Friday, January 22, 2010

IDS 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Interior Design Show returns to Toronto this weekend, spreading out across the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The IDS will feature more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest design innovations and upcoming trends for home interiors and exteriors.

As always, there will be some great design talks at the show. Saturday afternoons speakers include journalist Ingrid Abramovitch and designer Barbara Hulanicki, as well as what I'm sure will be a lively panel discussion on the subject of "Defining Luxury". The schedule for Sunday promises to be equally interesting, with appearances by House & Home editor Suzanne Dimma, Mark Challen, style commentator, and Brian Gluckstein, principal of Gluckstein Design Planning.

Of course no IDS would be complete without several Feature Exhibits to highlight budding talent and future design stars. I always look forward to the prototype display, which presents innovative new ideas in furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories. In addition, this year there will be a Feature Exhibit to showcase the work of Canadian industrial design school students. It's always interesting to see what the next generation is planning for us.

Homegrown design talent will be featured at Studio North again this year, where there will be 35 innovative Canadian studios showcasing their work. It's amazing how many various creative talents are cultivated here in Canada.

The Interior Design Show runs Saturday January 23rd, 10am-7pm and Sunday January 24th, 10am-6pm. Tickets are available for $17 online in advance, or $20 at the door.

Purchase tickets via this link: IDS Tickets

Enjoy the show!!!

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  1. so much kitchen, bath and fireplaces this year!
    I would have liked to see more fabrics, furniture and accessories

  2. Jessica,
    Agreed, this year's show would be great for someone planning to renovate a kitchen or bathroom. For me, I see it as a chance to get ideas for the future, or for others.
    I would love to see more variety next year - particularly fabric and furniture designers & suppliers.


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