IDS 09 + Come Up to My Room

(Updated - thanks Chris) The Interior Design Show (IDS 09) show opens in Toronto this weekend and if you're in the area we highly recommend attending the Come Up to My Room event happening over at the Gladstone Hotel. "Come Up to My Room is an alternative design show focusing on the norms of traditional design: multidisciplinary, independent, emerging and self-taught, all within the backdrop of a historic 120 year old hotel. Each year Come Up To My Room generates excitement in the Canadian design community as an edgy showcase for Canadian contemporary art/design practice."

We are thrilled to see some locals in the mix again this year, with Laura McKibbon and Jasna Sokolovic collaborating their ceramic magic, MADE presents Jeremy Hatch of Ricochet Studio, and Motherbrand presents their project, a Souvenir Shop featuring new work from west coast's Douglas Coupland and Marian Bantjes.

We hope to have some pictures up soon of the show so stay tuned. Also check out the "Come Up to My Room" blog.

Come Up To My Room runs Thursday February 5 to Sunday February 8, 2009

PREVIEW Thursday February 5 4-8pm
HOURS Friday 12-8pm | Saturday 12-10pm | Sunday 12-5pm
RECEPTION Saturday 7-10pm on the 2nd floor
loveDESIGN Party Saturday 10pm 'til late in the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom

This event takes over the entire second floor of the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto ON. Visitors will find temporary room installations in eleven exhibition rooms plus public space projects in the hotel's lobby, stairwell and 2nd floor reception gallery.

Canadian House and Home has a pre show page on their site that may be of interest and also House & Home Media’s Mark Challen moderates a design bloggers panel featuring founders Harry Wakefield of Moco Loco, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy. Saturday February 7, 4 p.m. at the IDS Main Stage.

Jan Halvarson


Anonymous said...

Actually Jan, the IDS is only open to the public Saturday (10 - 7) and Sunday (10 - 6).

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks Chris - I was posting about the Come up to my room event which i show hours from their poster. I'm not posting about the hours of the IDS show.