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Rockwell Group: Experimentation in Future Experiences

We recently spoke to Richard Chander, Associate Principal and Studio Leader at Rockwell Group where he oversees a team of architects and interior designers that works on a diverse range of projects including restaurants, nightclubs, office buildings, transportation hubs, and museum exhibitions.  How is Rockwell Group responding to the future of hospitality and how has […]

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Studio Munge: Multi-layered Solutions to Changing Needs

We recently spoke to Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge about his recent projects, as well as what the future holds for the world of hospitality design. Due to the many changes in how we interact, what do you think will be priorities and considerations for designing hospitality in the future? I think some of those […]

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Leading Hotels of the World: Focus on Regional Experiences

The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), Ltd. is a collection of authentic and uncommon luxury hotels. Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, our hotels embody the very essence of their destinations. We spoke to Sharon Knapp, CEO of LHW about how the pandemic has impacted their business and what she […]

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KPMB Architects and Henning Larsen Collaborate on Future Toronto Project

As we move into the third month of self-isolation in Canada, the pandemic has brought into focus the possibilities of what our cities could become post-pandemic. This week, we interviewed four different design professionals with future cities in mind. We sat down and chatted with Kevin Bridgman, Principal at KPMB Architects and Daniel Bauman, Partner […]

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Patrick Condon Shares Learnings from Latest Book

Patrick Condon is the James Taylor chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the founding chair of the UBC Urban Design program. Patrick has also led the Sustainability by Design project by the Design Centre for Sustainability. For over 20 years, the Design Centre and […]

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Alex Bozikovic Contemplates the Future of Canadian Cities

Alex Bozikovic is The Globe and Mail’s architecture critic. He is the co-author of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide (McClelland and Stewart, 2017). He has won a National Magazine Award and has also written for design publications such as Azure, Blueprint, Dwell, Spacing and Wallpaper. What do you see as opportunities for Toronto as we emerge out […]

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Dean Tunstall of OCAD Talks About the Future of Design

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design anywhere. With a global career, Dori served […]

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Picnic Design Shares Learning from Co-Living Concept from IDS20

Picnic Design is a Toronto-based architecture firm led by founding principals Joanne Lam, (OAA, LEED AP) and Eric Martin (AOCAD Env. Design, BCIN). Informed by the belief thaturban design, architecture and interior design are part of an integrated discipline. Their design approach is continually inspired by their experiences travelling and working in other parts of […]

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hollis + morris Shows the Importance of Resiliency in the Midst of a Crisis

hollis + morris is a Toronto based lighting and furniture company founded by Mischa Couvrette. The firm got its start in Studio North in 2014 while working out of a converted 2 car garage. Since then, their studio operates their production facility and showroom in Toronto and counts Vice Media, Kimpton Hotels, Google, Nobu Residences, […]

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Mason Studio Sees Mental Health as a Focus on the Future of Design

Based in Toronto, with a practice that spans the world, Mason Studio is an interior design firm that specializes in a wide array of work. From award-winning luxury hospitality, multi-unit residential, and retail, to experimental exhibitions, with every project, they seek to broaden their insights to enrich the lives of everyone we touch. Their founding […]

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More Focus on the Home in the Future According to VFA

VFA is an architectural and interior design studio founded by Vanessa Fong, that works at a variety of scales but has a large focus on residential architecture and design. The team at VFA are problem solvers – preferring to work within context and situations with challenges that require innovative approaches to arrive at beautiful, practical […]

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SDI Contemplates The Future of Work

This pandemic will be considered a defining moment in our history and will forever change our view of “work.” Designers and manufacturers are responding with new ideas and products for approaching a new workplace reality. As we contemplate re-opening office space, it is essential to ask what we have learned from this experience and what […]

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Miele Canada Goes Live

We asked long term partner Miele on what they were doing to pivot their business during these times. “With retail operations shutting down in mid-March for the safety of our employees and also guests to our Miele Experience Centres across Canada, we needed to respond to the demand from our consumers who wanted to purchase products and […]

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Food Industries Get Creative

Hospitality has always been a vital part of a city; they are the places where we gather, celebrate and connect with others. COVID-19 has affected many industries; hospitality being one of the major categories that have been hard hit. Yet, we are often amazed by the creativity and resiliency of business owners during challenging times. […]

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Monogram to Unveil New Minimalist Collection at IDS20

Introducing Monogram Appliances’ two new collections: Minimalist and Statement. Each collection has a distinct look and feel, but both embody elevated craftsmanship with meticulously selected materials and attention to every luxury detail. Monogram has partnered with award-winning architectural firm PARTISANS on the design of the brand’s IDS20 booth & will be using it as a […]

