IDSwest Opens in Vancouver Thursday!

IDSwest opens in just three days and the excitement is building over the design pros, presenters and exhibitors who will celebrate the best in interior design beginning Thursday September 29th and running until Sunday, October 2nd. From IKEA to Molo, pillows to paint and couches to kitchens, IDSwest will host some of the brightest stars of the design world to Vancouver.


L41 Compact Home (photo Earl Einarson for Poppytalk)

Think Small

The L41 220 sqft home will delight even the small space cynic with its smart design and incredible functionality. Designed to be a mass-produced, state-of-the-art house, the L41 is poised to become part of the important group of affordable designs such as the $2,500 Tata car.

Think Big

Come visit one of the largest booths on the IDSwest floor. Home d├ęcor hotspot IKEA will present a large industrial bistro kitchen space complete with harvest table and induction stovetop demos.

Tom Dixon presented by Inform (photo: Earl Einarson for Poppytalk)

Tom one On

Straight from the UK and presented by Inform Interiors, the Tom Dixon pop-up bar is set to be the hottest spot to meet up on the IDSwest floor. With a dockside atmosphere decked out in Jack Lights, Slab tables and Fluoro chairs, the signature cocktails that will be served alongside will match Dixon’s incredible style.

Meet a Supermodel
Sports Illustrated swimsuit icon Cheryl Tiegs will be at IDSwest signing autographs and unveiling new Cambria colours on Thursday, September 29th. Don’t miss the Cambria fashion show at 6:45PM where models will show off the latest colour collection from this impressive countertop company.

Emergency Situation

Exclusively at IDSwest - molo design will unveil the new soft shelter. Designed to help in the days following a disaster this paper solution is poised to provide relief to millions.

Designer Fascination

Ross Lovegrove's projects include some of the most memorable designs of each decade, including Walkmans for Sony and computers for Apple. Design professionals and the public alike are invited to join this forward thinker at 5:00PM on Friday, September 30th as he presents “Fantastica” aimed at inspiring a fantastic new view of the future as design, nature, art, science and technology fuse together to create incredible new possibilities.


The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring 200 vetted exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, and consumers. The event attracts over 30,000 attendees over three and a half days, and roughly 22,000 of these are avid design enthusiasts looking to source and purchase some of the latest trends and innovations in contemporary home design. 

IDSwest is examining the most cutting-edge in art, architecture, lighting and design from September 29th to October 2nd, 2011. For more information visit

IDSwest 2011
in the New Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
September 29 to October 2, 2011

Jan Halvarson


gluten free gift said...

While I love this tiny abode... first thought is - you can't have any hobbies!! Great for a getaway where all you want is a couple of books and your thoughts :). Hilarious to think of Cheryl T promoting counter tops.... an element of kitsch (pun intended!) never hurts!

Arantza said...

The compact home is great!

Alice @ LAX TO YVR said...

I'm planning to attend this weekend! Looking forward esp. to seeing the prefab home.