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From Quebec

Quebec culls its most innovative designs for an NYC exhibition and shop

by Karen Day in Design on 07 October 2010

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Taking up residence in NYC, the three-week-long exhibit "From Quebec" highlights over 70 innovative designs from our friends to the north. From furniture to fashion, the artfully edited collection showcases the concept Canadians master so well—blending traditional craft with modern ideas.

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With works spanning both emerging and established designers, standouts include Périphère's "Pâté Chinois" shelving, M3beton's "Coulee dans le Beton" collection and Zoë Mowat Design's "Desk Buddy." Also included is a preview of CH contributor Mike Giles' wooden cased "Alba Me" alarm clock for Furni Creations, which will hit design stores November 2010 (shown at top).

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An exhibit-and-shop-in-one, limited quantities of most designs are available for purchase, making it easier than ever to take home furniture from Kino Guérin and Olivier Desrochers, or more precious items like ceramic homewares from Porcelaines Bousquet and tiny chair pendants from Bruxe Design.

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"From Quebec" runs through 22 October 2010 at NoHo's concept shop Relative Space.

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