This summer, Vancouver-based industrial designers and co-founders of Contexture Design, Trevor Coghill and Nathan Lee, have launched a brand-new collection of modern, eco-friendly products for the design conscious, yet environmentally responsible consumer.
To add to their award winning collection of sustainable designs, Contexture introduces a new mobile entitled 'Pollen Nation', which creatively displays themes of organization, communication and family within the honeybee community. Contexture's other new products include a wood and paper 'Fly-Like-a-Hot-Dang Glider' inspired by the '50s era balsa wood gliders, a 100% recycled paper 'Mapbook' featuring unique maps from around the globe, and 'Cutout Cards' made out of the laser-cut leftovers from their collection of hanging mobiles. All of Contexture's products are one of a kind and handmade.
Pollen Nation is the latest addition to Contexture's collection of hanging mobiles. Like others in the series, this mobile touches on themes of family, community and sustainability. Other mobiles in Contexture's collection include the award winning 'As the Crow Flies', which depicts the daily commute of a family of crows, and 'Redfish', which illustrates spawning salmon returning to their native stream. www.contexture.ca/pollennation
The new mobile is especially relevant to the designers, who also maintain a number honeybee hives. "As beekeepers, 'Pollen Nation' is a mobile that is particularly near and dear to us," says Trevor Coghill. "Bees give us so much more than just honey; they're an integral part of food production. By using agricultural maps to make this mobile, we're illustrating the connection between these incredible insects and the food we put on our plates."
Fly-Like-a-Hot-Dang Glider: Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana; and this glider flies like a hot dang! This fully functional glider is an updated version of the simple balsa wood planes of the '50s. Best of all, it's made with reclaimed and recycled materials. www.contexture.ca/glider
Mapbook: A blank notebook bound with 100% recycled paper and covered with a unique map from around the world. www.contexture.ca/mapbook
Cutout Cards: These beautiful cards are made out of the laser-cut leftover from Contexture's collection of hanging mobiles. www.contexture.ca/card.
Contexture Design's work emphasizes simple, elegant and sustainable design, and is often inspired by reclaimed materials with historical, cultural or environmental significance. Their projects transform waste into new products while maintaining a connection to the original source material.
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Contexture is an award winning Vancouver-based multidisciplinary design firm with departments in product design, fabrication, and graphic art and design. The firm's two designers, Nathan Lee and Trevor Coghill, are graduates of UBC's Landscape Architecture program and have been working together since 2005. Their work emphasizes simple, elegant and sustainable design, and is often inspired by reclaimed materials with historical, cultural or environmental significance. Respect for materials and dedication to sustainable design has earned Contexture a reputation for intelligent, well-made products with the smallest possible footprint.
Contexture products include a line of wooden accessories featuring the 'Coffee Cuff', made from reclaimed architectural veneers, the 'Fly-Like-a-Hot-Dang' wood and paper glider, a 'Mapbook' and a line of wildlife-themed hanging mobiles including 'As the Crow Files', 'Redfish', and 'Pollen Nation', all made from found maps. Contexture has also introduced a line of 'Cutout Cards' that are made out of the laser-cut leftovers from their collection of hanging mobiles.
Contexture Design has been featured in The New York Times Style Magazine, Spin, Plenty, Fashion Magazine, and the Globe and Mail, to name a few, and has appeared on CBC Radio and TV. Contexture has won numerous awards including 'Eco Designer of the Year' in the 2011 Western Living Design Awards , 'Ones to Watch' in the Western Living Designer of the Year Award in 2010, and the Design Exchange Award for Industrial Design in 2008 for their mobile, 'As the Crow Flies'. Additionally, Contexture has participated in design-related events such as IDSwest and the West Xprssd exhibit of emerging Western Canadian designers, and their work has been shown at the Museum of Vancouver and at the Royal Ontario Museum as part of the Toronto International Design Festival.
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