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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
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
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.