Spring thaw (May 01, 2010)

Teknion Vancouver

Teknion opened its redesigned Vancouver showroom recently with a 2010 Winter Olympics — themed event. Guests were invited to design a T-shirt celebrating Olympic athletes. On hand to judge the shirts was Ben Rutledge, part of the Gold Medal — winning men’s 8+ rowing team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
*Photos courtesy of Teknion

1–Roy Collins, Teknion dealer TOPS; Neville Grigg, Heritage Office Furnishings; Carmen Spragg, TOPS; and Chris Simpson, Heritage Office Furnishings.
2–Erin Shanks and Nicola Law, Arris Design; and Iris Moews, Idesign.
3–Gail Tyshynski and Ben Rutledge, GT Consulting; and Christina Duncan and Katerina Litva, K3 Design.
4–Selena D’Onoforio and Joanna Leong, Ashley Pryce Interior Design; and Rebecca Bertrand, interior designer at SSDG Interiors.

Hirschberg’s hospitality

Martin Hirschberg of Hirschberg Design Group, one of Toronto’s most prolific hospitality designers, likes to draw even when he’s not creating restaurants. Meet the Family, a collection of his vividly coloured, humorous illustrations, recently opened at local gallery Spazio Dell’ Arte.

1–2B1 photo agency co-owners Donald Gillies and Donna Maclachlan.
2–Michael Carpentier, CEO, bigtrucktv.com, an online media company for trucking and transportation; Alexis Jardin, painter in acrylics; Matti Gidilevich, modelling agent at Elite; Ric Little, VP and creative director at Mamone & Partners; and Rob Plomer, director of sales at photography agency 2B1.
3–Exhibition curator Asha Hodura, executive producer at branding agency Mamone & Partners; Martin Hirschberg; and Gerry Mamone, owner of the gallery, which also doubles as his agency office.