Interior Design Show

Show stops

THE CONCEPT: Design Week’s big do turns 10 and celebrates by returning to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre where it all began. Its rep for being the ho-hum home of our interior establishment and the TV decor show junkies who love them is passé, considering IDS’s ongoing indie exhibits like Studio North and DesignGenNext.


Offcut stools by Tom Dixon

LOOK FOR: Five Small Rooms, where small-space experts like Studio Eye Spy and Roomy outfit 100-square-foot sheds. Designer Bruno Billio creates an installation using 40 Vitra Vegetal chairs, restacking them as visitors purchase the pieces.

THE PARTY: At tonight’s (Thursday, January 21) Ultimate fete, design groupies work the room hoping to find an in to House & Home’s VIP party-within-the-party, while the H&H crowd try to mooch press badges for the invite-only media lounge bash.

Thursday to Sunday (January 21 to 24) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street). Opening-night tickets $55 at the door. General admission tickets Saturday and Sunday $20 at the door.

The Downward Descent table by Rob Southcott

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