Surface and Depth Descend on IDS Vancouver

Design Vancouver city is abuzz this weekend as IDSVancouver opens at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year's theme is Surface and Depth, referring to how our built environment and products look — aesthetics, but also, how design impacts how we innovate, feel and interact with one another. The 2018 fair invites visitors to engage, celebrate and investigate the notion of design, featuring a collection of various exhibits and installations sure to make one's heart skip a beat.  With local and international speakers featuring architect, Michael Ford and Karim Rashid to even some youth programming, this year's show has a little something for everyone.

Last night we got a sneak peek of what's in store:

The Mix: Presented in partnership with LA Design Festival and Design Milk, IDS Vancouver has paired two relevant, leading Los Angeles-based designers (Leah Ring and Bari Ziperstein) with two celebrated contemporary Vancouver designers (Riley McFerrin and Ben Barber).


bzippy and hinterlanddesign



What the Hel from Finland: a trend installation showcasing Finnish design, mixing visual and societal trends in a narrative, surprising, ambient and multidisciplinary way.







Open Studio: An invited group of interior designers incorporate the theme 'Retreat' in the design of their 100-sqaure foot conceptual space.

Prototype: a juried platform featuring products not currently in production addressing new ideas for the residential market.

Dawn by Retrobound


PIL Side Table by keephuman


Altered States: A collaboration between Caesarstone and NYC-based Snarkitecture

snarkitecture and caesarstoneca

snarkitecture and caesarstoneca

IDSVancouver runs September 20th to 23, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West for more information visit their website at

Opening Night Party
Thursday, Sept. 20; 7pm-11pm
Consumer Days
Saturday, Sept. 22; 10am-6pm
Sunday, Sept. 23; 10am-5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3

Jan Halvarson

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