At the Interior Design Show Toronto (IDS) 2017, PARTISANS didn’t just bring a collection of new luminaries to the show, it brought the whole factory. In celebration of the launch of its ‘Gweilo’ lighting collection, the Toronto-based studio staged the ‘PARTISANS Factory’ — an equal parts fabrication warehouse, artist studio, and lounge party. On one end of the booth, an architectural arrangement of stacked pallets played host to a series of finished ‘Gweilo’ lights, complemented by an extraordinary collection of rare, mid-century modern furniture pieces. Adjacent to the display, PARTISANS set up a working factory to showcase the art of manufacturing in action. Throughout the duration of the show, the team treated, heated and sculpted optical grade acrylic sheets into finished ‘Gweilo’ luminaries.  (Photos © designboom)

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