Interior Design Show 2016

EQ3 Assembly at the Interior Design Show 2016
 

Design changes everything. The slogan of this year's Interior Design Show, and words that couldn't be more true.  From Tom Dixon's Ceasarstone collaboration, to Craig Dykers inspiring talk about Snøhetta's architectural work, to EQ3's Assembly capsule collection featuring the work of Canadian designers, there was endless international and homegrown talent at IDS this past weekend. I've rounded up some of my favourite design discoveries below!

 

COOLICAN & COMPANY

Producing only in limited runs, Coolican & Company is one of my favourite additions to the contemporary furniture market in Toronto. Peter Coolican's furniture designs are hand built from Ontario sourced wood and hand rubbed with natural finishes. His small batch approach means the pieces are made locally and made well.  Timeless in design, you just know the pieces will age beautifully.

Coolican & Company - Interior Design Show 2016

Kroft + Co

Kroft + Co debuted their collection of furniture this weekend. In pursuit of perfection in every inch of their designs, they have perfected products for small spaces. From the side table to the chest of drawers, each piece is compact in size with smart storage solutions. I love the charcoal linoleum finish on the surface of the doors for this sideboard.

Kroft+Co

Simon Johns

The graphic feel of Simon John's shelving brackets add a modern touch to a wall display. The four styles can easily be assembled into different combinations. Similarly, his crystalline light fixture creates graphic patterns depending on your vantage point.

Simon Johns - Interior Design Show 2016
Manuel Barreto - Interior Design Show 2016

MANUEL BARRETO

Minimalistic in style, Manuel Barreto's furniture is designed and handcrafted in Buffalo. Each piece is custom made and entirely unique.  Contemporary, but classic, his designs would certainly be the conversation piece in any room.

Hollis+Morris - Interior Design Show 2016

HOLLIS+MORRIS

Simple elegance. That's the design ambition of Hollis+Morris.  Contemporary in aesthetic, each piece combines warm woods with metal components. I was drawn to the sleek lines and sculptural shapes of Mischa Courvette's designs. A single piece of powder coated steel twists to form a base for the beautiful walnut top of the Corktown stool, for example.

Federal Design House - Interior Design Show 2016

Federal Design House

Ottawa based product designers Ian Murchison and Rohan Thakar of  Federal Design House reinvented a rocking horse as part of the show's Prototype platform. Made with recycled copper cables, maple wood and rabbit fur, it's a modern take on a classic children's piece.

Caviar 20

Several of Frank Stella's beautiful works were for sale at Caviar 20's showcase. In addition to the beautiful art they curated for the exhibit, a selection of chairs by the likes of amazing designers like Hans Wegner and Verner Panton were on display.

FRANK STELLA "CREEDE II" LITHOGRAPH, 1970

Did you go to IDS this weekend? I'd love to hear which designers you were inspired by and which talks you listened in on. Drop me a note or leave a comment below!