In January 2015 WantedDesign brought together five U.S. cities to Toronto for a series of American boxes to participate in the “Outside the Box” concept for TO DO. Under the theme of "Breaking the Ice" WantedDesign collaborated with local correspondents from New York, Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles and Chicago assembling an unexpected selection of objects to fit in five unique boxes that were exhibited at the DWR Toronto studio.
In the spirit of “breaking the ice” Darin Montgomery of urbancase curated a collection of objects from the Seattle design community that encourage social interaction in the form of having a meal or drink with others. The selected products represented a range of the aesthetic styles and variety of materials utilized by design studios in Seattle. A machined solid brass bottle opener from Iacoli & McAllister is a nod to Seattle’s industrial and manufacturing history while Grain’s terra cotta bowl draws influence from the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Other studios participating include, Ladies & Gentlemen, fruitsuper, urbancase, Graypants, Sarah Loertscher, Brian Beck Studios, and John Hogan.
See more at: http://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wd2015/wanted-design-calendar/toronto-design-offsite-festival/#sthash.c5dry7RL.dpuf