As Canadian correspondent for Officeinsight, the trade journal based in Cedar Hill (Dallas), TX, we provide the photography and text for the annual feature story on the Interior Design Show (IDS). What follows are excerpts from the published story:
Canada’s largest design exposition and conference launched the new decade Jan. 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Previously a retail show, it became a hybrid show last year by absorbing IIDEX, the big show for commercial design, and relaunching it on a smaller footprint as IDS Contract, two trade-only days at IDS aimed at the A&D community. Show owner Informa Markets describes it as “a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition and conference focused on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, public spaces, government and more.”
CUTLINES:Quartz surface maker Caesarstone’s Dreamland installation by potter, designer and home-furnishings retailer Jonathan Adler used a material associated with straight lines and sharp angles to create clouds, faces and ostrich feathers.
Overview of the IDS Contract area with Steelcase Flex collection furniture.
Peter Heys, Principal, Interior Design at B+H Architects, Toronto, relaxes at the IDS Learning Lab Powered by Microsoft he devised that hosted design-business seminars.
Edible Futures: Food for Tomorrow, a travelling exhibition curated by the Dutch Institute of Food and Design, comprised 13 installations by designers from around the world that riff on sustainable food supply.
The Halumm booth showcased eye-catching new products from the German maker of partition walls and office furniture.
Nightingale’s Trullo lounge privacy seating.
University of Waterloo School of Architecture booth.
The show’s most naughtily named booth: BIG (gl)ASS Openings.
Polyester felt acoustic baffle cloud at TheQuietRoom.ca.
Luke (sales) and Josh (President) Thackray, at acoustic-treatment product maker TheQuietRoom.ca.
At IdySpace, the Canadian manufacturer and distributor of custom Corian screens by Los Angeles-based M.R. Walls: IdySpace’s Dan Maher, president and founder, and Steve Kanellakis, managing partner, flank M.R. Walls designer and founder Mario Romano.
Keilhauer President Mike Keilhauer in his firm’s Lull chair.
The Keilhauer booth featured the firm’s “soft contract” Elevate collection.
Corridor in the public area.