project: Lunch room furniture for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Toronto location.

design objectives: One of the primary stipulation of the co-op was that the furniture created for their new store be fabricated in a manner that was as friendly to the environment as feasible. The commission called for four tables, sixteen chairs and a couch with ottomans. The tables are inlayed with graphic symbols of the environments in which we play in the outdoors and can be nested together, reflecting an environment in which furniture is invariably in flux. The finishing of furniture represents one the greatest environmental impacts in the industry and as such was done with waterborne finishes and powder coats to reduce harmful byproducts.

materials: Baltic birch plywood, aspenite wafer board, steel, vinyl, waterborne finishes.