Coming to IDS13: Designboom Mart

Designboom was founded in 1999 and was one of the world’s original online and architecture magazines. Time Magazine chose designbook The Designboom mart as one of the top 100 design influencers in the world. In 2005, Designboom created an interactive platform for emerging and established designers from around the world to meet with visitors within the best of international design fairs.

IDS is excited to announce that designboom mart will be joining IDS for the first time.

This curated pop-up mart offers high-profile design in a familiar street market setting. It’s a unique interactive platform that gives young creatives the opportunity to test their new ideas and to discuss their work directly with customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators.

More than 200 design objects, small furniture items and lighting projects (prototypes and/or limited edition pieces) will be on display, each created by a different international design professional. Visitors can purchase intelligent, useful and quirky pieces for a symbolic price between $1 and $100. The sales from these affordable pieces help fund the designers’ trip to Toronto and also provide an international showcase opportunity otherwise unavailable to young designers.

Over the years, many talents have been discovered at Designboom Mart pop-ups and gone on to become industry celebrities. After New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Seoul, Melbourne, Stockholm, Saint-Etienne, Valencia and Copenhagen this unique bazaar is now producing its 28th edition, since the very first mart in New York in 2005. Discover exciting new international design talent, buy design items before they are sold in stores and meet the designers face to face.

Click here for more information or contact Arts & Communications (A&C) [email protected] (416) 966-3421 x201.

About IDS

Connecting the right people, with the right products, in the hottest spaces.

The IDS is Canada’s design fair. Since its inception in 1998, close to 660,000 design professionals, consumers and media have attended. The newest and most innovative products are presented annually by 300 exhibitors. Inspirational exhibits feature emerging and established designers; and highlight international interior, architecture and product design trends. The most influential architects and designers from around the world share their philosophies and experiences within the international keynote speakers program. IDS is a total design experience and the meeting place for design in Canada. Runs January 24 – 27, 2013. Visit for more information, follow us on Twitter @IDSToronto and check out our Facebook page and Flickr

About Informa

IDS is owned by Informa, a company formed in December 1998 by the merger of IBC Group plc, an events focused business and publisher LLP (Lloyd’s of London Press). Since then, the continual growth and vision of the organization has been built around the supply of high quality, proprietary business-to-business knowledge through leading brands in the world of publishing, conferences, exhibitions and training. Today, Informa is a progressive and successful international business headquartered in Switzerland and is listed on the London stock exchange. It produces thousands of industry leading products and services in 45 countries around the world. For more information, please visit