Thursday morning, Donna from dh designs and I are heading up the 401 to Toronto. Which wouldn’t normally be exciting, because driving in Toronto is a nightmare and the city is just way too big and scary (yes, I’m a wimp!!) But in this case, it’s exciting because we’re going to the Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Yeah!!
IDS 2010 kicks off with the opening night preview and party on Thursday evening — and we’re going to be there!! And then Friday the show opens to trade only, and we’re going to be there too!! In my little fantasy world, we’ll bump into all the great designers and I’ll amaze them with my charm and witty conversation and design knowledge. But in reality, I’ll be a nervous wreck if I do happen to see someone famous, and I’ll run away and hide behind a tropical plant.
These are just some of the exhibitors that will be there… AM Studio creates beautiful glass light fixtures and door inserts.
Would you believe this is a TILE floor?! From mettrosource…
Beautiful carpets from modernweave…
mosaicworks is a Canadian company founded by Karen Johnston. You may have seen her work on Pure Design.
I’m intrigued by a company called Cubeshops. According to their web site, Cubeshops is “a community of specialty shops that represent commodity markets of specific cultures”. This felt bag and animal bookmark are fun :-)
And how cute are these animal elastic bands :-)
From the IDS web site:
The Interior Design Show/IDS 10 is Canada’s largest contemporary design event. Since our inception in 1998, over 500,000 design professionals, consumers, and media have attended. The newest and most innovative in international and Canadian products are annually presented by 300 exhibitors. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers; and highlight international interior design, architecture, and industrial design trends. The most influential architects and designers from around the world share their design philosophies and experiences within the international keynote speakers program.
IDS is more than just a show. It is the total design experience.
And we’re going to be there to experience it all. Well, as much as we can squeeze in between Thursday night and Saturday afternoon :-) I’m planning to take lots of pictures, which I’ll share with you next week. In the meantime, I’m leaving DesignTies in the capable hands of Victoria… write something, V!!