I happened to be on Queen Street West yesterday just as gallery owner Clint Roenisch was unveiling Dossier, a collection of objects and furniture from the 2014 graduating class of Furniture Craft & Design at Sheridan College. The show is part of this year’s Toronto Design Offsite Festival, which runs tandem to Canada’s biggest design fair, IDS 14, opening tomorrow night with the annual gala party then running Saturday and Sunday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre ($22). Yes, it’s cold outside — it’s January in the Great White North, after all — but that’s no excuse to miss the biggest week on this city’s design calendar.
As for Dossier I was very impressed by Kevin Jones’s Daily Rush bar chair (below left) and by Cristyan Leathley’s Core Lamp. It’s a good show with lots of promising young talent. And be sure not to miss the Gladstone Hotel‘s always excellent Come Up To My Room, featuring 25 installations by 40 artists. Get out and see what’s hot, what’s new, what’s next.