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With only days until the Interior Design Show takes over Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the design-obsessed team at IDS has curated 10 reasons not to miss Canada’s design event of the year.
1) Opening Night Party Presented By Scavolini And The Globe And Mail
On January 22 from 7-11:00 p.m. join more than 5,500 of the most influential designers and the industry's most savvy for the IDS15 Opening Night Party - Canada’s biggest design party. Don’t miss the chance to rub shoulders with international stars. Tickets are $56 in advance at InteriorDesignShow.com or $61 on-site at the IKEA Ticket Centre with a portion of the proceeds supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada.
2) Carbonless by rhed design
Leading designer Del Terrelonge of the multi-disciplinary design firm, rhed will present the second IDS15 feature exhibit that examines the future of living through transformable design with a mobile architecture concept. Carbonless illustrates the ability to live off the grid with a mobile style modern camper incorporating all of the comforts found in modern society, while remaining environmentally
Don’t forget to visit IDS15’s other feature exhibit: CUBITAT by Urban Capital and Nichetto Studio, an innovative example of "plug and play" architecture.
3) Studio North & Prototype Presented by designboom
Discover the design talent of the Great White North! Always a fan-favouite, Studio North & Prototype
highlights emerging Canadian designers and independent studios. A curated celebration of local made products don’t miss ground-breaking design, including Talia Silva’s organic-yet-otherworldly pendants and Renee Struthers’s simplistic concreate creations. #buylocal
4) designboom mart
Back by popular demand, designboom mart, the world’s first ever design bazaar, is returning to IDS15
featuring designers from across the world including: Joe Jin, Kumvana Gomani, Mier Luo, Little Factory, Khaled Mays, Ritoon Design and Lola’s Vanity. Attendees will have the chance to
purchase unique designs from jewellery and accessories to home accents and small furnishings, all at an affordable price directly on the show floor.
5) The Ultimate Airport Lounge Presented by RIMOWA and SELENE FURNITURE
What do you get when you combine the luxury luggage of Europe’s leading luggage manufacturer
RIMOWA with the superior Italian designs of SELENE FURNITURE? An ultimate airport lounge fit for the world’s savviest explorers featuring designs by Presotto. Step into the travel future.
NEW to the design fair, IDS is pleased to present: Maker, featuring the works of four artisanal North
American design stars who produce their work in small batches with limited distribution. View the
inimitable makings of Heidi Earnshaw, Peter Coolican, 1925Workbench and Miles & May, ”makers” who are at the helm of the creative process, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics.
7) Modern Kid
Inspired spaces create inspired minds. Go beyond the ABCs and 123s with Modern Kid and explore how
design impacts creative thinking and discovery-based learning through play. Featuring the best in
contemporary design for children, Modern Kid presents the works of Monte Design, Gallery Child and others for the ultimate in design-inspired children’s nurseries, playrooms and rec rooms.
8) Speakers & Seminars
Speakers: Keep your eyes on the Caesarstone Stage during AZURE Trade Talks, Globe Style Saturday
and House and Home Sunday for IDS15’s renowned caliber of international guest speakers including:
Marlon Blackwell, Sebastian Herkner, Jonathan Adler, Alexa Hampton and Thom Filicia.
Seminars: The conversation doesn't end there! Attend seminars throughout the weekend to hear secrets
from leading experts including: Kitchen visions by Jane Lockhart, Renovations by Kimberley Seldon and Table Top Design by Fatima Pacheco.
This year more than 300 exhibitors can be found on the IDS15 show floor debuting products and installation from across the world. See the newest in everything from furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, carpets & flooring, windows and doors, lighting and accessories. Exhibits not to be missed this year include the newest North American technology from Sony Canada, IKEA Canada’s introduction of their new SEKTION kitchen system. presenting kitchens designed by House and Home and Style at Home Magazines, a new product
launch from Miele and a chance to win $10,000 towards your home renovation from National Bank’s What’s Your Design Dilemma by Interior Designers of Canada.
10) MissoniHome Retrospective
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the iconic, internationally-acclaimed MissoniHome, experience the brand’s never-before-seen retrospective at the IDS15 show entrance. Attendees will also have the opportunity of purchasing MissoniHome products at the limited edition pop-up shop on the show floor with partial proceeds supporting Habitat for Humanity Canada.
Don’t miss your chance to cover the design event of the year – media accreditation is open until this Friday, January 16th. To attend the Interior Design Show, all members of the media must apply to be accredited and commit to coverage of IDS15.
VIRTUAL PRESS OFFICE
For access to previous press releases, high-resolution images, additional information and exhibitor media
kits, visit the IDS15 Virtual Press Office.
(log-in: press password: ids15)
About Interior Design Show
From January 22-25, 2015, the Interior Design Show will return to Toronto for its 17th year, showcasing
hot-topic design trends and the most innovative of international and Canadian design. An incubator of ideas, the show hosts the most influential design minds of today, curates feature exhibitions and collaborations, and is a platform to launch never-before-seen products. IDS is not just a fair — it’s a total design experience. Don’t miss the three day event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this winter. Visit www.interiordesignshow.com.