Toronto’s International Design Show (IDS Toronto) is officially back for another season. Designers, contractors and home experts worldwide gather to showcase their intrepid designs and innovative technologies. Running from January 19-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, fans can enjoy an immersive experience with some of the best home brands in the world. This year’s theme is MOVING PARTS: Design for a complex world. The goal is to exemplify how designers are creating, sourcing, producing and distributing their products in an ever-changing landscape. There’s a big focus on sustainable materials and the idea of reinventing manufacturing.
If you’re in town and in the mood to discover how to level-up your kitchen, living room, bedroom or really any space in your home, hit up IDS Toronto this weekend. Grab your tickets here.
Notable Canadian home interiors brand Urban Barn recently collaborated with famed Canadian designer Aly Velji, a matchmade in heaven if we ever saw one. The collection called Wanderlust explores mixing traditional and modern pieces to create an eclectic-looking room inspired by travel. Velji has seen the world over and found a seamless way to integrate his diverse cultural experiences into the design.
Coming all the way from Spain, legacy design brand Cosentino showcases why they’re the leader in sustainable design. Proud suppliers of Dekton, carbon-neutral surfaces, their mission is to reimagine homes with a sustainable lens. When visiting, experts from Cosentino will guide you in understanding how to maximize your kitchen, bathroom or outdoor space with the most cost-effective and sustainable option on the market.
Home cooks, this is the kitchen of your dreams. If you get the opportunity to visit the Thermador booth, you’ll find a wide variety of kitchen appliances, from ovens to fridges, with state-of-the-art wi-fi technology. We were blown away by Thermador’s capability of controlling your fridge and oven from your phone. The appliances’ innovative features allow you to guarantee a perfect cook every time or maintain the perfect temperature for fruits and veg.
This year, IDS Toronto grew its shopping district to include more small businesses to explore while enjoying the show. Our personal favourite was Guests on Earth, a brand dedicated to creating sustainably made and sourced cleaning products for the home. The best part is that the scents of the products don’t smell like your typical cleaning products; they’re earthy, spicy, fresh and inviting.