The Interior Design Show Returns to Toronto With a Future-Forward Vision

PurParket Booth, Interior Design Show 2019; Photo by Scott Norsworthy.

The Interior Design Show (IDS20) returns to Toronto with a future-forward vision that will bring global minds, leading designers, makers, and changers together.

Canada’s premier showcase of new products, furniture, designers and avant-garde concepts became a hybrid event last year, catering to trade construction, design professionals and design-savvy consumers. IDS20 takes place on January 16-19, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“For over 20 years, IDS has been both a catalyst and authority for Canadian design,” says Karen Kang, National Director, IDS Canada. “During the past two decades, we have witnessed a lot of change. Yesterday’s designer has become today’s problem solver and tomorrow’s visionary. This year’s IDS 20/20 theme will explore how designers now create experiences at the intersection of technological and social problems, imagining new roads to alternative realities.”

In 2019, IDS expanded to include IDS Contract, a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition and conference focused on all verticals of design including: workplace, healthcare, retail, hospitality, education, public spaces, government and more.

IDS Contract Trade Days will continue in 2020. New this year, Trade Day attendees will benefit from full access to the IDS Main exhibit hall.

Along with IDS Contract is IDS Conference, a series of 65+ sessions including keynote speakers, reside chats, seminars and workshops exploring the business of design, the future of work, the future of living and technology.

This year’s IDS Concept Home is a multisensory experience of the future of living and an exploration of the role that our homes can play in improving our overall wellbeing.

Blending theories of spatial perception and human wellness, Hummingbird
Hill Homes, VFA Architecture + Design and Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect bring you the RESET Home; a space that transcends contemporary design to reset the way we perceive, interpret, experience and thrive within our living habitats.

The fully realized space will allow IDS20 guests to walk through the home and explore how materials, textures, sounds, scents and light affect the five senses, mind and body, impacting the way we live and interact within the private sanctuary of our home.

Joining IDS20 as a keynote conference speaker for the Dezeen Trade Talks on January 16th is Mexican architect and designer, Frida Escobedo. IDS20 is also pleased to be hosting internationally acclaimed architect Francis Kéré as a keynote conference speaker for the AZURE Trade Talks on January 17th.

IDS20 Schedule

Thursday, January 16
10 am – 4 pm – Trade Day + IDS Conference
7 pm – 11 pm – Opening Night Party Presented by PurParket

Friday, January 17
9 am – 6 pm – Trade Day + IDS Conference

Saturday, January 18
10 am – 6 pm – Public Day + Design Classes

Sunday, January 19
10 am – 6 pm – Public Day

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd