Immerse yourself in this year’s IDS Concept Home - a multi-sensory experience of the future of living and an exploration of the role that our homes can play in improving our overall well-being. Blending theories of spatial perception and human wellness, Hummingbird Hill Homes, VFA Architecture + Design and Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect bring you the RESET Home; a space that transcends contemporary design to reset the way we perceive, interpret, experience, and thrive within our living habitats. The team explores how materials, textures, sounds, scents, and light affect the five senses, mind and body, impacting the way we live and interact within the private sanctuary of our home.

Register now for only $15 for IDS20 Trade Days. After Dec 1, registration increases to $25.

Welcoming Frida Escobedo

We're excited to announce that Mexican architect Frida Escobedo will be joining us at IDS20 as Keynote Speaker on Thursday, January 16 presented by Dazeen. Best known for her ability to reactivate urban spaces that are considered residual or forgotten, Frida has won numerous awards throughout her career. In 2018, she designed the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens in London, UK. A highly prestigious project, her work composed concrete tiles into a transparent tapestry of light and intrigue. Other works include,‘If we want to continue,’ an intervention at the Neutra VDL Research House in Los Angeles; “No. 9,” an exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Columbia University; and large-scale installations at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, la Biennale d'Architecture d'Orleans.

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Milk Stand Returns

Design Milk is bringing the Milk Stand back to IDS Toronto! Milk Stand is a unique pop-up shop curated by Design Milk that provides independent designers and makers a platform to showcase and sell their latest collections at design fairs around the world. IDS Toronto is excited to be working with Rollout, in partnership with FormNation, to design the pop-up shop. The concept is inspired by the us of simple, low-tech, handmade displays and modular structures, low-cost materials, and hand-drawn graphics to create an inviting retail space for designers to sell their latest collections.

Design Milk is currently looking for new, emerging designers to exhibit at the Milk Stand at IDS Toronto. If you think you’d be a perfect fit, apply today.

Apply to take part in Milk Stand >

Experience Through Lighting

Retail design trends are leaning toward creating memorable experiences to inspire customer browsing, rather than just buying. This transformation relies on thoughtful, purpose-driven design decisions that will encourage shoppers to stay longer and return more often. Biophilic design, the concept of increasing connectivity between indoor spaces and the natural environment, is an example of this shift. Lighting, the use of organic shapes, scents, and of course indoor landscapes are key elements for achieving this. IDS20 Exhibitor Yellow Goat Design creates large scale, made-to-order pieces to engage memorable experiences and communicate unique stories whether within retail, office or public spaces.

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