McWood Studios
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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.

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Project Canada 150 Canoe
Client Canada 150
Design Emilio Genovese
Vinyl Bob Sweeney
Photos
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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.