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Afternoon Break: Tokyo Smoke

Sat June 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Afternoon Break Salon Series invites local makers, artists, chefs, and brewers to lead an intimate, open-dialogue forum on ceramics and their ties to social cultures. Focusing on ceramics’ historical connection to sustenance, this unique experience will offer new perspectives on the Museum’s permanent collection alongside curated drink and light fare.

Contemporary ceramic makers are now bringing high-minded design to cannabis accessories. Over a cup of their premium third wave coffee and a serving of munchable snacks, Canadian cannabis lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke will delve into this new wave of functional ceramics with a guided conversation moderated by Creative Director Berkeley Poole featuring Leah Laverge of High Noon and Brian Richer of Castor Design.

About Tokyo Smoke

Tokyo Smoke is an award-winning lifestyle brand that brings sophistication and design to the cannabis space. ​​With ​​immersive ​​experiences ​​and design-first, ​​retail ​​spaces ​​selling ​​coffee, ​​cannabis ​​accessories ​​and ​​design ​​products, ​​the brand ​​has ​​six ​​locations ​​in ​​Canada, ​​with ​​plans ​​to ​​expand ​​nationwide. ​​Recently ​​named ​​”Brand ​​of ​​the ​​Year” at ​​the ​​Canadian ​​Cannabis ​​Awards, ​​Tokyo ​​Smoke ​​has ​​showcased ​​excellence ​​in ​​brand ​​storytelling, ​​and has ​​developed ​​an ​​international ​​reputation ​​as ​​the ​​go-to ​​destination ​​for ​​engaging ​​content ​​offerings ​​within the ​​industry. ​​With ​​the ​​recent merger with DOJA to form Hiku Brands, Canada’s preeminent cannabis brand house, ​​and ​​by ​​partnering ​​with Aphria ​​Inc. (TSX: APH) (OTCQB: APHQF) and WeedMD (TSX VENTURE: WMD), ​​Tokyo ​​Smoke ​​continues ​​to be ​​the ​​leading ​​Canadian ​​brand ​​in ​​the ​​cannabis ​​space.

About Berkeley Poole

Berkeley is the Creative Director at Hiku, a portfolio of iconic and engaging cannabis brands including Tokyo Smoke, DOJA, Van der Pop and Maitri. Most recently she had led art direction for Barneys New York. She had previously created and co-founded Adult magazine and has worked at V Magazine, Visionaire, Laird + Partners, and MTV. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Dazed’s Top 100, Complex, and Flare’s “Top 30 Under 30” – to name a few.

About High Noon

HIGH NOON, a Toronto based ceramic company, creates and designs pieces with the beauty of simplicity in mind.

Using her dance background, creator Leah Lavergne draws inspiration from movement; an essential element to High Noon’s aesthetic. Whether it’s morning, noon or night, High Noon’s goal is to provide pieces that bring a sense of comfort and excitement to the everyday routine. Each piece is created with various slip casting and hand building techniques, further highlighting the handmade quality of the product. You can see subtle variances of texture, pigment, and shape making each piece unique.

About Castor Design

Castor Design was established 2009 in Toronto. Led by Brian Richer and Kei Ng, Castor Design is committed to innovation in design. Its work tests the limits of materials, both in terms of aesthetic and structural properties, blurring the line between the practicality of engineering and the indulgence of art.

Castor Design’s products involve thoughtful experimenting with process and techniques, finding new ways to use familiar materials. The Recycled Tube Light earned Castor their reputation for recontextualizing; the attention to narrative is maintained throughout their lines of lighting, furniture, and accessories.

Together, Richer and Ng have designed installations, been showcased in exhibitions and conventions, and have had their products featured in hotels, retail environments, restaurants, and corporate headquarters around the world. In addition to their product line and installations, the company also works on interiors projects, custom lighting and furniture design, and public art commissions. Castor Design has won awards from the Architizer A+ Awards, A’ Design, Azure Magazine’s AZ Awards, Interior Design Magazine, and from numerous design shows.




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