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NORTH ARROW


Art • Architecture • Landscapes • Graphics • Identity

 

 

NORTH ARROW


Art • Architecture • Landscapes • Graphics • Identity

 

 

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ABOUT


We design exhibitions and environmental graphics within some of the city’s most loved cultural and public institutions. We also take on small scale, urban, residential design/build projects.  

ABOUT


We design exhibitions and environmental graphics within some of the city’s most loved cultural and public institutions. We also take on small scale, urban, residential design/build projects.  

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EXHIBITION DESIGN


EXHIBITION DESIGN


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EXHIBITION DESIGN


We use our skills to tell stories that attract, educate and inspire people, creating insightful and intimate connections to their lives.  Attentive listening and extensive research results in clear, relevant concepts that convey the purpose and essence of every exhibition

EXHIBITION DESIGN


We use our skills to tell stories that attract, educate and inspire people, creating insightful and intimate connections to their lives.  Attentive listening and extensive research results in clear, relevant concepts that convey the purpose and essence of every exhibition

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ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS


ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS


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ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS


We develop content to create unexpected, materially expressive environmental graphics. Original ideas result in clear manifestations that are inspired by the volume,qualities and use of the site.

ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS


We develop content to create unexpected, materially expressive environmental graphics. Original ideas result in clear manifestations that are inspired by the volume,qualities and use of the site.

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RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & BUILD


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & BUILD


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RESIDENTIAL


Our residential work is inspired both by the location and existing qualities of the site, and on the understanding that a home is an essential point from which a life is anchored, oriented, and lived.

RESIDENTIAL


Our residential work is inspired both by the location and existing qualities of the site, and on the understanding that a home is an essential point from which a life is anchored, oriented, and lived.

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PROCESS


Art • Architecture • Landscapes • Graphics • Identity

The studio wholeheartedly believes in a hands-on, inception to end form practice. Responsive and responsible, we apply the same level of attention and purpose is given to any project - whether a museum, family residence, guerrilla art project or simple bookshelf.Supported by a network of professionals, craftsmen, artists, and idealists, we strive to build lasting relationships through all our work Supported by a network of professionals, craftsmen, artists, and idealists, we strive to build lasting relationships through all our work. 

North Arrow is co-directed by Marek Rudzinski & Luciana Calvet

PROCESS


Art • Architecture • Landscapes • Graphics • Identity

The studio wholeheartedly believes in a hands-on, inception to end form practice. Responsive and responsible, we apply the same level of attention and purpose is given to any project - whether a museum, family residence, guerrilla art project or simple bookshelf.Supported by a network of professionals, craftsmen, artists, and idealists, we strive to build lasting relationships through all our work Supported by a network of professionals, craftsmen, artists, and idealists, we strive to build lasting relationships through all our work. 

North Arrow is co-directed by Marek Rudzinski & Luciana Calvet

 
 
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Luciana’s conceptual approach to design stems from a formal education in literature and semiotics. An understanding of how text, material symbols and immaterial elements give meaning to experiences defines her viewpoint. Considerations of scale, lighting, and choreography characterize many of her projects.

Luciana comes to design with over 15 years as a performing artist with Canada’s Opera Atelier. This early experience has instilled a belief in the importance of harmonizing multi-sensory disciplines, and of fostering a collaborative creative process. After receiving her design education, she continues to work internationally as an exhibit designer at the Royal Ontario Museum, collaborating with curators, artists, fabricators and fellow designers.

As founder of North Arrow, Marek's conviction in the design/build approach informs all of his work.

Formal training in environmental design at OCAD was supported by a strong sense of spatial awareness and composition, developed from a background in photography, cinematography, and fine art framing. This trained way of seeing has allowed for an emotional beauty in his work.

During these studies he also made a conscious decision to pursue architecture not through academia, but through a hands on building practice.As a skilled craftsman, Marek's rigour, experimentation, and playfulness have allowed him to be a part of numerous exploratory architectural projects.

EXHIBITION DESIGN   

Through a collaborative process, we develop projects from concept through to complete three-dimensional, multi-sensory exhibitions.

  • INTERPRETIVE PLANNING 

  • CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH 

  • ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS 

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

  • CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS 

  • LIGHTING

FABRICATION  & INSTALLATION

We work with our trusted network of highly skilled craftsmen and suppliers to execute vision and plans to the highest standard.                                                                                                   

  • PROTOTYPING

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

  • EXHIBITRY PRODUCTION 

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN/BUILD

A method to realize a project in which the design and construction services serve a single vision.                                                                                                   

  • INTERIOR DESIGN  

  • URBAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN 

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Contact


Contact


 

Have a project you would like to discuss?  Give us a call 416 735 5080 or email us.

 
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