Design Milk is headed back up north to IDS Vancouver 9/22-25 this year to get a fresh dose of West Coast and Canadian design. In addition, the Exchange is back again and this year, in partnership with IDS Vancouver, the Consulate General of the Netherlands and Dudoc, we’ve curated the Dutch Exchange—four Eindhoven design brands that represent the most exciting design coming out of that city, with a space design by Burgers Architecture Inc. Read more about the designers here.
Tons of great design brands will be exhibiting from smaller designers like Quake Furniture, Arostegui Studio and Most Modest, to larger brand such as Bosch, Caesarstone and American Standard. Studio North is the best place to spot custom and limited edition collections, whereas if you’re craving a design souvenir, stop by The District, cash and carry neighborhood featuring design products for the home.
This year, speakers include Tom Dixon, Emily Henderson, Barbara Barry and more. In addition, Social Sessions are a day-long conference held at IDS Vancouver in partnership with Poppytalk. Tickets for the Social Sessions are purchased separately, however, Social Sessions tickets provide admission to the rest of the IDS Vancouver exhibits and speakers.
The Opening Night party presented by Inform Interiors and Intracorp is gonna be a good time! Plus, if you love swag, there’s gift bags! The first 2500 people through the doors will receive these tote bags, custom-designed, limited-edition canvas totes exclusive to IDS Vancouver 2016. The tote prints were created by one of three designers: Ontwerpduo, Lindsey Hampton, and Civilization. Inside each of the Party Gift Bags there will be a code for prize, and guests can enter the code onsite at contest stations to find out what they’ve won. Prizes include everything from discounts on exhibitor products to contemporary pieces of furniture and design accessories. PLUS, even bigger prizes like a Bocci 28d lamp, BENSEN My Turn Chair and an Eames Hang-It-All coat rack.
If you’re not trade, don’t worry! Members of the public may purchase tickets to the Opening Night party on Thursday, September 22, and also attend the show on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday provide access to all of the scheduled speakers and to the exhibits. The show is located at Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC.
Purchase tickets here.