Allsun Campbell is a Toronto based furniture designer and maker. She is a graduate of the Sheridan College furniture design program. Upon graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in film studies, Allsun sought a similar direction that combined craftsmanship and design.
Her work displays minimalism and consists of straight and clean lines. There is an absence of decoration, and thus focus falls on formal qualities. Her pieces are also modular and customizable. There is always an intent to make all surfaces as functional as possible and to eliminate any element that does not contribute to that need. A successful piece can be continuously analyzed, is an object in which all the elements work together, and where no element is arbitrary. The Bauhaus aesthetic remains a central inspiration, with its emphasis on elemental, bare, and efficient forms.
Her work has been displayed in the 2013 and 2014 Toronto Design Week Offsite Festival. In 2012, Allsun was awarded the Halton Furniture Makers Society Award. She has also received the Silent Night Award and the Robert Welsh Award. In 2014, Allsun received the James H. McPherson Award in Woodworking
Most recently, Allsun completed a collaborative project with schools in Sweden, Finland, and China to design a line of furniture for the Finnish furniture manufacturer Nikari.
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