McWood Studios

Gardiner Museum CaseWare

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 Gardiner Museum CaseWare
Gardiner Museum, Toronto Obsession: Sir William Van Horne’s Japanese Ceramics Curatorial Installation Manager- Micah Donovan
Architect Hariri Pontarini Architects
Design Katheryne Parzei
Toni Hafkensheid © Gardiner Museum

29 Custom steel exhibit cases were built to house an extensive collection of ceramic artifacts. We worked closely with design and installation management to evolve subtle changes in the original creative which improved stability as well as simplifying the installation of the plexiglass panels.