Entries Tagged as 'Design'

Geometric Street Art

Oct 23, 2014

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I have always been fascinated with optical illusions and more specifically impossible figures that use geometric or isometric shapes. New York street artist Aakash Nihalani creates bold geometric paintings and installations that interact with their environments using various mediums. His outdoor works are usually created using tape in various colours to create patterns or designs which often use forced perspective. The images of the installations often include people interacting with the artwork to create the forced perspective or enhance the illusion. You can see more of his work on his blog.

 

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Generation Art Launch Event

Oct 9, 2014

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Now in its second round, EQ3 has developed a limited edition product line in support of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Generation Art, featuring winning artwork submitted by seven emerging Canadian artists of all ages. The winning pieces were selected from hundreds of entries that reflected on the theme Celebrating Canadian Diversity.

 

Winners clockwise from top left: James Culleton, Andrew Lee,  Johanne Laventure, Tristen West, Selina Wong, Andrew Dick, Melanie Kane.

Winners clockwise from top left: James Culleton, Andrew Lee, Johanne Laventure, Tristen West, Selina Wong, Andrew Dick, Melanie Kane.

Just a few weeks ago on September 23rd, EQ3 launched Generation Art with a special event that took place at EQ3’s Flagship location in Toronto’s Liberty Village. EQ3 flew in all winning artists from all corners of Canada to Toronto for a 4-day trip for two to attend the launch event and enjoy the local sites.

 

All seven Generation Art contributing artists

All seven Generation Art contributing artists

 

Artists got the chance to meet one another and check out how EQ3 reinterpreted their work for the new product line.

 

 

 

FMJF Director of Communications and Programs Peter Flegel with Generation Art winning artist James Culleton

FMJF Director of Communications and Programs Peter Flegel with Generation Art winning artist James Culleton

 

EQ3 President and CEO Peter Teilmann with FMJF Co-Founder Jean Daniel Lafond

EQ3 President and CEO Peter Tielmann with FMJF Co-Founder and Co-Chair Jean-Daniel Lafond.

 

EQ3′s Peter Tielmann and FMJF’s Jean-Daniel Lafond addressed media, winners and special guests with a warm welcome and encouraged those in attendance to purchase a Generation Art gift that gives back this holiday season.

 

 

 

This year, Generation Art is made up of pillows, ottomans, beanbags, paper napkins, ceramics mugs and serving platters.

 

 


 

Generation Art is available now at the EQ3 flagship location in Toronto’s Liberty Village – 3-51 Hanna Avenue. Look for the line at all Canadian locations and online at EQ3.com December 1, 2014.

 

All proceeds raised from the sale of the product line will be reinvested into FMJF’s programs for underserved youth. Learn more about Generation Art and EQ3’s commitment to the Michaëlle Jean Foundation here.

 

Geekanoids Review the Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair

Jul 9, 2014

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We all know the importance of using an ergonomic task chair at the office; and, most of us even know why. But, do any of us really know how?

 

Even with an intuitive design such as the EQ3+ Herman Miller Mirra 2 Chair, we still might have questions about chair settings and proper positioning of the arm rests, seat and lumbar support.

 

That’s why we love the Mirra 2 Chair video review Dave published, earlier this week, on his popular YouTube Channel Geekanoids. Dave was in a cycle of going through a chair a year, when he decided it was time to invest in a quality task chair from Herman Miller - the original Mirra).

 

He’s had the chair for years, and just recently upgraded to the new Mirra 2 Chair. Dave’s video shows off the features of his new chair, and how to actually use all of them. So, whether you’re debating the investment or just want to make the most of your existing task chair, this video’s for you!

 

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Learn more about the Mirra 2 Chair here.

EQ3 Creative Director’s Apartment in The Globe and Mail

Jun 7, 2014

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Have you picked up a copy of The Globe and Mail today? Inside you’ll find a great story on EQ3′s Creative Director Thom Fougere and the apartment he shares with his girlfriend, and EQ3′s Casegoods Product Developer, Madi Cash.

 

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Living room in the apartment of Thom Fougere (EQ3 Creative Director) and Madi Cash (EQ3 Casegoods Product Developer)

 

Thom and Madi’s tastes are equally impeccable, and their apartment is a beautiful reflection of that. In a recent interview we did with EQ3′s Product Development Team, Enri (EQ3′s Upholstery Product Developer) called it an ‘art exhibit.’ It was a joke, of course, but he wasn’t far off. Thom and Madi have filled their apartment with a finely curated collection of art, books and objects; everything is intentional and everything means something to the couple.

 

This is particularly evident in the living room – the hub of Thom and Madi’s apartment – where they’ve combined furniture designed by Thom with classic design pieces, meaningful and functional objects such as the watering can (displayed in the background), and artwork created by a friend.

 

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Furniture includes Thom’s own designs – such as the Tyndall Coffee Table – a classic TON Bentwood Chair, and an EQ3 Reverie Sofa.

 

You can find the full story on this living room, and why it’s Thom’s favourite in the apartment, in today’s printed copy of the Globe and Mail. You can also read it online here.

Table for 1200

Jun 2, 2014

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This past weekend Carla and Nina, from EQ3′s Accessory Product Development team, took their skills to the streets of Winnipeg, Canada as part of Table for 1200 - a pop-up outdoor dining experience celebrating the local design scene.

 

The event was an initiative by award-winning, Canadian architecture firm 5468796 Architecture and StorefrontMB, with food organized by the co-founders of the RAW:almond winter pop-up restaurant. People from all over the city joined together to be entertained and to engage in a conversation about the value of architecture and design.One hundred and fifty tables of 8 were set up to  form one 1200 foot long table. The tables lined Provencher Bridge, a prominent structure on the Red River that overlooks Winnipeg’s downtown skyline, The Forks historic meeting place, and the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights (the latter is set to open this Fall 2014).

 

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Carla and Nina were assigned co-captains of one table of eight, and were in charge of the table’s design and hosting the table’s guests. Here, Nina talks briefly about the design concept her and Carla came up with, and what inspired it:

 

“We chose to work with a variety of textiles, as we felt they were representative of Winnipeg’s different cultures coming together. Our knowledge of textiles supplied us with the idea, as each piece is unique in its materiality, weave and production process. The folds in which the fabrics meet symbolize the ways we come together. Sometimes we meet in small ways, and sometimes we come together in a much bigger way, like Table for 1200. Our table was a mosaic of fabric like Winnipeg is a mosaic of culture. We’re very proud to be one small part of such a diverse city.”  - Nina, EQ3 Accessory Product Developer

 

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Image Sources: All photographs credited to Carla Zacharias and Nina Quark

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