...TORONTO INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW...2012
My back aches, my feet are deformed, and I now walk with one shoulder higher than the other, but it was so worth it. IDS12 Canada's largest contemporary design fair, in Toronto celebrated it's 14th show this past weekend, welcoming designers, decorators and interested public to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Certainly wish I'd worn a pedometer to track the well over 10000 steps I walked in my pursuit to visit, connect and sometimes chat with some of the over 300 exhibitors.
Right off, I have to admit that I'm not a trend follower....but if recycling, up-cycling, repurposing and creating functional and beautiful items from natural materials are trendy, then I'm IN...hands down....and rather hope it's here to stay!
Up first...BROTHERS DRESSLER. I could have sat for hours in this booth and chatted about the unique design vision using ecologically friendly, reclaimed, locally manufactured materials that these guys utilise to craft bespoke furniture and lighting.