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IDS Toronto - Interior Design Show
January 18 - 21, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre North BuildingToronto
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Inspiring Content Leading Design Voices

2023 Keynotes took place Jan 19-22, 2023

The GRAY Stage joins Interior Design Show Toronto!

In collaboration with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO),the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and Stage Contractor Sponsor mform Construction Group, GRAY will host talks with designers and visionaries about the significant role design plays on our future, allowing makers, designers, and collaborators the opportunity to share and demonstrate their ideas. 

The GRAY Stage is located in the main hall adjacent to Studio North and Prototype. 

Trade Days Jan 19 - 20

The journey of a minority designer climbing the ladder of success.

Speakers: Michael London, Principal, Michael London Design

Thursday, 11:30am

Public & Assembly Design. What makes good public space outside and inside?

Speakers: Michele Gucciardi, Turner Fleischer Architects Inc., Mardi Najafi, Figur3 and Joe Pettipas, Arido.  

Moderator: Joanne Chan, Arido.

Thursday, January 19, 1:30pm

In Conversation with Paolo Ferrari

Speaker: Paolo Ferrari of Studio Paolo Ferrari 

Friday, January 20, 10:30am

The Power of Art in Design

How can designers, architects, artists, art advisors and curators collaborate to explore different forms of artistic expression in design?

Speakers: Joanne Chan, Arido, Heather Dubbeldam, Olivier Fuller, John Monteith. Moderator: Jutta Brendemuhl.

Friday, January 20, 1:30pm

In Conversation with Kate Duncan

Speaker: Kate Duncan, Designer, Maker, Woodworker

Friday, January 20, 3:30pm

Gray Get Together

Join Gray, Arido and IDC at the Gray Stage for networking and conversation. No RSVP needed.

Friday, January 20, 4:30pm

Public Days Jan 21 - 22

In Conversation with Alexandra Gater

Speaker: Alexandra Gater, Stylist, Home Decorator, YouTuber, Influencer 

Saturday, 10:00am

Designing for our future

Creating inclusive spaces for an aging population.

Speakers: Pam Hope, Nadia Kuhni, Arido, Michelle Mawby, Arido. Moderator: Joanna Tiffin

Saturday, January 21, 2pm


Enjoy live demos and interactive experiences with designers, artists, and makers.

Sunday, 10:30am onwards

Integrating culture + heritage

Indigenous designs applied in modern design theory.  

Speaker: Beverly Horii, Arido. Moderator: Iman Stewart.

Sunday, 2:00pm