Toronto’s Interior Design Show (IDS 12) kicks off this morning with a slate of design heavy hitters and a media preview in advance of this evening’s big opening night party ($60 and worth every penny!). Tomorrow is trade day, then the doors open to the public on Saturday and Sunday ($22). This truly is my favorite event of the year and I’m palpably excited to see what’s new and what’s next in interiors, something IDS is incredibly good at presenting. As always, I’ll be paying special attention to the Studio North and Prototype exhibits where Canadian talent and cutting edge designers face the industry and the public in search of customers and critique. Above are pieces from Studio North participants Nomo Creations, Tahir Mahmood and Tyler Mackenzie Craft & Design; below are Prototypes from Anna Buechin (Moonlight Shade) and Derek Mcleoud (Sumo Lounge).
My coverage of this event tends to be fairly exhaustive but this year I’m traveling out of town on Friday so I won’t have time for the in-depth blogging of years past. I will, however, be up before the birds tomorrow to deliver a report prior to taking my leave. If you’re in the Toronto area, my strong advice is that you book at least half a day this weekend to wander the enormous exhibition halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. You will not be disappointed; I never am.