Studio North and Prototype is the marketplace to showcase your custom work and limited-edition collection to the design industry, media and a discerning design audience. Over 65 Canadian and international designers of the highest calibre present one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surface design in a gallery-like setting.
Studio North and Prototype participants are provided with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a panel of international industry leaders and design experts. Past judges have included designers Tom Dixon, Eero Koivisto, Nipa Doshi, Arne Quinze, Gord Peteran, and Patricia Urquiola, as well as Paul Makovsky of Metropolis, Jesse Ashlock of ID, Kelsey Keith of Dwell Magazine, Giulio Cappellini of Cappellini, Anne Vos of MOOOI USA and Ben Watson of Moroso.
There is no other marketing opportunity in Canada that provides emerging designers and independent studios with such a high-profile platform to network with potential clients, manufacturers, trade professionals, buyers and media.
Studio North & Prototype Testimonials.
“It was our first IDS as well as the first time we have ever shown our work, which made doing it in our hometown even more special. It was a great platform to give the work exposure and interact with the attendees of IDS. It gave us a chance to explain our pieces and process in person rather than just have people look at them over the Internet. Our favorite part was definitely intermingling with the other exhibitors who had come far and wide to be apart of the show.”
- Susan for Susan, IDS18 Studio North Winner
“The Toronto Interior Design Show provides an exceptional opportunity to connect with talented designers & knowledgeable suppliers, hear experienced high-profile speakers and to be inspired by really amazing work! Whether you are in the business of design or just looking to see what’s up and coming, Toronto IDS is the place to be. My product was on display in the Prototypes section of the Studio North Exhibit, amongst so many other talents designers from all over Canada and North America. The venue was huge, but even in such a vast space my little product didn’t go unnoticed… It was tremendous honour to receive recognition for my prototype, however the real magic of event was the interaction with peers and industry experts. The conversations and connections made validated why it’s so important attend and foster these interactions. I’ll be looking forward to next year, and you should too!”
– Jeremy Labelle, IDS18 Prototype Winner
“Studio North provides emerging designers with the invaluable experience
of exhibiting within a design fair – a truly dynamic setting where the world's most important industry professionals, media, and potential clients come together. The platform gives the exceptionally talented pool of Studio North participants a unique chance to network, expand their ideas, and reveal their latest bodies of work to the hugely diverse and high-profile IDS audience.”
– Nina Azzarello, Senior Editor designboom + IDS18 Studio North Booth Judge