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Emerging Designers Near and Far

  IDS20 Exhibiting designer FAINA is a Ukrainian design brand created by Victoria Yakusha in 2014. Made in the style of ethnic minimalism, the collection items introduce “naive design”− simple in form, yet with a deep philosophy behind it. In search of new-old design messages, Victoria Yakusha conducted a study of the daily traditions of her […]

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The Future of Work

  Workspaces are now much more than places where people work – they should be social environments that stimulate success. British furniture company Frövi is inspired by Scandinavian design and created using the best local craftsmanship. By empowering clients to decide how their products should look, feel and function through mix-and-match colours, fabrics and frames, […]

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Meet this year’s IDS Contract curatorial team

Last year IDS Toronto expanded to include IDS Contract, a two-day, hyper-curated exposition and trade platform dedicated to industry members of the design, architectural and building sectors. Showcasing original design, thought leadership, and aspirational installations, IDS Contract is an unparalleled opportunity for professionals and businesses to connect to:  13,000 architects, builders, purchasing executives, designers, developers, owners, […]

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Building Community Through Studio North & Prototype

Studio North & Prototype is a future-focused marketplace where over 65 Canadian and international emerging designers showcase their one-off, custom, and limited-edition collections including furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, and textiles in a gallery-like setting. Budding masters of new ideas and innovative creativity, designers explore, experiment and test out ways to impact our lives through design. We asked […]

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W STUDIO & Karim Rashid Collaboration

W STUDIO will launch its newest additions to the Artist Series at IDS19, a collaboration with world-class designers, artists and architects. These carpets are the highest resolution printed carpet ever produced and made in Germany. The series is available as part of the W DREAM collection, featuring new technology producing rugs with ultimate clarity and picture […]

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Ryan Korban in Conversation with Randi Bergman

Korban embarked on a career in interior design after graduating from The New School in New York. Without any formal training, he developed his unique aesthetic, characterized by a mix of luxury, old-world romance and urban cool. His portfolio includes the homes of prominent figures in the worlds of fashion, film and music. Specializing in […]

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Milk Stand Designed by RSID

The Design Milk Stand designed by RSID reshapes the typical user experience by rethinking the relationship between the booth and corridor; and between the wall and circulation. The design reimagines and recombines walls, openings, and paths by producing a series of corridor-ish rooms or room-ish corridors. Visitors can meet and interact with the designers, learn more about their products […]

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Michael Sorensen of Henning Larsen Presented by VELUX

Michael joined Henning Larsen in 2006 and was appointed partner in 2016. His extensive international profile includes design direction of projects in Sweden, Germany, Ireland, the United States and Canada. Henning Larsen’s internationalization efforts include the establishment of a stronger presence in the North American market. Michael is playing a key role in the realization […]

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Meet Questlove on The Globe and Mail Saturday

Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and member of The Roots – Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this 4-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician’s […]

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IDS Conference Keynote with WeWork VP, Mick McConnell

In conversation with Dan Howarth, U.S. editor at Dezeen, Mick McConnell explains the focus of his role at WeWork—an international company that provides shared workspaces for startups, freelancers, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. As the VP and head of WeWork’s concept studio, McConnell creates and experiments across many scales, from objects to strategies, and brings ideas […]

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Haven Designed by Tangible

Tangible is a Vancouver-based studio dedicated to creating experiences that connect and inspire here and now. Conceived as a place to relax, meet or simply take a moment, Haven is an inflatable cloud you walk inside. Designed by Tangible, the pods were created to challenge the way people perceive and experience a space.

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DesignAgency Celebrates 20 Years

DesignAgency is an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio with locations in Toronto, Barcelona and Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, DesignAgency has established itself as a global leader in the development of transformative brands and environments. The design studio works without boundaries, collaborating closely with its clients to produce meaningful, inspiring and memorable experiences. Managed by […]

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Volvo Returns as Official Auto Sponsor at IDS19

We’re proud to once again partner with Volvo, who’s ongoing commitment to design excellence is visible in their latest innovation. Volvo is taking a bold step forward in the evolution of car ownership by launching Canada’s first-ever vehicle subscription service, “Care by Volvo.” With technology changing the very nature of what it means to own a […]

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Azure Breakfast Keynote: Taking Canadian Design to the World Stage

Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine of MSDS, Lukas Peet of AND Light, Abraham Chan of ACDO and Jamie Wolfond of Good Thing. MSDS is designing uber-minimalist furniture for Muuto and Normann Copenhagen. Abraham Chan is curating the ultimate condo experience at The Oosten in New York. Lukas Peet has created and internationally in-demand lighting company. […]

