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Inspired By Design at Toronto IDS 2018

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Inspired By Design at Toronto IDS 2018

By Designer Kate Davidson

As a designer I like to explore design shows and find some inspirational new items.  This year IDS2018 was again definitely a success with many outstanding booths that wowed with creative and innovative displays that offered great inspirations for us to take home.

The tried and true vendors like Caesarstone, Miele, and W Studio continued to offer some innovative and unique, stunning displays.  But this year there were a few vendors that surprised us and went above and beyond to impress and inspire with their amazing new materials, fixtures, furnishings and appliances.   One such booth full of amazing products was the House of Rohl booth which showcased some of the latest trends and finishes now to create the most stylish of bathrooms.   Here we were able to see the latest freestanding tub from bath experts Victoria + Albert The latest modern reinvention of a classic bateau bathtub, named Trivento. Adore the fact it is deep and double ended style combines the clean lines of a modern aesthetic with the graceful curves of a classic silhouette. All Victoria + Albert Baths are now available in Colour (right on trend ) in  Gloss black, Matte Black, Anthracite, Stone Grey and Light Grey.

Overall at the show you would see that pattern, texture and the mixing of materials is going to be a strong influence in design for the coming year.

The gorgeous mosaics at Surface & Co made quite an impact with the mixture of marble, gold leaf backed glass tile and brass tile mixed in bold graphic patterns.  As well I loved the walnut and marble combination in the dining table at the Huppe display.

From lighting to tabletops and kitchen counters, mixing wood, stone, and metal is a huge theme this year.  The custom lighting and furniture by Hollis + Morris combined wood & brass beautifully with elegant, simplistic design.  The combination of finishes can also been found in plumbing fixtures as the combination of brass, gold and lucite continues to be popular.  I was inspired to see at the Monogram booth how Sarah Richardson varied the quartz countertop colours on the island in the Resort kitchen design.

In addition to the mixing of materials the industrial look remains to be strong.  A great find were the prefab black framed shower enclosures by Zitta, (available through your plumbing supplier).  This hot look is now more affordable as they are available in 4 sizes ready to be installed.  Graphite toned matte and distressed faucets were on display at the Graff booth – I was excited to find these new finishes as they will work beautifully in a rustic, modern space.

The show this year was layered with innovative materials, appliances and furnishings.  All with a focus on customization, tone and texture.

Be sure to check back with us at Reno & Décor for more product news ahead and visit us at the GTA show  February 16th-19th  and come meet us with your design questions.

 

 

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At the IDS 2018 with RENO & DECOR

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At the IDS 2018 with RENO & DECOR

Big Thanks to: Kate & Co Design, Rebecca Hay Design, Eventful PR, Interior Design Show, W Studio, Distinctive Appliances

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Things to See at the IDS2018 Show

Things to See at the IDS2018 Show

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Things to See at the IDS2018 Show

CAESARSTONE X SNARKITECTURE:

Caesarstone’s project with New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture for their 2018 Designer Program will focus on the icon of the modern home: the kitchen island. The collaboration will present a realistic and practical interpretation of Caesarstone, one that looks at the functionality of the kitchen, while drawing from Snarkitecture’s signature blend of architecture and art. IDS18 attendees will get a preview of the first instalment of the collaboration before a large-scale version debuts at Milan Design Week later this year.


DESIGNBOOM MART:

designboom brings back its international design market, offering 30 creative professionals from all over the world introducing their new products to the Canadian market. A unique interactive platform or emerging and established designers to test their new ideas, visitors can purchase the self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the designers. Expect to be drawn in by the innovative design of the booth, painted in designboom yellow.


THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN LIVING – TREEHOUSE

Multiple-time Interior Design Show Best Booth winner, AyA Kitchens and Baths, has confirmed that it will join forces with U31 Design and Cleaf by Weston Premium Woods for The Future of Canadian Living. Inspired by the culturally diverse makeup of Toronto, The Future of Canadian Living will feature a series of pod-like spaces to resemble a 15-foot high treehouse. Through the intersection of texture, height and space, each pod will represent archetypal characters of traditional rooms – a kitchen, a bathroom and a library.


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. Discover a pioneering cooking appliance with revolutionary technology that sets new standards in culinary excellence through in-person product demos.


HOW BRIGHT IS OUR FUTURE?:

Visitors will encounter a dark forest of blade-like fixtures at this thought-provoking exhibit that asks them to react to the most promising and terrifying changes that will form part of our future. Through touch-technology, the exhibit will measure an emotional response to the changes that will define our future, and share it through a visual experience within the installation.


