Buildex 2014

Fun day today putting together the 30' parallam swing for our Vancouver Buildex 2014 exhibit.  The furniture project is a collaboration of six designers. Shelter teamed up wth Blenheim Bros. to design and prep all the beams in our shop, then we assembled on site.  Each designer produced a unique swing seat for the set.


I came up with the design concept, and hence bore the stress of how stable this thing would be without any professional engineering.  To my relief, you could drive a two ton truck into it and it wouldn't move.


The seat designed and built by Mark Simone / Shelter.


Quite Honored

I'm really stoked to announce that Shelter / Mark Simone have been selected to be one of the showcased furniture designers at Buildex and IDS West in 2014 in Vancouver, BC. 


We will be showcasing a group project at Buildex in February, a 28' wide swing set, made out of parallam. 

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Each swing seat will be designed and crafted by a different designer. Here is our concept:

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The Leon Lebeniste custom woodwork shop in Squamish will be helping us build this seat. This will be our second collaboration with LL - I love working with these guys!

At IDS West in September, we will be unveiling a new piece of furniture inspired and built from the parallam material.

So thankful to the Structure program and Jason Heard for putting this together for us!