Monday, February 7, 2011

Interior Design Show 2011 Toronto (IDS)

I recently went to the Interior Design Show in Toronto and have to say I had a great time. In addition to  seeing the latest trends in design, I  spotted and  met some of the hosts of several HGTV's series (Sarah Richardson and her co-host Nate as well as the Design DNA team),  and even Muriel Hemingway who was showing her support for Cambria Kitchens.
   However, the true highlight was seeing Elte's use of salvaged antique Turkish and Persian carpets that were patched together and redyed to make these beautiful patchwork rugs: 
 Other things to note where the abundance of rough hewn woods, walnut veneers and many references to Canadian iconic culture; moose heads and forest imagery:
Check out this desk, it was made by a Canadian student who was exhibiting their works in the show.
I love the curving up of the sides ... you'll never drop your pen off the side of the desk!
student table
This lamp by the Brothers Dressler was made to look like a tree root
Within the show there were several entries for a competition based on using Corian (solid surface countertop material) in different ways than in your kitchen..
Didn't think this could be Corian did you?? Well if you're not surprised by that, then check out this contest entry:

IDS corian flower lamp

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