If you also have a deep appreciation for beautiful furniture, interior design, and well-designed interior spaces, you’ll want to keep reading.
The famous Interior Design Fair (IDS) returns to Vancouver for its 18th year with a premier showcase of new products and furnishings, superstar designers and forward-thinking concepts from North America and beyond – and we can hardly wait.
This year’s event is scheduled for the weekend of September 22-25 at the Vancouver Convention Center West and will include various exhibits, a speaker program, exciting special features and design experiences such as The neighborhood, Collect, Studio North, Prototypeand The future of work.
With the intention of stimulating innovation and celebrating design tradition, the event serves as a platform for all things design. This year’s theme is “New Futures” and aims to inspire new ideas, expressions and solutions while capturing Canadian design globally.
“Design is at the heart of innovation,” IDS Vancouver conference director Bronwyn Gourley-Woo said in a press release. “The IDS team is thrilled to return to the Pacific Coast this year as we provide a platform to showcase the transformative, insightful and innovative achievements of the design industry.”
Big names in the industry grace the event list of keynote speakerswith notable women such as Ami McKay, owner and artistic director of Pure Design Inc. who has carved out a place for herself through her business creating sacred spaces that bring a better quality of life, and Lynda Reeves of Home and Home Media — one of Canada’s leading personalities in the fields of interior design, decoration and lifestyle trends.
Some of the most impressive founders speaking at IDS Vancouver this year include Bridgitte Alomes of natural podLora Appleton from Feminine Design CouncilGillian Segal from Designed by Gillian SegalNam Dang-Mitchell from Nam Dang-Mitchell Design Inc.and Mélanie Cherrier and Laurence Pons-Lavigne from White Navy Interiors. Each speaker has more than earned their presence on stage this year and will offer attendees their unique vision and expertise in the world of design.
Additionally, as remote and hybrid working becomes the norm, the LIV Design Student Challenge will challenge the next generation of interior designers to consider “The Future of Work”. Aspiring designers will examine how modern spaces should meet modern needs by considering a design for a hybrid workspace – with $8,000 and an internship opportunity on the table for the winner.
Within the IDS event space, various themed areas will explore different areas of the world of design. To Studio North, Canadian and international designers will present custom works and limited edition collections to the public. Meanwhile, Prototype will serve as a platform for products not yet in production and a space to brainstorm ideas for the residential market.
The neighborhood is sure to be the hot spot of the event, as this is IDS Vancouver’s marketplace where designers can show and sell to consumers and industry insiders. Brands such as Obakki, homecoming candles, good beast, Dougherty Glassworksthe sand Annie Axtell Drawings (and After) will be presented here.
There’s sure to be endless aesthetics to peruse and thoughtful themes to discuss throughout the highly anticipated return of the 2022 Interior Design Show Vancouver. To learn more about the event and to buy your tickets, visit the website here.
When: From Thursday September 22 to Sunday September 25, 2022
Where: West Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
How: Tickets here