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“New Futures” Took Center Stage at IDS Toronto

This year’s Interior Design Show flagship event did not disappoint!


By: Meghan Burger

Photos: Arash Moallemi


Lighting feature with circle light shades and arched light forms

Lighting feature in the Hollis+Morris booth.


Opening the floor to four full days of talks, educational events, and thoughtful programming, the Interior Design Show hosted their flagship event on April 7-10 in Toronto.


The show’s central theme, “New Futures,” played out through striking exhibits and stimulating conversations focused on four main topics: Building the Design Business, Climate Change and Social Responsibility, Technology and Innovation, and Big Ideas. Keynote speakers and panelists included architect Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, designers Dexter and Byron Peart, founders of GOODEE, and the International Guest of Honor, interior designer Alessandro Munge, founder and design director of Studio Munge.



Caesarstone exhibit at IDS Toronto 2022 with blush pink wavy vertical panels, mirrored ceiling, arch entry

Neo Colosseo installation by Caesarstone and Studio Munge




girls playing at exhibit booth designed by Alessandro Munge for luxury quartz brand Caesarstone

In addition to lively conversations and

riveting talks, IDS Toronto debuted the show-stopping immersive installation, Neo Colosseo, designed by Alessandro Munge for luxury quartz brand Caesarstone. The installation featured Caesarstone's Pebbles Collection, "...a series of sustainable surfaces in a dynamic palette of warm, gray monochromes laced with softer hues that nurture" as detailed in IDS Toronto's description of the feature.





Prototype exhibit featuring wall hangings and chairs

Prototype Finalists Mod Glyths by Ashley MacDonald, Sling by Isabella Valeria Bontorin & Eric McBain, and ICE Transparent Muskoka Chair by Komi Creations



Another feature was the presentation of finalists from Prototype, a juried program featuring the next generation of designers. Presented by the Toronto International Design Center and IDS, Prototype showcases innovative products (not currently in production) that address new ideas for the residential market. Culminating in a group exhibit which gives each participant space to display their designs, this program supports and encourages the future of product design.



Prototype participant Blueberry Milk Plaid by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen



Didn't get a chance to visit this year? IDS Toronto will return on January 19-22, 2023 with all new programming which is sure to delight and inspire. Check out their main page for more information.

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