IDS 2024: Milestone Moment

From sustainable materials to geometric shapes and carefully curated pieces, IDS 2024 featured an array of products that are shaping the future of design.

The Interior Design Show (IDS) returned to Toronto  to celebrate 25 years of being Canada’s premier design showcase and put a spotlight on new trends, concepts and visionary designs. This year, IDS Toronto took place from January 18 to 21, 2024, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building.

From sustainable and innovative pieces to thoughtfully created designs, this year’s edition of IDS Toronto featured over 250 exhibitors and thousands of industry professionals that gathered throughout the course of the four-day event.

Here are a few products that stood out.

BomBom Outdoor Large 4-Seat Armless Sofa | Roche Bobois 

Designed by Joana Vasconcelos, a Portuguese artist known for her large-scale installations,  this sofa is upholstered in Meridien matelassé fabric. The piece features entirely removable covers and a metallic plate back, which has been cataphoretically treated. It contains polyurethane multi-density foam 18-21-25-75 kg/m3, fiber flakes and PRS 250 on an anti-slip base. The structure also features solid fir wood, pine plywood and water-based varnish for outdoor use. The pieces in the collection are also fully customizable with different colour variations.

Photo credit: Roche Bobois

Contour Console | Objects & Ideas

This furniture collection uses the free interplay of colours on fabric and paper and “encapsulates fluid forms and an innate sense of energy.” It takes inspiration from “the vibrant realm of improvised music” and the collection aims to evoke the spontaneity of improvised performances with the integration of forms and structure which create a natural character to each furnishing. Designed by Di Tao, this piece comes in a full range of wood species and finishes and is customizable.

Photo credit: Objects & Ideas

Mono Portable Reading Lamp | Fine Lumens

The design of this portable reading lamp from the Mono collection, was inspired by the gesture of ancient Chinese terracotta figurines, which is called “Zuo Yi.” This, according to Fine Lumens, is a greeting gesture that represents hospitality, kindness and humility. The portable reading lamp, designed by Notion Studio, comes in a variety of colours to complement various indoor spaces. Its geometrical shape also serves as an accent piece  for office desks or night stands.

The Cobra Stool | Joseph Herzig Studio

This piece, made of steel, foam and bespoke fabric, features a design that aims to pursue ambitious values beyond the aesthetic aspect. This design also aims to “represent a portal through which unique creations become filled with stories, emotions, and dreams.” Additionally, the piece intends to push boundaries while keeping designs local and eco-friendly. 

Photo credit: Joseph Herzig Studio

Deceres | Obakki

This Vancouver-based homewares and lifestyle brand is getting noticed for their preservation of generational Indigenous craft. This furniture collection by Mexican artists Denise Martinez and Jorge Arturo Ibarra are, in their words, “physical manifestations of their own introspections” and reference elements from their upbringing on the Mexico / California border. The handcrafted pieces show heavy brutalist inspirations through monolithic forms, severe lines, and narrow voids.

Meridian | PurParket

This luxury vinyl herringbone collection is inspired by the tropics and has a colour range with names such as Sandy Point, Camana Bay, Mangrove Cay, Coral Bay, Palm Island and Seafire Reef. Carrying a slate of certifications such as GREENGUARD Gold, ASSURE and FloorScore, this range also represents the company’s shift to being entirely manufactured in Canada.