August 16, 2018

Community Agency and Stacklab Think Green for Toronto’s Design Exchange Museum

Amid recycled wood chips and pine seedlings planted in glass vials strung from biodegradable polymer fishing line, winding maple plaques told the story of how natural wood makes its way into homes. The next EDIT is scheduled for spring 2020. Photography by Alex Willms.

35 designers, engineers, and artisans led by Community Agency’s Joseph Nanni and Stacklab’s Jeffrey Forrest

65 LED segments

4,870 pine seedlings

6 days to install

625 square feet

For the Toronto festival EDIT (Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology), hosted by the Design Exchange, “The Wild Abode,” a houselike installation by Community Agency and Stacklab, explored the future of forests and wooden construction. Photography by David Lipnowski.
Salvaged twigs zip-tied together and around an existing structural column were among the installation’s natural elements. Photography by Alex Willms.
Displayed in an 1890 former soap factory, the structure’s color-changing LEDs were topped by a painted poplar-plywood lattice. Photography by Stacklab.
The system’s simple plug-and-play connections allowed cables to connect multiple modules. Photography by Stacklab.
Lightframe, an LED system by Stacklab and Jonathan Enns, began as a prototype. Photography by Stacklab.

See more from the July 2018 issue of Interior Design.

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