We just wrapped up coverage of our favorites at IDS Toronto but don’t think that we forgot about our very own Milk Stand pop-up shop! Situated amongst the booths on the showroom floor was our Milk Stand featuring the work of 14 independent designers and makers who were selling their modern goods, from jewelry to functional objects to stationery to bags. The stand itself was designed by Rollout in collaboration with FormNation, who turned 1000 cardboard boxes into a customizable display system to help highlight the wares of our curated group of designers.
Remember this image that made up some of our promotional collateral? The block design and cartoon-like graphics inspired Rollout’s design, which became a massive, real-life version of the postcard. They pushed the idea even further to give it a neighborhood market or discount department store kind of feel with a neutral color palette that became the backdrop to the products being sold.
The design renderings (above) then became the finished product (below), where IDS Toronto visitors could peruse and shop during show hours.
Now, let’s check out the designers and what they were selling:
Béton Brut Design: Concrete jewelry made using handmade and industrial design processes that uncover the richness and splendor of the materials used.
Stephanie Cheng: An in-house line of screen printed goods that explore bold colors, negative space, and the human form.
beroep | tech: Everyday jewelry handmade into geometric, minimalist designs.
Shelbey Dodds Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing: Contemporary jewelry that merges traditional fabrication techniques in combination with colorful powder-coating.
Moop: Waxed canvas and leather bags designed and hand manufactured in small batches in their downtown Pittsburgh studio.
NON-USELESS: A collection of fun, multi-functional and modular objects that help reduce overconsumption.
Tat Chao: Practical everyday object designed for the home, the body, and the soul, that aim to spark questioning, curiosity, and amazement.
dconstruct: Bold jewelry and objects inspired by nature and minimalist design handmade from architectural materials.
WAIWAI: A thoughtful collection of jewelry, accessories, and wall hangings made from discarded and scrap leathers.
AOKO SU: An everyday line of modern + minimalist jewelry and accessories handmade in Hudson, New York.
COUPLE d’IDÉES: Inspiring stationery printed on 100% recycled post-consumer paper and lightweight bags made from a paper-like material.
Seymour + Smith: Thoughtfully re-designed readers that are both elegant and attractive, plus, affordable.
Zimarty: A line of small-scale architectural design wearables that are 3D-printed and land somewhere between architecture, fashion, and technology.
Caveman Factory: Contemporary kitchenware that’s both beautiful and functional while helping the environment by reducing the need for water.
Photos by Caroline Williamson, unless otherwise noted.