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2 or (3…) Questions for Jean-Maxime Labrecque


MOCO LOCO is 10 years on the web this year, to mark the occasion this week we're talking to designers from where we began, our home town of Montreal. Jean-Maxime Labrecque is an award winning architect, interior designer and graphic designer. We first saw his design work, a series called 'Variable Hidden-Function Monoliths', at the From Quebec show at Wanted in New York in the Spring of 2013. We wanted to know more about the relationship between his spectacular 'Inhabitable sculpture' we had previously posted and this new collection of minimalist furniture.

2 or (3…) Questions for Guillaume Sasseville


MOCO LOCO is 10 years on the web this year, to mark the occasion this week we're talking to designers from where we began, our home town of Montreal. Guillaume Sasseville designs "rare objects", skillfully combining the traditional crafts of the artisan and industrial production. Photo (above): Chloé Dulude.

2 or (3…) Questions for Ying Gao


MOCO LOCO is 10 years on the web this year, to mark the occasion this week we're talking to designers from where we began, our home town of Montreal. Fashion designer, artist and university professor Ying Gao questions our assumptions about clothing by combining urban design, architecture and multimedia in her works. She explores the construction of the garment, taking her inspiration from the transformations of the social and urban environment. We asked her about her latest project, "science is fiction". Photo: Dominique Lafond.

2 or (3…) Questions for _naturehumaine [architecture+design]


MOCO LOCO is 10 years on the web this year, to mark the occasion this week we're talking to designers from where we began, our home town of Montreal. Co-founded by Stephane Rasselet and Marc-André Plasse, _naturehumaine is an architecture firm based in Montreal. We talked to them about their latest project, La Résidence Boyer in Montreal, aka "la couleuvre".

2 or (3…) Questions for Lambert Rainville


MOCO LOCO is 10 years on the web this year, to mark the occasion this week we're talking to designers from where we began, our home town of Montreal. Designer Lambert Rainville is in his second year of the MA Design Products program at the Royal College of Art in London. We first saw his work at the From Quebec show at Wanted Design during New York X Design 2013. We caught up with him just before he left the UK for a summer back home in Quebec.

2 or (3…) Questions for Zoë Mowat


MOCO LOCO is 10 years on the web this year, to mark the occasion this week we're talking to designers from where we began, our home town of Montreal. Furniture and object designer Zoë Mowat's work has a strong sculptural component with an emphasis on simple forms, bold colours and unusual material combinations.

4 or (5…) questions about craft and technology for Rob Southcott


Here at MOCO we've seen the relatively recent renaissance of craft in contemporary design, the making of things by skilled hands, and the ascendance of design technology such as CNC and more recently 3D printing.

A Sense of Place: In conversation with Shawn Place


There is always that one piece of work that comes to be synonymous with its creator. For me, Shawn Place's Owl Chair is that piece. Its smooth lines and curves caught my eye and I slowed my step. "Try it," said Shawn. At a design show, trying chairs is not a good idea; the sheer quantity will impede the progress of even the most fleet of foot. "C'mon," said Shawn, and I'm pretty sure the chair's spindles all echoed him … I was a goner. And so the conversation began …