I always love attending IDS Vancouver because they do a fantastic job of showcasing local design, and the Van design scene is one not to be missed. Beyond just the trade show, there’s been an expansion of exciting offsite shows and events surrounding IDS that demonstrate the growth of this design scene.
We sponsored The Mix, alongside LA Design Festival, which paired an LA designer with a Vancouver-based designer resulting in some great conversation and exhibitions offsite and some beautiful vignettes on the trade show floor. Featuring Hinterland (Van) x Bari Ziperstein (LA) and Ben Barber (Van) x Another Human (LA).
Beautiful and fun cardboard booth space by Matthew McCormick.
I loved the Finnish design booth, curated by Susanna Björklund, titled “What the HEL from Finland“!
This particular bathroom vignette in the DXV-powered Open Studio / Retreat area was my favorite. Designed by Angela Robinson Interior Design, the spa-like bath space had a stunning window and outdoor shower/garden that stole the show.
Loved the new artwork and rugs that Zoe Pawlak was showing.
Caesarstone’s “Altered States” installation with Snarkitecture was so cool – the fog was our favorite.
Loved these Dear Human tables and objects.
This gorgeous 84 series light from Bocci had mesh inside.
Base Modern teamed up with New Age to create this gorgeous crystal-embedded table with a built-in lazy Susan. I love all the colors and shapes happening here.
The Wilson School of Design teamed up with materials exploration experts Envisions to create a fun moving textiles exhibition… I couldn’t help but think these were kind of like designy air dancers!
I discovered Ryspot Design, who creates fun, speckled and organic concrete designs – fun!
Beautiful “Potions” glass collection by Jaan Andres Glass Design.
Kate Duncan’s ADDRESS was a stunner featuring 20+ brands from Kate’s own brand to Propellor, Brent Comber, artist Lynn Falconer, ANTIPOD Workshop and more.
Jeff Martin Joinery, New Format and friends created a space called Field Trip where he showcased some of their Excavated Vessels, furnishings, artwork and more.