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Astley Gilbert Brings Playful Design to IDS Contract

We’re excited to be partnering with Astley Gilbert this year who have taken on the challenge of collaborating on all of our signage and wayfinding elements for the event this year. Astley Gilbert’s own booth design in IDS Contract will focus on a playful and interactive space to showcase the full capabilities of their in-house design team. […]

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Izen Architecture Designs Striking Environment for Ontario Wood Feature

The Ontario Wood pavilion demonstrates the diversity and versatility of the wood harvested from our province’s forests in all its glory. Manufacturers showcase the many product categories that locally sourced wood can become—from log homes, structural lumber and surfacing to furniture and artisanal goods. This year, Ontario Wood is housed in a custom environment by local firm Izen […]

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Dutch Eating Designer Marije Vogelzang, Presented by Caesarstone

Food designers design food, but Marije Vogelzang designs the act of eating, taking inspiration from food’s origins, its preparation, the politics, history and culture of eating. Marije graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2000 where she originally started working with food. She began her career as an “eating designer” with two experimental restaurants in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, […]

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Keynote Speakers Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi of WEISS/MANFREDI

WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is a remarkably diverse multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City known for the dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure and landscape. Led by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the firm’s approach to architecture and urbanism has never been more relevant in an era where resilient cities, climate change and the need to […]

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Toronto-based Founded by Garcia Joins IDS Contract

Nathaniel Garcia is the principal of Founded by Garcia, a Toronto-based creative agency founded in 2015 that represents several international design brands. With over two decades of experience in the furniture industry and inspired by the Salone del Mobile in Milan, he recently curated an exhibit on the furniture manufacturing process called “Get Lost” which he […]

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Miele Canada Launches a New Culinary Retail Experience

Miele Canada recently opened The Miele Experience Centre in Yorkdale, Toronto. This all-new flagship store, the very first of its kind for Miele worldwide, offers a curated design experience. This innovative retail experience is meant to take consumers on an immersive journey through the entire Miele brand, which is characterized by quality, design, innovation and sustainability. […]

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Harrison Fae Brings Luxury Design to Moore Home

Harrison Fae Design’s Moore Home combines function and timeless style. After the initial inspiration and planning stage of the kitchen, a large central island was settled on with the sink in the middle as well a large range centred on the back wall with plenty of counter space on either side for prepping and cooking. All […]

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Giant Containers Sponsors IDS19 Concept Space

Giant ideas truly need Giant containers. In the age of globalization—and global marketing strategies—the iconic form of the shipping container has become an incredibly powerful and effective delivery mechanism to showcase contemporary life as we know it or can imagine it to be! During TIFF in 2018, Giant Containers created an elaborate 10-day wellness pop-up for […]

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Polymetis Juxtaposes Reflections and Light in Expanded Horizon

Polymetis works at the intersection of architecture, landscape and art. They share a mutual interest in land and the environment, with a focus on nautical geography, which is a primary source of inspiration. Each project is approached with an awareness of the influences that create our surrounding environment and how those forces may be constructed or […]

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Nulogy Office by SDI Inspired By Conveyor Belt

SDI is a forward-thinking Toronto-based design firm guided by a belief that the best design is only possible through uniquely customized strategies and continuous reinvention. That is why their initials stand for Strategy, Design and Innovation. With a focus on workplace design, SDI’s experience includes over 15 million square feet of workspace and they work with […]

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Studio AC Brings New Life To Converted Church

The Pape Loft designed by Studio AC exists inside a converted church in the east end of Toronto. With significant variations from unit to unit, most of this conversion includes multi-story loft spaces with a few structural quirks throughout. The interior has a gracious double-height living room. Studio AC framed the living room with an iconic curved […]

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Microsoft Powers IDS19 Concept Space

Microsoft Surface is partnering with IDS to showcase the ability to transform our Canadian design community by delivering innovative solutions and helping customers navigate uncharted territories by harnessing the ideas and creative potential of their teams. Designers often generate and evaluate ideas based on what they know. Microsoft Surface strives to create experiences that solve workplace […]

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The LAN Collection for GAN

Can we reinvent a new typology for the sofa-and-rug combination? By breaking down its various elements, understanding the social contexts in which sofas are used, and even rethinking the relationship between the sofa and the rug that it normally sits on or adjacent to, Neri&Hu have developed an intriguing response—the LAN collection for GAN. LAN […]

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Little B Concept Store in Xintiandi, Shanghai, China

Neri&Hu’s recently completed Little B Concept Store takes the idea of a convenience store to another level. Designed for The Beast, a popular lifestyle brand in China, even the most mundane items are sourced from high-end local and international brands and curated for the luxury-conscious consumer. The store’s aesthetic takes its cues from the convenience […]

