Design Week Illuminates Toronto

An exciting and busy time is upon us once again - a time period that we always look forward to here in the great north design environment - the annual arrival of the IDS, the Come Up to My Room Event and Radiant Dark which all combine together to create Toronto's Design Week.

Radiant Dark — The Devil is the Details
Radiant Dark- The Devil is the Details is Made's exhibition (launching Canadian design) running in concert with the Toronto Design Week opening tonight January 26th through to the 29th. Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson and the city’s design community set up shop in an abandoned convenience store discovering new artists and the beautiful things they make. (Check out their catalogue above).
859 Dundas st W.

Come Up to My Room
Noa Bronstein, David Dick-Agnew and Deborah Wang are this year's curators of the annual CUTMR. The event held at the Gladstone Hotel is in it's 9th year, runs for four days and includes a vast landscape of fourteen public space installations, 11 rooms and this year the design talks' focus is on disposability.  Some of the great stuff you can see this year include Bruno Billio, the hotel’s artist-in-residence and Gareth Bates' install of hundreds of hand-painted portraits on plastic discs. A must-see event!

Interior Design Show
IDS is Canada's largest interior design show, an arguably one of Canada's most important annual design event. A potent mixture of home grown and international design talent, the IDS features a dazzling array of inspiration from feature exhibits to talks.  Some of the feature exhibits to look  forward to this year are Studio North - billed as IDS's show within a show, Studio North has been designed to introduce and support Canada's vibrant and independent design scene; the on-site film festival Design Docs - this year featuring mid-century architecture in Palm Springs, and Charles and Ray Eames.

Jan Halvarson

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