Intersection at the Design Exchange

Last Friday Barbara and I attended Intersection, a gala event at the Design Exchange, Canada’s design museum.  The annual event also happened to coincide with the museums grand scale re-launch. Patrons mingled through the events many art installations, including one by Douglas Coupland. 


Design Exchange Intersection
The event also featured a silent auction, in which Canadian architects and designers crafted one-of-a-kind interior design pieces. One of the more interesting pieces was a light fixture by fashion designer Philip Sparks. He said his piece was inspired by the way bowties are tied. Barbara bid on the piece, but was sadly outbid after we left.
Philip Sparks bow tie light
 Later, we were whisked up a secret elevator to sample a food tasting by Parkdale’s resto-bar Parts and Labour. Beef tartare, Atlantic salmon caviar and a chocolate truffle-like dessert were served to guests down an elongated dark table. With our stomachs full, Barb and I enjoyed the rest of our night dancing and sipping pomegranate vodka martinis, carefully concocted with Absolut Elyx, one of the event’s many sponsors. 

Design Exchange Intersection parts and labour
The event was perhaps my favourite night out in the past few months. Not only thanks to the art, food, and drink, but also in part to people in attendance: the young and old, the fashion crowd, benefit hoppers, and the art scene; the crowd was equally as unique and diverse as the art installations themselves.
Check out some photos from the event below.

Design Exchange Intersection

Design Exchange Intersection

Design Exchange Intersection

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