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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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