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Interior Design Show 2013

INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW 2013
February 2013

This January, the Metro Toronto Convention Center hosted one of North America’s major International events - the Interior Design Show (IDS13).

Since its inception in 1998, over 600,000 design professionals, consumers and media have attended. In 2012, the Interior Design Show/IDS was purchased by Informa Canada Inc, one of the largest Canadian producers and marketers of tradeshows, consumer shows and conferences, serving the construction, real estate, craft, art and design markets. Some of its well known brands include: IDS West, IIDEX, Art Toronto, One of a Kind Shows, Construct Canada, the Real Estate Forums as well as the Interior Design Show.

 

This year, the Interior Design Show visitors, had an opportunity to experience new products and new design ideas, showcased by over 300 exhibitors; domestic and international interior design; architecture and industrial design trends; the creative work designed by students, as well as the work by the most influential architects and designers from around the world. The Trade Day Speakers event is one of the most inspirational highlights of IDS and it is sponsored by a leading North American magazine AZURE, which is focused on contemporary design, architecture and interiors from around the globe.

 

Here are some scene stealers and trends from the Interior Design Show 2013.

As Luck Would Have It(installation made out of over 1,600 balloons)

Right at the entrance to the Interior Design Show, visitors were greeted by the unique, colorful installation “As Luck Would Have It”- created by the Toronto-born, but Chicago based multimedia artist Willy Chyr. As described by the artist:-”It’s a celebration of serendipity, randomness and luck!”  

This year’s charity auction featured 20 Blu Dot Real Good chairs, to raise money for the ONEXONE children’s charity. Each chair featured a different digital design by artists, fashion designers, furniture studios and graphic designers

                                        

PARA Paints showcased a line of premium quality architectural paints, stains, varnishes and faux finishing products and provided customers with the following

current and future color trends: undertones of warm plum and pumice; hues of mauve, lavender and burgundy; colours of earthy tones and mix of faded blues; bursts of emeralds and sapphire blues; accents of spicy oranges and fun yellows; basics of darkest black; grey with green undertones with crisp white. This unique selection of color inspired designers and attendees to create new remarkable interiors.

 

“Urban Barn” is modern and contemporary furniture, home decor and accessories store, presented interesting blends of colors, patterns and textures:”dijon…our happy new hue for Spring which has uplifting properties of yellow with a dash of spice” 

 

 

“Urban Barn” is modern and contemporary furniture, home decor and accessories store, presented interesting blends of colors, patterns and textures:”dijon…our happy new hue for Spring which has uplifting properties of yellow with a dash of spice” 

 

 

IDS 13 new products and accessories have been enjoyed  by visitors…

 

Hanging LED lights from secondhand wine glasses…

Montreal- based artist, Isabelle Auger’s lantern-like pendants,are available in two sizes and are made of locally sourced oak and white birch. They also come in maple and red birch.

WETSTYLE is a Canadian manufacturer, for the first time, presented award–winning “Be Collection Soaking Tub with Surround Wood Shelf designed by Patrick Messier.

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WETSTYLE is a Montreal’s based manufacturer of premium-quality handcrafted soaking tubs, sinks and bath furnishings; products are made exclusively from

WETMAR BiO, the brand’s own eco-friendly natural stone composite material and hand-crafted sustainable hardwoods.

 Am Studio, Toronto This hanging pendant chandelier, made out of a hand-blown glass balls; thin fiberglass strands winded around it and then it placed inside a second glass ball. AM Studio, presented an exclusive collection of modern lighting fixtures and fused glass objects d’art. Crafted from materials like crystal, soft porcelain, metal and vibrant handmade glass.

 

Am Studio, Toronto

This hanging pendant chandelier, made out of a hand-blown glass balls;

thin fiberglass strands winded around it and then it placed inside a second glass ball.

AM Studio, presented an exclusive collection of modern lighting fixtures and fused glass objects d’art. Crafted from materials like crystal, soft porcelain, metal and vibrant handmade glass. 

 

“SHELLS” by AM Studio

BLANCO is an award-winning company, introduced new innovative products at the IDS 13.Founded in Germany in1925, BLANCO was the first company using stainless steel for kitchen sinks and also the first company to introduced colored sinks on the market, made from hard composite material.

“Monte Design Group” at IDS13 featured the Best in Contemporary Design for Children.

Showcased pieces by “Monte Design Group” the “Joya Rocker” and “Ninna-Nanna Bassinet”, designed and manufactured from sustainable materials, with great comfort and versatility for kids.