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January 16-19, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
NEW this year - the entire show floor, including IDS Contract and IDS Main will be open during Thursday and Friday Trade Days. IDS Trade Days offer an unparalleled opportunity for you to connect with more than 14,000 leading designers, architects, purchasing executives, builders, developers, owners and managers. Including IDS Contract - a highly curated B2B exposition and IDS Conference - a robust conference of over 60 seminars and keynotes, IDS Trade Days will transform your business. Uncover not just what’s new and what’s next, but taking part in the larger conversation around design.
Focusing on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government, IDS20 addresses the themes: Business of Design, Future of Work, Future of Living, and Technology. IDS Trade Days are open to trade professionals only. All guests will be welcomed to the Opening Night Party.
$15 Before Nov 30, 2019, online
$25 Dec 1 - Jan 18, 2020, online
$30 At the door
$35 Trade Day and weekend, online
$50 Trade Day and weekend, at the door
$15 Students (at the door / cash only)
Ini Archibong has rapidly accelerated to the forefront his generation of designers. His work is characterised by a deep interest in master-craftsmanship and its intrinsic relationship to technology – both modern and ancient. Taking inspiration from the study of architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy and world religions, Ini seeks to apply his vision and methods across a wide range of disciplines working with diverse clients across the globe including Hermès, de Sede, Bernhardt Design, Ruinart, Christofle and Vacheron Constantin.
The son of Nigerian immigrants to the United States, Ini was born and raised in Pasadena, California, where he graduated from the Art Center College of Design. After a period living and working in Singapore and traveling widely, he moved to Switzerland to pursue further studies in luxury design and
craftsmanship and received a master’s degree from the prestigious École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL).
Archibong’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, Triode in Paris, the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi in Milan, as well as receiving various awards at ICFF, Neocon, Wanted Design and the World Expo 2105 in Milan. He is currently collaborating with Sé Collections in London, the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Archibong currently lives and works in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Britsh designer Bethan Laura Wood is characterised by a passion for vibrant colour and detail, material investigation and artisan collaboration. She enjoys exploring the relationships we make with objects in our everyday lives, and questions how they can become cultural conduits and expressions of achieving sustainability in a mass consumption, production-driven context.
After obtaining a MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper in 2009, Bethan has built a multidisciplinary practice and has undertaken multiple residency programmes, from London’s Design Museum to W Hotel in Mexico City, and regularly works with artisans from the regions of Venice and Vicenza in Italy.
Along side working closely with Nilufar Gallery since 2011 for Limited edition and one off works, Bethan has been commissioned by a variety of international partners to create works and installations. Including, Abet Laminati, Moroso, Valextra, Perrier Jouët, Bitossi Ceramiche, Tory Burch,
cc-tapis, Tolix , Rosenthal and Hermés. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as V&A Museum of Childhood, Swiss Institute New York, Daelim Museum and MOT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
Bethan regularly gives lectures and heads workshops; she currently teaches on the MA in Luxury at ECAL, Switzerland.
Frida Escobedo is principal and founder of a Mexico-based architecture and design studio. Her award-winning work is most recognized for reactivating urban spaces that are considered to be residual or forgotten.
Notable projects include La Tallera, the rehabilitation of the home and studio of the seminal Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros (Cuernavaca, 2012); Librería Octavio Paz (Mexico City, 2013); and the renovation of the iconic 1950s Hotel Boca Chica (Acapulco, 2010). Recent projects include ‘If we want to continue,’ an intervention at the Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles; “No. 9,” an exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Columbia University; and large-scale installations at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, la Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans. Frida has also been designing unique pop-up and permanent spaces for Australia-based beauty brand Aesop since 2014.
In addition to her practice, Frida Escobedo has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Harvard Graduate School of Design; and the Architectural Association, London and University of California, Berkley. She is the recipient of the 2014 BIAU Prize, the 2016 Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award, the 2017 Architectural League Emerging Voices Award, and most recently, the 2018 Serpentine Summer Pavilion. During spring 2019 she was a visiting professor at RICE University and is currently teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
All Dezeen Talks will be in conversation with Eleanor Gibson, US editor for Dezeen. Eleanor graduated from Newcastle University with a BA in architecture before moving to Seville, Spain to work for an architecture studio. She is also the co-founder of Foci, an online magazine for arts students, which was awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise in 2015. Eleanor joined Dezeen as an intern in 2015, before she was made editorial assistant in 2016, and then promoted to reporter. Eleanor moved to New York to join the US team in October 2017.
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 at the Caesarstone Stage.