February 24, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Museum of Vancouver | Vancouver, BC
Join BC Wood for a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Jaime Gillin, editor of Gray Magazine,
exploring the “softer side of wood” and its creative applications for interiors, furnishings,
architecture, and art. Hear about the process of design as it relates to the products we live and
interact with, rather than the structures we inhabit. Bring your questions!
In conjunction with the panel discussion, the submissions from BoConcept and Emily Carr’s
Student Design Competition will be showcased. This display will feature innovative approaches to
designing with wood to create stools. The pieces will be on display prior to the panel discussion
will allow the public to engage with talented young designers and get the discussion going!
Wood has played an essential part of the human experience since the beginning of civilization. Wood as a material has been used in a myriad of ways; in structures, décor, furniture and art, as it presents to the builder and artisan a multitude of possibilities for expression. As a natural living material, wood transforms with time and records its history along these transformations. As an element that can be readily manipulated by hand, wood forms the basis of many inspirational designs. And as a natural infinite resource, it has become the focal point of a discussion around sustainability in design and construction.