Canada’s Largest Must-See Design Festival #TODO18 Kicks Off In Toronto
Canada’s largest design festival TODO18 is coming to Toronto today and bringing over 120 events, exhibits and installations to the city, as well as engaging discussions focusing on such topics as architecture, graphic design and fashion. If you’re into one of these disciplines, chances are this event will blow you away.
For 8 years the festival has been bringing Toronto’s creative community together to celebrate design in a big way. The main idea behind the concept is to take design out of the studio and into the city and make it accessible to the general public.
The festival kicks off today, January 15, with TODO’s Festival Party taking place in the LightForm showroom and warehouse from 7:00 pm — 11:00 pm, where you will be able to see the first installation by a visual artist Jordan Söderberg Mills. According to the artist, the installation is his vision of String Theory, which revolves around ideas of quantum theory, differences between perceptual and objective realities, and reveals unseen dimensions of light and colour.
To celebrate the opening night TODO invited some of the best Toronto designers, architects, artists and craftspeople recognized both nationally and internationally and even DJ’s, (which means dancing will be involved too.) And the best part about the festival is that you can actually interact with all these people face-to-face and learn lots about their concepts and modern art in general, so don’t miss out!
The festival runs from January 15th to January 21st. To find more about the festival schedule, locations and installations, click here.
Check out some of the installations below:
Join us here at #YongeStClair for Day One of #TODO18! From now until Jan 21st you’ll have the opportunity to experience three immersive installations from @ibi_group, @superkularchitecture and @gensler_toronto! We also suggest you take the time to sign up for one of the @todesignoffsite talks and tours happening in the neighbourhood as well. For more details on our programming, please visit yongestclair.ca today! #spacebetweenysc
The window installation, 'Beyond the Surface' by @safourazahedi, is part of an experimental design series exploring geometry and its potential as a contemporary universal design language. Fractal geometry and 2D patterns create 3D spatial experiences reflecting unity in multiplicity. #TODO18 . Check it out Festival Week at @enticelounge . #todo18 #torontodesign #designweek #art #design #toronto #todesignoffsite #designoffsite #todesignoffsite2018
We are proud to present "Mountain Fold: an exploration in folded glass" during @todesignoffsite. The installation sees fragile glass carefully folded and shaped like a vernacular file folder, and then hung in suspended animation in a floor-to-ceiling installation. Location: @craftontario 1106 Queen Street West Dates: January 13 – 28 Photo: @nchasedesigns #todesignoffsite #todo2018 #glass #folder #installations #design #designweek #screen #luxury #festivalfavorite #interiordesign #craft #torontodesign #designweek #art #todesignoffsite2018
It’s Day one of #TODO18. What will you check out before coming to the Festival Party tonight? Going to be around Ossington and College? Check out the Nubo light at Anti Vice Juicery. . For the full Festival schedule check out the site: todesignoffsite.com (link also in bio) . #todo18 #torontodesign #designweek #art #design #toronto #todesignoffsite #designoffsite #todesignoffsite #nubolight #antivicejuicery @antivicejuicery @nubo_light
Are you going to attend TODO18 festival this week? Let us know in the comments!
Featured image: Instagram/ @toartcity
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