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Interior Jan 23足-26 Design 2014 Show Toronto

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Photo: Jason Baskey

Stone Garden by nendo, presented by Caesarstone, IDS13

Domenic Oppedisano from Caesarstone Canada: “Year after year, the Interior Design Show captures the hearts of design enthusiasts everywhere by bringing together the latest and most innovative international and local design trends under one roof.�

Interior Design Show: Canada’s Design Fair


The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premiere showcase of new products, innovative designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. For one weekend each January, the city of Toronto is filled with industry superstars, cutting-edge emerging names, design-savvy consumers and top media outlets. For 3.5 action-packed days, the Interior Design Show shapes the design world for the year to come.

51,000 total visitors

Interior Design Show: Canada’s Design Fair





320 exhibitors


years strong



3.5 days duration of show

175,000 sq. ft. size of show

Interior Design Show: History


In January 1999, the first Interior Design Show opened its doors to an enthusiastic design community, media world and consumer market. An important milestone for Canada’s design scene, the first show brought together over 25,000 visitors who came to see Wallpaper magazine founder Tyler Brûlé, Droog’s Gijs Bakker and furniture designer Holly Hunt. After 15 years, the Interior Design Show has become one of the most successful recurring design events in Canadian history and over the years has inspired over 660,000 visitors. Attendance has almost doubled since its inception, and international designers and architects travel from around the world to stand on the IDS main stage. The Interior Design Show has

Interior Design Show: History


established itself as a breeding ground for design creativity, innovation and inspiration, bringing together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year. In 2012, the Interior Design Show was purchased by Informa, the largest publically-owned organizer of exhibitions, expositions and training events in the world. With 150 offices in 40 countries, Informa brings together over a million professionals each year. The newly formed Informa Canada manages over 46 tradeshows, consumer shows and conferences around the country, serving the construction, real estate, craft, art and design markets.

Montauk Sofa booth, IDS11

Interior Design Show: Brand


Over the past decade and a half, the Interior Design Show has expanded into a multi-faceted event that connects design communities across Canada and North America. The ever-growing brand includes:



Over 300 companies ranging from lighting, furniture and textile manufacturers to kitchen and bath providers

Speakers Celebrated names from across the globe bring the international scene to the show floor


Installations Innovative concepts by the country’s biggest stars challenge perceptions of space and design


Forward-looking shows-within-the-show set the trends for years to come

Videos and articles highlight the people, products and places that are shaping the design world

Show Guide


Additional coverage of the show handed out on-site and pre-distributed through select media sources

The show’s official mobile app offers on-the-go updates on features, events and announcements

E-newsletter An illuminating resource of breaking news in the Canadian and international design scene

Offsite Events Cultural events across the city run simultaneously with the Interior Design Show


Lightform/Metalarte booth, IDS10

Garden Room concept space by Earth Inc., IDS09

Interior Design Show: Toronto


As Canada’s largest city and one of the most multicultural metropolises in the world, Toronto is truly an economic hub, outperforming every major North American centre and establishing itself as a hotbed for design. Engage with Toronto’s thriving and diverse network of design schools, institutions, studios, showrooms, professionals and design- savvy consumers – an ever-growing market driven by creativity and innovation.


Major Museums and Galleries

Design Exchange Gardiner Museum Ontario Crafts Council





Royal Ontario Museum (designed by Daniel Libeskind)





Art Gallery of Ontario (designed by Frank Gehry)

Textile Museum of Canada




George Brown College UNIVERSITY AVE





Design Schools Humber College DUNDAS ST E

Ontario College of Art and Design QUEEN ST E University (designed by Will Alsop)



Ryerson University D E BLV SHOR

Seneca College Sheridan College University of Toronto York University


2.6 million

residents in the city of Toronto


largest city in North America



architects and designers in Toronto, making for the largest critical mass of designers in Canada


largest design workforce in North America

growth rate in Ontario’s design workforce over the past 15 years

140 languages comprise one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world

