Putting Design in its Place
This is the story of the design and so, a story of collaboration and exchange of knowledge — guided by ingenuity and joy — between those from away and those from here. Furniture is an important part of the language and expression of a particular place and time; it can also form the basis for unmediated connections between communities.
Profound hospitality and informality are the two prevailing qualities of traditional homes in Newfoundland outport communities like Fogo Island. The flows through the furniture that they desgined and built for within the. Outport Newfoundland communities were exposed to global trade and took influences from different eras and memories and used them freely without regard to rules resulting in a unique vernacular that is like everywhere else and like no one else at the same time.