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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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