UUfie
Michel Denance
UUfie

UUfie

Established in 2009, UUfie is an architecture and design practice working globally. UUfie’s works span the fields of architecture, interior design, art, landscape, furniture, and product design. Through a rigorous conceptual and intellectual approach aimed at dialogue and collaboration, UUfie explores the expressive quality of space, object and materials. Inspiration is not singular but drawn from many influences around the world. Every project is unique, yet can be unified by working in a highly participatory and collaborative method, with clients, engineers, fabricators and specialist consultants all contributing from the beginning of a project to completion. While continuing to push for innovation and experimentation, the studio aims to ensure to address the specific features and potential of a particular situation, embracing them into the project while responding to the requirements of the program. Current projects include the Ports 1961 flagship store (Shanghai, 2013-2015); the Printemps Haussmann renovation (Paris, 2013-ongoing); and Lake Cottage (Bolsover, Canada, 2011-2013), a two-story family home along the Kawartha Lakes that references the idea of a tree house. Notable furniture and object designs include a collection of hand-blown glass objects that balance on their centers of gravity like upside-down eggs; as well as Peacock-S and Peacock–L, a set of chairs inspired by the natural plumage of their namesake. AWARDS 2016 Winners of the MOS Designer Residency Competition 2016 Shortlisted for Alvar Aalto MUSEO Competition 2016 Twenty + Change for Emerging Practices 2015 Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award 2015 Design Excellence Award, OAA 2015 Juror Choice Award, Toronto Design Off-Site 2015 Designlines Love Tag, Designlines 2014 Project of Year, Canadian Interiors 2013 1st Prize, Printemps Haussemann Competition 2012 Silver Award, IDS 2009 Honor Award, Hokkaido Furniture Competition EXHIBITIONS 2016 Officina Creativa dell’Abitare, Montalcino, Italy 2016 Gladstone Hotel, “Come Up To My Room”, Toronto, Canada 2015 Urbanspace Gallery, “Twenty + Change”, Toronto, Canada 2015 Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada 2014 Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, “Untold” Exhibition, Milan, Italy 2014 Milano Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy 2014 Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy 2014 Canada Bloom, Toronto, Canada 2014 Guild Design Fair, Cape Town, South Africa 2013 Design Miami/Basel, Miami, USA 2013 Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy 2012 Interior Design Show, Toronto, Canada