From a media release:
The Interior Design Show
January 24 – 27, 2013
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Interior Design Show (IDS13), Canada’s Design Fair, is back in Toronto from January 24 to 27, 2013. The newest and most innovative in international and Canadian products are annually presented by 300 exhibitors. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers and highlight international interior, architecture and industrial design trends.
– IDS13 TrendsTrend – Mix It Up: Brave Blending of Colour and Pattern
On Opening Night KIA will unveil a unique exhibit at IDS showcasing four cars wrapped in colourful, custom patterns created by Karim Rashid, Christiane Lemieux, Douglas Coupland and Jürgen Mayer H. Show goers will also see how other exhibitors are embracing colour and pattern this year through various designs.
Trend – Back to Nature: Use of Natural Materials
Throughout the show visitors will notice multiple exhibitors featuring items that highlight the beauty found in natural materials like wood and stone.
Trend – Accessible High Design
After visiting design capitals from New York to Tokyo, Designboom’s finely curated pop-up shop makes its Canadian debut featuring works by emerging designers from around the world. Designboom Mart offers high-profile design in a familiar street market style setting. More than 200 design objects, small furniture items and lighting projects (prototypes and/or limited edition pieces) will be on display, each created by a different international design professional. Visitors can purchase intelligent, useful and quirky pieces for a symbolic price between $1 - $100. The sales from these affordable pieces help fund the designers’ trip to Toronto and also provide an international showcase opportunity otherwise unavailable to young designers.
Trend – Craft Redefined
IDS visitor will see craftsmanship, rooted in both Canadian and international cultural influences, refined to create unique contemporary pieces that still allude to the historical traditions from the city or country of inspiration.
Trend – Inspired Work Spaces
Technological advances coupled with the rapid adoption of mobile technology mean, for many people, a permanent office space has been rendered obsolete. Two features at IDS explore inspired work spaces: How Do You Work? presented by Steel Space Productions challenged four design teams to explore the boundaries and balance of work and play by transforming empty shipping containers into modern work spaces. Another IDS feature, WORK.SPACE presented by National Bank, curated by Trend Hunter and designed by Jentry Chin, is a showcase of 23 of the most innovative offices from around the world.
OneXOne Blu Dot Auction
Blu Dot Real Good Chairs, up for bid, as part of an auction raising money for OneXOne children’s charity. Each chair will feature a different digital design by a designer, artist, fashion designer or illustrator. ONEXONE (www.onexone.org), does critical work to improve the health, wellness and vitality of children around the globe. Participating designers include Charles Pachter, moimoidesign, WeKillYou, Oeuffice, Doublenaut, Burton Kramer, Marian Bantjes and many more.
Design Icons presented by KIA.
Displaying the coolest design classics in this larger-than-life exhibition, where five iconic designs will be showcased as attendees enter the Interior Design Show.
Studio North, Limited Edition & Prototype presented by NATIONAL BANK and supported by PDLab and Metropolis Magazine.
The Studio North, Limited Edition and Prototype sections are promoted as one of the highlights of IDS. It is hosted in a gallery-like space on the show floor presenting independent design at its best. Brand new products that have never been sold in Canada before.
Prototype & Studio North Exhibitors:
Tahir Mahmood – Accessories, Lori Harrison – Accessories & Furniture, Oliver Yaphe – Floorcoverings, Christopher Solar – Furniture, Zac Ridgely – Lighting, Nick Day – Furniture, Six Point Un – Furniture, Rollout – Wallpaper Studio Garneau – Furniture, Randall S. Orr, Flavour Furniture – Furniture, McKaskel Haindl