10 Faves from IDS Vancouver 2017

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.

Tokyo Exchange concept by FSOARK

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.




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Design for Industry

Design for Industry

Design for Industry

A small, collaborative space featuring work by Brent Comber and Eindhoven-based Studio OS ∆ OOS was one of my favorites

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.

Wood details

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!

Dina González Mascaró showed this beautiful vessel and gave me a sneak peek into her new gallery/shop Monument.

Really loved the new Hinterland for Peace Industry rugs, and enjoyed spending some time chilling in Hinterland’s newest Shepherd’s chairs (so comfy!).

I loved these playful objects by Matteo Cibic.

I loved seeing these Oddness vases in person – they’re stunning! Read our feature on them here.

VC-based Lixht’s house numbers were stunning.

For more about IDS Vancouver and to learn more about next year’s show, visit

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.