THE CONCEPT: MADE’s Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson ask 42 different architects, artists and craftspeople to reflect on design’s new economy in their Assets & Values-themed event in the heart of the financial district at Commerce Court West. Textile work stands out this year, especially Bev Hisey’s topographical carpet and Kerry Croghan’s wilderness-print pillows.
LOOK FOR: Rob Southcott, who has pieces in more design shows than we can count, repurposes an antique chest with a coat of teal paint that reveals its former condition through an intricate surface treatment. Heyday Design creates pendant lights in the shapes of chunky cast-off cellphones.
THE PARTY: Was Wednesday night, but you can still Walk & Talk with eight of Radiant Dark’s designers on Sunday. (January 24) between noon and 1 pm.
Thursday to Sunday (January 21 to 24) at Commerce Court West (199 Bay). Free admission. madedesign.ca/radiantdark.