Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Degree: Crafts and Design - Furniture
Year of graduation: 2006
Pierre Poussin has achieved more in under five years than many artists do in their entire careers. He won an international design competition to create LED street lighting, artworks and installations for Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics Public Art Program. His Fireworks Boulevard and Flames project was designed in collaboration with Ottawa-based artist, Adrian Göllner’s Rain Barrels installation. They both served as animated street art, as well as way-finding for athletes and spectators to Olympic sites and venues.
Another recent B.C.-based project of Pierre’s began construction in Fall 2010. The Tide Line project was the winner of a national public art competition held by the City of North Vancouver for the Burrard Dry Dock Pier. The permanent installation will feature different LED lighting sequences which will change according to the area’s current tide line and weather conditions.
Earlier in 2010, Pierre also completed a large exterior courtyard for Panorama Tower, Concord Developments’ newest Toronto Lakeshore condo complex. He was in charge of the development and design of the forty-thousand square-foot courtyard, a canopy for the main entrance, a large interior art installation and windscreens for the public rooftop terrace. This is the first permanent public art installation to incorporate the Gardiner Expressway. World Architecture News.com featured the courtyard in September
Pierre also has a successful line of laser-cut steel tables sold at Nienkamper Furniture. The Mitosis Coffee Table, developed as his graduating project, won the Best in Show at the 2006 Sheridan Graduate Show. Mitosis was developed into a successful furniture line which was recently commissioned to be principal furniture for the front lobby and lounge areas for the Princeton University’s Julian Street Library.
Pierre attributes his achievements to the solid design foundation he received at Sheridan. “I thank Sheridan for implementing and instilling quality programs and teachers which have proved pivotal to my professional career.”
His professors: “Pierre was the kind of student who convinces teachers that education really works,” says Professor Heidi Overhill. “He did each assignment with his whole heart, paying close attention to everything that all his professors had to say about craft, art and life. More than that, he took full advantage of the community of fellow students that lies at the center of a studio-based arts education. From them, he learned more: about technology, teamwork and the state of the world today. He is a credit to himself.”
See his work at here: http://www.pierrepoussin.com/