A-N-D

A-N-D is a decorative luminaire design studio and manufacturer based in Vancouver, Canada where original collections are conceptualized, built and assembled in-house.
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A-N-D investigates new design possibilities using innovative production methods while integrating the most current technologies in lighting. The result of that exploration puts forward honest products that transcend time and place.
In pursuit of the visually poetic, we’re inspired by the unexpected and the everyday; compelled by the capacity of light to shape and animate space.

Aksa Abraham

Aksa Abraham‘s design work entitled “SOL” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About SOL:
“Sol is a timepiece that seeks to reconnect us with the natural rhythms of the universe. Sol is a guide that takes us on a journey towards rediscovering our connection with the sun and the earth, and the profound impact that natural cycles have on our lives. With Sol, time becomes a peaceful and introspective experience, one that shines a light on our relationship with the cosmos and inspires us to build effects that restore our ways of living. “

Aleph Magazine

ALEPH is Canada’s first Persian lifestyle magazine based in Vancouver dedicated to giving the Iranian community and its businesses a voice. It sheds light on what is important and relevant at the present moment, bridging the gap between the East and the West. We believe that luxury is encompassed in the exclusive, in the unique, in the never-before-seen or experienced. Whether that is through fine dining, luxury automobiles, high-end fashion or premium travel destinations, high quality products and services play a important role in refining our experiences and inspiring us to seek out more. ALEPH is a seasonal magazine that offers a space both in print and online for people and high-end businesses to connect. It effortlessly allows Westerners to gain a better, more authentic understanding of Persian culture and traditions, while helping Iranians living in Canada discover Western customs and values.

Annaka Hoelk Design

Annaka Hoelk‘s design work entitled “Nui Table/Floor Lamp” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Nui Table/Floor Lamp:

“Lamps hold a unique power as pieces of furniture; they are both an object and an effect, they unite the opposing ideals of sculpture and function, they can set or destroy a mood, and great lighting is the single most transformative thing in a space. It is from these ideas that Nui was born, as an exploration of how an object could fulfill all these roles while helping people see their spaces in – literally – a new light. When we see something in a new light, we see it with fresh eyes, perhaps helping combat the inevitable ennui we all feel in the spaces we inhabit. Pulling from the familiar archetype of the cone lampshade, but modernizing it with industrial materials and architectural shapes, Nui strives to provide the user with several ways to approach transformation while staying true to its visual intention.
First, through its ambiguous shape and size it is not confined to any one placement, and invites users to view it on a credenza, table or floor. Second, its simply shaped lampshade is transected by a coloured plexiglass bar and is free-moving from the base, providing an unexpected line of coloured light and the ability to position this color towards or away from a receiving surface. Third, the lampshade assembly is held together with only two bolts and nuts, allowing the plexiglass to be switched for another color using simple tools. Fourth, like any versatile lighting Nui is equipped with a dimming switch, allowing for varied lighting intensities, which especially has an effect on the richness and strength of the projected color. Ultimately, Nui represents the fundamental ambition of my design practice; striving to make beautiful, thoughtful, emotionally durable and functional objects that not only enhance the spaces we inhabit, but in doing so provide a moment of wonder.”

Architecture Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC)

The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC) is a non-profit organization advocating for the advancement of architecture and design in British Columbia. The AFBC is also a registered charity that funds education programs, scholarships, and other philanthropic initiatives.

Asklepios Garden

Plant-based, nutrient-rich, organic.

We believe that plant-based ingredients, formulated with a broad-spectrum holistic approach to skin health, creates layers of benefits not only for the epidermis, but also for the health of the mind, the body & the spirit.

An exquisite alchemy is formed.

Asklepios Garden products are for the discerning skin care enthusiast who expect the best in quality & performance. Our products will elevate your routine by stimulating your senses, all while delivering the highest concentrations of plant-based skin nutrients, formulated for maximum results.

Aside from slight skin thickness & textural differences, everyone’s skin requires the same level of care & nutrients to be the healthiest it can be. Our products are designed to not only deliver maximum levels of nutrients to the epidermis, but also to help your skin radiate by promoting a healthy, youthful complexion; helping reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & hyperpigmentation. You are left with a healthy, plump & deeply moisturized glow!

All of our products are formulated with ethically sourced botanical ingredients. We never compromise on quality when sourcing the world’s most nutrient rich, plant, seed, nut and flower oils & botanicals.
Vegan. Cruelty free. Free of fillers & synthetics.

Seen in pages of British Vogue, Elle Canada, NUVO & Montecristo Magazine!

Formulated and crafted with love on Vancouver Island!

