New to Toronto’s historic Gladstone Hotel is the launch of the installation Connect by Daniels alumna Safoura Zahedi (MArch 2016). The immersive installation was part of Gladstone’s yearly group exhibition, Come Up to My Room, and will be exhibited for a full year as an artist-designed meeting room.
Connect, is part of Zahedi's independent experimental design series "Beyond the Surface," and explores geometry and its potential as a contemporary, universal design language. Using two-dimensional geometry to create three-dimensional spatial experiences through the principles of fractal geometry, Connect exhibits the subtle and meaningful order of our universe by reflecting the unseen, transporting the viewer from immersion in the mundane to serene contemplation.
Zahedi currently works at an award-winning architecture studio based in Toronto. Her independent work explores geometry through a process of merging traditional analogue design methods with contemporary digital technology.
"Toronto’s Safoura Zahedi is one of DesignTO’s breakaway voices," writes Azure in its online article "10 Canadian Talents We Loved at IDS Toronto and DesignTO."
Connect was made possible by the generous support of Daniels alumni as well as Assistant Professor Brady Peters
Images, top, courtesy of Safoura Zahedi