IDS 2024 returns with seminars on emerging tech, sustainability and more

To celebrate 25 years of being Canada’s premier design showcase, this year's edition of IDS Toronto will feature various immersive installations and seminars that will explore the future of interior design.

Future Neighbourhood (Photo source: IDS)

The Interior Design Show 2024 (IDS24) is returning with its 2024 flagship tradeshow, IDS Toronto.

This year, IDS will be celebrating 25 years of being Canada’s premier design showcase, and the event will take place from January 18 to 21, 2024, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building.

IDS Toronto, presented by Miele, will commemorate its rich history while also painting a picture for what lies ahead in the world of interior design. This event promises to be “an inspiring showcase of cutting-edge concepts, transformative trends, and visionary designs, as it explores the limitless possibilities of the future of design. “

From installations to seminars on emerging tech, sustainability and more, here are a few things to look out for at IDS Toronto.

Future Neighbourhood (Photo source: IDS)

A new, immersive installation called Future Neighbourhood will be located on the show floor and  allow visitors to experience how design will continue to adapt to and shape lives. This feature takes the form of a 2,000 square foot structure built with a Toja Grid System and the experience begins by walking into a central “street” which intersects the neighbourhood. From there, visitors can walk into six installations by different designers.

Modern Prefab (Photo source: IDS)

Visitors will also be able to step into the world of the Modern Prefab at this year’s event. This feature will allow visitors to explore the interior of prefabs by three companies, each of which present distinct business models with the units clustered around a clearing of trees and benches. 

The event will also feature several talks including one with creatives Tura Cousins Wilson, Chad Burton, and Krisette Santa Maria featured on The Globe and Mail’s 2024 Designing Canada list of top architecture, interiors and housewares talents. This discussion, called Designing Canada 2024: Living in the Multi-verse, will explore how to create a “hard-working and handsome” home.

Visitors will also be able to catch another talk called Ten Years of the Fogo Island Inn: A design legacy, that will feature Michael Murphy, Janet Langdon, and Ernst Hupel, moderated by Andrew Sardone. These speakers will share their experiences and discuss how they create furniture and home accessories that distill its values and natural beauty.

Studio North (Photo source: IDS)

Also at IDS Toronto this year is Studio North, where independent product designers will exhibit their custom and one-off creations including furniture and lighting, glass and ceramics, textiles and décor objects within a gallery-like setting. 

For more information and to view the full schedule, click here.