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Bevel: Canadian Interiors Conversations

21 EpisodesProduced by Peter SobchakWebsite

Bevel is a place where we step away from the photographs and talk with industry leaders and thinkers about interesting ideas and issues facing the design world today. Bevel is the podcast extension of Canadian Interiors, the longest running interior design magazine in Canada, published since 1964.

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Episode 21 - Robotics in Design w/ David Correa

January 30th, 2023


Robotic automation has changed virtually every industry. Their ubiquity has moved from the assembly line to the house, from multi-axis manipulator …

Episode 20 - Web3's Potential for Designers w/ Digby

January 3rd, 2023


When you hear words like “blockchain” do you immediately conjure up images of Minecraft, that video game your 14-year-old son plays all day? Or when …

Episode 19 - Auto-Ethnography in Design w/ Michael Kaethler

October 25th, 2022


Ask a designer what the role of a designer is, and you will get as diverse a spectrum of answers as you will designers. Is it one of creative …

Episode 18 - Understand Your Design Firm’s Financials w/ Rick Linley

September 19th, 2022


When small and midsized design firms try to strengthen their firms, they tend to fixate on the “Practice of Design”: doing better work. However, the work itself isn’t the problem. Getting stronger requires a shift of …

Episode 17 - Re-examining the Industrial Design Process w. Lee Fletcher

August 1st, 2022


“As the nature of designing and making physical objects – particularly products for workplaces – continues to evolve, the way we approach that work …

Episode 16 - Writing a Designers' Manifesto w/ Bulent Akman

June 27th, 2022


Designers have been drafting design manifestos (DM) for over a hundred years with varying degrees of success and fidelity in their professional practices. According to author Alexandra Franzen, a DM is “A written …

Episode 15 - Interior Design in Public Transit w/ Greg Parsons

May 13th, 2022


Anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time in Toronto has on some level developed a relationship with public transit. But then there are those who have spent a really significant amount of time in the city, …

Episode 14: A Future for Architecture Criticism? w/ Ian Chodikoff

April 26th, 2022


There was a time in the mid- to late-20th century when arts critics held serious power in swaying the consumption habits of the general public. Film …

Episode 13 - The Design Industry’s Representation Crisis w/ Ian Rolston

February 21st, 2022


There is ‘saying,’ and there is ‘doing.’ Both are important, and in many cases one can’t happen without the other. But eventually the latter must happen, otherwise the former has been abandoned and rendered meaningless.

Episode 12 - The Designer & Product Rep Relationship w. George Foussias

December 29th, 2021


Architects and interior designers specify thousands of architectural and interior products, building materials and related goods, representing …

Episode 11 - Canada's Evolving Architectural Identity w. Leslie Jen

November 30th, 2021


“What is Canadian architecture? The question has often been posed, with no single satisfactory response. Understandably so, as Canada is not only vast but geographically and climatically diverse across its provinces and …

Episode 10 - Why Designers Must Pivot w. Johanna Hoffmann

August 10th, 2021


Although we have been in the COVID trenches for what seems like an incessantly long period of time, there now appears to be light at the end of this tunnel. With vaccination rates on a speedy incline and phased …

Episode 9 - The Financialization of Architecture w. Matthew Soules

June 9th, 2021


“Architecture is not the result of finance capitalism but rather is finance capitalism” / “Just as architecture has helped produce finance …

Episode 8 - Cinema of Design w. Kyle Bergman

May 13th, 2021


From their inception, both architecture and filmmaking have been forms of representational art. The closer one looks at these respective disciplines, the more their overlapping attributes become glaringly obvious. Both …

Episode 7 - Material & Process Transparency w. Jane Abernethy

March 8th, 2021


With a new United States president in the White House already signalling a recommitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, environmental issues are encouragingly back to the top of many design and manufacturing agendas.

Episode 6 - Social Design w. Michael Kaethler

March 8th, 2021


“When you start to deconstruct or question design, all sorts of questions emerge: How does design affect our behaviour, our use of resources, our …

Episode 5 - Architecture Theses on Film

November 19th, 2020


What role does film play in shaping experimentation in architecture? How can film be used to document and archive different projects in the context …

Episode 4 - Design Education w. Anna Stranks

November 12th, 2020


Design is interdisciplinary by nature, therefore it is no surprise that design education is similar and provides a variety of platforms for students to learn different knowledge and skills from, and then apply those …

Episode 3 - Office Re-entry w. Dyonne Fashina

October 28th, 2020


The COVID-19 crisis has forced corporate culture to radically adjust ways of working.

The question facing us now is what will happen when the …

Episode 2 - Design Trade Shows w. Jeff Forrest

October 28th, 2020


Because of wide-ranging governmental policies created to enforce social distancing measures in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, some of the …

Episode 1 - Cross Pollination: Embracing Inspiration from Alternative Disciplines

October 28th, 2020


Interior design is a profession based on ideas meant to eliminate barriers between ourselves and our built environment, so it is wonderfully …

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