THE GRAY STAGE
January 19-22, 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The GRAY Stage joins Interior Design Show Toronto!
In collaboration with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), 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.
TRADE DAYS: Thursday– 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
PUBLIC DAYS: Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Thursday, 7 pm. – 11 p.m.,
open to the trade and public, ages 19+
WHERE TO FIND US
The GRAY Stage is located in the main hall adjacent to Studio North and Prototype.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
THURSDAY \\\ JANUARY 19
PUBLIC & ASSEMBLY DESIGN
WHAT MAKES GOOD PUBLIC SPACE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE
THURSDAY • 1:30 PM
FRIDAY \\\ JANUARY 20
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?
FRIDAY • 1:30 PM
JOIN GRAY, ARIDO, AND IDC AT THE GRAY STAGE FOR NETWORKING AND CONVERSATION
FRIDAY • 4:30 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME
NO RSVP NEEDED
SATURDAY \\\ JANUARY 21
STYLIST, DECORATOR, YOUTUBER
SATURDAY • 10:00 AM
DESIGNING FOR OUR FUTURE
CREATING INCLUSIVE SPACES FOR AN AGING POPULATION
SATURDAY • 2:00 PM
SUNDAY \\\ JANUARY 22
LIVE DEMOS + INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES WITH DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, AND MAKERS
SUNDAY • BEGINNING AT 11:00 AM
INTEGRATING CULTURE + HERITAGE
STRATEGIES APPLIED IN MODERN DESIGN THEORY
SUNDAY • 2:00 PM
"A QUICK HAND SKETCH IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS"
Paying homage to the ebb and flow of a designer/architect’s hand sketches, the 2023 GRAY Stage at IDS Toronto features gently sloping shapes creating an inviting space for organic movement. Combining their own unique sketches, the GRAY Stage design team formed a space that allows visitors to actively participate in various speaker’s sessions and activities.
A MEETING OF THE MINDS
In partnership with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), the 2023 GRAY Stage at IDS Toronto will host talks with designers and visionaries about the significance that design has on our future; allowing makers, designers, and collaborators the opportunity to share and/or demonstrate their ideas live on stage.
With a focus on sustainability, the design team introduced the use of sonotubes to create the backdrop for the stage. A product that is readily available in standardized sizes, they were able to calculate the exact requirements to reduce waste and allow for ease of installation and removal.
The GRAY Stage will be located in the main hall adjacent to Studio North & Prototype.
Joanne Chan, Principal + Owner, SDI Design
Bruce Freeman, Design Director, SDI Design
Mardi Najafi, VP, Retail Strategy and Design, Figure 3
Beverley Horii, Managing Director, IA Interior Architects
Sam Smithers, Senior Designer, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
Joanne Lam, Co- Founder, Picnic Design Inc.
Jim Sad, Principal, Paradigm Architecture + Design Inc.