The Interior Design Show’s second night kicked off at Ma Zone, Armin Martiros’ colourful interior accessories shop at King and Jarvis. No matter how monochromatic design trends get, Ma Zone is never short of bold hues to pop up bland rooms.
Martiros is most proud of his new collection of Koziol furniture and lighting. “A Kartell look for less” is how he describes pieces like theHokka-Ido stool, a plastic perch with a centre pivot point that lets you rock back and forth. Soon, it will be available with a table top add-on that flips the piece into an occasional table or nightstand.
Further east on King Street, the night’s big bash packed the Klaus store with original Designer Guys, IDSers and anyone else who could score a set of the party’s dog tag invites. The six levels of the maze-like shop were packed past capacity with a boozy crowd that tipsily navigated around Moooi drum shades and wine slicked coffee tables.
Party co-host and IDS lecturer Tom Dixon hopped from media op to media op while a mix of interior, architecture and fashion types schmoozed at bars lit by Castor’s recycled fluorescent tube lights. The New York contingent in to launch Design Within Reach debated whether they should brave flying home to a post-blizzard Big Apple today or stick around for the Gladstone’s LoveDESIGN party this evening?
At the stroke of 11 pm, security proclaimed last call and the Klaus crowd crossed town to Wrongbar to dance down their blood alcohol levels.