PRESS: Inside Pixar Canada’s Offices.

BC Business features Evoke designed interiors for Pixar Canada in this month’s issue.

“A collaborative atmosphere at Pixar Canada fuels a work-hard, play-hard culture.” Read the full article here.

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L A M P: Lighting Architecture Movement Project

Evoke‘s Simon Montgomery was recently selected as a contributing designer for the upcoming LAMP exhibition,
opening this Thursday in the Woodward’s Atrium.
 
Designers were set a challenge to ‘re-imagine their talents in a conceptual exploration’.
 
Simon’s installation will be on display at the Opening Party, as well as Friday and Saturday.
“Given the word Arc as a starting point for this installation I chose to not focus on the shape of the curve itself, but instead to focus on what can happen within the arc”.
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L A M P – ‘Lighting Architecture Movement Project’ – is a temporary group installation that showcases light and form through the lens of architectural design.

L A M P was created for professional designers to have an opportunity to re-imagine their talents in conceptual explorations and for the community to connect with architecture and design.

lampOpening Party: Thursday October 3
Where: Woodward’s Atrium – 111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Tickets: $15.00, offering beer, wine, music & entertainment and is open to all ages.
 
Open to the public by donation:
Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5.
 
L A M P has chosen Arts Umbrella as their charitable beneficiary and will donate partial proceeds
to the local not-for-profit arts education centre.
 

White Noise at Dinner By Design

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It’s been a busy past week getting ready for last night’s sold out Dinner By Design event.

We were invited to create an installation as part of the GEMonogram Dinner By Design, in partnership with IDSwest and benefitting the Dr. Peter Center.

The open ended brief was to come up with a ‘room’ to accommodate a dinner for ten. We decided to go the conceptual route of an all-white room, hence our “White Noise” concept.

“White Noise” represents a dining experience where all ambient distractions fade away, bringing the diners and meal into focus.

The recent trend of covering every surface with “found” objects in order to “curate” a room has diminished the importance of the diner. “White Noise”  is a reaction to that trend. Objects and table settings have been visually minimalized and conversations “cut up” and reassembled to form abstracted meanings.

Now, more than ever, there is a growing visual distraction in restaurant design where the patron has become secondary to the room concept. Add to this the constant “reportage” of the meal via social media, and the art of dinner conversation is vanishing.

As designers, and restaurant owners, we constantly remind ourselves that no matter how beautiful a room design may be, the dining experience is ultimately about the meal and human interaction. 

Thanks to the event organizers The Social Concierge, and to the amazing guests who joined us at our table.

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Light by ANDLight
Compas chairs by Patrick Norguet supplied by Inform Contract
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Thanks to Janis Nicolay for the photos

West 9th Residence part of Modern Homes Tour this Saturday

Our West 9th Residence is featured on the Modern Home Tours of Vancouver this Saturday. OK, we know it’s a little late notice, as it’s on today, but If you’re in Vancouver, drop by and say Hi. $40 for the full tour, or $10 to check out a single home.

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Chocolate and Pastries

Hands went up quickly in the office when our latest project walked through the door.

These design sketches show the soon-to-be “Temper Chocolate & Pastry” in West Vancouver. Utilizing vertical grain fir and Carrara marble, this 1,200 sq.ft. retail space is set to open later this year.

We’ll continue to update as construction begins as both the interiors and branding develop.

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Private Residence: In Progress 3

The steel stair guards have been installed at our latest Point Grey house.

evk_and_11″ thick steel plate has been powder coated white. The steel tread supports are awaiting a solid wood finish.

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PRESS: Meet The Minds Behind Restaurant Design

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The current online issue of Hospitality Design features an interview with Evoke regarding collaboration and restaurant design.

Full article > here.

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Noodlebox opens on Shelbourne

Evoke has been working on the new interior design concepts for the Noodlebox franchise. The first completed store is Shelbourne Victoria, with many more to come in short order.

Here are some shots from a quick site visit this week, highlighting some of the material features: pine beetle wood furniture & millwork, lights made from well-used woks, and vintage chairs.

Noodlebox - Shelbourne, Victoria, BC
Noodlebox - Shelbourne, Victoria, BC
Noodlebox - Shelbourne, Victoria, BC
Noodlebox - Shelbourne, Victoria, BC

PRESS: Evoke ID Discuss RABDA-Shortlisted Design….

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We were recently interviewed by ArtInfo regarding the shortlisting of our design of Heirloom Restaurant for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (America’s category).

Read the full article > here.

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Forage at the Listel Hotel

Forage is a new “farm-to-table” restaurant at the Listel Hotel, Vancouver.

Evoke was hired to design a space that would reflect the client-driven mandate for a sustainable restaurant to compliment both the hotel green agenda & chef Chris Whittaker’s locally driven menu.

forage_4925All materials were selected for their sustainable quality, whether it be a local source, recycled or easily renewable.

forage_4870Feature wall utilising wool felt from Filzfelt.

forage_4876Locally sourced alder for ceiling and wall slats.

forage_4906Cardboard pendant lights from Gray Pants.

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forage_4889Dining chairs and bar stools from Andreau World.

Photography by Janis Nicolay: All images © 2013 Copyright Janis Nicolay Photography.

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