SARAH RICHARDSON X MONOGRAM:

You don’t have to travel to Italy to experience gourmet pizza, you can enjoy it at home with Monogram Canada. Celebrity designer, Sarah Richardson, is creating two custom gourmet kitchens with the luxury appliance brand, including one inspired by a couture pizzeria featuring the Monogram Pizza Oven at this year’s show. Exclusive to the brand, the Monogram pizza oven is designed to match the capabilities of the best restaurant pizza ovens, giving homeowners restaurant-quality performance in their own kitchens. Drop by the booth to see the new oven in person and enjoy delicious pizza samples (select times).


MAKER:

Maker returns for its fourth instalment at IDS18, curated by designmilk. Maker features the work of artisanal North American design stars who produce their own work in small batches with limited distribution. This year’s Makers include 1925Workbench, Atelier Bussiere, Charuk & Ford, Christopher Solar Designs, Kastella, Kroft, Luxi Studioworks, Miles & May, Objects and Ideas, and PELLE.


STUDIO NORTH & PROTOTYPE:

Studio North and Prototype is the marketplace to showcase custom work and limited-edition collections to the design industry, media and a discerning design audience. Over 65 Canadian and international designers of the highest calibre present one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surface design in a gallery-like setting. Studio North and Prototype participants are provided with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a panel of international industry leaders and design experts.


THE CLOVER PAVILION BY ONTARIO WOOD:

The IDS18 ON Wood Display is the next step in an ongoing applied research into light-weight, hybrid spatial structures inspired by natural and biological systems. The Clover Pavilion is a grouping of partially enclosed floral display areas that feature tension-activated plywood petals. The project seeks to infuse wood design, one of Ontario’s enduring craft traditions, with experimental ideas and techniques from engineering and material systems theory. Technology and craft are developed together to produce a rich sequence of spaces that are responsive to visitors and highlight the varied Ontario Wood prototypes and artifacts on display.


CANADIAN BY NATURE: THE BEST IN NEW ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of IDS, this exhibition brings together some of the most talented designers and studios, whether practicing in Canada or abroad that represent the best of Canadian design today. Curated by Paul Makovsky, Vice President of Design of Metropolis magazine, the exhibition showcases the work of over 50 architecture and design studios–both emerging and established–to explore how considerations of sustainability, conscientious uses of materials and design philosophies can create projects and products that truly stand out, in terms of both their aesthetics and design.


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IDS Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Star-Studded Speaker Line-up

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IDS Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Star-Studded Speaker Line-up

Interior Design Show welcomes Michael Ford, Kathryn M. Ireland, Karim Rashid and Brian Gluckstein to 2018 event

Back to celebrate 20 years of success is North America’s most esteemed design fair, Interior Design Show (IDS), which will be taking over Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre from January 18-21, 2018. This year’s show will welcome returning favourites and new visionaries to the Caesarstone Stage during its three-day run, based around the concept of Future Forward design thinking.

IDS18 is thrilled to announce first-time conference speakers, the hip-hop architect, Michael Ford (United States) and renowned textile designer, Kathryn M. Ireland (United States) as the initial round of confirmed talent coming to Toronto. To pay homage to the event’s 20th anniversary, designers from IDS’ 1997 debut, Karim Rashid (Canada) and Brian Gluckstein (Canada), will join the lineup to share their design journeys.

MICHAEL FORD

photo credit: Michael Ford
photo credit: Michael Ford

Wisconsin-based designer, Michael Ford, has devoted his practice to blurring the lines between professional practice and academia. His work is an exploration of the cultural and sociological implications of architecture and urban planning, which was initially sparked by his graduate thesis “Hip Hop Inspired Architecture and Design” from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Combined with years of research, Michael has become one of America’s most sought-after lecturers, having given impressive presentations as the keynote at the 2017 American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture, and several appearances at various educational institutions. His most recent project, The Universal Hip Hop Museum, will see Michael’s programming and concept development come to life after a series of nationwide community design charrettes with prominent hip hop artists.

Michael Ford is the first speaker confirmed to take the stage on Trade Talk Friday.


KATHRYN M. IRELAND

photo credit: Kathryn M. Ireland
photo credit: Kathryn M. Ireland

The former actress, clothing designer and filmmaker, England-native, Kathryn M. Ireland also boasts the title of world-renowned interior and textile designer. Her lack of orthodoxy and love of colour come together to create a signature style known for being both comfortable and bohemian. As one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 Designers and as a member of ELLE Decor’s A-list Designers list, it’s no surprise that Kathryn counts Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Mamet among her celebrity and tastemaker clientele.

