Ever-popular Studio North and Prototype offer the country’s best glimpse at the stars of tomorrow. In Studio North, more than 60 independent product designers exhibit their custom and one-off creations (including furniture and lighting, glass and ceramics, textiles and décor objects) within a gallery-like setting, while Prototype lets designers unveil innovative and avantgarde pieces that often experiment with cutting-edge materials and techniques. Many of the emerging designers to launch collections at Studio North and Prototype—including MSDS, Jordan Söderberg Mills and Thom Fougere— have gone on to achieve international recognition.
Luvère Studio is an Art and Design concept collective who intertwine nature and technology to produce emotive creations that enhance our relationship with the natural world. They are drawn to concepts emanating from our current changing world, the effects of urbanization, the impact of our ecological footprint and people’s increasing demand for a more sustainable, healthier way of living. The studio’s intention is to create connections with nature and spark a dialogue involving that relationship, how we can move forward merging the natural with the technological. Applying a new approach to each work, their creations bring sculpture into installation, resulting in an alluring experience. Founded by Joel Esposito and Oliver Welton, Luvère Studio is based in Toronto, Canada. Winners of the Wanted Design, Launch Pad for lighting in Manhattan, NYC in 2017, their work has been exhibited again at Wanted Design NYC and in the Canadian by Nature group show at IDS West, Vancouver, in 2018. Their current installation, The Light Cage Duo, can currently be seen at Bulthaup, Toronto.