black ABS that I got for free over a year ago and was not able to print on my old printer, but for some reason I kept it anyway. Good thing, because it was a great material for this object and also cost effective in case of a failed print.

Happily, everything came out perfectly and after 30+ hours of printing, this design looks quite nice rendered in black ABS.

Custom Woodwork

Wrapping up 2016

As far as work is concerned, 2016 is a wrap and I'm on holidays for the remainder of the year. But, it was a mad dash to get all outstanding projects finished in time/before my break. Here's a clip of me cutting up some tiny white oak houses for Greenhouse Juice Co. See you in 2017!

Furniture, Custom Woodwork, Custom Furniture

New Work: Custom Standing Desk

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New Work: A custom Standing desk in North American Beech and powder coated steel.

I’m very happy to see this completed; the beech looks really great against the RAL 7033 powder coating, which was chosen by the client (she could not have chosen a more perfect color, in my opinion). The color of the powder coating has a long military history, including german war tanks and submarines and dates back as far as WWII. The use of a unique color for furniture is refreshing to say the least and it’s a welcome change from the standard black or white that is usually chosen for powder coating.

The shape of the frame is another unique element that I was happy to incorporate into the design of the desk; I enjoy using rigid geometry and architectural structure in my furniture work and it’s not often that I get to, so I was very pleased to have the chance with this project.

I think this will win for my favorite project of the year.

New Work: Custom Double-Wide Chaise

I recently completed this custom chaise/sofa hybrid for a Toronto couple who wanted the ultimate spot for just the two of them to relax at home. The Sofa features all solid white ash construction, european style webbed seat supports and heavy cotton weave upholstery.