Event : Interior Design Show 2018

The Interior Design Show is one of Canada’s top design fair. The IDS has been visited by a number of design professionals, interior-savvy consumers and media over the years; and has served as an industry design hub. Annually, world renowned designers and architects participate as keynote speakers and create inspiring feature exhibits. Located in the heart of Toronto, Canada, this year’s IDS took place during January 18-21, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Disclaimer : Beauty PhD paid to attend the Interior Design Show 2018. Any opinions expressed are that of my own. This is not a sponsored post.

A premier showcase of new products, furniture,  designers and avant-garde concepts from across North America and the globe, IDS Toronto celebrated its 20th year, connecting the right people, with the right products.

Debut artist, Tobin C Studio creating modern faceted sculptural art [above] and sustainable live-edge wood dining tables by Lussier [below].

If you’ve never been to the show before, Thursday night is usually a pre-show gala, where design luminaries, hardcore fans, plus local celebs, media and brand reps meet & greet and be the first ones to see the exhibits.

Friday is for Trade Members only. This year’s theme was the intersection of design and architecture with civic life and the social fabric. Speakers included “Hip Hop Architect” Michael Ford, who talked about architecture, community and urban planning through the lens of hip-hop culture.

Saturday, the show then opens to the public with 300 exhibitors demonstrating exceptional design, concepts, and products. The Studio North & Prototype Marketplace showcased more than 65 Canadian and international designers of custom and limited-edition furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surfaces. As well, there were works by design students from Ryerson University.

Also, a panel conversation included former IDS director and current president of the Design Exchange, Shauna Levy, designer Jonathan Friedman, of Partisans and Marc Ryan, co-founder of urban design and landscape architecture studio Public Work.

Sunday, Brian Gluckstein talked about trends with House and Home publisher Lynda Reeves, who also held court with uber-designer Karim Rashid.

Snarkitechtures installation utilized Caesarstone quartz that was layered to create four concept kitchen islands representing Water, Ice, Steam and Play.

Did you check out IDS 2018? If so, which was your favourite exhibit?
Please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

For More Info :
Website : http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/
Social Media : #IDS18 / #IDSturns20

XO,

Maggie Ng
Editor-In-Chief, Beauty PhD

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