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To say that DesignTO 2021 was a bit unusual would be an understatement. Undeterred by the prospect of limited viewership and the logistics of manufacturing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sylvia Lee, executive and creative director of Toronto glass-blowing atelier Jeff Goodman Studio, took the opportunity to work on a project close to her heart. The result is a two-part collection of circular side tables and wall art, dubbed Telescope, that explores the vestiges of her past.

“As I get older, I realize that I’m losing my memory,” Lee says. “But I have all these snippets from my childhood, from my youth.” The individual telescopic glass shapes (or “views,” as she calls them) home in on those that Lee holds especially dear. “I...

Studio Jeff Goodman’s Experimental Glass Creations for DesignTO

Sylvia Lee’s latest line explores the gaps in recollection through colourful artisanal glass.

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