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Friday January 19, 2018.

Over 12,000 professional members of the trade attend Professional Trade Day, presented by Miele.

IDS Professional Trade Day is reserved to professional members of the design trade. The day is designed to inspire, educate and expose professionals to products, designers and ideas from both international and national perspectives. In addition to the floor exhibits and features, programming on this day includes the AZURE Trade Talks speakers series that takes place on the Caesarstone Stage, Trade Day seminars, the IDS Booth Awards and Design Awards.

9:00AM – 6:00PM

$25 + HST
Student registration (on site only with valid photo student identification): $10 + HST

This does not include seminar registration.
TRADE attendees who also attend consumer day will receive $10 off the consumer day door price = $12.00

11:00am — 12:00pm

Nika Zupanc.

This talk is worth 1 IDCEC hour. 

Nika 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 noir. Nika characterizes her work as “communicating the things that cannot be told.”

She has designed products for clients including MoooiMoroso and Nodus. She has also done work on notable installations, including I Will Buy Flowers Myself (2009) and Gone with the Wind (2010), where she presented a collection of objects inside life-size doll houses, which became the hallmark of Milan Design Week, and Room Of One’s Own (2013) as part of the exhibition Esprit Dior: Miss Dior in Galerie Courbe at the Grand Palais in Paris. Along the way, Zupanc continuously produces objects under her own brand, Nika Zupanc, and is involved in numerous interior projects.

Most recently, Zupanc has been working with internet-based plastic furniture brand Qeeboo, established by renowned Italian designer Stefano Giovanonni. Zupanc has also designed a collection called Take me to Miami, consisting of 6 brass objects, for new Italian brand Ghidini1961.

1:00pm — 2:00pm

Jaime Hayon.

This talk is worth 1 IDCEC hour.

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. His artistic vision was first fully exposed in the Mediterranean Digital Baroque and Mon Cirque installations. These collections put Jaime at the forefront of a new wave that blurred the lines between art, decor and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.

Jaime further defined his vision in subsequent solo exhibitions and shows at major galleries, and design and art fairs around the globe. His wide client base spans diverse functions and mediums, including domestic furniture for b.d. barcelona, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, &Tradition, and Magis; lighting fixtures for Parachilna, Metalarte and Swarovski; and sophisticated objects for Bisazza, Lladró and Baccarat. He has also executed complete interiors for leading hotels, restaurants and retail establishments worldwide.

Jaime currently resides in Valencia, with offices in Barcelona and Treviso (Italy). His work has appeared in the most prestigious art and design publications worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including multiple Elle Decoration International Design Awards, included by Wallpaper Magazine in its “Top 100” list and recognized by the magazine as one of the most influential creators of the last decade, and lauded as a “visionary” and one of the most creative icons by Times magazine.

3:30pm — 4:30pm

Sir David Adjaye OBE.

IDS17 International Guest of Honour.

This talk is worth 1 IDCEC hour.

Sir 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. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision.

He reformed his studio as Adjaye Associates in 2000 and immediately won several prestigious commissions. In Oslo he designed the Nobel Peace Centre in the shell of a disused railway station (completed in 2005). In London his design for the Whitechapel Idea Store pioneered a new approach to the provision of information services (2005). Later projects in London included the Stephen Lawrence Centre, with teaching and community spaces (2007), Rivington Place, an exhibition venue and resource centre (2007), and the Bernie Grant Centre for the performing arts (2007). He is currently working on a pair of major redevelopment projects in the city – One Berkeley (ongoing), a £600 million scheme in the prestigious Piccadilly area; and 5 Strand (ongoing), a mixed-use residential scheme adjacent to the iconic Traflagar Square.

In the United States, Adjaye is recognized as the lead designer for the $540 million Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in fall 2016 on the National Mall in Washington DC. He has also designed the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (2007), two public libraries in Washington DC (2012), and a mixed-use social housing, museum and child education scheme in New York’s Sugar Hill (2015). Adjaye’s US office is currently working on the new home for The Studio Museum in Harlem (ongoing), the Ruby City building for the Linda Pace Foundation, and a luxury residential tower in lower Manhattan (ongoing).

