The following images and text were published in the Scene section of Canadian Interiors.
Address, a design exhibit in its seventh year in Vancouver, made its maiden appearance in Toronto at the Lightform showroom and retail store as the opening event of the DesignTO festival in January 2020. The show featured studio-based furniture, artwork, textiles, ceramics and fashion.
Alex Simpson, founding partner at interior design firm Studio Author; Anja Prostran, account manager, Lightform; Jayme Million, founding partner, Studio Author; Troung Ly, founder of his interior design firm TLDI; and Dory Elkhoury, Eastern regional sales manager, Lightform.
Creative Matters president Carol Sebert and VPs Ali McMurter and Ana Cunningham. Ms. Sebert had arrived that morning, bringing to Lightform the area rug she exhibited the previous few days at Domotex, the floor coverings show in Hanover, Germany.
Todd Caldwell, owner, Emblem Flowers and DesignTO Festival executive director Jeremy Vandermeij and board chair Shaun Moore, owner, of custom furniture maker Made Design.
Kathy Grant, corporate art director, Drake Hotel Properties; Aaron Rinas, graphic designer, at branding and design studio Art+Mechanical; and Emily Vender, industrial designer at custom lighting maker Nelson & Garrett.
Johannna Grönberg, project manager at the all-female reno firm Riveting Renovations; and Zoë Hanneman, engineer, Hanne Engineering.
Gianna Ritacca, creative director at 119 Corbo fashion boutique; Sean Newman, sales executive, Avenue Road; Nancy Moyen, of her eponymous interior design and custom furniture design firm; and Linda Perisa, owner, 119 Corbo and mother of Ms. Ritacca.
Lightform president Richard Assaly; Ilya Spekhov, founder and CEO of Encounter, an app that he says “turns bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques, salons and workspaces into shoppable showrooms for furnishings and décor for your home”; and the eponymous founder of furniture design firm Troy Smith Designs, paying homage to Las Vegas neon signs.
Daniel Torjman, founder and creative director of haberdasher 18 Waits; Jeri Gogo, hat maker at Coup de Tete; and Jena Gogo, songwriter and lead vocalist with folk rock band Blue Sky Miners.
Detail views of Lightform’s Niagara Street façade.