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Press kit - Press release - IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17)

IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza

Toronto, Canada

Interior Design Show (IDS17)

Toronto, Canada, 2016-12-15 - Drawing in over 34,000 guests, Globe Style Saturday and House & Home Sunday will showcase some of the globe’s most talented design visionaries to celebrate the 2017 Interior Design Show. In addition to Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam and Megan Torza, Canadian design specialists Lynda Reeves, Beth Hitchcock, Joel Bray, Tommy Smythe will also take the stage during the four-day design fair to share their iconic talent. 

A master of colour, texture and patterns, Amanda Nisbet has established herself as a permanent fixture in North American design through her distinct approach to interiors. Nisbet thrives in balance, embracing the bold and blending it with elegance in every project she works on. Utilizing her formal art history training and experience at Christie’s auction house, she has been transforming projects throughout North America and Europe for 18 years, while simultaneously launching a lighting collection in partnership with The Urban Electric Company, a boutique rug collection with Studio Four and Kyle Bunting, as well as her own comprehensive furniture and lighting collection with Niermann Weeks. The author of “Dazzling Design”, Nisbet will join Globe Style Columnist Jeanne Beker for Globe Style Saturday on the Caesarstone stage to share her journey through design.

A household name for the likes of Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart, the undeniable gift of Nicholas Haslam is equal parts grand and glamorous as it is witty and unexpected. Britain's ultimate interior designer is distinguished by his combination of high-end design, bespoke furnishings and an ever-transforming style. In addition to a client list that spans from royalty to rock stars, the founder of NH Design also boasts an impressive portfolio of offices, restaurants, and events from every corner of the globe. Haslam’s artistic talent can also be viewed at the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as The Royal Institute of British Architects, which showcase his interior watercolour renderings. IDS17 is thrilled to announce that the socialite, fabric designer, literary editor and author of five books will be gracing the Caesarstone stage on Globe Style Saturday alongside Globe Style Editor Odessa Paloma Parker on January 21, 2017.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard, acclaimed designer to the stars, is no stranger to the spotlight. His attention to detail, trademark glamour and flare has appeared in over 4,000 publications worldwide, 70 coffee table books and popular television shows such as Million Dollar Decorators, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Entertainment Tonight. His A-list clientele includes Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner Ellen Pompeo, Tommy Hilfiger and the Osborne family, with an equally awe-inspiring list of commercial projects ranging from the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs to the Château Gütsch in Switzerland. As the founder of Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, Bullard has extended his talent to a collection of indoor and outdoor fabrics, wallpaper, furniture and home accessories available for purchase through his firm, in addition to collaborations with the venerable fabric house Schumacher, Ann Sacks, The Rug Company, Haviland Limoges, Christofle and Daum. For the last decade, his undeniable talent has placed him in Architectural Digest’s AD100 and he’s been a permanent feature on ELLE DECOR’s A-list of the world’s top tastemakers.

Canadian architectural icons, Heather Dubbeldam and Megan Torza will appear on stage with Globe and Mail Architecture Critic, Alex Bozikovic for Globe Style Saturday, as both women continue to take on larger than life projects that have propelled them to the top of the industry. Torza, a partner at DTAH, uses her strong personal interest in adaptive reuse and the integration of contemporary architecture into historic urban fabric – as seen in the development and implementation of the award-winning LEED certified Toronto hubs; Artscape Wychwood Barns and Evergreen Brickworks. Dubbeldam, founder of the multi-disciplinary firm DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design, is a firm believer in sustainable design. As the recipient of the 2013 RAIC Advocate for Architecture award and winner of 2016’s Canada Council for the Arts’ Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture, her commitment to advocacy can be seen at the local, regional, and national level.

Closing out the 19th consecutive conference, House & Home Sunday will invite some of Canada’s most notable design icons to share their thoughts, inspiration and ideas about the future of the industry. With tips from design maven and founder of House & Home Magazine, Lynda Reeves and editor-in-chief, Beth Hitchcock, will be speaking with House & Home Senior Design Editor Joel Bray on how to get today’s best looks. Designers Tommy Smythe and Darcie Watson will discuss their signature styles and key design moves for what is sure to be the perfect finale to an unforgettable weekend.

Don’t miss out on all of the incredible speakers as they take to the stage this upcoming January! Tickets for IDS17 are now available for purchase here.
 

IDS17 MEDIA ACCREDITATION – APPLY NOW!
Media accreditation is officially open for the 2017 Interior Design Show (IDS17). To attend and cover IDS17 all members of the media must be accredited prior to the show.


Click here to complete your online application now. Online accreditation is open until Friday, January 13, 2017.


We have also launched the IDS17 Virtual Press Office. Here, you can download marketing assets from our exhibitors, special features and speakers. Please reach out to the media contact below for access.
  
About the Interior Design Show

From January 19-22, 2017, the Interior Design Show will return to Toronto for its 19th 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 four-day event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this winter. Visit Toronto.InteriorDesignShow.com.
 
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Facebook: facebook.com/idstoronto
Twitter: twitter.com/idstoronto
YouTube: youtube.com/user/InteriorDesignShow
Instagram: instagram.com/idstoronto
IDS17 Overview: toronto.interiordesignshow.com/information/about
Schedule: toronto.interiordesignshow.com/schedule
  
Media Contact
For interviews and additional information surrounding IDS17, contact Faulhaber Communications:


Lexi Pathak, lp@faulhabercommunications.com 416.504.0786 x 227
Brent Marson, bm@faulhabercommunications.com 416.504.0768 x 243

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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - Nisbet’s signature bold embrace of pattern, color and texture has enlivened residences throughout the world. Look for Amanda on Globe Style Saturday, January 21 as she shares her colourful approach to design - Photo credit: Amanda Nisbet Design
Nisbet’s signature bold embrace of pattern, color and texture has enlivened residences throughout the world. Look for Amanda on Globe Style Saturday, January 21 as she shares her colourful approach to design
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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - English interior designer, socialite and founder of the London-based interior design firm, Nicholas Haslam will speak on Globe Style Saturday, January 21 - Photo credit: NH Studio
English interior designer, socialite and founder of the London-based interior design firm, Nicholas Haslam will speak on Globe Style Saturday, January 21
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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - Designer to Hollywood’s A-list, Martyn Lawrence Bullard will speak on Globe Style Saturday - Photo credit: Deborah Anderson
Designer to Hollywood’s A-list, Martyn Lawrence Bullard will speak on Globe Style Saturday
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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - Heather Dubbeldam will take the Globe Style Saturday Caesarstone stage on January 21 - Photo credit: DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design
Heather Dubbeldam will take the Globe Style Saturday Caesarstone stage on January 21
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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - Megan Torza, co-creator of Orange Crush, will display her ability to merge design and innovation with sustainability at Come Up To My Room 2015 - Photo credit: DTAH
Megan Torza, co-creator of Orange Crush, will display her ability to merge design and innovation with sustainability at Come Up To My Room 2015
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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - Lynda Reeves, founder and publisher of House & Home Magazine and former interior designer - Photo credit: House & Home
Lynda Reeves, founder and publisher of House & Home Magazine and former interior designer
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Press kit | 1176-14 - Press release | IDS17 finalizes all-star speaker line up featuring Amanda Nisbet, Nicky Haslam, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Heather Dubbeldam, Megan Torza - Interior Design Show (IDS17) - Event + Exhibition - Toronto design icon, Tommy Smythe, will be sharing his insights on the industry for House & Home Sunday - Photo credit: House & Home
Toronto design icon, Tommy Smythe, will be sharing his insights on the industry for House & Home Sunday
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