Adjaye Associates now has offices in London, New York and Accra, with projects throughout the world. These include the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo (2010), the Aishti Foundation shopping and cultural complex in Beirut (2015), and the Alara concept store in Lagos (2014).

Adjaye frequently collaborates with contemporary artists on art and installation projects. Examples include The Upper Room, with thirteen paintings by Chris Ofili (2002), Within Reach, a second installation with Ofili in the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2003), and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art for the 21st Century Pavilion that was designed to show a projection work by Olafur Eliasson, Your Black Horizon, at the 2005 Venice Biennale. The Upper Room is now in the permanent collection of Tate Britain. Adjaye recently collaborated with Okwui Enwezor on the design of the 56th Venice Art Biennale (2015).

Adjaye has taught at the Royal College of Art, where he had previously studied, and at the Architectural Association School in London, and has held distinguished professorships at the universities of Pennsylvania, Yale and Princeton. He is currently the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard. In 2016, he was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen for services to architecture, following the award of his OBE in 2007. He was also the 2016 recipient of the Panerai London Design Medal – the London Design Festival’s the highest accolade – and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. He was awarded the Design Miami/ Year of the Artist title in 2011, the Wall Street Journal Innovator Award in 2013 and named Britain’s Most Influential Black Person in 2012 by Powerlist.

The material from Adjaye’s ten-year study of the capital cities of Africa was shown in Urban Africa, an exhibition at the Design Museum, London (2010) and published as African Metropolitan Architecture (New York, 2011, and as Adjaye Africa Architecture, London, 2011). He was the artistic director of GEOgraphics: A map of art practices in Africa, past and present, a major exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (2010). An exhibition of his architectural work, David Adjaye: Output, was held at Gallery MA, Tokyo (2010). In 2015, a major retrospective exhibition of his work to date was held at Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Photo by: Elex Fradkin

9:00am — 10:00am

Home Sweet BIM – Delivering Residential Design Simply and Effectively with BIM

For designers and architects embarking upon the design of a new or remodeled home, they are discovering a new, more demanding residential client.

More sophisticated and informed than ever, today’s homeowners are tapping into popular social media sites, like Houzz and Pinterest, where design ideas and photos are searchable and available. Those customers require information beyond the traditional deliverables, are more hands-on about the design, and might require changes at late stages of the design.

Architects and clients need a way to clearly, quickly, and easily communicate their design ideas, in both 2D and 3D, and BIM is the ideal platform. Building information modeling enables the architects to model and detail as much as needed, while being able to share ‘high level design’ with the clients. Sharing models in real time is made possible through the BIMx mobile app.

Join us to learn how to enhance your productivity and leverage a streamlined BIM workflow. Learn how to enhance your productivity and leverage a streamlined BIM workflow. See what new technology can offer, and take advantage of robust model details and most importantly, happier clients.

10:00am — 11:00am

How to Avoid the Biggest Design Problems in Kitchen and Bath, Presented by the NKBA Ontario Chapter

Panel discussion led by Principal Designer Michelle Mawby. The panel will consist of NKBA members who are experts in the kitchen and bath industry. The panel will present the common issues that create difficulties for designers, their clients and the supplier – AND give advice on how they can be prevented.

Designers will learn how to solve the top problems dealing with cabinetry, appliances, plumbing, counter tops and constructions in regards to certified Kitchen and Bath projects.

12:00pm — 1:00pm

Customer Journey, Presented by Caesarstone

This seminar will outline the customer journey and help attendees to understand the purchasing life cycle and the customer funnel. Attendees will learn how to create calls-to-action, optimize posts, understand SEO vs SEM and review the buying process.

2:00pm — 3:00pm

Colour & Material Trends for Autumn Winter 2017/18, Presented by Colour Hive

Colour Hive, the colour experts behind MIX Magazine, present an inspirational seminar profiling four key colour stories for Autumn Winter 2017/18; Sentient, Grace, Punk and Dream. Based on this forecast, Martina Kucey will explore how these trends will inform colour choices, inspire design concepts and influence material and surface applications for the decorative market.

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