McWood Studios

Canada 150 Canoe

Founded in 1977, McWood Studios is a design and fabrication shop located in a state-of-the-art facility in Toronto, Ontario. Our studio creates scenery and sets for Film, Television, and Theatre; booths and displays for tradeshows; and custom millwork for museum and art exhibits. We collaborate with designers and architects to deliver unique projects to clients across Canada and the U.S.

Project Canada 150 Canoe
Client Canada 150
Design Emilio Genovese
Vinyl Bob Sweeney
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This is a traveling sculpture built to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday featuring 16 paddles painted by Canadian artists. Our challenge was to design and build a structure that elevated the canoe, displayed the paddles and which required no tools to assemble.  An additional challenge was wrapping the step and repeat vinyl pattern on a compound curve.