Industrial Design
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with designer Rob Southcott

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with designer Rob Southcott

The next interview with Toronto Design Offsite Festival contributors is with Toronto-based industrial designer, Rob Southcott.  Mason Journal had a chance to speak with Rob to learn more about his process, product and approach to designing his objects. Mason Journal: How do you describe your craft/practice? Rob Southcott: I’m an industrial artist who aims to... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with curator and designer Erin Mccutcheon

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with curator and designer Erin Mccutcheon

In part eight of the Mason Journal interview series with Toronto Design Offsite Festival organizers, we speak with Erin Mccucheon, a designer and curator of the highly anticipated Capacity show.  In conversation with Erin, we learn how Capacity is proving support to female designers, how Toronto Design Offsite is impacting the Canadian design industry, and... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with designer Derek McLeod

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with designer Derek McLeod

Mason Journal recently spoke with Derek McLeod, a Toronto-based designer of furniture and objects, and joins the interview series with Toronto Design Offsite Festival contributors.  We learn from Derek how Canada can develop a stronger international design identity, how local and national festivals compare to those internationally, and how Toronto Design Offsite Festival strengthens the... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with design and curator Ange-Line Tetrault

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with design and curator Ange-Line Tetrault

We continue our Toronto Design Offsite Festival interview series with conversation with Ange-Line Tetrault, a product designer and contributing organizer for the Festival. In her interview with Mason Journal, Ange-Line describes her role as curator of Not Forkchops, and the contribution of her personal work as part of Woman King Collective for Come Up To... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with Shaun Moore and Julie Nicolson of MADE

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with Shaun Moore and Julie Nicolson of MADE

In part three of our twelve-part interview series with Toronto Design Offsite Festival designers and artists, Mason Journal speaks with Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson, the owners of Made:  a retail shop providing Canadian-focused furniture and objects in Toronto’s west-end.  As founding members of the Festival, Shaun and Julie share their insight on the state... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with maker Tomas Rojcik

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with maker Tomas Rojcik

Stronghold (2012).  In collaboration wtih Chris Charuk and Steven Wilson.  Photo credit: Chris Charuk.   In Mason Journal’s second feature interview with Toronto Design Offsite Festival designers and artists, we speak with a maker who steadily perches between tradition and technology.  The Toronto-based, Tomas Rojcik, explains where he developed his skill set, how advances in... continue reading