Last night, Toronto-based design duo Lateral Architecture celebrated the opening of their THICK2D exhibition at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, much to the delight of the city’s most ardent architecture and design enthusiasts. Focusing on issues of space, functionality, and the role of the designer, the show encourages a reconsideration of several uses of domestic and exurban space.
As their moniker might imply, Lateral’s Lola Sheppard and Mason White—professors at Waterloo and U of T, respectively—provide solutions to design conundrums you’ve probably never even imagined. Yet upon experiencing these pieces, unexpected aesthetic questions arise. Pictured above, the Soft Shelf redefines wall-mounted storage using felt and industrial-strength Velcro. Other highlights include the Lunar Table and Indent Bench, which challenge the apparent necessity for flat surfaces while dining.
Innovative and thought-provoking, THICK2D runs through October 20.
Photo by Jayson Young.