Happy Holidays from Palette Industries!

On behalf of everyone at Palette Industries we wish to send everyone, far and wide, best wishes in the New Year and Happy Holidays!

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Art Begats Art: MEGA TEASER !!


Palette Industries couldn’t be more excited !!! 4 time Emmy award winning L.A. composer Laura Karpman has agreed to contribute to Palette Industries’ ART BEGATS ART campaign by creating a short MUSICAL piece that embodies her own interpretation of the narrative structure of their design work. Having worked with the likes of the great Steven Spielberg, we can only wonder in anticipation what this internationally renowned composer will create for Palette. So stay tuned.

Discussion with Markus and Ioanna of Designspotter


We had a chance to present our design process and our motives behind our work. All in all, a great bunch of people to talk with and have the perspective of someone in the industry from across the pond. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Designspotter.



Dharma For All


Due to an overwhelming response from the Toronto Interior Design Show and online fans, Palette Industries has moved ahead with the fabrication process of the Dharma Lounge, creating 100 studio editions. This is an amazing opportunity to own one of Palette Industries most exuberant works. Place your pre-order now to secure this one of a kind design. Each piece will be signed and numbered.

Art Begats Art Buoy Chair: Danny Kirk


Danny Kirk



Danny thrives on self discovery and observation, providing the inspiration that fuels his creative consciousness.  Danny’s art embraces a multi layered system of information influencing and manipulating his perspectives of the build environment as he plays with the viewers preconceived notions of themselves and the world around them. Social commentaries play a prominent role and are represented through his use of characters, faces and the manipulation of text.

Consumable Waste


Palette Industries will be exhibiting the “Buoy” chair series at the Consumable Waste show at Latitude 53 from May 13-24, 2008. The showcase is a challenge put forth in the design community “to design or redesign a product that will minimize or eliminate waste… and stimulate a consideration of waste and consumption behaviour.”

you can find more information about the show at www.consumablewaste.ca, brought to you by the Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association. (www.theideagroup.ca)

Made in the West


Palette Industries will be exhibiting the Tobo Lounge at the Made in the West Show @ the arthouse in Calgary. 

Hope to see you down there. 

Palette Industries Lecture at the University of Lethbridge



The University of Lethbridge’s Architecture and Design Speaker Series showcases different avenues in which creativity and design influence our society. Palette Industries was asked to bring their unique perspective to the conversation. The lecture will took place in theatre C610 at 6:00 pm March 10, 2008.

Sam’s Note: It was really fun experience, thanks to the staff, students and public for the warm welcome….and for not falling asleep 😉

Palette in the Press

Its pretty amazing to receive great press on our projects, the Dharma Lounge was no exception making waves internationally in design magazines and blogs all over the world. We have received many emails from people from Brazil to Paris wanting to know more about the chair. In fact recently it has been published in magazines in Belgium, France, Italy and Bulgaria (we will post them as we receive them.) More on the home front Canada’s Style at Home was great enough to feature Palette Industries as one of the rising stars for the IDS 08. Here is a quick link to the article below (pdf)


Thanks to a few blog sites that jump started the craze




Holy Dharma

The last few months have been hectic with nothing but the Dharma Lounge occupying our minds, so here’s lil photo recap of what happened the last few months.

We prototyped the Dharma Lounge Chair for its public debut at the 2008 Interior Design Show in Toronto.

Dharma getting a paint job

Here is the fibreglass shell getting a nice paint job.


Some last minute touch ups before its shipped out and we head to Toronto.


Here is the Dharma Lounge displayed in the Prototype Show. Thanks to all those who came out to meet us and view the chair in person.

Overall the show was a success and it was great meeting the public and the industry. The Dharma Lounge was so well received that we have made initial plans in fabrication of a limited run so the you can own a “one of a kind” art piece, but more on that later.   

Also special thanks to Pusch Clothing for ensuring we looked our finest by providing clothing for each of us for the Interior Design Show.