Astley Gilbert

AG Dominion Blue has been serving the needs of West Coast businesses for over 100 years. With four prime locations, we’re a trusted name offering a variety of products and on-line solutions.

While our business was built on traditional printing, we’ve evolved to meet client needs. From digital grand format printing, to custom signage and construction hoarding, to wayfinding and vehicle wraps, custom wallpaper, exhibits and graphics, we’ve kept pace by investing in our people and technology. Our in-house visual studio can take your idea and run with it, or we can propose solutions to fit your budget and timeline. Handling your job from start to finish, including fabrication and installation, spells accountability.

We also hold a Canada Post Smartmail Marketing Partner designation – enabling your business to connect with clients with a personalized approach.

AG Dominion Blue believes printing is more than just a commodity. While competitive pricing is important, our goal is building a business relationship that is sustainable. When dealing with us you have professionals bringing years of expertise to your job. We pride ourselves on a ‘make it happen’ culture. From scoping out the initial order, to detailed specs, to quality control and respect for deadlines, we deliver.

Talk to the professionals at AG Dominion Blue and ignite your ideas in print.

Atelier Dimopoulos

Inspired by Danish Modernism and Dieter Ram’s 10 rules for good design, Stéfane strives to design pieces with clean lines derived from simple ideas. He works towards making pieces with honesty with good, concise craftsmanship, always committed to the preservation of the environment.

Atmospheric Perspective

We are thrilled to have Atmospheric Perspective featured at this year’s IDS; designing a community focused VIP Lounge experience.

Exploring the beauty of our everyday lives, LovexYou is the IDS 2023 VIP Room. A space, an object, and an experience, LovexYou invites us all to consider what matters most in our lives and in our cities by re-centering what many take for granted everyday.  Defined by a translucent mesh of foraged plants, the space will become an eye-catching focal point over the course of the show by inviting you to attach a love letter, penned by you, to your very important person, highlighting the value of spontaneity, inclusiveness, and shared experiences in the spaces we design.  

aux box

aux box will be participating in The Modern Prefab feature at IDS Vancouver 2023 will highlight elevated design in a small footprint. We have invited the top players in the prefab and tiny home industry in The Pacific Northwest to showcase their work. This new feature installation at IDS Vancouver will be a key space at this year’s event and will offer the IDS audience an experiential feature to visit.  Three homes will move into the Vancouver Convention Centre during IDS to give attendees the chance to tour the spaces and experience these spaces firsthand.   


About aux box:

What would you do with more space?
Maybe you’ve been dreaming of an extra bedroom for those in-law visits, or you wish you had a distraction-free area that’s separate from your home for your work, music, art, or fitness. Maybe you’d love to add a rental dwelling to your property as an income generator. Or, maybe you’ve just outgrown your current home and would love an easy way to add more room.

Whatever you’ve been dreaming up, we can help.

Our mission
To produce thoughtfully designed structures that complement and enhance our customer’s dream lifestyle. Our prefabricated products are the standard for ease of acquisition, speed of installation, and reliable, long term performance.

B A R T E R

Barter Design was born from a belief that if we look to our natural environment and community, we will find everything we need to live sustainably and abundantly within our local environment. Therefore, embracing this belief and vision, our connection to local became the driving force behind us.

A balance between learning from local craft masters and local sustainable material potential, we strive to make products that are beautiful and purposeful, becoming valued family pieces that can be handed down over the generations, gaining the patina of time, our most valuable resource.

BDC

We are BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs
At BDC, we know business owners. We’ve been working with them for more than 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed.

We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.

Belega International

Manufacture of stainless steel cabinets.

Bennett Molnar

Bennett Molnar‘s design work entitled “Mourning Chair for a Ghost” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Mourning Chair for a Ghost:
“The Mourning Chair for a Ghost is a piece of sculptural ‘furniture’ which makes itself
unavailable for a sitter through its lack of seat. The piece is otherwise concerned with propping
up non-physical visitors, offering a spot designed and reserved specifically for them.

With this function in mind, the Mourning Chair becomes a powerful tool for managing
grief. Using the Mourning Chair as a proxy for lost loved ones, participants can situate
themselves adjacent to the chair and have conversations or interactions with a physical space
and tangible object. The chair becomes a representation of someone who is no longer able to
speak, acting as a silent partner in conversation with the begrieved.

The sculpted form of the chair strives to bring a further reverence for the dead, standing
tall as a totem of remembrance to bring forward fond memories of lost loved ones each time it
is viewed.”

Billy Would

Jewelry, accessories and small home wares handmade in North Vancouver from recycled skateboards and reclaimed hardwood. 

