The Interior Design Show West, takes over the Vancouver Convention Centre September 29th – October 2nd, 2011. Join and celebrate design in Vancouver and host over 110+retailers, 30+manufacturers and 75+independent designers. IDSwest is an edited event, showcasing contemporary, cutting edge and original design. Find the next design for your client or your home or become inspired by some of the world’s most creative people.
The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring over 200 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, and consumers. The event attracts 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.
NEW AT IDSWEST 2011
This year IDSwest will be forecasting the future with the launch of several new products and designs on the show floor. Here are just a few new products being unveiled at IDSwest 2011:
• Mth BloomX tables, worldwide launch: These sleek, cutting-edge tables feature salvaged birch branches in grey resin and a simplistic base made of bleached beech wood.
• TRASHBonBon’s Concrete Matter’s Collection tables, western Canadian launch: The concept – call on local graffiti artists to transpose the city’s industrial soul onto furniture and accessories. The result? Successfully bringing urban art into live and work spaces.
• Moooi Gothic Chair + Moooi Firmship Carpet, western Canadian launch: Studio Job designed this chair for the recently renovated Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, while the carpet finds its origin in nautical iconography.
• Collaboration’s PL Series, western Canadian launch: A striking addition to the world of everyday planters. With exceptionally fluid lines, these planters offer an irregular silhouette and a strongly relieved surface created by Louvre schooled sculptor Marie Khouri.
• molo softshelter, international launch: A unique system for creating personal space within a larger shelter area in order to provide individuals and families with a sense of privacy and encourage community-building in the days following a disaster.
FLOFORM OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, September 29th @ 6:00pm
The IDSwest Opening Night Party on September 29th, 2011, will combine cutting edge design, live music and custom crafted cocktails in a dynamic setting. Gathering 4000 guests, the design party of the year will center around the show’s 2011 signature “Fluoro” cocktail pour at the tom dixon pop-up bar, the hottest spot to meet up on the IDSwest floor. Straight from the UK and presented by Inform Interiors, the Tom Dixon bar will have a dockside atmosphere decked out with Jack Lights, Slab tables and Fluoro chairs. Etch lighting will provide ambience overhead and Etch candleholders will sit along the bar counter. Guests can choose to dance around the Para Stage or rub shoulders with the west coast’s design elite.
A 220 sq ft home, a pop up bar, emerging design firms and inventive pieces from future design masters round out this year’s special features.
Top of the line appliances, a gourmet kitchen, a full projection screen to watch your favourite movies, and an outdoor patio. Sounds like a pricey apartment. In actuality, this and more comes standard with the ultra-compact L41, a 220 sqft home designed by architect Michael Katz and designer Janet Corne.
A play on the words, “All for one, one for all, a home for all”, the L41 will be on public view and one of the feature displays at IDSwest. A marvel of small space living, this delightful home is factory built and delivered move-in ready, designed to make it possible for the millions of people who otherwise cannot afford to buy a house to become homeowners.
The L41 is conceived for a generation that understands small is beautiful, and believes in the importance of the preservation of our precious resources.
ENLIGHTENED DESIGN Presented by Audi
Setting the stage for IDSwest 2011, Enlightened Design will welcome visitors immediately as they arrive. Showcasing lighting designs from 2011, Enlightened Design will demonstrate new diversity and creativity that designers are bringing to light design and technologies.
Enlightened Design is being designed and curated by Studio Pombo, a past IDSwest Working Wood participant.
DESIGN FOR SAIL
What once was iconic roofing comes to life as a new everyday object. In partnership with Architecture For Humanity Vancouver, Canada Place, and in association with Artsy-Dartsy, IDSwest is proud to present Re-Fab: Design For Sail – the creative reuse of the legacy sails fabric from Canada Place. Re-Fab challenges local designers to bring new considerations to this teflon-coated, waterproof, fire-rated, fabric material.
