OCT 21, 6PM


Join us on October 21 for a special talk with Ron Gilad, an internationally celebrated designer and artist, who will discuss his artistic and commercial work. Gilad provides insight into his creative process and give us a peek into how his products have been formed by his notion of home and how he strikes a fine balance between the abstract and the functional.

After spending some years in New York, Gilad now lives and works in Tel Aviv – where he was born – and Milan. His hybrid objects for such furniture brands as Flos, Adele-C, Nodus, and Molteni & C combine real wit with aesthetic play. His works have been exhibited at Tel Aviv Museum of Art and New York’s Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2013 he received the Wallpaper Design Award (Designer of the Year; Best Domestic Design) and the Elle Décor International Award (Designer of the Year; Furniture Design).

Join Design Exchange on October 21 to hear Ron Gilad’s design stories!

Supported by Molteni & C

Tickets available soon. For inquiries, please contact info@dx.org.

FALL 2015



This fall Design Exchange and Etsy Canada are joining creative forces to inaugurate the DX ETSY MASTERCRAFT SERIES, a set of hands-on workshops with expert designers – and Etsy’s top-sellers – from all disciplines to teach participants the fundamentals of design.

Creative adults can join us to learn how to build and wire a lamp, create beautiful jewellery, and fashion everything from lingerie to stylish winter accessories like quilts made using computer codes. Perfect timing, with the upcoming gift-giving season, when top-notch handmade works make the top of everyone’s wish list.

Join DX and Etsy this fall. Register now

Thursday, October 15, 6-9PM

Etsy Mastercrafter: Danielle Singer

Workshop: Participants explore the basics of jewellery making, learning how to make a basic chain charm bracelet or a signature style of Dolorous Jewelry. Skills include jewellery basics including tool use, production skills, and design tips. Each participant will be given the materials and tools needed to make one or two pieces of jewellery of their own design that they will be able to take home with them!

About Danielle: Dolorous Jewelry is a collection of sculptural handmade pieces designed and produced by Danielle Singer. Inspired by historical and specifically Medieval accessories, Danielle’s work is known for its signatures styles of body chains and hand jewellery.

Register before October 8: $55+hst or $45+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after October 8 Session Fee: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $30



Wednesday, November 11, 6-9PM

Etsy Mastercrafter: Sarah Norwood 

Learn lingerie basics and how to sew a soft bra and matching pair of knickers. Sarah will walk students through the step by step process of making a pair of her signature looks, so that you can make your own!

About Sarah: Sarah Norwood is the designer behind Ohhh Lulu Lingerie and Ohhh Lulu Sews sewing patterns.

Register before November 4: $55+hst or $45+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 4: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $45



Saturday, November 14, 12- 4PM

Etsy Mastercrafter: Julie Sinden

Workshop: An introduction to the world of fabric dyeing, using fibre reactive dyes, which are safe, non-toxic and very easy to use. Using cotton fabric, students will learn to mix, apply and cure the dyes. Some colour theory and surface design will also be explored, so students can create their own colour palette and both solid and patterned fabric.

About Julie: A lover of all things textile-related since she was young, Julie attended the Kootenay School of the Arts in British Columbia, where she majored in Fibre. She began her business, Julie Sinden Handmade, in 2005 as a line of boiled wool hats and accessories.

Register before November 7: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 7: $75+hst or $65+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $15



Saturday, November 21, 12-4PM

Etsy Mastercrafter: Tim Richards  

Workshop: Learn the basics of bending wood using steam in a class designed for both the absolute beginner and those with some woodworking experience. Students will learn what we look for in good bending stock, how to set up forms and jigs, and how we design pieces for the capabilities and limitations of steam bending, all while making your own handheld version of our popular Lapin mirror.

About Tim: Tim Richards is an experimental furniture and lighting designer, sculptor, and woodworker. At South Street Boatbuilders, process mirrors and draws from experience; starting at the grand scale of concept, culture and history, works are refineddown to the very finest details of the tactile experience.

Register before November 7: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 7: $75+hst or $65+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $40



OCT 25, NOV 29, 1-4PM



Drop in on Sundays for fun-filled days of hands-on activites filled with inspiring lessons and DIY workshops led by our creative and qualified education instructors. Bring your imaginative and curious creative kids, we'll provide the markers, pipe cleaners, glitter, glue - and even an app or two. 

On October 25, we're celebrating design with a Monster Mash! Join us to craft ghoulishly great personal accessories, make sweet candy sushi creations, and assemble all the best Halloween decorations. Costumes are highly recommended!  

Providing design education for children is a core component of Design Exchange's mandate. Through our programs, DX encourages young audiences to become creative problem solvers and design thinkers at every age. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary. 

Admission: Free
Location: 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Hours: 1-4PM