See You Later Summer, IDS Vancouver 2017 Is Here

Summer is coming to an end this month and we’re not even mad about it. It just means IDS Vancouver 2017 is that much closer to being here – it’s happening this month from 9/28-10/1. This is the Pacific platform for all things design-related and this year, Design Milk is bringing The Exchange back to curate 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. Check out the designers and see their past works here.

Tokyo Exchange concept by FSOARK

Last year’s Dutch Exchange, curated by Design Milk with works from Ontwerpduo, Dirk van der Kooij, Steven Banken, and Vantot, with a space design by Burgers Architecture.

Curated by Burgers Architecture Inc and with support from the Consulate to the Netherlands and FRAME Magazine, a brand new program called The Mix is debuting for the first time ever with installations, talks, and events happening onsite and off. The program is named for the collaborations that will be showcased between three Netherlands-based designers (OS & OOS, Studio RENS and Sabine Marcelis) and three Vancouver-based creators (Brent Comber, Bobbie Burgers and Martha Sturdy).

Bobbie Burgers

Studio Rens

INTRO/LA will also be curating an exhibit of design installations by a group of international contemporary and modern designers including Decode from London, Massproductions from Stockholm, Modus from Somerset, Resident from Auckland, Very Good & Proper from London and more. Danish design brand HAY is having a pop-up shop in collaboration with Inform Interiors so you can purchase select pieces from their collection – it makes for the perfect souvenir ;). We’re also excited to hear from keynote speakers like Jaime Hayon, Matteo Cibic, Kate Arends and more. Camille Walala will also be speaking and transforming the Central Bar into Walaland. Last but hardly the least, exhibitors from all over the West Coast and Canada are coming to showcase their latest collections – you can check out the entire list here.

On Friday, the Miele Professional Trade Day opens to all designers, architects, engineers, developers, property managers and retailers connected to the trade design. If you’re not trade, it doesn’t mean you’re missing out on the fun! We’ll see you at the opening night party and at the show on Saturday and Sunday; tickets are available for purchase here.

PS: If you’re arriving early or staying longer, check out our modern travel guide to Vancouver here!

As the Senior Contributing Editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at