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IDS 2018

Posted on January 27, 2018

IDS 2018  (January 18-21)

This is the first time we had attended the Toronto IDS, now in its 20th year.  It is both bigger and brighter than the Vancouver IDS West which takes place in the Fall. For those of you familiar with the Vancouver show, the Toronto venue is much brighter with natural light, and a contrast to the more “Moody” setting in the Vancouver Convention Centre. The advantage was that it was all the better for viewing the furniture and displays properly.

We were pleasantly surprised by the very strong focus on Canadian made product with some interesting prototype designs in their Studio North section, mainly built in solid wood.  Fixtures and appliances were brightened up with new finishes and colours, to add visual interest. -see the taps and the SMEG fridge.

Probably the most interesting solid wood pieces were lighting and accessories by Hollis + Morris, a small Toronto based company with a fantastic design aesthetic.

Though not new, we always find it fun how living moss walls are put together, and how they add such an impactful organic component to a space. Small clumps of moss, in varying colours, that require no care, they get everything they need from the moisture in the air.