On view at the Design Exchange Toronto from March 7 to April 23.
New York- based industrial designer Stephen Burks and his studio, Readymade Projects, have been showing their work Stephen Burks: Man Made Toronto since the new year at the exhibition hall of the Toronto Design Exchange. Collaborating with artisans in the developing world he transforms raw and recycled materials into clever, usable products. Man Made Toronto brings social, cultural and economic benefit to people in many remote locations by linking their products with the distribution and marketing of design brands like Artecnica, Cappellini and Moroso. In doing so, he also introduces new forms and aesthetics to contemporary design in the industrialized world.
Through his project, Burks asks the public to consider these unique Senegalese basket lamps, shelving, tables and other interior products as true hybrids of two cultures.
Man Made Toronto is presented by Wedge Curatorial Projects and the Design Exchange. In collaboration with Chevalier Edition.
Photos courtesy of the Design Exchange