Join us at IDS Vancouver, September 20-23, 2018, the Pacific platform for all things design. IDS Vancouver welcomes individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands who have come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products. In addition to experiencing installations and features, there will also be opportunities to hear from some of the design world’s most notable and talented personalities and connect with a long list of world-class designers that either call Vancouver home, or call on Vancouver for inspiration.
The Pacific Northwest has experienced a major design boom that has been especially embraced in Vancouver, where the design community has become vast and mighty. Now in its fourteenth year, IDS Vancouver has had the utmost privilege of seeing it grow, supporting its members and championing it the world over. Please join us in September as we celebrate the creative and collaborative energy of the West Coast.
The week-long design fair kicks off on Tuesday, September 18 with a series of offsite events running until Sunday, September 23. Among the offsite series is the return of THE MIX: West Coast Best Coast, a unique program that includes displays, installations and talks both onsite at the fair and off. Presented in partnership with the LA Design Festival and Design Milk, the program has paired two relevant, leading Los Angeles-based designers, Leah Ring (Another Human) and Bari Ziperstein (BZIPPY & CO.), with two celebrated, contemporary Vancouver designers, Riley McFerrin (Hinterland Design) and Ben Barber (Ben Barber Studio).
The main event kicks off on Thursday, September 20 with the popular Opening Night Party and runs until Sunday, September 23 at the world-famous Vancouver Convention Centre West. Among the roster of highly distinguished international speakers is famed industrial designer and prolific visionary, Karim Rashid, who will be speaking on the Caesarstone Stage on Sunday, September 23. With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typography and dedication to democratizing design make him one of the most unique voices in his field today. In collaboration with BoConcept and IDS Vancouver, Karim has designed a limited-edition tote, available exclusively to the first 2,000 visitors of the fair each day (September 20-23).
Caesarstone Canada continues its designer collaboration program by showcasing “Altered States,” a collaboration with New York-based firm Snarkitecture, as the Central Feature at IDS Vancouver. With a focus on the icon of the modern home, the kitchen island, Snarkitecture looked at water as the most important “ingredient” in the kitchen, drawing inspiration from its changing states in nature (glacier, river, geyser) and in the kitchen (ice, water, steam) to create Altered States. Snarkitecture’s founder and partner Alex Mustonen will be speaking on the Caesarstone Stage on Liebherr Professional Trade Day (Friday, September 21)
Link to tickets: https://interiordesignshowvancouver.tix123.com/
Start Date: September 20, 2018
End Date: September 23, 2018