MSDS is a multidisciplinary Toronto-based studio founded by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine. With an exploratory approach to design, they apply technical and aesthetic considerations to the processes of transforming raw materials into objects and products, combining Jessica’s background in interior design and Jonathan’s experience in cabinetmaking. Materials are used in ways that respect their properties and the processes to manipulate them, and colors are used to unify components or to accentuate specific aspects of a design.
MSDS explains: “Design is a means of mediating between nature and culture. We produce design that engages contemporary culture while adhering to the abiding principles of good design and the inheritance of craftsmanship.”