IDS Toronto - Interior Design Show

JANUARY 23-26, 2025

Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building

Dezeen Trade Day Thursday

Circular Economy & Product Design

Speakers: Russell Greenberg, Ranee Lee, Guy Snover. Moderated by Ben Dreith

Thursday, 10:00-11:00am

Hear from three product innovators who are at the forefront of the circular economy conversation: Ranee Lee (DESIGNwith), Russell Greenberg (Stickbulb) and Guy Snover (Cyrc). As we become increasingly aware of the consequences of single-use products, these design experts are finding unique ways to reconsider the journey and life cycle of materials, from reclaiming timber from New York building demolition, to creating 3D printed homewares from recycled plastic, to re-thinking the mall as a design lab. US Editor of Dezeen, Ben Dreith, leads the conversation.

In Conversation with Alison Brooks

Speakers: Alison Brooks. Moderated by Dezeen US Editor Ben Dreith. 

Thursday, 12:00-1:00pm

Join US Editor of Dezeen, Ben Dreith, in conversation with Alison Brooks. Originally from Ontario, Alison joins us from London, UK, where she founded her eponymous practice in 1996. Ben and Alison will discuss her inspiration; her career journey; the future of the studio; and being a Canadian architect abroad.

Azure Trade Day Friday

Capture: The Art & Technique of Architectural Photography

Speakers: Ema Peter, Younes Bounhar. Moderated by Azure Senior Editor Stefan Novakovic

Friday, 10:00 - 11:00am

Azure Senior Editor Stefan Novakovic moderates this talk with architecture photographers Ema Peter and Younes Bounhar that delves into the many ways to successfully capture the essence of a project for publication. Over the past 12 years, Peter has worked with firms across North America, her images having been published in Azure, Architectural Digest, Objekt International, Dwell, Wired, The New York Times and many more. One half of Doublespace, Younes Bounhar has covered projects by firms as diverse as MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, Zaha Hadid, KPMB and FBM; the last’s splendid Cabot Cliffs’ cabins project in Cape Breton is shown above.

Note: This session has been submitted for OAA and IDCEC accreditation.

Interior Design and the Changing Climate

Panel: Joshua Belczyk, Sustainability Officer, Keilhauer; Vanessa Fong, Founder, VFA // Architecture + Design; Martha del Junco, Interior Project Designer and Associate, Perkins&Will; and Brian Porter, Principal, Two Row Architect. Moderated by Editor in Chief of AZURE Magazine, Elizabeth Pagliacolo.

Friday, 12:00-1:00pm

How can interior designers and architects embrace solutions that take into account climate change while simultaneously promoting health and wellness? Which tools can they use to source low-carbon materials? How can layouts (Passivehaus or otherwise) be maximized for cross-ventilation and access to sunlight? What are some of the new ways to incorporate biophilia into workplaces and homes? Editor in Chief Elizabeth Pagliacolo moderates this Azure-curated talk with panelists Joshua Belczyk, Sustainability Officer, Keilhauer; Vanessa Fong, Founder, VFA // Architecture + Design; and Martha del Junco, Interior Project Designer and Associate, Perkins&Will.

Note: This session has been submitted for OAA and IDCEC accreditation.

In Conversation with Marva Griffin

Marva Griffin speaking with moderator Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Editor in Chief of AZURE Magazine

Friday, 2:00-3:00pm

Marva Griffin is the design legend who founded Salone Satellite, the world’s most renowned showcase of young designers, at Milan’s Salone del Mobile before exporting the platform around the world. Elizabeth Pagliacolo joins Griffin on stage to discuss her unusual career path, how she has championed many generations of designers, and how getting into this discipline has changed over the last quarter of a century.

Note: This session has been submitted for OAA and IDCEC accreditation.

In Conversation with Oskar Zieta

Oskar Zieta speaking with moderator Eric Mutrie, Azure Senior Editor.

Friday, 4:00-5:00pm

Oskar Zieta’s innovative, inflated metal furniture is an art form and a feat of engineering. Azure Senior Editor Eric Mutrie interviews Zieta about the inspiration behind his process, the growth of his studio, and Poland’s evolving role in the European design industry.