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Neri&Hu IDS19 Guests of Honour

We’re thrilled to welcome Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, the founding partners of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, as the Guests of Honour for IDS19. As an interdisciplinary practice based in Shanghai, they have won numerous international awards such as the Overall Winner of The PLAN Award (2018), EDIDA Designers of the Year (2017), ICONIC Awards’ Interior Designers of […]

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Keynote Conference Speaker Kat Holmes

The average able-bodied individual doesn’t think twice about using electronics, basic household objects or just walking down the street. However, to a significant and increasing percentage of the population with a physical or cognitive disability, the world in which we live can rapidly become quite exclusionary. Enter Kat Holmes, a visionary researcher and designer is […]

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Classic & Contemporary Design From Drechsel Studio

Drechsel Studio joins IDS19 with exclusive European collections. The company is a synthesis of residential and commercial furniture supporting creativity, interaction and well-being. Their multidisciplinary approach is defined through meticulous furniture curation with a global awareness of design and market trends. The Elephant Bench from the Sancal Collection is a fresh vision for small, yet essential […]

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Backcountry Hut Company Brings Design Concept House to IDS19

We’re thrilled to announce Backcountry Hut Company will provide this year’s design concept house feature, Great Lakes Cabin, with landscape installation design by Flattery Design. In line with IDS19’s “Power of Design” theme, this full-scale concept house enables visitors to enter and experience a new “kit-of-parts” approach to the creation of small-scale structures. The design concept presents a modernist […]

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Marina Tabassum’s Wisdom on Designing for Place

Marina Tabassum believes in the power of community, tradition and land as essential ingredients for meaningful design. In her native Bangladesh, she creates architecture that exudes a deep respect for climate and sense of place. The results are spectacular, often involving the ornamentation of surface through light, or the enrichment of spaces by empowering users […]

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Announcing Keynote Speaker: Marina Tabassum

Marina Tabassum is the principal of Marina Tabassum Architects, a practice established in 2005 and based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her approach to design seeks to establish a language of architecture that is contemporary yet rooted to its place with projects ranging in scale from the residential to community centres, public schools, museums and eco-tourism. She is […]

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Cabin Residences & IDS19 Collaboration with PurParket & Mason Studio

Cabin Residences, the recent Toronto-based collaboration between Mason Studio and PurParket, focuses on bringing the appeal of a cabin getaway into the heart of the city. The use of locally sourced materials in combination with furniture, artwork and accessories by Canadian craftspeople creates an interior environment that is a direct reflection of the current Canadian design context. Their […]

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Meet IDS Contract’s Curatorial Team

We are thrilled to introduce the curatorial team collaborating with IDS on our new, expanded expo. IDS Contract is a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition focused on the most innovative products and services that will focus on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government. Robert Kastelic & Kelly Buffey, […]

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Swiss Watchmaker RADO Brings Prestigious Star Prize Competition to Canada

IDS is pleased to announce its partnership with design-driven Swiss watchmaker RADO. The partnership will see RADO run its famous Star Prize Competition in Canada for the first time. The Star Prize promotes the work of up-and-coming designers, giving them a platform to show their work. This year’s competition will challenge entrants to explore the influence nature can […]

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An Evolving Design Platform: Designing IDS Toronto

What does it take for a global design show to surpass the expectations of an exhibitor or attendee’s experience? This is what Brooklyn-based FIRM Architecture and Design (FIRM a.d.) is working on with IDS Toronto to achieve in January 2019. Founded by James Khamsi in 2010, FIRM a.d. works at the intersection of architecture, urbanism and art; they are […]

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EQ3 Contract Collaborates with KPMB Architects

With over 15 years of furniture manufacturing and retail experience, EQ3 is expanding its services into the contract world. It recently saw the installation of 10 custom furniture pieces that it designed with KPMB and manufactured for the renovation of Lloyd Hall, a 210-room residence that opened in the fall of 2017. Situated at the Banff Centre for Art […]

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Volvo Official Auto Sponsor For IDS18

We’re proud to once again partner with Volvo, who’s commitment to dynamic, bold design is visible in their latest model. The new XC60 is attracting acclaim by sticking true to its Volvo heritage, boasting technology that makes it one of the safest cars on the market. Steer Assist has been added to the groundbreaking City Safety system. […]

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Luminous Supra Bubble Chandelier

Ethereal and iconic, the Bubble Chandelier is a modern re-interpretation of the crystal chandelier. Its luminous constellation of delicate glass globes adds beauty and depth to any interior environment. Based on an original design first conceived in 2008, the Bubble Chandelier is available in a series of twelve distinctive variations. Each chandelier is handcrafted to […]

