The Psychology of Furniture – Gord Peteran

The Psychology of Furniture was our first instalment of “The Speaker Series” at Whittington & Co.

We had the pleasure of listening to Gord Peteran talk a little about the psychology of furniture and what it’s all about. Gord is a renowned, award-winning, Canadian artist & scholar, also professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.

Gord has lectured and has been published across North America and has participated in numerous exhibitions and conferences, as his career in the art of furniture ranges of psychological and conceptual content.

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Some wine and appetizers were enjoyed throughout the presentation

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Ashli Tran of Whittington & Co. introducing Gord Peteran to the designers

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What is the psychology of furniture about?….

Are you comfortable in that chair?…

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How about now? What changed?

Gord pushed the boundaries of the psychology of furniture and lead the discussion on what comfort really means… What is comfort to you? What’s comfortable for one person may not be for the other. Of course what was important about this conversation was what you took away from it yourself, but there were many opportunities to gain a little insight.

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It was interesting to see Gord break down the common chair design, of course we name parts of the chair for what they are: legs, seat, back… But in the end, rest assured Gord knew he was dissecting a well built chair.

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From left to right: Negin Cheleh, Gord Peteran, Dan William, Jason Mota, Tony Belbeck

These creative minds carried on the conversation as they collectively dissected what it is to be in their respective positions.

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Domus Vitae President, & Creative Director, Jason Mota with Gord Peteran

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Ashli Tran of Whittington & Co. with Gord Peteran

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Domus Vitae Vice President, Negin Cheleh with Gord Peteran

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Gord Peteran has a thing for furniture. Here are some of the sculptures he’s made that he was kind enough to share with us.

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