ARIDO to host month-long celebration of interior design

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) will be hosting Interior Design Month this October.

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This October, the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) is set to expand the dialogue around the profession by hosting Interior Design Month, a province-wide series of design events.

Now in its second year, this celebration of interior design will offer numerous opportunities for Ontarians to delve into the world of interior design and gain insights into the significance of collaborating with a registered interior designer.

This year’s edition is presented in partnership with Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), the national advocacy organization for interior design.

Throughout the month of October, Ontarians will have the chance to seek design advice from registered interior designers at scheduled events, explore emerging topics and trends during speaker series, and gain an insider’s perspective on their local design community during open studios.

ARIDO aims to highlight the advantages of enlisting a registered interior designer, emphasizing that the services and designs provided by these professionals offer exceptional value within a renovation budget.

The festivities will begin on October 5, 2023, with the 40th ARIDO Awards Gala at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The ARIDO Awards recognize excellence in interior design by registered interior designers and are among the most esteemed accolades in the interior design community.

The 2023 ARIDO Awards Gala will honour completed interior design projects in categories such as care (healthcare and wellness spaces), eat + stay (restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs), learn (educational spaces, including post-secondary facilities), and work (commercial office spaces ranging from zero to 50,000 square feet), in addition to the Impact Award, which celebrates the substantial and positive influence of interior design.

Interior Design Month will conclude with the IDC’s Value of Design Awards (VODA) during their Symposium from October 25 to 27. Other events include student design charrettes, designed to engage high school students with their post-secondary peers and illustrate how interior design affects their daily lives. With this initiative, ARIDO is also dedicated to nurturing the next generation of interior design professionals and ensuring that students from underrepresented communities can explore the diverse and rewarding career opportunities within the interior design industry.

These events will be hosted across Ontario, spanning from Ottawa to Windsor and from Thunder Bay to St. Catharines, with the schedule of activities set to be announced later this month.