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Caesarstone Collaboration With Snarkitecture

Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between disciplines. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates work that includes large-scale projects, installations and […]

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Temptation Cancun Resort Envisioned By Celebrated Designer Karim Rashid

After a multi-million-dollar renovation over an 11-month period, Temptation Cancun Resortrecently celebrated the reopening of its property. Redefining Cancun’s skyline with a stimulating, seven-story structure full of curves and bright colours. The hotel is imagined by celebrity designer Karim Rashid and is infused with his signature “sensual minimalism” style. Inspired by the human body, the space […]

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Toronto Architecture Firm Design Workshop Architects Asks How Bright Is Our Future With Installation For IDS18

IDS visitors will enter a dark enclosure to encounter a forest of blade-like fixtures that ask them to react to the most promising and terrifying changes that will inform our future. Each of these “trees” offers the viewer surfaces printed on the skin of the tree that respond to the viewers touch, and record how […]

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PurParket Brings Luxury And Sustainability Home To Canada

Canadian owned PurParket Wide Plank Engineered Hardwood has made a huge leap this year by announcing that production is coming home. PurParket is a manufacturer of authentic European white oak and walnut flooring, as well as luxury high performance vinyl products. PurParket has quickly made a name for itself in the A&D community as the […]

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Jay Osgerby Shares Insights On The Past, Present And Future At IDS18

Jay Osgerby, began the eponymous London-based, design studio Barber & Osgerby in 1996 with fellow alumnus Edward Barber. Their diverse body of work spans industrial design, furniture and site-specific installations as well as limited edition pieces and public commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch. With a Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal […]

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Monogram To Showcase Canada’s First Indoor Pizza Oven Of Its Kind

For the at-home chef, gourmet appliances are essential to creating a dream kitchen. For decades, Monogram has championed impeccable craftsmanship and sophisticated design through luxury appliances. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Monogram Canada returns to IDS18 in January with a unique launch: an indoor pizza oven that is the first of its kind for the […]

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Playful Attitudes Create A Stylishly Festive Ambience At Mobilia

Short on seating for all your guests this holiday season? No worries! Mixing and matching colours and styles is a significant trend. Here are some tips from friends of Mobilia. “When you’re entertaining, go ahead and experiment with the use of your furniture by making the most of its multi-functional and playful dimensions,” urges Marie-Hélène […]

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EQ3 Shares Tips On How To Prep Your Home For The Holidays

Truly the best thing about the holidays is celebrating with your friends and family. If you’re planning to host guests this holiday season, consider a few thoughtful touches from EQ3’s Director of Interior Design to make sure your visitors have a comfortable and cozy stay. Remember the small essentials to make your guests feel as […]

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Monogram’s Latest Kitchen Collaboration With Sarah Richardson

International design celebrity Sarah Richardson is designing two custom gourmet kitchens in collaboration with luxury appliance brand Monogram Canada, to be featured at the Interior Design Show in January 2018. The interactive exhibit will inspire design and culinary enthusiasts alike, with two distinctly different kitchens showcasing innovative ideas and fresh concepts from the designer and brand champion, […]

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Grasett Park Utilizes Progressive Design To Honour Past Torontonians

Denegri Bessai Studio was established in 2013 by partners Tom Bessai and Maria Denegri. Projects in the Denegri Bessai Studio are carefully developed through an iterative design process that combines experimental research, engaged client consultation and state-of-the-art computation and fabrication techniques. It was with this future-forward design style that Denegri Bessai Studio conceptualized a park to […]

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Lambert & Fils Laurent Collection Explores Poetic Minimalism

Lambert & Fils  is a Montreal-based lighting design studio founded in 2010 by Samuel Lambert. Their work integrates elements of design history and iconic minimalism to form streamlined and straightforward, yet moving and poetic pieces. In the fall of 2016, Lambert & Fils added the Laurent collection to its catalog. Revisiting the classic Bauhaus shape of […]

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Michael Ford Merges Hip Hop And Architecture

Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA, born and raised in Detroit where he received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). Ford is known as The Hip Hop Architect as he leads a national initiative of exploring architecture and urban planning through the lens of hip-hop culture. Ford, is the founder of […]

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Kathryn Ireland, Designer To The Hollywood Elite

British-born, pre-eminent interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland is a true citizen of the world. From her legendary “sympathetic restorations” of landmark architectural houses and hotels to extraordinary homes for the Hollywood elite, the star of Million Dollar Decorators brings the best attributes of grand European style and cool California chic to every project.  A die-hard fan of […]

