Textile Museum of Canada announces 2012 signature fundraising event

The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) will present its signature fundraising event and gala, BMO Financial Group reDesign 2012, on Wednesday November 7th, 2012 in the Oval Square of the Shops at Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville. Developed by the TMC, the second annual reDesign event supports creativity, ingenuity and reuse to produce stellar art and design objects. Forty leading Canadian artists, designers and architects including Thrush Holmes, Jeremy Laing, David Dixon, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Barr Gilmore, and Comrags have been invited to reimagine and refurbish identical Eames-style chairs, generously provided by MORBA, to be sold at this year’s silent auction. reDesign is a cornerstone of the TMC’s annual fundraising activities.

“The Textile Museum of Canada has been amazed by the generosity and innovation of all participating,” said Executive Director Shauna McCabe, “There has been no limit to the creative brilliance the artists bring to the task of transforming these iconic designs. The enthusiasm of the city’s creative community and the public celebration of the unique interdisciplinary styles that result have made reDesign one of our most important events.”

reDesign 2012 challenges Toronto’s most celebrated talent to construct inspired, collectible designs. This year’s iconic Eames-style furnishings will be transformed by creators Lizz Aston, Bruno Billio & Barr Gilmore, bookhou, Brothers + Sons, Castor, Joy Charbonneau & Derek McLeod, Farley Chatto, Johnson Chou, Comrags, Creative Matters Inc., Rob Diemert, David Dixon, Stephanie Fortin, Fugitive Glue, Charlene Gilmour, Grant Gilmour, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Grant Heaps, Adam Herst, Hoax Couture, Thrush Holmes, Jeremy Laing, Levitt Goodman Architects with Hot Pop, Dennis Lin, MADE, Graeme Marrs, Amanda McCavour, MORBA, Tina Morgan, Camal Pirbhai, Meghan Price, Joel Robson, Patricia Roy & Amy Piccinni, Kathryn Walter, Kevin Weiss, Gareth Wilson and Pam Woodward.

As the Museum’s signature fundraising event, all proceeds from reDesign 2012 support the TMC’s internationally recognized programs and collections. reDesign 2012 will take place on November 7, 2012, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm in the courtyard of the Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Toronto. The gala evening will conclude a week-long art preview hosted by Yorkville’s Bonhams auction house where the designs will be on display from November 2 to 6, 2012. Images will be updated regularly and can be seen here: www.textilemuseum.ca/microsites/reDesign2012/About.html.   

Tickets to the event are $100 and include an evening of complimentary fine food catered by Michael Tong, premium beer, wine and spirits, and an opportunity to bid on extraordinary objects of art and design. To purchase tickets, call 416-599-5321 x2246, please e-mail development@textilemuseum.ca or visit http://redesign2012.eventbrite.com.