ASH OUT OF QUARANTINE Tumbling Ash…New Growth
Saturday January 19th 2013 to Sunday February 17th 2013
January 19 – February 17, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19 | 6-9pm
Part of the Junction Kick-off Weekend for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival
Branches Chandelier in Ash
on display at
The Beau & Bauble | 3092 Dundas Street West
Through Brothers Dressler’s continued exploration and experimentation with ash wood a pattern of growth has emerged. The small sapling is expanding. Its sprawling branches sprouting new buds of glowing light. This wall lighting system is part of their Ash Out of Quarantine project which seeks to bring to light the devastating effect an invasive species will have as Toronto loses nearly a million ash trees to the imported emerald ash borer beetle. Fragments of our cities missing canopy will be salvaged to create different ideas and objects to inspire creativity and awareness.
Brothers Dressler are material-based designers striving to maximize the natural features and strengths of readily available material and working to promote a return to local manufacturing and resources. Their design process uses as much of each material as possible, giving cut-offs and waste streams new life as new objects. As fine craft furniture makers specializing in sustainable design, their purpose is to make furniture that offers the opportunity for the conscious consumer to purchase goods that affect positive change.
Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO) is a not-for-profit, indie design festival happening annually at the end of January. TO DO’s aim is to provide exposure for local and national designers; to foster public understanding and knowledge of the practice of design; and to create an ongoing presence that promotes Canada’s creativity, drawing on great thinkers, practitioners, and educators to deliver an innovative celebration of art and design.
Special thanks to The Indie Ale House for their support and delicious brew!