Moving Parts: Design for a Complex World
Over the last 20+ years, IDS has become both a catalyst and authority for Canadian design. During those two decades, we’ve witnessed a lot of change. Yesterday’s designer has become today’s problem solver and tomorrow’s visionary. Designers are now faced with a reality that requires not only creativity but ongoing adaptation, leading to a new way of working - building constant change and flexibility into their practice.
As Canada’s premier showcase of new products, superstar designers, and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond, IDS is the platform to experience the importance of design firsthand, uncovering not just what’s new and what’s next, but taking part in the larger conversation around design. Experiential and transformative, we bring together compelling concepts, innovative products, upcoming talent and key experts in the industry so you can be inspired by the best of the future.
In January 1999, the first Interior Design Show opened its doors to an enthusiastic design community, media world and consumer market. An important milestone for Canada’s design scene, the first show brought together 25,000 visitors, who came to see Wallpaper* magazine founder Tyler Brulé, Droog’s Gijs Bakker and furniture designer Holly Hunt.
After 23 years, the Interior Design Show has become one of the most successful recurring design events in Canadian history and over the years has inspired over 660,000 visitors. Attendance has almost double since the show’s inception, and international designers and architects travel from around the world to stand on the IDS main stage. The Interior Design Show has established itself as the breeding ground for design creativity, innovation and inspiration, bringing together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year.
In 2012, the Interior Design Show was purchased by Informa, the largest publically-owned organizer of exhibitions, expositions and training events in the world. With 150 offices in 40 countries, Informa brings together over a million professionals each year. The newly formed Informa Canada manages over 53 tradeshows, consumer shows and conferences around the country, serving the construction, real estate, craft, art and design markets.
Exhibition, speaking, feature participation, and sponsorship opportunities for IDS Toronto 2023 are now available.
Please contact us at info@InteriorDesignShow.com
The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond.
IDS Toronto Will Take Place January 19-22, 2023
IDS launches its theme for 2023 - MOVING PARTS: Design for a complex world. The call is open for exhibiting companies, proposals for features, and speakers for IDS Toronto, taking place January 19-22.
MOVING PARTS asks: how are contemporary designers creating, sourcing, producing and distributing products in an ever-changing landscape?
Designers are now faced with a reality that requires not only creativity but ongoing adaptation, leading to a new way of working - building constant change and flexibility into their practice. In the last three years, interior designers, architects and manufacturers have torn up the rulebook.
The pandemic re-configured our lives, from how we furnish our home and office to what constitutes a work day. Following the pandemic, global events changed shipping, manufacturing and pricing. Alongside these phenomena, society has accepted and realized the urgency of the climate crisis - yet another factor re-framing consumer choices.
At IDS 2023, visitors will experience the Moving Parts of the design world: products incorporating sustainable materials and components, designs adapting to how humans want to live and interact now, and work resulting from reinvented manufacturing.