We’re Watching:

February 19th, 2009

We’re watching: Toronto based designer Rob Southcott, a graduate of OCAD’s Industrial design program. Ever since IDS 09 we’ve been thinking about Rob Southcott’s Community chest, arguably one of the most talked about Prototypes. We wanted to take a further look into his designs and showcase his very impressive portfolio.


An IDS 09 favorite:  Community was the inspiration for this article. Made from selected pieces of reclaimed lumber Community symbolizes our multiculturalism, a reoccurring theme in Southcott’s recent works.


United We Stand is a striking piece made up of Interlocking molded birch plywood. These organic lines remind me of vines struggling to reach the sky in an attempt to be nurtured by the sun. “United we stand”  is a very fitting title since the interlocked branches gain support from each other to hold the branches in place and keep the chairs sturdy.


Totem Cups are a modern interpretation of an early Native American tradition, we ask ourselves is this a tribute to a dying artform? Or Native American culture being overrun by Western society’s obsession with coffee?
Available at imm-living.com for $59.99


As We Cascade is comprised of cocoon like birch shades formed into a clustered hanging light (available in different lengths, number of lights, and stains).
inquire at Made.

rob-southcott must stash

mustStash A must have for mustache enthusiats (I know there are a few of you out there), this quirky chest adds a bit of whimsy to the utilitarian everyday dresser. Made from birch ply, a reoccurring vehicle for Southcott’s work.

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