October 21, 2015
by Elsa Lam
Toronto’s Design Exchange has announced its annual gala, DX Intersection:Kismet, to be held November 7, 2015.
DX Intersection is a vital and preeminent annual fundraising event for Design Exchange that is anticipated and attended by hundreds of art, fashion, design and philanthropic guests. Each year, DX celebrates a Canadian individual or partnership that exemplifies creativity, outstanding talent, and innovative vision.
In 2015, we recognize and honour a partnership that has risen to international acclaim and influence. Design Exchange is delighted to announce George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg, founders of Yabu Pushelberg, as the DXI 2015 Awardees.
The name of the gala—Kismet—refers to the synthesis of two fates: when paths cross to create a purposeful, intuitive, and meaningful union. Kismet celebrates the serendipitous partnership that has risen to international acclaim and influence. In 1972, two Ontario natives, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, were brought to Toronto’s Ryerson University for reasons that can be loosely linked to kismet. The same stroke of fate brought them together a few years later, and would mark the start of an abiding partnership in business and in life.
More than four decades later, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg oversee one of the most recognized design firms in the world. The Yabu Pushelberg studios redefine how the world sees and experiences the built environment. The work is designed collectively; it is imaginative, thoughtful, and honest, while continuously moving between the rational and the intuitive. It is this interchangeability of their individual roles that in unison, is distinctive. George and Glenn’s partnership is peerless, and their leaders in the design world. Dedicated to delivering the unexpected, they constantly shift visual paradigms with each completed project, the end result eliciting an emotional resonance in the user.
Tickets and further information are available at http://dxkismet.com/.