The stars of tomorrow.
In Studio North, independent product designers exhibit their custom and one-off creations (including furniture and lighting, glass and ceramics, textiles and décor objects) within a gallery-like setting.
Studio North is the feature area for designers to showcase custom works and limited-edition collections to the design industry, media, and a discerning design audience. Many of the emerging designers to launch collections at Studio North — including MSDS, Jordan Söderberg Mills and Thom Fougere — have gone on to achieve international recognition.
Curator Lukus Toane.
From 2015 to 2018, Lukus worked as Director of Exhibitions at the Gladstone Art Hotel, where he managed the production of art/design exhibitions with an emphasis on creative, inclusive community-building and innovative collaboration within heritage spaces.
Before joining the IDS team, Lukus was involved in annual and one-off events and freelance projects including 'A Streetcar Named Toronto' in 2019; where he partnered with CityFund and TTC in curating an immersive and functional exhibition in a chartered, to-be-retired CLRV streetcar. Other past collaborators include work with DesignTO, Azure Magazine, DesignLines, VICE Magazine, Nuit Blanche, Artist Project, Inside Out Film Festival, Rainbow Railroad, Lighthouse Immersive, and more.
Editor-in-Chief, Azure Magazine
US editor, dezeen
Byron & Dexter Peart
Dominic Montante is an award-winning industrial designer living and working in Toronto, Canada. He has experience working in the housewares, consumer electronics, and startup industries.
In North America, your 10-minute shower uses 100L of heated water. That’s equivalent to 200 water bottles worth of water used each shower, not only incredibly wasteful and carbon intensive but also expensive. RainStick solves the problem of water and energy waste in your home. Our WiFi-enabled circular shower system saves up to 80% energy and 80% water while providing you with almost 2X the flow rate of a low flow option.
Low Poly Craft
Our pre-cut and pre-scored paper DIY puzzles provide moments of relaxation, mindfulness and meaningful reflection, either spent alone or with those dear to you. Proudly, we deploy zero outsourcing overseas.
Jacques & Anna
Jacques & Anna is a Montreal-based design studio specializing in lighting design. The company's mission is to create skillfully designed objects whose lighting becomes both beacon and shelter. The models of the latest collections are produced on order, with the exception of a small inventory available in store. In addition, it is possible to come and meet the team to take advantage of the tailor-made service, whether for a residential or commercial project.
Welcome to the modern specification process. Prospecer will empower your design team to successfully create accurate, coordinated schedules for all project types at any point in the design process. Adopt Prospecer's cloud-based technology to easily build, manage, and share project documents. Transforming and growing your business with a dynamic and scalable process. Our mission is: Simpler Specs. Better Projects. Happier Designers. A design + technology collaboration, Prospecer is a project partner founded + developed by domain experts. Natasha Popek-Konieczko, as a leader in the Interior Design industry applies her process first know-how + studio standard expertise. William Harford’s 20+ years of experience with tech start-ups builds software solutions through a people first approach.
ZEEDLIGHT is part of ZEED, a creative consultancy working across design-strategy, concepts and products. At ZEEDLIGHT, we develop, build, and test state-of-the-art lighting to the highest standards. Our process incorporates ingenuity, craftsmanship and the latest technologies to achieve high-quality, timeless and lasting products and installations.