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Shift - Textile Museum of Canada Auction

Toronto artists, designers, and architects were involved in a project to re-imagine 40 Eames-style chairs, to be sold at auction. The auction took place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Shops at Hazelton Lanes in Toronto. Proceeds from the sale will support the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibitions, collections, and public programs.

“Given an iconic chair, our intentions were to imbue the chair with greater meaning and function through the elements of surprise and wonder. We set about to deconstruct the chair, creating an environment of illusion, shifting perceptions, and hyper-functionality.”

Johnson Chou Inc. would like to thank the following collaborators who generously donated their time and materials in support of the Textile Museum:

Matrix Metals – prototyping

Ken Roy Johnson – metal structure

Treehouse Furniture Company – millwork

T&S Dacor – curtains

Louis Interior – upholstery

Bazay Blacksmithing – painting

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