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Alō is a sustainable eating toolkit that helps you transition to a plant-based diet. It works by allowing you to measure your daily servings, so you know you are meeting your nutritional needs even when reducing meat and dairy in your diet. The prep bowls and measuring scoop—all stored on a convenient serving tray for daily use— visualize your ingredients as nutritional servings while you cook. The carry case makes the whole set nomadic, so you can enjoy food from home – anywhere– without creating waste from unnecessary packaging. Progress is tracked in the app, which also serves as a recipe book for your favorite sustainable meals– and as a place to connect with others
*Winner of the 2016 OCADU Industrial Design medal*
Using the misfit cut from the tree milling process, Bench_01 seamlessly blends technology with natural forms. By matching the wood’s unqiue profiles, a close friction fit between steel and bark allows the dissimilar materials to remain separate, eliminating the need for fasteners.
*Winner of the 2015 Sustainable Design Awards in Toronto*
Designed in conjunction with Nicholas Koppelaar and Andrew Kroetsch. Sketches show by Nick Koppelaar.
Stool_02 and _03 were developed as additions to the Cradle line of furniture. Materials: sidewalk, racoon, mild steel.
Designed in conjunction with Nicholas Koppelaar and Andrew Kroetsch.
Inspired by the landscape from a road trip, the Geo Bowls were designed so as to encourage deformation from one piece to the next- just as a contour line on a geographical map both mimics and defies the form of its predecessor.
The intial concept for the Blob Stool was to break the idea of a chair into its constituent parts: seat (surface to rest on) and legs (height to rest at). What developed were two very different forms, in two very different materials, which in and of themselves failed to function as a chair unless combined.
The Pinch Set was inspired by my failure to sketch a perfect ellipse. This led me to reconsider the usual circular profile of a mug and ceramic pour over set. After translating the imperfect ellipse into a 3d modelling program, the set took on the character of a pinched circle, which is a good alternative to the traditional ergonomics of a mug.
The Wincey Mills, built in 1889 as a textiles factory, was renovated into office and commercial spaces to be used by the growing community in downtown Paris, Ontario. The design for the main floor was built with an eye to the past. Research into the history of the building, its uses, and the town’s role in Ontario’s development guided many of the design decisions. From reviving the original logo to developing custom gypsum tiles which referenced the original brick- all elements were considered as opportunities to educate visitors about this unique site.
*In progress* www.winceymills.ca
Designed in conjunction with Nicholas Koppelaar. Renderings by Nick Koppelaar. Commissioned by Wingbury Properties Ltd.
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