$70 billion

150 million

in goods and services exported globally each year

customers and suppliers are within a day’s drive

Interior Design Show: Canada


Canada’s sound and diversified economy, well-developed trade networks and abundant resources have helped to evolve the country’s pulsating design and architecture scene into a vibrant flurry of creativity and innovation. As one of the most multicultural nations on the planet, Canada is home to an always-expanding network of craftspeople, architects, designers, artisans and developers.


country for business in the G20, according to Forbes Magazine



rate of growth for GDP

34.5 million population

ranking in quality of life in the G7


$1.84 trillion 1%


soundest banking system in the world, according to the World Economic Forum



largest country in the world by area


largest economy in the world


Catherine Osborne from AZURE magazine: “IDS brings all levels of expertise together, from design students to high-end manufacturers. If you want to know what’s happening in Canadian contemporary design, you can’t really afford to miss IDS.”

Our Home and Native Land concept space by Mason, IDS12

Interior Design Show: Exhibitors


The immersive IDS show floor is buzzing with inspired product launches that shape the North American design market over the coming year. Over 300 manufacturers, retailers, distributors and design studios, based in Canada and beyond, represent a diverse range of industries: • • • • • •

Architects & designers Carpeting & flooring Furniture Home accessories Kitchen & bath Lighting

Flos lounge, IDS12

• • • • • •

Publications Materials Technology Textiles Wallcoverings Window & door


Andre Tesolin from Metropolitan Hardwood Floors: “We have participated in many other tradeshows and have begun to exhibit solely at IDS, as it is best at reaching designers and high end consumers, our target market.�

Giorgetti/POI booth, IDS09

Interior Design Show: Speakers


Since the very beginning, the Interior Design Show main stage has attracted the global design world’s most forward-looking, innovative luminaries. On Professional Trade Day presented by Miele, the AZURE Trade Talks program invites starchitects and design provocateurs from Europe, South America, Asia and other locales to offer exclusive industry advice to professional attendees. At the weekend speaker series, Globe Style Saturday and House & Home Sunday, the design-savvy public flocks to the stage for insider design advice and exclusive DIY ideas from TV celebrities, stylists and dÊcor specialists.

Oki Sato

Aaron Hoey, USA Allegra Hicks, UK Arne Quinze, Belgium Barbara Barry, USA Barbara Hulanicki, USA Ben van Berkel, UNStudio, The Netherlands Bill Sofield, USA Bjarke Ingels, BIG, Denmark Bonnie Brooks, Canada Brad Ford, USA Brian Gluckstein, Canada Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Canada

Bruce Mau, USA Christiane Lemieux, USA Christophe Delcourt, France Christophe Pillet, France Dakota Jackson, USA Douglas Coupland, Canada Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos, Mexico Fabio Novembre, Italy Fernando and Humberto Campana, Brazil Gijs Bakker, Droog,The Netherlands Giulio Cappellini, Italy

Glenn Pushelberg, Yabu Pushelberg, Canada Holly Hunt, USA Ilkka Suppanen, Finland Jack Lenor Larsen, USA Jaime Hayon, Spain James Irvine, Italy Jean-Marie Massaud, France Jerszy Seymour, Germany Job Smeets, Studio Job, Belgium John Gidding, USA John Pawson, UK Joshua Prince-Ramus, REX, USA Julien De Smedt, Denmark

Interior Design Show: Speakers

Tom Dixon

Karim Rashid


Jean-Marie Massaud

Job Smeets

Bjarke Ingels

Jürgen Mayer H.: “Toronto is going through tremendous growth in project development and there is so much potential in its design and architecture. I’m interested in what the future has in store for the city.” Nipa Doshi

Jürgen Mayer H.

