IDS Toronto 2013
Contributor: Janis of Pinecone Camp

I just got back from Toronto where I checked out the Interior Design Show for the first time. We had such a great time!  It was a massive show, with some pretty inspiring ideas. Here's just a snippet....

OneXOne is a fantastic non-profit organization that believes "one single individual has the power to make a profound and sustainable change in the lives of others". They partnered with Blu Dot to create the "Real Good Chair" auction. The chairs are made of powder-coated steel, and ships flat. Each chair features a design created by a variety of talented artists.

Loved the "pop-up" office designed by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design. It was created using separate modular units made from reclaimed wood palettes. It can be tailored to suit your needs, and it's movable. Ingenious.

Caesarstone had a beautiful "stone garden" designed by design superstar, Oki Sato of Japanese design studio, Nendo.

This "booth" was shared by Three Pears and Tiptoe Rugs. The rugs are designed by Alyssa McMurter. Made of industrial strength Merino wool felt and industrial strength commercial wool, they are stain resistant and easy to clean. The furniture is the creation of designer, Andrea Pearson, her father, Ken Pearson, and sister Erin. A love a family affair! The furniture and  toys are made from Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) wood with Greenguard finishes. Let's just say, I see a new rug and table in my niece's future. 

Jonathan Sabine and Bettie Cott were designers taking part in the "prototype" section of the show. Jonathan's lighting was beautiful. I love this cluster of grey. 
Bettie has created jewelry (not shown) and these mini shelves or bedside tables. Her inspiration, for these house and barn shaped structures, came from her days of growing up on a farm. 

The talented team of Earth Inc designed this outdoor setting. I'm a long time of fan of breeze blocks, so that may be what sold it for me. Love how they painted them blue. The combination of wood, metal and concrete has created a cosy setting perfect for a small urban back yard (like mine ;) 

Last, but not least, a Scandinavian industrial styled kitchen and bathroom by Ikea. The kitchen features their newest cabinetry, SOFIELUND, in light grey walnut and the new HEKTAR pendant lamps. Love the clustered look. The bathroom features new cabintery, GODMORGON, in white oak. The found an old copper bathtub to pull the whole thing together. Lovely.

All photos by Janis Nicolay except IKEA bathroom vanity photo by Michael Graydon.

That's my walkabout of IDS 2013! Anything catching your eye?

Jan Halvarson


Alberta Art Classes said...

A fire by the tub? Oh. My. Goodness. Be still my heart.

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Oh, I would love to go to IDS in Toronto one day! I love the wild Blu Dot creations and OneXOne's philosophy. Seriously crushing on that outdoor space too...the table has a trough in it!!! Thanks for capturing and bringing all this wonderfulness to our computers! :)

Unknown said...

These are all gorgeous! I wish I could find my way down there this year but I can't, so thanks for sharing these as I am a huge fan of wood and industrial design.

Pinecone Camp said...

It was a great show! So much to see, so little time.

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Fantastic pics! I'm hoping to check out IDS Toronto next the outdoor patio and Ikea kitchen Janis snapped this time 'round!

Coco Cake Land said...

oh goodness. so much cuteness! i love the pastel stools and little table... ! ^__^

and those grey hanging lamps...