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Astrid Sofa Blends Warmth And Minimalism

The Astrid Sofa by Gus* is influenced by Scandinavian shapes and textures without sacrificing natural surfaces and soft curves. The Astrid is minimalistic yet full of personality and warmth, a contrast of curves and angles, combining slender, sloping armrests and a button-tufted seat cushion with an elevated, truss-style wood base. The base features exposed external supports on […]

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ROLLOUT Reinvents Wallpaper

Over ten years ago, the founders of Rollout had the vision to start a design studio where creativity could thrive, integrity and art could coexist; all while shaking up the established notions of wallpaper design in the commercial design industry. Rollout would reinvent wallpaper. Rollout works with architects, interior designers, and clients to create distinctive wallpapers that help […]

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Miele’s Dialog Oven Revolutionizes The Future Kitchen

Miele presents an absolute world’s first: The Dialog oven with innovative M Chef Technology revolutionizes the art of cooking. Miele household appliances have always stood for the very best: premium quality, outstanding durability – made for those who love to be on the leading edge. The Dialog oven is not only a world premiere but is […]

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Valcucine Debuts First Recyclable Kitchen

Valcucine’s design philosophy lies in its commitment to the well-being of both people and of the environment. Their kitchens provide a sensory experience with materials that are free of toxic elements harmful to the user and the environment. In keeping with Valcucine’s call to innovation, Artematica, the first ever 100% recyclable kitchen, uses ‘pure’ not bonded […]

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Huppé Joins IDS Toronto For The First Time

The kitchen story is not complete without the perfect dining table. Unlike most dining tables, The Connection Table is versatile and features a geometrical base made of steel and coated with a microtextured lacquer available in 11 colors. With legs made of solid white oak or walnut, this statement piece/centerpiece is offered in multiple translucent […]

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Matthew McCormick’s Mila Collection Launches At IDS

Matthew McCormick, is a multi-disciplinary design studio, based in Vancouver, Canada. The immense natural beauty of Vancouver is an important backdrop as it inspires Matthew to explore the boundaries between lighting design and art in a contemporary way. In addition to creating bespoke, sculptural lighting installations, all McCormick’s products are made in Canada by a network […]

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Montreal Based, Kastella Joins IDS For The First Time

As a group of Makers from Montreal, Kastellaemploys craftsmanship, traditional techniques and high quality finishes when building furniture. Custom pieces that are handcrafted, Kastella’s furniture is designed and built to last. Kastella was founded in 2003 by Jason Burhop who was influenced by his father’s European roots and respect for furniture design. Jason, a graduate of […]

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Amulette Brings Light And Warmth To Studio North

Annie Legault, the founder and creator of Amulette, is influenced by the 1960s and ‘70s, with every piece handmade by the designer herself. Jute, merino and alpaca wool are just some of the natural fibers that are used throughout Amulette’s collection with hues ranging from natural soft earth tones of ice and stone to a woodsy […]

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In Conversation with Makers KROFT and Coolican & Company on the IDS Experience

The Maker section of IDS is a launchpad for designers to showcase their burgeoning business to the design community, public and media. We spoke with two former Makers, KROFT and Coolican & Company on how participating in the section propelled their business forward. 1) How did you feel going into your first IDS? KROFT: Nervous! […]

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Lee Broom: TIME MACHINE at Milan Design Week 2017

IDS Alumni and British lighitng and furniture designer, Lee Broom, unveiled his tenth anniversary collection at this year’s Salone Del Mobile. Entitled TIME MACHINE, the 10-year show is a unique and immersive installation set inside a derelict vault in the famous and historic Milano Centrale train station. The installation featured a selection of furniture, lighting and […]

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nendo: Jellyfish Vase at Salone del Mobile 2017

IDS Alumni nendo presented 30 vases of various sizes that were placed in a 1,800 mm aquarium filled with water. The strength and direction of the water’s current was carefully adjusted so that the vases undulated, evokign the movement of jellyfish. The vases were made out of ultrathin transparent silicon that was dyed twice to […]

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Nichetto Studio, Ben Gorham and Salviati: Decode / Recode at Milan Design Week 2017

Occupying several warehouse spaces across Milan Decode: Recode was an immersive experience of unique blown-glass objects specifically designed and crafted for Milan Design Week. The installation was a collaboration between Nichetto Studio, Ben Gorham and Salviati, which has been working with traditional Murano glass for over 150 years. The exhibit explored how centuries-old methods can be […]

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HALVES Table MSDS STUDIO For MUUTO at Salone del Mobile 2017

