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Thom Fougere Fire Tools Prototypa talk at iidex 2017

December 12th, 2017

A few weeks ago Thom Fougere was invited by Swedish design firm Form Us With Love to give a talk at their Prototypa forum at iidex Toronto. It was an opportunity to have an intimate discussion about the process of design and production. From initial sketches and working through the form three dimensionally and materially, to finding manufacturing solutions, there are a lot of steps to bring a product to the retail market.

The first step was a loose exploration of form in charcoal.

Sketches along with the stand prototype in foreground, and finished product in background.

The various stages of the poker (foreground) and shovel (background).

I managed to capture some snippets of the talk.

 

Thom talks about how far along into the design process he was when he spoke with John and Juli from Mjölk about the project.

Thom talks about his unique shovel design.

 

Here he talks about process when designing a new product.

The booth set up, post talk. Thank you to Form Us With Love for inviting Thom to talk about the fire tools. It was such a great way to discuss all of his and our effort in bringing these tools to life.

Available at Mjölk.

 

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IWATA/IWATA at Mjölk

October 2nd, 2017

Last week we were excited to finally host Keisuke and Michiko Iwata, with a joint exhibition at Mjölk. It’s been a few years since we first met them at their home near Fukuoka and featured them in Mjölk Volume 4.

Please have a look below to get a sense of the show. There are still some beautiful and unique works available online as well.

 

 

 

 

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Yam Lau at Mjölk

September 26th, 2017

Template for Gardens by Yam Lau is a permanent art/architectural intervention embedded in the interior of Mjölk. The work invokes multiple trajectories and differentiations within the space. Mjölk exemplifies a unique sensibility and ethic of living that is endearing to the artist. It is fitting to implant an artwork that partakes in this position. A text by Derek Coulombe accompanies the project.

Yam Lau is an artist based in Toronto.  He teaches at York University and operates China Town, a project venue for art and design with his partner Morna Gamblin.

Derek Coulombe is an artist and writer based in Toronto. Currently he is a candidate in the practice-based PhD program in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at York University.

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New &Tradition in the Showroom at Mjölk

September 13th, 2017

The autumn air has blown some new pieces of furniture from &Tradition into the showroom this week.

We also recently received some new Tomiyama Koichi pieces as well (Fuuka Big Circle tray pictured above).

The Moor Rug by All the Way to Paris in Red Heather.
Fly Table SC11 with smoked oak legs and gorgeous Pietra di Fossena top.

Touch tray by Studioilse.

A detail shot of the Mayor sofa and brass Bellevue floor lamp by Arne Jacobsen. Mayor sofa fabric is a mole mohair, with smoked oak legs.

 

The Catch lounge chair by Jaime Hayon.

 

 

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Mami Hasegawa Exhibition at Mjolk

July 23rd, 2017

On July 12, 2017 we hosted Mami Hasegawa’s first international solo exhibition at Mjölk. For those who could not make it out, here is a virtual tour of her beautiful work in our showroom.

A selection of works are currently available online, with more to follow soon.

These oxidized copper wall hangings are certainly show stoppers!

   

On the black tabletop is work by Mami-san’s husband, Takejiro Hasegawa. He was trained under National Treasure Shiro Sekiya and we are honoured to have a selection of his pieces available as well. His work is now available online here.

     

 

 

 

Mami-san (on right) talking with a guest.

Mami-san’s son Seikichi Hasegawa, who continues the family tradition of metal working, and friend Fuchi Uchida.

Mami Hasegawa’s personal tea ceremony set.

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New in store!

April 25th, 2017

 

A few new additions to the store. They will be soon available online at mjolk.ca but we couldn’t wait to share these beautiful items.

We are very happy to have 3 pieces from Matthias Kaiser. Matthias studied at Parsons school of design in NY and at Vienna’s university of applied arts, and apprenticed with two japanese master potters in Seto and Karatsu.

He focuses on the inherent qualities of the material and the succession of steps that constitute the process of creation.Trying to reveal, not hide, what is there and has been done. By subtracting industrial processes as far as possible from the refinement of the raw materials and totally from manufacture, the finished pieces retain a heterogenous appearance. His creations are a sum of parts, with infinite possible combinations of shape and surface, texture and colour, weight and size. The pots contain more than a functional and decorative aspect, their poetry lies in the balance of intent and accident as well as in the interplay of physical attributes.

This antique is also new this week. This is a Japanese Sueki Eathenware Ikebana Flower Vase.

Mourne Textiles

  • We love Mourne Textiles, and are really excited to carry more of their products. These placemats and coasters create the perfect harmony with wood elements and Japanese dishware.
  • Created by Gerd Hay-Edie and used by designer Robin Day for Hille in 1951, the Mourne Check was to become a signature fabric widely used for much of his furniture during his ten year period designing for the brand. This durable linen, wool and cotton mix is carefully handwoven on the Kentish looms originally imported in the 1950’s, with colours matched from original heritage palettes.

 

 

 

  • Set of 4 placemats, each 45cm x 30cm
  • Fabric – 50% Linen/ 25% Cotton/ 25% Wool
  • Set of 4 coasters, each 10cm x 10cm

 

SOON ON MJOLK.CA

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