Kathryn M. Ireland, the actress turned interior and textile designer, will take to the stage on January 20, 2018, to share her expertise and experience with the Globe Style Saturday crowd.


KARIM RASHID

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photo credit: Oscar Valle

With over 4,000 product designs and 300 awards to his name, Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Through his private design studio, Karim has created projects for Pepsi, Audi and, most recently, the Temptation Resort in Mexico. His resumé also boasts award-winning designs for Christofle, Veuve Clicquot and Alessi, democratic products for Umbra, Bobble and 3M, furniture for BoConcept and Nienkamper, lighting for Artemide, and high-tech products for Asus and Samsung.

Renowned product and interior designer Karim Rashid joins House & Home’s founder Lynda Reeves on January 21, 2018.


BRIAN GLUCKSTEIN

photo credit: Naomi Finlay
photo credit: Naomi Finlay

Brian Gluckstein, principal of GlucksteinDesign, is Canada’s national design treasure. The product and interior designer has propelled to the top of the industry with numerous awards for design excellence, including ARIDO Awards for Excellence in residential, commercial, corporate design, as well as numerous features in esteemed publications –Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor and House Beautiful. Brian works between Toronto, South Beach and New York, where he works on both private and public projects, such as the Four Seasons Hotel, Palm Beach. As a regular fixture on national television, Brian has become a staple within the North American design industry.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of IDS, one of the show’s first-ever speakers, Brian Gluckstein, will rejoin the speaker lineup on January 21, 2018.


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Video : Favourite Finds IDS 2017

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Para Paints announces partnership with Scott McGillivray

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Para Paints announces partnership with Scott McGillivray

Para Paints, an integral part of the Canadian decorating landscape for over a century, announces its exclusive partnership with award-winning HGTV Canada host, celebrity contractor and real estate expert, Scott McGillivray.

“For years, we’ve been using PARA paint on Income Property, and I also use it in my own home because I love the colour options and it provides great coverage for an excellent finish,” said McGillivray. “As a contractor, I’m able to get the job done right the first time around with Para Paints, which obviously provides huge value, and it’s one of the reasons why I’m really happy to be involved in a partnership with Para.”

This year, McGillivray will be joining Para Paints at the Interior Design Show in Toronto, which takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from January 19 to the 22, 2017. On January 22, McGillivray will be chatting with Beth Hitchcock and Joel Bray. Their discussion will focus on design tips and tricks to help guests understand how they can get the decor looks they love from Scott’s shows. Afterward, Scott will be available for a meet-and-greet at the Para booth.

“We are so excited to be partnering with Scott. He brings quality to any project he touches and makes sure the job is done right the first time with beautiful upscale results that parallels what our brand delivers,” said Garry Belfall, brand manager at Para Paints. “This is a big year for Para. We are launching a new Para website, we will be rebranding our product lines and we are rolling out a new colour system later in the year, so this partnership could not have happened at a better time.”

The new Color Journeys program by Para is the solution to a search for exceptional colour combinations and inspired palettes. This collection of over 1,100 colours has been expertly curated to feature refined hues that can easily help you complete every project. It features 24 palettes grouped into four collections— Color Directions, Six to Mix, Color Chronicles and Contractor Solutions – each created to honour a different purpose, time, period and style. For a sneak preview of the new Color Journeys colour program visit PARA’s booth at IDS (#1434), and for more information on Scott McGillivray partnership visit the newly redesigned Para.com.

PARA is the trusted Canadian paint brand that provides top quality products and has offered colour trend and colour coordination advice to consumers, contractors and designer and decorators for over 100 years. PARA’s Color Journeys system is expected to be available at Para independent dealers during 2017.

One part savvy real estate investor, one part skilled celebrity contractor, and one part accomplished entrepreneur, McGillivray is a triple threat. Best known as the host and executive producer of the award-winning HGTV series, Income Property, Scott has taken home renovation television to the next level, helping cash-strapped homeowners choose their perfect investment property and renovate it to generate maximum rental income. Over 11 seasons, Income Property celebrated 150+ episodes airing on HGTV and DIY Network, as well as other networks across more than 30 countries. This fall, McGillivray broke HGTV Canada ratings records with the launch of his smash-hit new series, Moving the McGillivrays, which followed his family over 10 episodes as they moved into their new home.

