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Interior Design Show 2012 Preview

by - Thursday, January 26, 2012

A peek at the Piero Lissoni exhibit

This morning, I attended the media preview for the Interior Design Show, or IDS12. For the Canadian design community, this is the show that we wait for all year long. IDS12 is a showcase for emerging and established designers and architects and highlights the latest in residential products.

Co-Founder & Director of IDS12, Shauna Levy

Glimpses of the How Do You Live exhibits by Quadrangle, Mazen Studio, L'Atelier, Jill Greaves Design
StudioNorth Exhibits: Ridgely Studio Works, Contact Voyaging Co.
Del Terrelonge of Rhed Corporation in the boathouse exhibit; Model of a reverse cogeneration boat which powers a 'real' boathouse
Offsite/Onsite exhibits: Brent Comber, an icy Le Corbusier, Moss Lam, Patty Johnson
From what I saw as we quickly walked the show floor, the IDS12 exhibitors have done a wonderful job this year of not only highlighting products but putting them in context. The exhibits this year seem grander, taller, more encompassing. Rather than just see a product, you experience it. The styling of the booths was impressive. So much design eye-candy!

Intriguing booth by ELTE. Can't wait to check this out more tonight.

I coveted these tangerine outdoor cubes by Alfred Sung, available at The Bay

My favourite booth (so far) was the lounge by Piero Lissoni. Lissoni will be recognized with the inaugural IDS12 International Guest of Honour and one look at this booth and you can see he is truly a master at creating elegant, understated spaces. His booth was a calm oasis in the chaos of the show floor and I am betting this will be the most popular spot to lounge at tonight's Gala.

Shauna Levy & Piero Lissoni

The Interior Design Show kicks off tonight with the Opening Night gala and runs until Sunday, January 29th. If you are looking for inspirational design, this is the place to be. 


And if that wasn't enough design goodness, IDS12 plays host to our first BlogPodium event on Friday:

We are expecting a packed house, fabulous speakers and what is sure to be an interesting discussion. I look forward to seeing many of you there and at IDS12!

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