Scavolini Toronto opens a gallery space to celebrate local makers

Scavolini Toronto brought together seven inspiring makers and opened a gallery that spotlights a selection of handcrafted, locally made art, décor items, lighting and furniture. To celebrate and support the city’s talents during this time, the dedicated gallery space within the Castlefield Design District showroom features work by Anony, Filo Timo, hollis+morris, Lori Harrison, Moss & Lam, Paul Lavoie, and Rekindle.

Anony’s Highwire Chandelier

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As a Toronto-based lighting and product design studio, local manufacturing capabilities and the latest technology are elemental to Anony’s design process. Displayed in the showroom, the studio’s award winning Highwire pendant system features elegant, individually-weighted disks balanced on custom made taut electrical cables that are produced with a matte finish.

Filo Timo’s Signage Elements

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As a fine architectural studio, Filo Timo invents and manufactures fine architectural metalwork. Its products are commissioned works of functional art that embody authentic power. They are the direct translation of the intentions of the world’s most sophisticated brand identities. Filo Timo’s dedicated team of architects, engineers, and craftspeople work collaboratively from concept development to prototyping and fabrication in one seamless process.

The selection of works presented in Scavolini’s showroom are meant to be evocative of what might be possible to do in collaboration with Filo Timo.

Decorative Pieces by hollis+morris

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Being committed to function with a distinctive approach to design, hollis+morris creates handmade furniture and lighting which carefully balances modern and honest designs. Driven by a respect towards natural and honest processes, trademark integrations of solid wood and metal celebrate the inherent strengths of each material, resulting in thoughtful, quality pieces made to last throughout the years.

Paintings by Lori Harrison

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Lori Harrison is a visual artist with a studio practice in Toronto. Lori first gained recognition through her award winning textile and furniture design work, which has been featured in prominent publications such as Design Sponge, Toronto Makes House and Home and others. In 2017 she made the decision to focus solely on her art practice, and since then her work has been steadily gaining interest and acquisitions among private collectors.

She has exhibited her work at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2018, The Artist Project 2018, 2019, curated a group show through Narwhal Art Projects and most recently completed a ten painting commission for a prominent development in Toronto.

Edge Spiral Artwork by Moss & Lam

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Moss & Lam is an art studio established in 1987 by Deborah Moss and Edward Lam. Under the creative direction of Deborah Moss, the team of highly skilled artists create art and objects that appeal to the desire for things that are imaginative, whimsical, beautiful and authentic.

For 30 years Moss & Lam has been commissioned by the world’s leading interior designers and architects to create custom artworks, large-scale bespoke wall surfaces, 3 Dimensional art installations, as well as furniture and accessories for international hospitality and retail luxury brands.

Displayed in the showroom, the Edge Spiral Series examines the tactile and sculptural qualities of paper. Paper is inked and torn by hand and the unique curl of the paper is allowed to express itself as a 3D drawing.

Digital Drawings by Paul Lavoie

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Paul Lavoie is a designer, art director, illustrator, film director and entrepreneur. In the series presented in the gallery, Paul asked: “Why does creativity help at times like this? In isolation we have no choice but to turn inward. Some struggle without the usual social outlets. Creativity can take its place. And everyone can be creative in their own way. Whether baking or sewing, TikTok or Instagram, sharing our creativity provides the connection we are missing. Drawing helps me deal with the stress and fear of uncertainty surrounding how and when this crisis will end. It distracts me from those thoughts and is hugely therapeutic. I draw things that I see from my window, like dog walkers in the park, but also things I imagine to express how I feel or dream about.”

Handcrafted Goods by Rekindle

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Rekindle is about igniting the meaningful connections between people. The art studio wants to bring people together and make memories through shared experiences. One of its main guiding principles is to create “high quality goods that are meant to last”. All of the products are designed and fabricated by a small group of craftspeople.

Works of a ceramic artist Talia Silva will soon be coming to Scavolini’s gallery space, and the collection of Toronto Makers’ installations and unique objects can be explored either in person or virtually.