Going to shows and finding local folks is our favorite part of design shows, and we just got back from IDS Vancouver, where we were delighted to discover new designers and brands we hadn’t seen here in the States.
Our team at Design Milk once again curated the Tokyo Exchange showcasing innovative works by Tokyo-based design studios we+ and Design For Industry with an installation space designed by FSOARK Architect Inc.
The incredible work of Alberta-based Wronko Woods in the Prototype section was probably my best of show… yes! This stuff is SO GOOD. The inlaid wood, the simple shapes, but taking that trend to a new level, complete with nice craftsmanship, too.
Also in Prototype, experimental design studio Origins, from Vancouver, showed this Tempo credenza, which was gorgeous but I couldn’t seem to get a good photo of it, so here’s a lovely one from their website:
I liked the fun pop of color underneath these tables and stools from SHIPWAY living design, another Vancouver-based design brand. The unique wooden wall light was also really beautiful!
I loved these playful objects by Matteo Cibic.
For more about IDS Vancouver and to learn more about next year’s show, visit idsvancouver.com.