Patrick Christie has been heavily invested in wood design and craftsmanship for the past 6 years, with a specific focus on British Columbian species. His education in Industrial Design at Emily Carr under Professor Christian Blyt highlighted the unique potential of our local woods, and the contribution they can make towards sustainability. Patrick, who formerly worked out of the Yew Woodshop, has produced numerous works across the city, including a reception desk at 312 Main made primarily from recovered materials destined for the landfill. He now runs SPACE, an art & design-based coworking environment which fosters new collisions of creativity.
Made From Scraps is an ongoing series of art-based events hosted by SPACE. MFS brings artists and designers of all type together to find practical and creative uses for a featured “scrap” material. Artists participating in Made from Scraps: Volume 1 represent a variety of backgrounds and practices, and converge around a common material: wood. This series sparks a new conversation about sustainability, as the artists and designers innovate products and applications that provide practical solutions to design and objects of value, sentimentality, beauty, and longevity. As each volume progresses, the artists dive deeper into the subject matter together, creating an interconnectedness of community, shared learning and inspiration. The Crafted Vancouver event is the closing celebration of Made From Scraps: Volume 1, and features work that has been developed over the course of 8 months.
Western Hemlock, Corian, Reclaimed Eastern Maple