The Fire Tools debuted during a Toronto Design week exhibit “That is Best Which Works Best” presented by Mjölk. The set is now available for purchase through Mjolk’s Toronto showroom and available internationally via their online shop. The Exhibition won a Best in Show award, and the Fire Tools won a Jurors Choice award as well as a Designlines Loves tag.
A series of Tyndall Vessels are also available through Mjolk, and were paired with a backless Shaker bench, and a shaker inspired George Nakashima bench.
The Fire Tools were showcased alongside a variety of original Shaker antiques curated by Mjolk, as well as original designs by Hallgier Homstvedt, John Baker, and Jason Collett.
That Is Best Which Works Best opens to the public today 7pm-9pm. 2959 Dundas Street West
As part of Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Mjolk presents That Is Best Which Works Best, a group exhibition which sets out to examine how past craft movements have informed contemporary practice. By looking towards the Shaker movement, many designers, artisans and craftspeople have found a distinct aesthetic informed by a philosophical practice. January 18-23, 2017.
The Fire tool set is now available via mjolk.ca in both polished brass, and blackened brass.
A living environment for furniture company EQ3 for IDS 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The structure acts as a backdrop for the experiential elements within. Open Jan 19-22, 2017.
We're excited to announce the Mjölk Fire Tools will be launching during the exhibition "That Is Best Which Works Best". The event hosted by Canadian design gallery Mjölk, will open to the public on January 18th as part of the Toronto Design Offsite festival.
It is important to examine how past craft movements have informed contemporary practice. By looking towards the Shaker movement, many designers, artisans, and craftspeople have found a distinct aesthetic informed by a philosophical practice.
This exhibition combines the work of Canadian designer Thom Fougere, Norwegian designer Hallgeir Homstvedt, and musician Jason Collett, along with museum-quality Shaker objects, to play off of each other and facilitate a conversation between antique and modern pieces. Focusing on use and necessity, these designers look to create products which communicate the idea of functional timeless design.
We've been quietly working on a number of exciting projects over the past year. The largest being an 89,000sqft interior renovation located in North Carolina for three furniture companies. The showroom located within the 220 Elm building in Highpoint opened to the public last week. Find details and images of the interior by clicking here.
Also in the works over the past few years has been a number of commissioned pieces for a variety of private and public clients. A new category has been added to the site, 'Commissions'. Find details and images of the interior by clicking here.
This month Thom Fougere Studio was featured in Monocle Magazine's 2016 Design Directory, and listed as Dwell Magazine's 2016 'Young Guns'. Click here to read Dwell's article 'Two Seats are Better Than One' .
In case you weren't able to make it to Milan and visit the Makers+Bakers exhibit at Rossana Orlandi, you can read about it here:
I was also asked to design a new piece for the show which will be posted on the site soon...