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Hot Art: Canada In Design

Propellor Designs' Meridian pendant lamp

ON NOW If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many is a whole object worth? The latest exhibition at the Design Exchange tells the story of Canada through more than 450 pieces from its permanent collection. Spanning 65 innovative years, Bent Out of Shape: Canadian Industrial Design 1945 to Present tracks this country’s progress into modernity through furniture, textiles, lighting—like Propellor Designs’ Meridian pendant lamp and more. The large-scale display is curated to reflect the overarching themes and philosophies of Canadian design, resulting in a unique look at how an industry can help build a nation.

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