#13 TMC's reDesign 2012 Press Release

If anyone is wondering and is interested in finding more about what the reDesign 2012 is all about, read the following press release prepared by the TMC. Also, remember to save the date on Wednesday November 7th for the gala - I'll be there too!

July 26, 2012



TORONTO – The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) will present its signature fundraising event and gala, BMO Financial Group reDesign 2012, on Wednesday November 7th, 2012 in the courtyard of Yorkville’s Hazelton Lanes. Developed by the TMC, the second annual reDesign event supports creativity, ingenuity and re-use to produce stellar art and design objects. Forty leading Canadian artists, designers and architects including Thrush Holmes, Jeremy Laing, David Dixon, Hariri Ponterini Architects, Barr Gilmore, and Comrags have been invited to reimagine and refurbish identical Eames-style chairs, generously provided by MORBA, to be sold at this year’s silent auction. reDesign is a cornerstone of the TMC’s annual fundraising activities.

“The Textile Museum of Canada has been amazed by the generosity and innovation of all participating,” said
Executive Director Shauna McCabe, “There has been no limit to the creative brilliance the artists bring to the
task of transforming these iconic designs. The resounding enthusiasm of the city’s creative community and
the overwhelming public response to the unique interdisciplinary styles that result have made reDesign one
of our most important events.”

reDesign challenges Toronto’s most celebrated talent to construct inspired, collectible designs. This year’s
iconic Eames-style furnishings will be transformed by creators Lizz Aston, Bruno Billio, bookhou, Brothers and Sons, Castor, Joy Charbonneau, Farley Chatto, Johnson Chou, Comrags, Creative Matters Inc., Rob Diemert, David Dixon, Stephanie Fortin, Fugitive Glue, Barr Gilmore, Charlene Gilmour, Grant Gilmour, Hariri Ponterini Architects, Grant Heaps, Adam Herst, Hoax Couture, Thrush Holmes, Jeremy Laing, Levitt Goodman Architects, Dennis Lin, MADE, Graeme Marrs, Amanda McCavour, Derek McLeod, MORBA, Tina Morgan, Camal Pirbhai, Meghan Price, Joel Robson, Patricia Roy & Amy Piccinni, Kathryn Walter, Kevin Weiss, Gareth Wilson, and Pam Woodward.

As the Museum’s signature fundraising event, all proceeds from reDesign 2012 support the TMC’s
internationally recognized programs and collections. BMO Financial Group reDesign 2012 will take place on
November 7, 2012, 6:30 – 9:00 pm in the courtyard of Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Toronto. The gala evening will conclude a week-long art preview hosted by Yorkville’s Bonhams auction house where the
designs will be on display from November 2 to 6.

Tickets to the event are $100 and include an evening of complimentary fine food catered by Michael Tong,
premium beer, wine and spirits, and an opportunity to bid on extraordinary objects of art and design. To
purchase tickets, call 416-599-5321 x2246, email marketing@textilemuseum.ca or visit redesign2012.eventbrite.com. The TMC is grateful to BMO Financial Group, MORBA, Bonhams, Hazelton
Lanes, AZURE and Design Lines for their sponsorship and support.

For more information, visit www.textilemuseum.ca, or contact Ozana Gherman, Communications &
Marketing Associate at 416-599-5321 x2239 or ogherman@textilemuseum.ca

1 comment:

  1. i heard about it last year but didn't go. maybe i'll check out this year's gala. sounds like it has a good mix of architects and artists in toronto.