Douglas Coupland’s novel «Generation X» influenced me as a designer even before studying architecture. Not surprising really, he trained as a designer, and accidentally began as a writer, when postcards that he sent to a friend were seen by a magazine publisher.
“Hockey night in Canada” is reminiscent of hockey puck, and the kind of graphic design used for for the television show “Hockey Night in Canada”, a show that Coupland probably grew up with. The stand reminds me of a television tower, a very fifties or sixties look. This table’s roots are in Vancouver which is contemporary with a certain outdoorsieness, a play on archery and fifties pop culture.
The die cut laminates for the tabletop were expensive to manufacture, so it’s production was discontinued although I believe that there is interest in producing it again. As it’s no longer produced it’s probably greatly desired amongst the target fetished, Lambretta driving, original Fred Perry wearing Mods, or have they all become hipsters?