Jürgen Mayer H., Germany Karim Rashid, USA Lynda Reeves, Canada Marcel Wanders, The Netherlands Marilyn Denis, Canada Mark Challen, Canada Martha Schwartz, USA Matali Crasset, France Michael Gabellini, Gabellini Sheppard Associates, USA Michael Young, Hong Kong Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, USA Nigel Coates, UK Nipa Doshi, Doshi Levien, UK

Fabio Novembre

Oki Sato, nendo, Japan Paola Antonelli, USA Patricia Urquiola, Italy Philippe Malouin, UK Piero Lissoni, Italy Renny Ramakers, Droog, The Netherlands Richard Schultz, USA Sarah Richardson, Canada Stephen and Michael Maharam, USA Suzanne Dimma, Canada Thom Mayne, Morphosis, USA Thomas Sandell, Sweden Tom Dixon, UK

Jaime Hayon

Matali Crasset

Tommy Smythe, Canada William Yeoward, UK Winka Dubbeldam, Archi-tectonics, USA Winy Maas, MVRDV, The Netherlands Yves Béhar, USA

Interior Design Show: The Party

Jerszy Seymour, Philippe Malouin, J端rgen Mayer H.

Christie Smythe, Sarah Richardson, Tommy Smythe, Gary Sarantopoulos, Brian Gluckstein


Interior Design Show: The Party


There’s never been an event quite like the Interior Design Show opening night party, where 5,500 industry leaders, cultural aficionados and design celebrities kick off the IDS weekend right on the exhibition show floor. The Party is the place for local practitioners to rub shoulders with international stars.

Randi Bergman from Fashion Magazine: “There is nothing like a blowout art party to get the who’s who of Toronto’s design scene out of the house despite frigid temps – [this year’s] kick-off for the Interior Design Show certainly was that.”

Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune

Interior Design Show: Features


Portico prototype by Carmen Yatscoff, IDS10

Barry Chong from TORO Magazine: “Canadians often forget that aesthetic excellence is integral in shaping Canada’s evolving identity. IDS does a huge service to the young Canadians currently designing the country’s future.”

With its finger on the pulse and a keen eye for the latest global design trends, the Interior Design Show presents forward-looking exhibits that offer insight into what to expect in the coming year. These showswithin-a-show put a spotlight on the next generation of design and highlight new innovations from around the world.

Interior Design Show: Features Features include: Studio North’s celebrated annual showcase of one-offs and bespoke lines by 60 Canadian and international emerging designers.

Prototype’s curated selection of exciting new works, not currently in production, by independent designers. Creative Class’s spotlight on work from top design schools around the country, including George Brown College, Seneca College and University of Calgary.

21 designboom mart Toronto’s bazaar of 200-plus jewellery, lighting and furniture items by emerging talents from across the globe.

Modern Kid’s inspired vignettes of contemporary children’s furniture and accessories for nurseries, playrooms and bedrooms. ONEXONE’s annual charity auction of iconic furniture items re-designed by fashion, product, interior and graphic designers.

designboom mart Toronto, IDS13

Interior Design Show: Installations


Each year, IDS invites innovative designers and architects from every continent to create never-before-seen installations and immersive environments right on the show floor. Collaborations and provocative concepts challenge attendees to change the way they interact with space and design. Installations include: Entrance exhibits by such practitioners as Chicago artist Willy Chyr and Toronto architecture studio RAW design that entice visitors onto the show floor.

Concept spaces by Heather Dubbedlam, Bruce Mau Design, Karim Rashid and other studios that re-think traditional environments like homes and workspaces.

BY_Lissoni Lounge by Piero Lissoni, IDS12

Lounge spaces by the show’s International Guest of Honour that spotlight the work of global stars, including Piero Lissoni of Italy and Japanese designer Oki Sato.