Design duo MSDS STUDIO, designed the HALVES table as an exploration of the possibilities presented by a synthetic solid surface material. As a material that can be made thinner than stone and can be assembled with very strong, seamless joints, the design led to an exploration of form with an emphasis on planes and intersections. Its […]

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Louis Vuitton: Objets Nomades at Salone del Mobile 2017

Created in 2012, the Objets Nomades collection keeps alive Louis Vuitton’s long tradition of beautifully crafted travel objects. This year’s exhibition added 10 new Objets Nomades to the total colleciton of 25, including designs by IDS Alumni Raw Edges, nendo, Patricia Urquiola (above left), the Campagna Brothers (above centre) and Marcel Wanders (above right). With […]

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Stone Age Folk Moves to Milan: Jaime Hayon x Caesarstone

We were pleased to launch Stone Age Folk at IDS17, the first installment of Jaime Hayon’s year-long collaboration with Caesarstone. For Milan Design Week, the installation moved to the Palazzo Serbelloni to delight a whole new audience. Inspired by flora, fauna and folklore from different cultures, Jaime Hayon designed an architectural pavilion, which references the […]

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Nanoleaf Aurora Modular Smart Panels, Part Of The LAB At IDS17

Inspired by the beauty of the Aurora Borealis, the Nanoleaf Aurora taps into the power of self expression and creativity through light. Made up of triangular panels, both RGBW colour changing and tunable white, the Aurora lets you create the perfect ambiance in any space to instantly ease, fix and improve your state of mind. […]

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Parklawn Residence by blackLAB Architects Inc, Designing The Ontario Wood Feature at IDS17

This project involved the expansion of a small Toronto home involved while working extremely closely with a client-builder. blackLAB maintains a philosophy of working well with both clients and trades, resulting in great design that can be achieved on a minimal budget. This project is a study in the adaptation of an existing traditional house. Rather […]

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Skygarden House by Dubbeldam Inc. Architecture + Design

Situated on a narrow lot in an older Toronto neighbourhood, the Skygarden House provides outdoor living spaces on multiple levels to address the owners’ desire for a better connection to the home’s natural surroundings. The owners used to spend their weekends at a home in the country, located next to a stream and surrounded by […]

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Loll Designs Gives Second Life To Single­ Use Milk Jugs

Based in Duluth, MN, Loll Designs is a designer/manufacturer of durable, all-weather, outdoor furniture and accessories made with recycled plastic – mostly from single ­use milk jugs. Using thoughtful, original designs and unique materials, Loll creates innovative, fun and high ­quality products proudly crafted in the USA. Originally, Loll used recycled post-­industrial plastic (scrap that has […]

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Designer to Rock Royalty and Aristocracy, Nicholas Haslam, Joins IDS17 Globe Style Saturday Lineup

One of the world’s finest interior designers, sought by royalty, rock stars and the aristocracy alike, Nicholas Haslam presents his style in this unique tour of his grand, glamorous, and witty interiors. Nicholas Haslam has an instinct and originality which enables him to make rooms look stunning and sexy, yet liveable, practical, and above all […]

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Dezeen + Dezeen Jobs

Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. Their mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world. Dezeen was launched ten years ago at the end of […]

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Designer to the Stars, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Joins IDS17 for Globe Style Saturday

The consummate multi-hyphenate designer and tastemaker, Martyn Lawrence Bullard has been widely acclaimed for his trademark glamour and flair for the exotic as he curates sophisticated and inviting interiors for Hollywood A-listers and global glitterati. Martyn’s impressive mastery of a broad range of styles, paired with his unrivaled attention to detail and commitment to quality […]

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Samsung Serif TV at IDS17

Designed by the Bouroullec Brothers, the 40″ Samsung Serif TV demonstrates a different conceptual approach toward consumer electronics, blurring the line between furniture and technology. Customizable to your space, the Samsung Serif features detachable legs which allow you to control its height, while the magnetic back cover discreetly covers all socket outlets. Serif includes advanced features […]

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Natural Landscape Group – Open Air Feature At IDS17

The backyard, once an afterthought to the home is rapidly being seen as an extension of one’s living space. As our lives are getting busier, people are looking to create a recreational oasis to counter the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a vision to “create living spaces similar to that of the interior […]

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Amanda Nisbet Joins Globe Style Saturday Series at IDS17

Amanda Nisbet Design has added her signature elegant touch to residences in North America and Europe since the firm’s inception in 1998, resulting in welcoming interiors that express Nisbet’s special alchemy of refinement and livability. Despite her formal art history training and years at Christie’s auction house, Nisbet prefers to upend the usual design rules, […]

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Jaime Hayon Unveils His Year-Long Installation with Caesarstone at IDS17

