Get to know the DX
April 2, 2012
This past month, we announced industry innovator, Shauna Levy’s presidency at the Design Exchange. What a thrill to be working with such a visionary once again!
As Canada’s Design Museum, the DX offers intriguing exhibits, cultural activities and programs for youth and adults, and one-of-a-kind speakers and events.
Did you know about the centre’s Permanent Collection? It’s time to check it out.
Aiming to preserve Canada’s rich industrial design heritage, the Design Exchange began informally collecting objects in 1991.
Talk about a highlight of Canadian design… the collection has grown to include over 1000 significant pieces, spanning over six decades, including an original Cord Chair, designed by Jacques Guillon in the 1953 (as seen above).
The design was revealed to the world one year later at the Milan Triennial, featuring salvaged materials - airplane wings and parachute cording - to construct the framework.
40 years from the date it was last produced, the Cord Chair was re-issued by Toronto based furniture manufacturer, Avenue Road, paying ultimate tribute to this father of Canadian industrial design.
Visit the DX to learn more about iconic pieces of furniture in the timeline of Canadian design and stay tuned for expanded, world-renowned programming coming soon.
For more information visit www.dx.org @DesignExchange