IDS17(the Interior Design Show 2017) was a celebration of the best of design in Canada and internationally. The 19th annual event brings together industry and design lovers showcasing the hottest new products and the opportunity to learn the latest design trends.
The IDS Opening Night Party was presented by Globe Style, and it was a party not to be missed. Guests got a chance to be the first to see Spanish designer Jaime Hayon‘s collaboration with Caesarstone entitled “Stone Age Folk,” where 48 Caesarstone colours were combined into a kaleidoscopic installation.
Nicholas Yust, the world’s most collected contemporary artist, partnered with Samsung to use reclaimed Samsung material to create an interactive steel art installation. Yust’s inspiration was the new Samsung Built-in Collection featuring the Family Hub Refrigerator and FlexWash/FlexDry laundry machines.
Designer Nika Zupanc furniture collection for Sé showcased her use of technology and modern culture in her work.
PARTISANS Factory, inspired by Andy Warhol’s studio, was a combination of a manufacturing warehouse, artisan studio, and a lounge party. In the centre of it was FACTORY Gweilo lights, a unique custom made line in collaboration with Canadian lighting distributor LightForm. Their LAMP award-winning light was hand made and done on site. There was also a sitting room display, curated by Porch Modern, where guests could enjoy the special pieces by Le Corbusier and Frank Gehry.
The Lab was a curated space that featured the latest technology, apps, and gadgets. It was curated by technologists Peter Forde and Jim Estill of Danby Appliances.
The collaboration with artists Erin Vincent and Urban Gardener was fascinating. Studio North & Prototype opened a marketplace and endless opportunities for emerging designers and independent studios. Open Air was about the magic of living outdoors. Maker featured small batch products. Designboomart had limited edition pieces from around the world. Ontario Wood showed the designers and manufacturers who use locally sourced wood.
There was plenty of food supplied by restaurants STK (honey soy tuna tartare), Grand Electric (tacos and ceviche), Honest Weight ( BC Rock Snapper Ceviche) Bite Me Bakery (cupcakes), Ace Bakery (artisanal bread), and Arepa Cafe. There was much to drink from Mill St. Brewery, Ace Hill, Big Rock Brewery, Beatties Farm Brewing and Just Craft Soda.
The opening party was a huge success, and that was just the start of the busy weekend.
This year’s International Guest of Honour was Sir David Adjaye. As an architect, Adjaye has designed some of the most prestigious buildings such as the Noble Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.
On the Professional Trade Day sponsored by Miele, there were the Azure Trade Talks from Nika Zupanc, Jaime Hayon, and Sir David Adjaye. The other speakers were Alexandra Klich, Carmen Kodric, Martina Kucey, Michelle Mawby, Sarah Walsh- Rooney, John Filomena, Amy Dillon, Daniel De Oliveira, Camille Chami, and Anna Binetti.
Globe Style Saturday featured talks from Heather Dubbledam, Megan Torza, Globe and Mail‘s architect critic Alex Bozikovic, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Amanda Nisbet (in conversation with Glove Style Columnist Jeanne Beker), and Nicholas Haslam ( in conversation with Globe Style Fashion Editor Odessa Paloma Parker).
Also during the day, there were IDS Design Style Classes.
House and Home Sunday had talks with House and Home founder Lynda Reeves and designers Tommy Smythe and Darcie Watson, Beth Hitchcock, design editor Joel Bray, and Scott McGillivray
The IDS, Interior Design Show 2017 opening party was a huge success, and that was just the start of the busy weekend.
(photos by sari)
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