Templar Lake on the Mountain by rhed Built by Poliform, IDS11

Photo: Shai Gil

CR= _ ATE: The Pop Up Office concept space by DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design, IDS13


Alain Courchesne from Igloodgn: “IDS is the best show of its kind in Canada - if you’re going to do one show this year, this is the show you want to go to.“

Roll & Hill lighting at the Rolling Hills concept space by Ministry of the Interior, IDS10


Moooi/Klaus by Nienkamper booth, IDS10


Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick from IKEA: “Our participation in IDS guarantees that we are reaching the most important influencers in the Canadian design community – we know that everyone we want to reach will be in attendance.”

Design Icons exhibit presented by Kia, IDS13

Photo: Michael Graydon

IKEA booth, IDS13

Interior Design Show: Sponsors


Sponsors are more than just logos on a poster. They’re an integral component of the Interior Design Show’s global approach. These industry leaders – many of which have been with the show for over a decade – collaborate with innovative designers and practitioners to create inspired lounge spaces and exciting show floor events that showcase their brands while interacting with the design community. The show also works with trade commissions to bring the design world’s international superstars and cutting-edge product launches to the show floor. Previous sponsors include: • Audi • AZURE • Dekla • The Globe and Mail • IKEA • Kia • KRUPS

Previous commissions include: • Miele • National Bank • PARA Paints • RADO • Scavolini S.p.A. • Swarovski • Tourism Toronto

• British Consulate-General, UK Trade & Investment • Bureau du Quebec • City of Toronto • Consulat general de France

• Italian Cultural Institute, Consulate General of Italy • Royal Norwegian Consulate General

Dutch Consulate booth, IDS08


Karen von Hahn from the Toronto Star: “The show is a very important forum for design, for hearing from the top creative minds from around the world and for discovering up and coming Canadian talent.�

Professional Trade Day presented by Miele, IDS13

Interior Design Show: Professionals With 12,000 trade attendees each year, the Interior Design Show is the venue for reaching Canada’s top architects, designers, buyers, manufacturers and developers. Because 88% of the show’s Canadian


trade attendees don’t travel to international design fairs, the Interior Design Show provides a total design resource for professionals to tap into new products, developments and contacts for the coming year.


architects, interior designers and industrial designers



retailers and buyers

manufacturers and distributors

Attendees from



countries from around the world

merchandisers and stylists


are decision makers

from around the world. It is an invaluable opportunity for brands to connect with the decision makers that are shaping the design economy in Canada and abroad.


builders and developers


The Professional Trade Day is reserved exclusively for members of the design trade. Specialized programming, international speakers, and seminars make this an essential yearly event for professionals


are working on a project and are looking to purchase at the show

$160 million will be spent on projects this year


Willy Chyr: “It’s not often that you find so many people passionate about art and design under one roof. The show was a great opportunity to share my work and gain inspiration from others.”

Entrance Video Tower by 64th and Queen, IDS11


As Luck Would Have It installation by Willy Chyr, IDS13

Interior Design Show: Consumers


Toronto has the fastest-growing condo market in North America, with over 170 developers in the Greater Toronto Area alone. It is a city of design-savvy, affluent homeowners looking to furnish their spaces with the latest in modern design. Each year, thousands of consumers from Toronto and beyond attend the Interior Design Show as their go-to design primer for the year to find new brands and products for their homes.

61% female





aged between 35-54 years (prime purchasing age)

16,500 attendees earn between

100K – 500K


26,400 homeowners




attend the show to source new products

8,600 attendees earn between

500K – 1M /yr

$158 million will be spent on projects this year


What Makes You Wealthy? concept space by Bruce Mau Design, IDS04

Interior Design Show: Press

Hundreds of media outlets from Canada, the US and Europe attend the Interior Design Show to report on the newest design trends and innovations being developed in Canada and beyond. IDS’s tireless PR team is constantly expanding its media coverage, developing relationships with new sources and regions every year.

