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.

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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. Interiordesignshow.com.

The Downward Descent table by Rob Southcott

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