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Creativity has its place
Issue 24

Ready-Made

Based out of his home office in Toronto’s east end, architect Dom Cheng’s practice, Nonument, is a quintessential studio—a place to work, play, learn and grow. He creates buildings, spaces and objects, approaching each task intuitively: “I tend to fall in love with certain forms and shapes that inform my drawing work and vice versa.”

By: Kristina Ljubanovic

Photo by: DOM CHENG

  1. Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook and Kaweco Supra Fountain Pen (Brass)“These two things follow me everywhere I go and allow me to put ideas to paper.”
  2. 10,000 Untitleds (Series 1–10) “I always keep remnants of art installations I’ve worked on in the past. These 10 strips of newsprint were the first of 10,000 that were individually hand-stamped and numbered for a Come Up to My Room exhibit at the Gladstone Hotel. The theme of the installation was hoarding.”
  3. 1961 Fleer Bob Cousy (In Action) Basketball Card “On a whim, I wrote Celtics legend Bob Cousy to extol on his contributions to the game and asked if my son and I could visit him in person one day. He didn’t extend an invite, but we did receive an autographed card: ‘To Dom + Kobi—Peace, Bob Cousy.’” 
  4. Artemide Tolomeo Table Lamp “I believe every designer has one of these.”
  5. Readymade (Study no. 2, masking tape) “I spend a lot of time making things and thinking about how ordinary materials can be repurposed to serve different functions.” 

 

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