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Dine By Design East 2014: FOLD

Explore the minimalist dining space designed by Lisa Tondino, Alexandra Bolen and Stephen Sekerak.

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Photo: Dennis Evans.

This collaborative, playful dining space was a chance to experiment with modern principles in a small space. Dining furniture made of Baltic birch and powder-coated aluminum was the centrepiece of the room.

Photo: Dennis Evans.

Photo: Dennis Evans.

Built by Stephen Sekerak, the modular piece had benches that folded into the sides of the table. “The dining table is designed to expand and contract,” says arhitect Lisa Tondino of Houdinidesign Architects in Canning, N.S.

“It can unfold to be used and then be folded away. This makes it ideal to maximize the use of small spaces and to provide additional dining seating.”

During the gala, contemporary dancer Jacinte Armstrong performed inside the space, demonstrating the folding and unfolding of the table, and its ability to transform the space. In the background, projections by filmmaker Ann Verrall showed the eating experience and offered a counterpoint to the piece. Fold chef match was Chef Thomas Carey of the Pictou Lodge Beach Resort.

Photo: Dennis Evans.

Photo: Dennis Evans.


Supplier list:
Projection: Ann Verrall
Contemporary dance: Jacinte Armstrong
Furniture: Stephen Sekerak
Metalwork: Stephan Ryan, Weldpro Ltd.
Dinnerware: Attica
Paint: Beauti-Tone



For chef Carey’s recipe for Stone Fruit Crackers, click here.

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