Origins is an experimental design and fabrication studio based out of Toronto, Ontario.
Origins was founded in 2015 by Deagan McDonald and Kelsey Nilsen, both recent M.Arch graduates of the John H. Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto.
On paper, we are trained architects, artists, digital fabrication specialists, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs. At heart, we are makers. We operate at many scales, from furniture to built environment. We move fast. Our multi-faceted approach to design and making gives us the agility to shift gears and disciplines quickly, focusing our attention on the projects and problems that really speak to us.
design conceptualization (architecture, furniture, interiors)
design testing (iterations, artifacts, prototyping)
design visualization (drawings, renderings, graphic design)
design fabrication (3 + 4 axis cnc milling, waterjet cutting, laser engraving/cutting, woodworking, model making)