We are pleased to welcome Jaime Hayon to the Caesarstone Stage on for an Azure Trade Talk on Professional Trade Day, presented by Miele on Friday, January 20. Jaime is presented by Caesarstone. Jaime will present his collaboration with Caesarstone, entitled Stone Age Folk. Hayon will create a whimsical universe inspired by the natural and […]

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Scott McGillivray Joins Us For IDS17

We are pleased to welcome Scott McGillivray to IDS17. He will appear on the Caesarstone Stage on Sunday, January 22 during House & Home Sunday. Scott is presented by Para Paints. Scott McGillivray, internationally renowned as the star of HGTV’s Income Property, is the definition of an entrepreneurial success story; an astute real estate investor, […]

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The Volvo Cars S90 Zooms in as the Official Automobile of IDS17

We are pleased to welcome Volvo Cars back as the Official Automobile of IDS17 with the S90. The S90 exudes pride, power and luxury whilst paying homage to the Volvo P1800 with its concave grille. Inside this low, four-door coupé, Volvo has taken cues from the success of its XC90 model and raised the bar with […]

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Curated Environments by Alison Milne at IDS17

Under the creative direction of Alison Milne of Alison Milne Design + Gallery, IDS Toronto is pleased to present a number of curated environments which will be incorporated into the fabric of this year’s show. Guests will be invited to explore the spaces designed by Milne, which range from public lounges and cafés. Alison Milne […]

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Alessi Circus, Available at William Ashley

Dutch master designer, Marcel Wanders, has partnered with Alessi to create the Alessi Circus, a celebration of the fantasy and whimsy of the circus. Wanders designs architectural, interior and industrial projects and became internationally renowned for his Knotted Chair. With a name synonymous with excellence in stainless steel kitchenware, the Alessi Circus collection merges colour and […]

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5 Ways to Plan Your Trip to IDS17

5 Ways to Plan Your Trip to IDS17 1. Save When You Book Online Save when you buy your IDS17 ticket online. Whether you plan to attend the Opening Night Party, Globe Style Saturday, House & Home Sunday – or all three – save both time and money when you purchase your ticket online ahead […]

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) by Freelon Adjaye Bond SmithGroup

Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated Adjaye Associates’ US portfolio with arguably the nation’s most prestigious new building. Located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, the museum will house exhibit galleries, administrative spaces, theatre space and collections storage space for the NMAAHC. As […]

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The Washington Collection for Knoll, Knoll Prism™ lounge furniture by Adjaye Associates

Designed by Adjaye Associates, the collection translates an architectural vision into accessible design for the home, the Prism series explores the interplay of light and form to produce multifaceted, sculptural pieces, which use geometry to occupy space. Consisting of a swiveling lounge chair, ottoman and side table, each piece uses a base of a glossy core […]

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David Adjaye is the IDS17 International Guest of Honour

David Adjaye, OBE, is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Adjaye was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. His studio, Adjaye Associates, has offices in London, New York and Accra. His firm’s work […]

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Person: Nika Zupanc Joins Us for Professional Trade Day, presented by Miele at IDS17

We are pleased to welcome international product and interior designer, Nika Zupanc, to IDS17 for Professional Trade Day, Presented by Miele. Zupanc is an independent designer who works on projects that grow out of distinctive interpretations of modern culture, contemporary design and technology. Her pieces carry an emotional charge, with inspiration drawn from theatre and film […]

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Product: Ceragres SIX6

A format inspired by nature, a maxi-honeycomb shape, the SIX6 tile collection by Ceragres adds a customized touch to any project. The rich neutral tones can be used alone for a monochromatic effect, or mixed together (as shown above) to inject personal style into any space. The hexagon shape is a timeless format that will […]

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Professional Trade Day, presented by Miele at IDS17

We are delighted to announce that Miele will once again be sponsoring Professional Trade Day at IDS17. IDS Professional Trade Day is reserved to members of the design trade, including architects, designers and contractors. The day is designed to inspire, educate and expose professionals to products, designers and ideas from both international and national perspectives. […]

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Place: W Studio

Six months ago – just in time for IDS16 – W Studio opened their stunning new showroom in the trendy fashion and design district at Castlefield and Caledonia. W Studio moved into a stylish complex located right at the corner, the plaza was designed by IDS Alumni Giannone Petricone Associates, with the interior being designed […]

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Person: Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert from Hennepin Made

Hennepin Made was founded in Minneapolis, MN in 2011 through the partnership of Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert with the common belief that handmade products have an essential place in our culture and everyday life. Joe Limpert was originally trained as a ceramicist and has always enjoyed the visceral nature of working with hands-on materials. When […]

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