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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs

CSDA Presents:

This is a first for the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts (CSDA)!

The CSDA has partnered with Hot Docs Cinema to screen, on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29), a great documentary about one of Denmark’s most important designers - Grethe Meyers - what she created, what her obsession with perfection cost her, and her brilliant legacy.

See details HERE for a free screening. 

The third annual Holiday Ornament is out NOW! 🌲

Be a part of the gift-giving holiday season. Donors will receive a handmade one-of-a-kind Ornament from Asem Nada. Asem is a master glassblower, and he uses the finest materials such as Czech glass and 22 karat gold. Each of his unique pieces are handcrafted in his studio "Glasserie" in Mississauga. Collect them, gift them, or exchange them with family, friends and colleagues. Ornaments are issued for donations of $75 or more (while quantities last, colours vary based on availability).

Download the donation form here or make the donation by clicking on Donate Today or the link provided below and indicate you would like an Ornament in the comment field. (Note: A tax receipt will be issued for the value of your donation minus the value of the gift ($30). Donations of less than $75 will receive a full tax receipt.) 

CSDA/CCAD's mission seeks to make decorative arts and design accessible to all people through education, events, community partnerships and volunteer opportunities.

CSDA/CCAD is dedicated to a policy of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

    What are the Decorative Arts?

    The CSDA/CCAD defines the decorative arts as creative works, often of a practical or useful nature, produced by an artist, craftsman or amateur, which have intrinsic aesthetic and/or historical value. These arts include interior design, furniture and furnishings, ceramics, glass, metalwork, graphics, textiles, theatre arts, together with aspects of architecture, industrial and landscape design.

    Learn from and be inspired by the ingenuity, and artistic grace of the diverse field of material culture. You will engage with objects that range from the eccentric to the magnificent, as well as creations that have become elevated to cultural icons.

    "How do we create objects and how do the objects we create shape us!"


    Ornamentum is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to exploring and cultivating the aesthetics of the everyday. Written for a broad readership, Ornamentum highlights creative design and craftsmanship in both historical and contemporary work

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    On newsstands across Canada until May 2023

    The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
    of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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