Last November, Avenuechallenged local designers to build anything they wanted for the modern home with just two constraints: it must be functional and it can’t exceed four feet in any dimension. So, basically, no behemoth ornaments to trip over en route to the kitchen.
From a shortlist of chairs and stools, hanging lamps and coffee tables, a wall hook and a peppermill, five winning designs were chosen based on originality, usefulness and execution.
Our judges for the first annual Design Inside the Box competition included the editors ofAvenue; Robert Lederer, associate professor of the University of Alberta’s industrial design department; Adriean Koleric, president of the Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association; Kevin Porter, chair of NAIT’s environmental design technology department; and Sheri Krug, member and former chair of the design collective MADE Edmonton.
>>Lounge Chair by Robert Faulkner
>>Wormhole to Another Plane by Chris Kubash
>> Sweet Nothing Shelf by Carla Gusek and Wilson Loh
>> Ball Chair by Terry Frost
>> T-102 by Tyler Vreeling