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Cambria

Cambria Designer Objects unveiled at What’s New, What’s Next at New York Design Center

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Cambria Designer Objects unveiled at What’s New, What’s Next at New York Design Center

Cambria, the first and only family-owned, American-made natural quartz producer in North America, unveiled unprecedented, unique quartz design objects at What’s New, What’s Next at the New York Design Center.

What’s New, What’s Next is the season’s most anticipated event for top editors, designers and manufacturers, highlighting what’s next in design through new ideas, materials and products. In collaboration with Jiun Ho Inc. and Luxe Interiors+Design, Cambria challenged five renowned designers to create one-of-a-kind Cambria Designer Objects, ranging from furniture to accessories and decor.

Designers Benjamin Cruz, Bennett Leifer, Lisa Kanning, Jiun Ho and design firm D’AquinoMonaco created quartz furnishings and decor leveraging Cambria’s extensive design palette. Each designer developed unique pieces based on the latest industry trends and personal inspiration, to create a freestanding or tabletop object. In partnership with each designer, Cambria brought each concept to life at its state-of-the-art quartz processing facility in Minnesota. Five dramatic and imaginative pieces were created, all pushing the boundaries of quartz design and fabrication.

The Cambria Designer Objects will be on display in Jiun Ho’s new showroom in the New York Design Center until September 30. After the unveiling, they will travel across North America for further viewing opportunities at Cambria Galleries in San Francisco, Toronto (at IDS, January 19-22, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre), Palm Desert and Minneapolis.

“We are extremely impressed with the vision demonstrated by this elite group of designers,” said Summer Kath, senior vice president of business development at Cambria. “Their designs are simply beautiful and serve as inspiration for infinite design possibilities with Cambria.

“As the industry leader in quartz, we encourage experimentation and creativity beyond traditional countertop surfaces. These pieces demonstrate the beauty of natural stone, the inspiring artistry of our design palette, the ingenuity in Cambria’s fabrication technology and the skilled craftsmanship of our employees.”

“I have long respected the innovation and quality consistently accomplished by Cambria and Luxe Interiors + Design, and this unique collaboration showcases those values,” said Ho, designer at Jiun Ho Inc. “The Cambria Designer Objects showcase the depth and durability of Cambria, as well as its captivating color palette.”

Marion Table by Benjamin Cruz

This narrow accent table features alluring Galloway perforated with hexagons on all three sides in a casual, flowing pattern. An accent bar wrapped in Moore & Giles leather adds an intriguing visual and textural contrast. The Marion Table is intended to serve as an accent table positioned between two club chairs, with the nonporous quartz tabletop providing an ideal surface for a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres plate.

Kristina Table by Bennett Leifer

The Kristina Table, designed for use as an occasional table, features a delicate glass top perched above a structured base composed of six layers of distinct Cambria designs (Whitney, Templeton, Seagrove, Carrick, Parys and Fieldstone) with an outer wrap of crisp White Cliff. The glass tabletop allows the viewer to look “into” the depth of the base itself to observe its dramatic sculptural curves and the varied tones and textures of the Cambria layers. The Kristina Table was inspired by the beauty of Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and the playful contrast Leifer noted between the rigidity of natural stone and the fluidity of the soft lines of a desert canyon.

Si02 Candelabra by D’AquinoMonaco Inc.

The Si02 Candelabra combines elegant, marbled Brittanicca and select surfaces of polished brass, creating a bold and sophisticated mix of materials. Perfect for an iconic centerpiece, the piece serves as an interpretation of natural quartz clusters, with sharp architectural lines and multi-faceted forms of the sculptural candle holders nesting to create a single figure, held together by their shared form.


Calama Lounger, Salta Table and Geisel Lamp by Jiun Ho

This modern three-piece furniture collection includes a Blackwood and Galloway lounger set, a Princetown side table and a Swanbridge, New Brighton and Blackwood floor lamp. The collection was inspired by Brutalist architecture and the natural world, serving as an expression of the similarities found in geological formations and the Brutalist style. The contemporary furnishings feature smooth, captivating planes of natural quartz combined with the rough aggregate used in concrete construction, achieving an eye-catching balance of imposing forces.

Telluride Candleholder by Lisa Kanning

Nine thin, intricate layers of velvety brown Hazelford are stacked and rotated clockwise from the previous layer in irregular curved patterns, achieving the rugged feel of natural cliffs. Inspired by the stepped mountain cliffs of the majestic Rockies in Telluride, Colorado, this asymmetrical, layered candleholder is designed to bring an organic, natural feel to any space it inhabits.

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