Posted on December 5, 2017
Satuday December 9th 9am – 6pm
Sunday December 10th 10am – 4pm
Essroc arena in Wellington
We will have our wonderful COLD PLATES, wooden cutting boards and a few other unique items for those special people in your life.
Special SHOW PRICE:
$70- 10″ DIAMETER (HST included)
$50 -7″ DIAMETER (HST included)
You can own a piece of the city as more designers are reclaiming old wood and steel from historic Toronto sites and turning them into artisanal housewares.
Posted on March 24, 2016
Thank you to the Toronto Star for the shout out on our cold plate!
Once Toronto’s tallest building, First Canadian Place has a troubled history designer Glen Wallis calls a “long, sad saga.” The marble siding held for decades, but a felled piece shut down King St. in 2007, leading to the building’s recladding.
Wallis got his hands on 26 tonnes of the Italian Carrara marble and crafted it into 2,000 cold plates. Why cold plates? He was outside resting his feet on the marble and noticed his feet were cold, but his cheese warm.
Art created: Cold plates for serving cheese, fruit and charcuterie.
Cost: $40 for small, $60 for large.
The Cold Plate by designer Glen Wallis was crafted with reclaimed marble from the First Canadian Place tower.
Posted on January 22, 2016
Posted on July 7, 2015
Posted on May 8, 2015
Posted on January 4, 2015
Wallis will be featuring his COMPOSITION series and his COLD PLATES during the Interior Design Show in Toronto from January 22nd to January 25th.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY January 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
PROFESSIONAL TRADE DAY January 23 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
GLOBE STYLE SATURDAY January 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
HOUSE & HOME SUNDAY January 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Get your tickets online here.
Posted on November 11, 2014
Wallis’ show COMPOSITIONS opens at the Tall Poppy Cafe in Wellington, Ontario and runs till January 2nd 2015.
Wallis enjoys experimenting with different materials and processes whenever he gets the chance. Mixed Media holds a natural attraction for him as a result. A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Art History along with a degree in sociology, Glen lives in a house in which all members of the family are engaged in the arts including his wife, encaustic artist Susan Wallis.
Glen is committed to increasing his artistic output in the coming year and enjoys spending more time on works that explore the connection between art and mass production fabrication. Inspired by the Russian born, American Sculptor Louise Nevelson’s work of the mid 20th century, Wallis uses discarded objects and cast-off scraps in these recycled sculptural works. Commissioned wall compositions also included specific items provided by clients. Using variations of the cube as the groundwork for his compositions, Wallis creates notable wall-like, collage driven reliefs. Wallis’s work will also be on display for the first time during the Interior Design Show in Toronto January 22-25th 2015.
Posted on October 15, 2014
Inspired by the work of Russian born, American sculptor Louise Nevelson’s (1899 – 1988) work of the mid 20th century, Wallis uses discarded and cast-off scraps in these recycled sculptural works he refers to as “Compositions”. Using variations of the cube as the groundwork for this series, Wallis creates notable wall-like, collage driven reliefs. Commissioned work also includes items provided by clients as part of these unique compositions.
Posted on July 31, 2014
Posted on October 15, 2013
The Cold Plate
Made from re-purposed carerra marble from the façade of the Bank of Montreal, First Canadian Place, in Toronto. This 72-storey building is Canada’s tallest corporate tower originally built in 1975. The 45,000 slabs (4,000 tonnes) of marble originally imported from Italy had to be removed for safety issues and was replaced over an 18 month period with 5,986 glass panels.
The plates have been water-jet cut refinished by craftsman and designer Glen Wallis of Wallis Design Build. Plates are sealed with a food safe sealer. Simply put in the fridge for an hour before serving. The plate will stay cool for up to 2 hours. Perfect for serving cheese, fruit and charcuterie. Plate will stain and patina over time which is part of it’s appeal or you can choose to bleach it. The Plates comes in 2 sizes.
7” Diameter 10” diameter
Also available for sale at Zest Kitchen Shop in Picton and KOKITO in Bloomfield.
Keep posted for new locations in Toronto.