Friday, January 17, 2020

IDS opens strong, celebrating all things design



Story and photos by Allan Tong
 
The 22nd annual Interior Design Show (IDS) launched last night with its annual bash in the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. Frigid temperatures didn't keep away 5,500 design fans who sipped Prosecco and devoured oysters as they surveyed the latest in home furnishings, from bathtubs to sofas and kitchen suites. January 17 is industry day, but the public is welcome this weekend though January 19 (10am-6pm), offering the public nearly 300 exhibitors and talks with renown designers including Brian Gluckstein, Lynda Reeves, Paul Austerberry and Jonathan Adler. Here are some cool, futuristic and eye-catching highlights:

Puzzled by Modern Sense Furniture?


Hollis and Morris can brighten a room and catch your eye

Need bricks?

The Void Bench with a, um, void by New Rose Studio

Ard Outdoor will leave you pondering your patio this summer (above and below).


Please write on me, begs the Renwil chair

Giant pillows from the appropriately named Fatboy

The Quiet Room marries soundproof and fine design

Division 9 enlivens your home with pop culture
 Franz Veigener presents the bathroom of the future
Some objects and ideas for the home from Objects & Ideas
Only $19,000 for this cool glass dining table from Estate Interiors

The most comfortable chair with magnificent lumbar support by B+H Architects






Above, Caesarstone captures centrestage again this year with its large, (literally) eye-catching display of furnishings. Below, Caesarstone presents their yearly dance floor. 

What would a party be without fine food, like these Sage and rapini sliders by La Vecchia (above) or smooth 10-year scotch by Glengoyne (below) or Bellound DJs spinning tunes (turntable below)?
 

For dessert, macrons by Anet Gesualdi
Who says finger food is bad for you? Mad Radish present vegan salad.

Kudos to New Zealand's Left Field for serving their fine wines in compostable cups.