It’s time again for the Interior Design Show/IDS ’13. This weekend join hundreds of people as they flock to Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre for a healthy dose of inspiration for any home owner.

Guests can browse new and innovative Canadian and international product gems from over 300 exhibitors. At IDS’13 you will enjoy international interior design, architecture and industrial design trends to satisfy even the fussiest of decorators.

In addition to individual exhibitors, add some renowned guest speakers to your visit with the likes of some of the most influential names in the architectural and design worlds such as Jerszy Seymour, Jurgen Mayer, Douglas Coupland and Christine Lemieux of DwellStudio.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013. Globe Style Saturday Speakers presented by Para Paints

12pm – 1pm

Christiane Lemieux: A native of Ottawa, Christiane Lemieux began her career in fashion, working as a fabric assistant for Isaac Mizrahi and then as an assistant designer for the Gap. She then applied her skills to home furnishings as design director with Portico, a New York-based home company, where she fell in love with the permanence and craftsmanship of home design.

2pm – 3pm

Douglas Coupland: A renaissance man, Douglas Coupland is unafraid to embrace a range of creative outlets to express his ideas. Well-known as a novelist, his visual art, installations and design projects have earned him considerable status as a true visionary and groundbreaker. His first novel, the international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, changed our vocabulary and ushered in a new way to understand our culture and how we navigate through it. He has continued to disrupt and offer new perspectives through all of his subsequent work.

4pm – 5pm

John Gidding: John Gidding is a designer and TV host who shares his expertise with legions of viewers of the popular HGTV series Designed to Sell and Curb Appeal: The Block. Born in Istanbul to a Greek mother and American father, John developed an early enthusiasm and aptitude for art and math. He attended American schools in Turkey and Switzerland before moving to the United States to attend Yale University, where he graduated with a BA in architecture. He later attended Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a master’s degree in architecture.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013. House & Home Sunday Speakers presented by Para Paints

12pm – 1pm Lynda Reeves & Bonnie Brooks

 2pm – 3pm Mark Challen & Brian Gluckstein

 4pm – 5pm Suzanne Dimma & Tommy Smythe

While at the show be sure not to miss:

Designboom Mart

  • Up-and-coming international designers selling their latest designs in a street-market style setting
  • Over 200 items
  • Prices for all pieces range from $1 to $100
  • Designboom Mart pops up all around the world – this is the Canadian debut

Cubedot Modern Kid

Modern Kid

o   A fabulous, new addition to IDS

  • Modern Kid is an exhibit showing all the best/latest contemporary design for children
  • Featuring cool pieces for nurseries, kids’ rooms, playrooms and rec rooms

Modern Kid will feature Playable Studio, Monte Design, STOKKE, Gautier, Tiptoe Rugs, Three Pears, Simply Green Baby, La Vie Orange.

How do we work? Concept Spaces

Live/work concept Spaces built and designed in 4 shipping containers

  • Spaces designed by the following:
    • blackLab Architects
    • Igloodgn
    • Samare Studio
    • DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design    
    • Landscaping for all concept spaces by Joel Loblaw

Stunning Entrance instillation by Willy Chyr

A massive balloon installation in the lobby of MTCC

Blu Dot Good Chairs Auction for OneXOne

Blu Dot Real Good Chairs, up for bid, as part of an auction raising money for OneXOne children’s charity. Each chair will feature a different digital design by a designer, artist, fashion designer or illustrator. ONEXONE, does critical work to improve the health, wellness and vitality of children around the globe. Participating designers include Charles Pachter, moimoidesign, WeKillYou, Oeuffice, Doublenaut, Burton Kramer, Marian Bantjes and many more.

IDS is more than just a fair. It is the total design experience.

The Interior Design Show  runs in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

Saturday January 26th – Globe Style Saturday (Consumer Day)

Sunday January 27th – House & Home Sunday (Consumer Day)

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