• Contexture Design
• Designers at Large
After the overwhelming success of Future Masters in 2010 IDSwest, in partnership with Artsy-Dartsy, will be highlighting young design talent and local design institutions for a second year. Design students have been provided with the opportunity to submit past and current projects and are evaluated on concept, originality, design resolution, craftsmanship and completeness. Don’t miss the sound resonating furniture by Benjamin McLaughlin, the Geodesic Wares of Sarah Peloquin Ladany and the healing plant powers of plant kit nuum from Lavinia Chu.
One of the most exciting areas on the IDSwest show floor is Studio North: an IDSwest participation option for emerging design firms. This year look for the distinct handmade tile of Edgewater Studio and the sculptural painting work of Dina Gonzales Mascaro.
• Vancouver Design Nerds
• Nathan Martell
• Buddhist Junk
Each year IDSwest brings the top designers, thinkers and visionaries from around the world. This year, an international design superstar, a hometown hero and a fashion icon will grace the PARA Design Stage.
Friday, September 30th @ 5:00pm
• ROSS LOVEGROVE – Kynote Speaker, International Award winning industrial designer, most published designer of the last decade in Domus Magazine Milan.
Ross Lovegrove’s resume spans nearly thirty years. His projects include some of the most memorable designs of each decade, including Walkmans for Sony and computers for Apple. Lovegrove is also the author of the widely successful Alessandri Office System. Winner of numerous awards, Lovegrove’s work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum (NY), the Pompidou Centre (Paris) and the Design Museum (London), where in 1993 Lovegrove curated the first permanent collection. Lovegrove is also author of the book SUPERNATURAL, The Work of Ross Lovegrove by Phaidon.
Friday, September 30th @ 7:00pm
• OMER ARBEL – Creative Director of Bocci
Omer Arbel, whose latest pieces include the 2010 Winter Olympic medals, covers a broad range of design, from luxurious private residences such as the 23.2 house to bespoke lighting installations such as the 28 chandelier, to the innovative yet accessibly priced electrical wall units of the 22 series.
Friday, September 30th @ 3:00pm
• JEREMY COLE – Award Winning lighting designer.
As someone who counts Harry Winston, Bulgari and Anne Fontaine as clients, Jeremy Cole has honed his handmade lighting into a luxury design phenomenon. His work can be found in hotels, restaurants, retail stores, offices and ocean-going vessels worldwide. All of Jeremy’s works are produced in his studio by hand and encapsulate his ideology for elegance, beauty and craftsmanship.
Saturday, October 1st @ 1:30pm
• SUZANNE DIMMA – Editor in Chief of House and Home
Join IDSwest for House & Home day presented by Ikea. House & Home magazine Editor in Chief Suzanne Dimma will share her top ways to create polished and professional rooms at home.
Sunday, October 2nd @ 1:30pm
• BARBARA HULANICKI – Acclaimed interior deisigner, fashion disigner, founder of Iconic Store Biba
Barbara Hulanicki has been a leader in the fashion and interior design world since the 1960s. The founder of iconic London store BIBA, Barbara continues to bring her innovative, unique and distinctive creative flair as a design and retail consultant to a number of US and UK major fashion and homeware retailers, supplying designs exclusive to each company, including her womenswear collections under the brand, Barbara Hulanicki for George. Hulanicki will be addressing visitors to idSwest at 1:30PM on Sunday, october 2.
DATES & TIMES:
September 29th to October 2nd, 2011
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC
Located at the foot of Burrard Street, North of Cordova
Opening night Thursday, September 29th 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, September 30th - GE Monogram Trade Day
Trade only between 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, September 30th – Open to general public 4:00PM to 9:00PM
Saturday, October 1st - House & Home Day presented by Ikea
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, October 2nd - Vancouver Sun Day Presented by General Paint
10:00am to 5:00pm
Adult General Admission $15.00
Students $ 10.00
Opening Night General Admission $20.00
tickets pre-purchased online at www.idswest.com are available at a reduced rate of $12.00
• Number of Exhibitors: 200
• This will be the 7th year for IDSwest.
• SHOW DIRECTOR: Jason Heard