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#FEvents: Top 7 Canadian Design Trends from IDS15

January 21, 2015

Beginning tomorrow through Sunday, the 17th Interior Design Show (IDS15) will bring together the newest and most innovative of international and Canadian design. With over 300 exhibitors and internationally renowned design speakers, IDS15 is definitely a can’t-miss. Get your tickets to Canada’s biggest design fair hereAs the show hits full swing in less than 24 hours, we wanted to bring you the top 7 Canadian design trends of 2015 straight from the show room floor!

1. Clean lines – Montreal, QC

Designer Tat Chao brings a new level of “clean” to his products. Made with no glue or screws and assembled with special technics, these contemporary designs are truly next-level. This Montreal native is a graduate of Interior Design and dedicates his time to eclectic, unclassifiable and timeless work.

2. The Art of Bespoke: Where Handmade Meets High-Tech – Toronto, ON

High-end kitchen manufacturer AVANI presents CARVE in collaboration with Hariri Pontarini Architects at this year’s Interior Design Show.  Bespoke like never-before-seen, CARVE embraces the artistry of local makers and artisans using intricate craftsmanship combined with the latest in high technology to create the ultimate luxurious kitchen. 

3. Industrial – Toronto, ON

Toronto-based light designer Lightmaker fuses a modern aesthetic with industrial materials to bring lighting into the 21st century. See more of Lightmaker’s designs at this year’s Interior Design show.

4. Metal – Vancouver, BC

Using lasers to create these intricate pieces of furniture out of metal, Quake Furniture out of Vancouver creates, developes and makes unique and original products for the human environment. Constantly evolving their product, Quake works with artists, designers and craftsmen to transform art to design, read more here.

5. Concrete – Winnipeg, MB

Bringing beauty to a hard material, Renee Struthers of Winnipeg draws inspiration for her designs from the priaire landscape and culture. You can check out more of Renee’s designs at IDS15, she’s one of this year’s Studio North designers!

6. Bright Colours – Toronto

Bringing new definition to the words “pop of colour,” Studio Lulo based in Toronto combines digital design techniques with traditional furniture manufacturing methods to create modern and customizable locally made furnishings.

7. Animal Motifs – Westmount, QC

Who knew doors could look this good. ScanWest Doors, hailing from Westmount, Quebec truly put design and function together. We love this Canadian design inspiration featuring a roaring forest friend. 

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