Patricia Gray crafts some of the city’s most elegant interiors including False Creek’s Erickson project and John Travolta’s Vancouver pad, but in her own Alberni Street townhouse, creativity is the freedom to make mistakes. The idea that gender is no longer just a biological and natural fact, but rather a cultural issue opens up interesting perspectives for what design after design might be. But to address the question of gender in design in an objective and balanced manner, we first need to examine the great removal of the female gender perpetrated during the twentieth century.
Cult products of the ‘Made in Italy’ tradition are analysed in order to fully understand ‘aesthetic sensibility’ – one of the main features of the world-renowned Italian style, and showcased at the most important annual event in the international furniture design calendar, the Salone del Mobile Exhibition in Milano, Italy.
The Skipjack design studio utilizes many shipboard items that are removed from retired ships in foreign and domestic shipyards as well as natural materials such as locally found driftwood, boards and vintage fisherman’s materials to produce one of a kind nautical/coastal furniture and furnishings!
Graphic representation in the form of renderings, 3D printing, and the creation of small prototypes further assist their ability to design and visualise products in connection with space or location, and accurately evaluate their functional and ergonomic properties.
Priced at $32.95 if you just want the buckle or with a Italian leather snap belt (in a variety of finishes) for an extra $24.95 for a total of $54.95, about one half the price of what competitors are selling it for and not available except as a package!