The lovely ladies at Crow Studios in Toronto create innovative interiors and installations from unexpected materials, like a table made of layers of fabric and a cloud made of milk packaging. Working closely with architects and interior designers, Crow Studios' Rachel Wong and Christina Ott collaborate to bring their visions to life in beautiful and original ways.Crow Studios' projects are often in collaboration with other artists. A few of the unique projects by Crow Studios include the T-Ply Fabric Table, a masterpiece that uses T-ply (textile plywood) made of reclaimed fabric scraps pressed into a plywood-like material then layered and molded into a side table. A detail of the T-ply is show above in the second photo.
In collaboration with Andra Hayward and Shannon Linde, Pure Gold is an installation of keys hanging on the wall to create glittering letterforms. Also shown above, Milk Cloud features circles cut of out of milk bags (in some areas milk is sold in sealed plastic bags) ironed together into a light and airy indoor cloud that hangs from the ceiling. And finally, A Piece of the Pi, a collaboration with Edward Lin and Kira Varvanina, is an impressive installation made of hundreds of paper rolls.
We are interested in reusing and recycling material for art production. Not only does it create a sustainable end product, but it challenges us to take something that most people would view as being garbage and to rework it into something beautiful that everyone can appreciate. This allows us to look at things in a different light and to explore techniques that will create new and interesting work.
Reusing materials in new ways gives more layers of meaning to the final product because not only are you reducing waste (which is always a positive) but the history of each recycled element becomes embedded into finished installation.