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January 16-19, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Trends, ideas and inspiration are just some of the themes that are explored in this powerhouse speaker’s series. Saturday at IDS is open to the public and gives consumers insider knowledge of design.
10AM – 6PM
$22.00 at the door
$17.00 group (10+)
Questlove has worn many hats over the course of his celebrated career—DJ, music and television producer, and the creative force behind a series of “Food Salons” with world-renowned chefs—but perhaps his most high-profile role is as the co-founder and drummer for four-time Grammy-winning hip-hop group the Roots and the Musical Director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Among Questlove’s New York Times bestselling books are Mo’ Meta Blues, a memoir packed with cultural insights, and Creative Quest, a deep dive into the world of what inspires us, and how to live our best creative life. His latest venture is Creative House, a multi-platform forum that will bring together innovators from a wide range of backgrounds to share ideas, develop products, and advance creative solutions, as well as a launch pad for new products and brands.
DesignAgency is an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio with locations in Toronto, Barcelona and Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, DesignAgency has established itself as a global leader in the development of transformative brands and environments. Merging interiors, industrial design, architectural design, branding and visual communications, DesignAgency works without boundaries, collaborating closely with its clients to produce meaningful, inspiring and memorable experiences. Managed by partners and long-time friends Allen Chan, Matt Davis and Anwar Mekhayech, the studio has completed projects in over 15 countries, including 28 cities. Some notable projects include the award-winning Generator Hostels, The Broadview Hotel, Momofuko and the recently opened St. Regis Hotel.
Korban embarked on a career in interior design after graduating from The New School in New York. Without any formal training, he developed his unique aesthetic, characterized by a mix of luxury, old-world romance, and urban cool. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Monet paintings to Helmut Newton photographs, he creates seductive, wondrous spaces that surpass trend to redefine traditional design for a new generation. His portfolio includes the homes of prominent figures in the worlds of fashion, film, and music. Specializing in retail design with an emphasis on luxury, Korban has completed some of the finest spaces in New York's retail landscape. His work has been profiled in such publications as Vogue, W, Harper's Bazaar, Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
Please note that while keynotes are complimentary with admission, signing up for a talk does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.