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Celebrating and promoting design in Canada and across the world, IDS brings together over 53,000 of the world’s leading products, companies and change-makers to inspire and transform the future of design.

In just a few days, the 19th annual Interior Design Show will be underway at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, bringing together design talent from around the world for four interactive days. The innovation featured at IDS will set a precedent for design in the coming year and facilitates important collaboration between those in the field. The event kicks off with a highly anticipated Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 19th, followed by three days dedicated to showcasing both local and international design talent. 

For guests of the show, IDS provides a unique opportunity to interact with designers and experts in the field. In part, this year’s event will be geared towards DIY home renovation. Seminars will lead by design experts on Saturday, January 21st. If you’re interested in bolstering your home reno skills, you can register to participate here.

Admission to the show includes access to two bustling marketplaces, where patrons can peruse a variety of for-purchase creative wares curated by local and international designers. The Designboom Martcurated by Designboom magazine and designed by students of the Ryerson University Interior Design programwill showcase the work of 30 international designers. Textiles, furniture, and other wares will be available for purchase.

IDS17 will also host the Studio North and Prototype marketplace for the 15th year. The Studio North and Prototype market features limited edition and experimental furnishings, highlighting the work of more than 65 local and international designers.

The PARTISANS FACTORY exhibit is another must-see, featuring a fabrication warehouse, artist studio, and lounge party. Guests are invited to observe the PARTISANS studio design team as they hand-sculpt a custom line of sculptural lights in collaboration with special guests. Proceeds from the lights formed with guest artists will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in the Greater Toronto Area. 

 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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