Monday, January 23, 2012 1:49 PM EDT
Let’s face it, it’s the middle of January and it’s cold. I, like you, am looking ahead to ‘spring’ and all of its wonderful design collections. The development of outdoor living space is a growing trend in modern design. I suggest you take a peek at the following exhibitors on the IDS 2012 floor and get primed for the upcoming warmer months!
This Canadian company specializes in modern fireplaces. Aren’t these new concrete outdoor fireplaces stunning? This company has been in the biz for over 15 years and their products demonstrate the fruit of their commitment to cast the perfect outdoor 'pit.' But, really, these fireplaces are so much more than pits, they are, well, the perfected modern campfire!
Paloform's Bento firebox is a ‘modern fireplace’ which comes in choice of natural gas or propane burners
In addition to the above, Paloform will be releasing a new line of stunning fire pits at IDS 2012. Their brand is design keeping sustainability in mind, using 30% post-industrial recycled materials in their designs. See below:
Above: new Fire Pits from Paloform to be launched at IDS 2012: Soba, Robata and Bol
Andrew Richard Designs
“Canadian luxury outdoor furniture celebrated for its materials and custom designs, created to enhance the lifestyle of the company’s clients.” That pretty much sums it up. And, as the saying goes, good design speaks for itself. A sneak peak at this year’s new line confirms it. Andrew Richard Design’s booth plan for IDS 2012, with its accents of bright colours, is going to be fresh and feminine.
Harrison Loveseat and Lounge Chair Lifestyle from Andrew Richard Designs
Tribeca Lifestyle, new spring collection from Andrew Richard Designs
Christopher Clayton, Landscape Architect
You might be wondering what can you expect to see in a landscape architect’s exhibitor booth at IDS? It’s okay, I asked him the exact same question because, let’s face it, not too many landscape architects are going to plant a garden ‘in house.’ Speaking with Christopher in his studio earlier this week he answered my question by noting that the most alluring thing he can bring to the table is his drafting table! He says it is the best thing for visitors to talk around and engage with while talking to him about their plans for gardens. In addition, he will have over 32 illustrations of his work on display, as well as a ‘white wall’ he will be illustrating. I’m only too happy to stop by and chat about ideas for my garden. You should too. Start imagining the possibilities with a look at his designs below.
Above: Christopher Clayton's designs