Note: This session has been submitted for OAA and IDCEC accreditation.

Globe and Mail Saturday

The Future Neighbourhood

Safoura Zahedi (Architect, Interdisciplinary Artist, Educator and Geometry Expert), Beverley Horii (Managing Director and Principal, IA Interior Architects), Tatiana Soldatova (Principal, Syllable). Moderated by The Globe and Mail Associate Pursuits Editor Aruna Dutt.

Saturday, 11am-12pm

The Interior Design Show’s Future Neighbourhood exhibition comes to life on stage with a group of contributors that have imagined the impact of technology, wellness and culture on the interiors of the (near) future. While some of the ideas they’ve explored may be conceptual and experimental, this discussion highlights the real-world implications of a space that can help us feel connected, stimulated and inspired.

Designing Canada 2024: Living in the Multi-verse

Tura Cousins Wilson (Studio of Contemporary Architecture), Chad Burton (Fashion Editor and Product Stylist), Krisette Santamaria (Industrial Designer, Krisette Santamaria Designs). Moderated by The Globe and Mail style contributor Odessa Paloma Parker.

Saturday, 1-2pm

If there’s one term that captures interior trends today, it’s “Multi.” Multifunctional, multigenerational, multiuse and multiunit spaces pack in all the needs of modern life, but how do you create a multifaceted living space that still feels cohesive and represents your sense of style? A group of creatives featured on The Globe and Mail’s 2024 Designing Canada list of top architecture, interiors and housewares talents tackles how to create a hard-working and handsome home.

Ten Years of the Fogo Island Inn: A Design Legacy

Michael Murphy (Vice President, Fogo Island Workshop & Design), Janet Langdon (Textile Designer), Ernst Hupel (Partner, 2H Interior Design). Moderated by The Globe and Mail Style Advisor editorial director Andrew Sardone.

Saturday, 3-4pm

For a decade, the Fogo Island Inn has helped develop a community of artists and craftspeople off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and invited visitors from around the world to experience the contemporary evolution of outport design. The team behind Fogo Island Workshops will share their experiences as part of Canada’s most talked about design destination and how they create furniture and home accessories that distill its values and natural beauty.

House & Home Sunday DESIGN TALKS, hosted by Lynda Reeves

Lynda Reeves is one of Canada’s leading personalities in the fields of design, decorating and lifestyle trends. A former teacher and designer, Lynda launched House & Home magazine in 1986 as Canada’s first design and decorating magazine. Today, the magazine is Canada’s most widely read design publication, reaching over 2.2 million readers primarily across Canada and the U.S.A. Through its digital channels, website, videos and line extensions, the House & Home brand now reaches over 9.4 million design lovers every month. 

House & Home Sunday

DESIGN TALKS, hosted by Lynda Reeves

Signature Moves

Brian Gluckstein in conversation with Lynda Reeves

Sunday, 11am-12pm

Get tips from the master on finding a great mix. Always a crowd favourite, Brian describes his recipe for the quietly elegant rooms he’s known for. He shares his best design advice and weighs in on House & Home’s top trend predictions for 2024. Bring your design questions and expect some fun conversation between old friends.

Home As A Sanctuary

Christiane Lemieux in conversation with Lynda Reeves. 

Sunday, 1-2pm

You know her from DwellStudio, Ellen’s Design Challenge, and now Lemieux et Cie. Christiane spun the casual style of the NYC loft into one of the biggest design looks of the past two decades. Her collections at retail, her books and her online store are only part of the story of this entrepreneur and design powerhouse. Hear her tips on how she creates a minimalist, nurturing retreat.

Global Vibes, A New Look For Layered Rooms

Aly Velji in conversation with Lynda Reeves.

Sunday, 3-4pm

Learn how Aly creates rooms inspired by his rich cultural heritage through the unique lens of a Calgary-based designer. Hear his story and learn more about his fabulous collaborations with Urban Barn and Rollout. Bring your design questions!