Interior Design Show Toronto 2013

By on January 18, 2013

Interior Design Show January 24-27, 2013Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto January 24-27, 2013

While it may be a departure from fashion and retail therapy, interior design is practically a sibling to fashion. So if you fancy yourself a well rounded styleista/o (spelling???) check it out!  Here’s what you’re in for:

About the show (via their website:

The Interior Design Show/IDS is Canada’s design fair. Since our inception in 1998, close to 660,000 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.

5 Reasons to check it out:

Oki SatoOki Sato

IDS13, together with Caesarstone, welcome world-renowned designer Oki Sato of Nendo as the inaugural International Guest of Honour. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the goal of Nendo is to reconstitute the everyday by transforming it into something that is easy to understand. Nendo believes there are many small moments of surprise hidden in everyday life, and they want those who encounter their designs to intuitively feel those moments of surprise. The company has produced designs for projects across Asia, Europe and North America.


The IDS13 opening night party will feature 20 Blu Dot Real Good Chairs, up for bid as part of the second annual auction to raise money for ONEXONE children’s charity. Each chair will feature a different digital design by a designer, artist, fashion designer or illustrator. Attendees will have the chance to bid on their favorite design and contribute to this important cause. The mission of ONEXONE is to improve the lives of children in Canada, the USA and around the world with programs dedicated to five fundamental pillars: water, health, education, play and food. Last year, the IDS chair auction raised over $30,000 benefitting ONEXONE.

The Lounge

Experience surprising Canadian design at the MCLV Lounge. Making the familiar unfamiliar, the Design Agency has reimagined the heritage log cabin and created a multisensory experience for IDS13 guests. Evoke’s Unreal luxury flooring is used in unexpected ways to create high-design chairs, stools and benches. Immerse yourself in this fresh perspective on the Canadian identity while enjoying hand crafted Molson Canadian beer cocktails at the Brew Masters Tasting Bar. Entertainment provided by DJ Sandy Duperval, presented by Sennheiser Canada Inc.  So basically chill out and have a few in wonderfully concussive environment. There’s no bad.

Opening Night

The biggest design party of the year: industry movers and shakers convene on the show floor for a night of local food, cocktails and a sneak peek at the products on display. And don’t forget to bid on one of the 20 Real Good Chairs by Blu Dot, each reimagined by a designer, artist or illustrator, with auction proceeds benefiting the ONEXONE children’s foundation.

MODERN KIDMODERN KID: Want Your Kids to be Immersed in Design…BAM!

Design for kids and families goes beyond just beautiful spaces, and ‘Modern Kid’ intends to look at how design inspires young minds and encourages creative thinking through play. I’m sure if you have little ones, you’ll love it! Otherwise…there’s always the lounge….and hey, if you bring your girlfriend/boyfriend here and have a few, you never know…you may just find yourself back here in nine months ;)

Want to Know More (of course you do)?

See the full schedule here  and  Purchase your tickets here

See you there ;)




About Matthew St. James

Author, photographer, aristocrat, marketing wiz, innovator and wise guy. What can I say? I'm a fan of fashion..not just the clothing, but the entire lifestyle - I mean who wouldn't want to spend their time immersed in art, decadents and rampant inspiration?!?


  1. Marshal

    01/19/2013 at 09:04

    oh girl! i look forward to this all year

  2. Zoe

    01/19/2013 at 11:36

    I thought it was in Feb, thx for posting the info, I would’ve missed it

  3. Cindy

    01/19/2013 at 13:59

    See you opening night guys

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