Join the DX this season for an unprecedented series of talks and discussions featuring internationally celebrated designers and homegrown heroes. Tickets can be purchased via www.dx.org.
Long Live Colour! A conversation with JONATHAN ADLER Presented by KOHLER
Wednesday February 20, 2013 – 5:30pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality, Jonathan Adler will be visiting Toronto for the first time to celebrate KOHLER Colours and discuss his unique perspectives on design, collaboration and colour. Jonathan will also speak about his design philosophy, along with his commitment to craftsmanship and irreverent luxury. $20 (Ticket includes admission to the Happy Show) / $10 for DX Members.
C’MON GET HAPPY: Happy People and What They Know
Tuesday February 26, 2013- 6:30 pm
Join the DX for a rapid-fire session focusing on the topic of happiness, featuring the city’s most celebrated designers, architects and creatives.
Moderator: Gabe Gonda, Editor, Arts, The Globe and Mail
Speakers: Jorn Weisbrodt, Artistic Director, Luminato; Interior Designer Christine Ralphs, Lloyd Ralphs Design; Architect Ralph Giannone, Giannone Petricone Architects; Actress/Producer Arsinee Khanjian; Landscape Architect, Claude Cormier Architect; Meg Graham, Superkul; Graphic Designers Vanessa Eckstein and Marta Cutler of Blok Design; Fine Artist & Illustrator, Gary Taxali. $15 (Ticket includes admission to the Happy Show) / Free for DX Members.
Ron Arad: What was your question? Presented by PQ Eyewear & Karir Eyewear
March 12, 2013 – 5:30pm
This March, join highly influential industrial designer, graphic designer and architect, Ron Arad, in the DX Library. Arad’s experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide and his radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture, have put him at the forefront of contemporary design.
The Tel-Aviv-born visionary is renowned for his collaborative creations for international brands, including including Kartell, Vitra, Moroso, Alessi, Cappellini, Cassina, WMF and Magis, amongst others. Along with a number of public art pieces, his architectural feats include: Y’s (Yohji Yamamoto) ﬂagship store in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan (2003); Hotel Duomo in Rimini, Italy (2006); Maserati Headquarters Showroom in Italy (2003); the Selfridges Technology Hall in London (2001). Arad and his work have been celebrated in the world’s most influential cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Centre, de Pury & Luxembourg, Galerie der Moderne, Munich and more, as well as published in close to a dozen books.
Arad visits Toronto for the launch of PQ Eyewear exclusively presented by KARIR EYEWEAR to talk about this innovative collection – inspired by Le Corbusier and animal vertebrae – along with his work and vision. $15 / Free for DX Members. Limited tickets available, advance registration is recommended.
Giulio Cappellini Presented by AZURE
March 19, 2013 – 6:30pm
Iconic Italian furniture manufacturer, avant-garde contemporary designer and talent headhunter (responsible for the discovery of both Marcel Wanders and Japser Morrison), Giulio Cappellini, has set the standard for modern design. You can find many of his classic collection pieces in museums around the world. In town to judge the esteemed AZ Awards presented by AZURE Magazine, he will be taking the stage on the DX’s historic trading floor to discuss his work with up-and-coming designers, how he has influenced them, and helped them evolve into today’s most celebrate furniture designers. $15 / Free for DX Members. Limited tickets available, advance registration is recommended.