Interior Design Show turning 21 this year
The Interior Design Show (IDS) is Canada’s premier showcase of new products, furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts. This year, IDS Toronto celebrates the “Power of Design,” and is expanding its current offerings to include IDS Contract, a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition and conference focused on all verticals of design. IDS takes place Jan. 17 to 20, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“Now in its 21st year, IDS19 will focus on design across all verticals, including workplace, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government, and extend its trade-focused offering,” says Karen Kang, national director, IDS Canada.
IDS Contract will bring an additional 100-plus exhibitors and a number of new features areas aimed at B2B trade professionals. With the addition of IDS Contract, IDS is positioning itself as a hybrid event that caters to both trade construction and design professionals and a design-savvy, affluent consumer audience.
New show floor
IDS19 will feature a new floor plan designed to be dynamic and encourage more interaction with exhibitors, increase dwell time at the event, and enhance the overall experience for attendees. IDS has selected FIRM Architecture and Design, an emerging Brooklyn-based practice, which focuses on the intersection of architecture, urbanism and art to redesign the IDS show floor.
The Backcountry Hut Company was founded as an idea for a simple and sustainable recreational structure that could be easily installed by groups of volunteers in remote locations. Developed as a modular cabin that can be delivered to your door as a flat pack kit of parts, the Backcountry Hut company will be launching its Great Lakes Cabin onsite at IDS19 in partnership with Leckie Studio Architecture + Design. Attendees will have the opportunity to expereicne well-designed, small-space living with access to the full cabin onsite, including full landscape design around the cabin by Flattery Design and skylights by Velux Technologies.
Design-driven Swiss watchmaker RADO unveiled its partnership with Canada’s premier design fair at IDS Vancouver 2018, as part of the brand’s global commitment to design. In 2019, the partnership will see RADO host an installation at IDS Toronto and run its famous RADO Star Prize competition in Canada for the first time. The installation will focus on “Design Inspired by Nature,” which is also the theme of the competition.
Monogram Canada brings fashion designer Zac Posen to IDS 2019
Sophisticated styling meets customized design in the latest collaboration between luxury appliance brand Monogram and celebrity fashion designer Zac Posen. A custom designed refrigeration panel created by the fashion icon will be unveiled at the opening night party in the elevated exhibit.
With intricate craftsmanship from the charcoal mirror finish to the fabric-inspired details, Posen’s door panel exudes sophistication. Inspired by how clothing wraps around the body and how different shapes move around the flat form of the panel, the distinctive design generate an inspiring standard of how unique the Monogram Column Refrigeration can be.
Designing for the human connection
Luxury quartz brand Caesarstone announces its collaboration with award-winning Dutch designer, Marije Vogelzang for their 2019 Designer Program. This year, Caesarstone dives deep into the thoughtfulness of design, food production and consumption, and how it translates into human connection. The company’s IDS19 installation brings experiential and sensory implications to the forefront of the design-packed exhibition and will showcase Caesarstone surfaces through interactive activations.
The 2019 collaboration titled “Seeds by Marije Vogelzang presented by Caesarstone” will focus on the thoughtfulness we should have in our kitchens, whether in meal preparation or conversation shared with guests. This will be represented through the journey of the seed. The installation will take visitors on a sensory experience through memories, human connection, happiness, and the environment. The honeycomb-like exhibit will focus on generating stimulation from all sensory receptors as visitors travel their path eliminating external noise and disruption and imagining themselves as a seed and connecting back to the earth.