In 2020 - cheekily dubbed the year of perfect vision - designers, inventors, and dreamers are sitting centre stage. Who better to communicate a vision for the future than those with the ability to define it? Enter IDS Toronto!
It takes great experience and skill to clearly predict what aesthetics are beginning to trend in design and architecture, and, as demonstrated by the panelists at this year's Interior Design Show, even greater imagination and ingenuity to actually adapt and propel those trends.
This January, Canada's largest design showcase will be spotlighting new products and furniture, art installations, and design industry heavyweights who have a breadth experience to share. Two of this year's celeb speakers include creator of luxe livable interiors, Brian Gluckstein, and founder of House & Home magazine, Lynda Reeves!
From January 16th to January 19th, IDS Toronto will take over the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. As a stage for our country's latest and greatest creative talent, you can be sure that every room at IDS Toronto will be packed - with creators and fans alike - hoping to catch a whiff of the most exciting trends in design.
This year's Keynote will be an interview with designer Ini Archibong, by Dezeen Editor Eleanor Gibson. In his own words, Archibong likes to "make emotional things with a function", and connects more with the term 'artist' than 'designer'.
His most recent and fourth signature collection was called Below The Heavens, and premiered at Milan Design Week. Read more about that collection here! Archibong has had exhibits at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, Triode in Paris, the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi in Milan, as well as receiving various awards at ICFF, Neocon, Wanted Design and the World Expo 2105 in Milan!
Below The Heavens Collection - Image courtesy of Dezeen
Out of this year's many exhibitors, we are particularly excited to see:
Monogram has partnered with PARTISANS and Norm Li to present an exclusive installation at IDS Toronto. They will be premiering their Minimalist Collection, which appears to take contemporary kitchen design and scale back visual clutter to expose sleek, traditional craftsmanship and clean lines.
This is a particularly special treat! A traveling exhibition curated by the Dutch Institute of Food & Design and presented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Edible Futures is a provocative series of installations fro international artists that reflects on current food practices and an imagining of our shared food future. "Presenting multiple perspectives on global food security issues such as climate change, declining fresh water supply, loss of biodiversity, food waste, and the gap between producers and consumers, Edible Futures asks visitors to imagine what the future of food will look like, and what role each of us might play in changing it."
The RESET House is a multi-sensory experience of the future of living and an exploration of the role that our homes can play in improving our overall wellbeing. Hummingbird Hill Homes, VFA Architecture + Design and VTLA Studio present the RESET Home which blends theories of human wellness and how it is affected by spatial perception. Transcending contemporary design, this exhibit is meant to trigger conversation "on the way we perceive, interpret, experience, and thrive within our living habitats." The RESET Home explores how our private sanctuaries impact our mind and body through materials, textures, sounds, scents, and light. Can't wait!!
Ready to dive in to divine design? You can buy your tickets here!
Propelled by a history of igniting innovation and celebrating tradition, IDS Toronto is sure to impress with it's 22nd design fair!
"Hindsight may be 20/20, but here at IDS, foresight is our focus."
METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE,
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Toronto, ON, CA
*All images courtesy of IDS Toronto
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