Interior Design Show, Toronto, 2013
(Several of the following images were published in Canadian Interiors.) Every year, upward of 50,000 design professionals and mavens attend the Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With its eclectic mix of exhibitors, from multinational giants to fledgling arty ateliers, the show floor always offers something new and interesting just around the corner. CUTLINES: Felt Store, Mississauga. Torp, Toronto. Studio One, Mississauga. At “How Do You Work?,” designers, including Blacklab Architects, Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Igloodgn, and Joel Loblaw, interpreted the concept of a workspace. Tony Round, Andrea Kordos, Sarah Knight and Joe Knight, Principals at Blacklab Architects, Toronto, in front of their Op Art-like booth; visitors to their booth. Heather Dubbledam, Principal, Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Toronto, right, in her booth with staff members. At the booth of On Wall Solutions, Concord, Ont., Gav Givon, VP operations, and Ron Binder, owner. Detail views at the booth of Canaroma, Concord, Ont. The booth of Para Paints, Brampton, Ont., was a standout. At the Canadian Interiors booth: Lisa Zambri, Art Director; Martin Spreer, Publisher; Michael Totzke, Editor; Beata Olechnowicz, Circulation Manager; and Tom Arkell, Senior Publisher. Stylegarage, Toronto, lounge area. Kindly be seated: Ralph Montemurro, President, and John Tokatlidis, Monte Design Group, Toronto. Inside and out at the booth of Indianapolis-based Brizo. Colorful stories: Ian Callaghan, sales rep, Benjamin Moore, Concord, Ont. Roman Cholasta and Maryse Fafard, co-owners, Interior Elements, Toronto, at their booth. The booth of Living Lighting, Toronto. Display wall at the Krups booth. Detail view of the Jenn-Air booth. Porter & Charles signage at the booth of Euro-Line Appliances, Oakville, Ont. Interior designer Brian Gluckstein, Principal, Gluckstein Design Planning, Toronto and creator of the Gluckstein Home brand of home furnishings; and Mark Challen, Vice-President Communications, Canadian House and Home, Toronto. At the booth of Eurolite, Toronto: Tricia Besserer, showroom sales; Charles Lyall, chief creative director; and Rohan Periana, sales. The booth of Weavers Art, Toronto, and owner Michael Pourvakil. At the trompe l’oeil-themed booth of Igloo-DGN, Montreal, partners Anna Abbruzzo and Alain Courchesne. David Rakowski, owner, Hi-Lo Investments, Toronto; his printmaker wife, Shanea; Shauna Levy, President, Design Exchange; her daughter, Jaya Vos; her father, Steven Levy, president, Informa Canada, Toronto, owner of the Interior Design Show, which he and Shauna created in 1998); and Michelle De Los Santos, director, treasury and risk management, CIBC. At the booth of GE Monogram, Toronto: Industrial designer Davide Tonizzo of Design D, Toronto, in the booth of Buhler Furniture, Winnipeg. The booth of Satin Finish Hardwood Flooring, Toronto.