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Come Up To My Room
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Lobby installation by Rina Grosman and Vivien Cheng
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Zip tie installation by Mark McLean
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Room 212 by Rob Southcott
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Room 206 by Jen Prather and Steph Mansolf (Cyborgesses)
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Room 202 by Jana Macalik, John Peterson and Diana Watters
Come Up To My Room (on until Sunday, January 30) is, without a doubt, design week's most diverse show and it's something of a miracle that so many different points of view look so well curated year-after-year. When participants apply to do up one of the Gladstone's (1214 Queen West) second floor hotel rooms or public spaces, they don't propose that they're going to turn the suite into a human-sized bird's nest or a mod, mirrored funhouse (both installations from CUTMR shows past).
Instead, they simply present a portfolio of their work and the curatorial team trusts the designers, studios and students they accept to live up to and exceed their past performances. The approach makes for an always-surprising, sometimes-stupifying but never-slacking mix of design gone wild.