3-Things: Exhibits to See at IDS 12

Here are our top three must-see exhibits at the 2012 Interior Design Show. 

  1. Design Icons
  2. How Do You Live?
  3. Studio North & Prototype

Design Icons is a larger-than-life exhibition where AZURE Magazine presents five iconic designs as enormous ice sculptures. Experience it on January 28 to 29 on Front Street, outside Metro Toronto Convention Centre. FREE ADMISSION. 

How Do You Live? a TAS DesignBuild feature, presented by National Bank, highlights Toronto’s condominium development trend with a two-storey building composed of six individual rooms. Demonstrating multi-dwelling living at its finest, each of the six rooms will be given an individual stamp by one of Toronto’s leading design firms: Jill Greaves Design, Mason, Mazen Studio, Quadrangle Architects, Theresa Casey + Robert Gray, and Youssef Hasbani/L’atelier.

Studio North & Prototype both celebrate their 10th anniversaries at IDS 12. Exclusive to IDS, Studio North was introduced to support Canada’s vibrant and independent design scene featuring ateliers and designer-makers from coast to coast. The showcase now features 60 Canadian and international designers exhibiting one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, and surface design in a gallery-like installation. Studio North has evolved into one of the most anticipated annual exhibits. 

The Prototype exhibit features works not currently in production by independent designers, who address the theme of innovative consumer products intended for mass production.