Igloodgn goes West

Big news from Montreal-based interior design and branding firm Igloodgn (igloodesign.ca/) – pronounced “Igloo Design.” Lead designers Anna Abbruzzo and Alain Courchesne recently revealed that they’ve been invited to attend Interior Design Show West 2013 as keynote speakers. 

Interior Design Show West 2013 takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Sept. 19-22. Abbruzzo and Alain Courchesne will present two separate speeches on site: one on the topic of “Designing and Branding Your Business”; the other  their main-stage speech “Maximal Minimalism – The New Canadian Aesthetic.”

“It was a great honour to be given these two major opportunities for an event like the Interior Design Show West,” says Abbruzzo. “To participate as keynote speakers over many other respectable and suitable interior designers means a great deal to us. Alain and I are prepping a phenomenal presentation to really bring life to the IDS West stage. Our design projects, both commercial and residential, are known to aesthetically intrigue. We are opening a direct window for the IDS West audience to provide them a direct view in to our interior design style, viewpoints, and how we treat each project with the utmost care and attention to detail.”


Established in 2005 by interior designers Anna Abbruzzo and Alain Courchesne, Igloodgn is a branding and interior design firm in the forefront of contemporary concepts. Based in Montreal, as well as in Shanghai, China, Igloodgn has created a broad spectrum of spaces that include residential, hospitality, restaurants, boutiques and many more. Recent projects include longstanding burger restaurant Mister Steer; opulent housing unit Roccabella Towers; men’s retailer The Dom Rebel; upscale  restaurant Pyrus Bistro; and boutique establishment Hotel Van Gaal. The award-winning team consistently brings their keen eye to the table when designing or branding, which aided them in winning the Qingdao Metro Design Competition in China, where their design of the area’s subway station earned them first place.