Thursday, January 16, 2020

#IDS2020 International Design Show Toronto 2020

Art and the profession of interior design merge at the 22nd annual IDS20 taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from January 16-19.

The MTCC's south building hosts a massive display of designers, artists and vendors centered around the Caeserstone Stage. Special exhibits include the Learning Lab, Studio North, Edible Futures and the Reset Home. There are over 250 design installations, collections and services with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
The Interior Design Show showcases "hot-topic design trends and the most innovative of international and Canadian design. An incubator of ideas, the show hosts the most influential design minds of today and the future, curates feature exhibitions and collaborations, and is a platform to launch never-before-seen products. IDS is not just a fair - it’s a total design experience."

You can definitely design your future at the IDS20 and the Opening Night Party is the best way to kick off the show. With over 6,000 interior design fans attending the January 16th evening of fun, food  drinks and design components. Wandering the halls checking out the booths and imagining your space recreated with new possibilities. Plus you can enjoy the many DJs from BelloSound and performances by Brooklyn based Moon Boots. The party features over 30 cuisine and cocktail stations, many with complementary servings.

Caesarstone never fails to disappoint and this year's exhibition by Jonathon Adler was impressive. "The Caesarstone x Jonathan Adler “Dreamland” installation at IDS20 will transform Caesarstone surfaces into a surreal and ethereal free-floating fantasy. Visitors will walk through a heavenly cloudscape that showcases the versatility of quartz through a variety of colours and textures. Adler challenged himself to design a soft environment using Caesarstone, a material more often associated with straight lines and sharp angles. The exhibit will feature clouds, faces and ostrich feathers, in addition to neo-classical columns inspired by Caesarstone’s headquarters in the old Roman port city of Caesaria, and more."

IDS20 is also a learning opportunity with plenty of conferences and classes over the four day event along with a Business to Business exposition called IDS Contact which is "a highly curated B2B exposition dedicated to A&D markets, focused on all verticals of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government." The two day conference will cover four themes dealing in the Business of Design, Future of Work, Future of Living, and Technology.

Thursday and Friday are Professional Trade Days while the 18th is Globe and Mail Saturday and the 19th is House and Home Sunday.

Pictures and story by Ann and James Hamilton. See more IDS20 photos after the jump.

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