II(DEX around the corner
Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference, a.k.a. IIDEX Canada, is coming up fast.
The IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) and Architecture Canada | RAIC are again co-presenting the show. Its multidisciplinary focus continues to expand with the addition of the International Union of Architects/Public Health Group (UIA/PHG) Forum to IIDEX. This is the first time this prestigious international forum has been held in Canada; to complement the occasion, IIDEX has enlarged the Healthcare Design Expo for 2013.
IIDEX comprises eight additional expos-within-the-expo, covering a multitude of subjects: Lighting, Hospitality Canada, Architecture Canada, Landscape Architecture, Textile Design, Retail Design, Workplace Design and Material World.
Brand-new attractions abound in 2013. These include “The Bunkie,” the world debut of a full-scale functional Bunkie – a fusion of furniture design and architecture – designed by the Bunkie Company; “IIDEX Workshop,” a timely response to the devastation caused by the emerald ash borer to ash trees in Toronto, with prototypes using ash wood by 10 established and five emerging Toronto-based designers; “IIDEX Glamping,” which examines that hot new trend, a blend of glamour and camping; and “Modernism at Risk,” featuring an exhibit of large-scale images by noted photographer Andrew Moore and interpretative panels with five case studies exploring the role designers play in preserving Modern landmarks.
All this plus hundreds of innovative products and services; a full roster of glam awards ceremonies and exhibits; CEU-accredited seminars; receptions, tours and other networking opportunities. Hope to see you there: drop by the Canadian Interiors booth and say hello.
Held at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, IIDEX Canada runs Sept. 26-27. For more information, visit iidexcanada.com.