A Look at IDS Toronto 2020

A Look at IDS Toronto 2020

Its a wrap on IDS Toronto 2020, the Interior Design Show that celebrates and promotes the work Canadian and global designers alike. Just like last year, this edition included our Milk Stand pop-up shop and the Design Milk curated Maker section featuring the work of emerging and innovative designers. Overall, it was a great exhibition, well worth the freezing cold temps that blew through the entire four days of the show!

It was impossible not to fall in love and immediately roam around this installation by Jonathan Adler for Caesarstone. The partnership resulted in a surreal, graphic landscape, entitled Dreamland, that utilized Caesarstone surfaces in a delightful way.

Starting with the Maker section of the show thats curated by Design Milk, Objects & Ideas brought a selection of their furniture pieces, each that goes beyond functional with their artistic qualities.

Coolican & Company displayed a series of new offerings, including new wooden stools and a shoehorn that hangs from a round, wall-mounted hook.

Furniture and object designer Lauren Reed displayed a collection of work that influenced by everyday shapes and forms.

Anglewood Custom Furniture featured their one-of-a-kind, custom built designs made from salvaged trees in Ontario and epoxy.

This booth featured a married mix of modern lighting designed by Ridgely Studio and contemporary Moroccan rugs from Atelier Nomade.

The last, but not least, Maker booth was presenting the work of Kastella, a Montreal-based studio that makes contemporary hardwood furniture.

Pur Bton presented a range of hand cast concrete sinks in seven refreshing color options with no white in sight.

Always a show favorite, hollis+morris booth included this series of minimalist wooden lights inspired by the railways of The Junction that join to form a creative neighborhood in Toronto.

Stylegarage celebrated 20 years of Canadian Modern through color, texture, and shape, and included their limited edition GT Rockers from Gus* Modern.

ZEEDs Tapermoon was back with new modular lighting designs made from folded paper, including the sconces below.

FAINA Design, headed up by Ukrainian architect Victoria Yakusha, showcased furniture made with steel recycled frames that are covered by hand with a mix of recycled paper, linen, straw, wood chips, and clay.

Studio Marions Percy Chair, which won the award for Best Prototype, was on-trend with its two-tone color palette, bold curvy frame, and rounded cap feet.

Only One Yes explored materials in this coffee table concept made from used coffee grounds. It was designed to disintegrate throughout the course of the show as people touched it.

The Case Study 01: On Mass chair by ODAMI, who collaborated with local woodworker One Wood, is made from thick slabs of solid wood milled from a fallen limb of a 130-year-old red oak tree.