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TO Design Offsite: Day 2

Here’s what to see and do today at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival:

Film: Eames The Architect and The Painter
Date: January 21, 7-10 pm
Location: Herman Miller Canada Showroom
Admission: Free

‘Eames: The Architect and The Painter’ is a film dedicated to exploring the lives of Charles and Ray Eames — the husband-and-wife team who profoundly affected the world of design. Narrated by James Franco, the film brings to light a virgin cache of archival material, visually stunning films, love letters, photographs and artifacts produced in mind boggling volume by Charles and Ray with their talented staff during the hypercreative forty-year epoch of the Eames Office.

Digital Promises
Artist presentations: January 21, 6 pm
Location: Artscape Triangle Gallery
Admission: Free

Digital design promises flawless repeatability, effortless customization, and an array of complex shapes never before possible. However, the process of bringing a digital model into material reality requires more than pushing the start button. ‘Digital Promises’ is a collection of furniture, jewelry and visual art, which explore the methods, processes and products of designers at the leading edge of digitally-mediated production: 3-D printing, CNC, laser cutting, CAD, and parametric modelling. Featuring sixteen Toronto-based and international designers, the show provides a rare window on both the design process and the technical construction details of the objects displayed. Artists include Ian Devenney, Scott Eunson, Arthur Hash, Gregory Phillips, Stacklab, Rob Southcott and more. digitalpromises.org

PechaKucha Night Toronto Vol. 28
Date: January 21, 7-10 pm
Location: Design Within Reach
Admission: Free

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for creative people to meet, network and show their work in public. Today, there are over 700 cities around the world that host PechaKucha events. Drawing from a Japanese term for the sound of chit-chat, PechaKucha is a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. Presenters have six minutes and 40 seconds to talk along 20 images that forward automatically. pechakucha.org/cities/toronto

Terreform ONE (Open Network Ecology)
Bruce Hinds Exhibit Tour: January 21, 6:30 pm
Location: Onsite [at] OCAD U
Admission: Free

Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a New York based design group that promotes environmentally conscious urban planning. It draws together a team of experts from different disciplines that include architecture, landscape, urban design, biology, engineering and art, thinking across perspectives and disciplines to explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. Through their projects and outreach programs, they develop innovative solutions and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water. The works featured in this exhibition at Onsite [at] OCAD U highlight their interest in incorporating living organisms in design, and advancing the notion of sustainability beyond a popularized mainstream rhetoric. terreform.org

To see more openings and events, visit todesignoffsite.com. Produced in partnership with Toronto Design Offsite. 

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