The Interior Design Show has honored RIM’s Senior Vice President of Design, Todd Wood by selecting Todd as one of 20 renowned designers from around the world to create a new version of the iconic “Julian” chair by Magis as part of the Interior Design Show in Toronto. Todd’s chair was auctioned off on January 26th at the Cherish Charity Event and Exhibit to benefit the children’s non-profit organization, ONEXONE.
Todd’s design, “PowerPup,” takes the original design a step further by integrating the ability for a chair to charge your Smartphone. Todd’s interpretation of a redesigned “Julian” chair depicts a BlackBerry Bold 9900 charging in its mouth.
All auction proceeds will go to ONEXONE, a non-profit children’s foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of children in the U.S., Canada and Haiti. The organization focuses on 5 sectors that are essential to children’s overall well-being: Water, Hunger, Healthcare, Education and Play.
Todd and his team are responsible for the look and feel of BlackBerry phones, tablets and accessories. Todd’s award-winning work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and also featured on two different postage stamps commemorating Industrial Design in Canada.
Additionally, RIM joined forces with RADO and the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) to explore the concepts of time and communication by two future-oriented and iconic brands. Results of a semester long course, mentored by marketing experts from RADO and designers from BlackBerry, will be showcased at the RADO Exhibit at the Interior Design Show 2012.
For additional information on the Interior Design Show, Cherish Charity Event and Exhibit, and ONEXONE, please visit The Interior Design Show’s site.