We are pleased to announce that Mirko Zupancic of G. Bruce Stratton Architects has been selected as 1 of 15 winners out of over 70 submissions worldwide for this year's IIDEXCanada 3rd Annual Woodshop. Mr. Zupancic's ash wood light pendant prototype will be on full display to the public at this year's IIDEXCanada Convention - Canada's National Design + Architecture Exposition Conference taking place Wednesday, December 2 - Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, in Toronto, Ontario.
"Ontario Wood, the City of Toronto and IIDEXCanada have teamed up again to bring you IIDEX Woodshop:
- 15 innovative wood prototypes that utilize Toronto’s untapped ash wood resource.
Globalization and climate change have brought pests like the Emerald Ash Borer to North America where they are destroying forests. In Toronto alone, the Borer will bring down 200,000+ ash trees in the next 5 years. IIDEX Woodshop aims to reduce the number of ash trees headed for the landfill by creating innovative, market-ready commercial and consumer prototypes."
Official IIDEXCanada Press Release