Swarovski Crystal Clear exhibit, chandelier by Powell & Bonnell, IDS09


Interior Design Show: Press



Fast Company






Media attendees

166 million

Canadian Interiors

Media impressions

House & Home




Media hits


Marilyn Denis Show


Breakfast Television

National Post The Globe and Mail

eTalk blogTO Now Magazine Apartment Therapy La Presse


Newspapers Ottawa Citizen

Toronto Star

designboom BizBash

The New York Times

MoCo Loco

Interior Design Show: Social Media


The Interior Design Show is more than just a weekend each year. It’s a multi-dimensional brand that is constantly engaging with the global design scene. Through social media initiatives, IDS connects with the design communities, schools, studios and organizations around the world that are changing the face of design.

Qualified e-newsletter subscribers:

YouTube views:

Facebook likes:

Twitter followers:



10,700+ Instagram followers:


20,500+ Interior Design


140,000+ unique visitors annually


MCLV Lounge by the Design Agency, presented by Molson Canadian and Evoke Luxury Vinyl, IDS13

Missoni Home booth, IDS09


Tensegrity Lights by Michal Maciej Bartosik at Studio North, IDS12


Rachel Gotlieb from the Gardiner Museum: “Studio North is the most important platform in the country for networking with the professional design community, design savvy consumers and the media all under one roof.�

Prototype exhibit, IDS13

Interior Design Show: Participation


The Interior Design Show’s participants are an integral component of the show’s commitment to innovative ideas and fresh design concepts. IDS offers a variety of options for its exhibitors and sponsors.


sq. ft.

Main Exhibit Floor Space is raw and available by the square foot at $35 CDN/square foot, plus HST. This is approximately $34 USD/square foot or €2,530 Euros/nine square metres.*

Modern Kid exhibit fee is $4,995 CDN/ 10-by-10-foot space and $9,500/20-by-10-foot space, plus HST. All Modern Kid spaces include hard wall, carpet and vinyl signage.

Participation in Studio North and Prototype includes the opportunity to have your work reviewed by a panel of international design leaders like Tom Dixon, Eero Koivisto, Arne Quinze and Patricia Urquiola, among others, as well as editors from top design publications around the world. Jury dates take place in April, August and October. Studio North exhibit fee is $1,075 CDN/fiveby-five-foot space and $2,450/five-by-10-foot space, plus HST. All Studio North spaces include hard wall, flooring and vinyl signage.

Prototype exhibit fee is $475/one item, plus HST. Selected Prototype works are exhibited together in a group display on a platform.

All exhibitor participation includes: Marketing

IDS Show Guide**

Floorplan handout

Website listing


App listing

* Please note that all conversions are as at time of printing and serve as an approximate indication of costs. The actual costs are subject to currency exchange rates at day of transaction. ** Considered for placement if photos are submitted before deadline.

Exhibitor Opportunities A wide range of rate options and turnkey booth packages are available to exhibitors. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre offers competitive set-up and build-out costs. Options include:

Interior Design Show: Participation


The Design Lodge by stylegarage and Gus*, IDS13

Sponsorship Opportunities The Interior Design Show custom-tailors its sponsorships to meet individual marketing needs. Its packages are totally unique and highly sought-after. Previous sponsorship programs include: • Collaborations with local designers on one-of-a-kind lounge spaces • Trend-focused exhibits that ignite the community • Innovative product initiatives integrated right onto the show floor


Fontana Arte pendants at the eliile booth, IDS13

Interior Design Show: Contact

Interior Jan 23­-26 Design 2014 Show Toronto


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Andrea Kordos from blackLAB architects: “IDS gave us the opportunity to showcase our work and develop credibility in the design community. We appreciate that IDS is moving toward becoming more of a design fair than a trade show.”

Limited space and opportunities are available Phone 416 599 3222 Fax 416 927 0862 Judy Merry Vice President, Informa Canada Inc. Sales and sponsorship: Karen T. Kang Senior Manager, Accounts & Strategic Partnerships 416 960 4509 Lisa Barnes Account Manager 416 960 4507 Informa Canada Inc. 10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M4V 3A9

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ColourSPACE pencil crayon wall by blackLAB architects, IDS13

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