DX banks on emerging designers

The Design Exchange, in partnership with the RBC Foundation, fêted the winner and runners-up in this year’s RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition in a ceremony at the DX’s historic Trading Floor. Toronto-based Studio for Architecture and Collaboration (StudioAC), led by Andrew Hill and Jennifer Kudlats, won the $20,000 cash prize, a customized mentorship program and an exhibition at DX. The other finalists were Kfir Gluzberg of Toronto’s Kilogram; Thom Fougere, creative director at Winnipeg home-furnishings manufacturer and retailer EQ3; Toronto landscape and architecture design firm Office Ou; Toronto womenswear designer Avyn of Avyn Studio; and Montreal’s Simon Laliberté, art director, screen printer and founder of BangBang design studio.

Text and photos by David Lasker