Blanco Canada

BLANCO®: Smart kitchen systems with brilliant details that make everyday life easier. Customize the sink material, size and bowl configuration to your needs.

Blend Projects

Blend Projects will be participating in The Modern Prefab feature at IDS Vancouver 2023 will highlight elevated design in a small footprint. We have invited the top players in the prefab and tiny home industry in The Pacific Northwest to showcase their work. This new feature installation at IDS Vancouver will be a key space at this year’s event and will offer the IDS audience an experiential feature to visit.  Three homes will move into the Vancouver Convention Centre during IDS to give attendees the chance to tour the spaces and experience these spaces firsthand.   

About Blend Projects:
“We design, manufacture, and install modern prefabricated homes inspired by nature and built for real life.

Our turnkey Homes, Garden Suites (ADU, Laneway Home), and Backyard Offices are as beautiful as they are sustainable, giving you the aesthetic you want without the waste.”

Blu Bathworks

Established in 2009, Blu Bathworks is a Canadian modern bathware design-house + manufacturer based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
Founded by designer Michael Gottschalk, Blu Bathworks owes its continued growth to its design philosophy based on producing bold architectural bathware that balances form and function and to a flexible business strategy that optimizes delivery.
Blu offers the complete modern bathware solution, fully certified for the North American market, with a catalogue including freestanding bathtubs, sinks, shower bases, tapware, shower systems, toilets & bidets, furniture + accessories – all designed to work in harmony or as standalone pieces.
At Blu Bathworks, we take high standards seriously, ensuring our product line has undergone rigorous quality control procedures.
Blu’s offering has been tailored as a series of collections – all showcasing an integrated, minimalist style with a surprisingly extensive use of bold colours & high-end finishes.
Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Blu continues to work with the Architect and Design community to develop the product offering, as well as work on custom designs for high-end residential & commercial projects.

Bodaq Finishes / Nelcos Distribution

In 2019 Hyundai L&C Corporation began expansion to the North American market with its official Bodaq Interior Film representative – Nelcos Distribution Inc.

Vinyl film from Hyundai L&C is a leader in European and Asian markets. We aim to bring this product to the North American market and show its benefits over the traditional route of fixing or replacing. We offer our product and installation services to individuals and corporate clients. We also provide training on how to promote, sell, and install vinyl film.

Nelcos stores most of the product line locally in a Vancouver-based warehouse. At the same time, there is a possibility to deliver any pattern from the catalog directly from the Korean warehouse.

Trust of clients and constant commitment to partnerships are Nelcos’ most important assets.

Starting in 2022, as an official educational provider with Interior Design Continuing Education Council, we are providing continuing education courses to support the overall educational mission of IDCEC.

At the educational sessions with Bodaq, you will learn the history of architectural finishes, the main differences between finishing solutions, the architectural film structure and properties, and the theory of interior film installation.

We offer a wide range of educational sessions where you can earn continuing education units in interior design. Among the events we organize are online webinars, in-person seminars, and lunch & learns.

BORAMe Candle

My name is Boram 보람 and I’ve had a passion for…well beautiful things.
I wanted to combine my interest of design with my love for candles.
That’s how the idea for Borame Candles came about.
I wanted to be proud of a product I created and through lots of learning, prototyping and testing
I’m happy to share this with you.

I started on 3 special scents;
Flower Garden in Korean is Kkot 꽃,
one of the sweetest words in Korean is Dalkom 달콤
and Namu 나무  means trees (like the beautiful ones that grow in Canada and Korea).
These scents all remind me of special times in my life
and I hope one day they remind you of something amazing each time you smell them.

BORAMe candles are 100% natural soy wax with wooden wicks.
It’s to be natural and sustainable with a beautiful unique crackling flame.
The tins are also reusable in the kitchen or bathroom.
These ideas of sustainability are my wish for the world and my contribution.

I really hope you enjoy my candles and stay tuned for new scents in the future

☻ Hand-poured in Vancouver, BC with love
밴쿠버에서 사랑을 담아 정성껏 만들었습니다
– B

Bover Barcelona Lights

Bover finds inspiration in the way of life of the people who live on the shores of the Mediterranean. Because light, culture, gastronomy, crafts and their culture are an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

Bover was born in 1996 “thanks to a wonderful coincidence”. Its founder, Joana Bover, from the audiovisual world, was introduced to the universe of lighting when an architect friend invited her to participate in the design of special structures made of iron for the Seville’92 Universal Exposition. One project called for another, until reaching what today has become one of the most prestigious lighting companies in our country.

The fundamental pillar of the brand is timelessness. A timelessness understood as a balance between material culture, which surrounds us and influences us, and trends. A trend that from Bover is explained from contrast and order, beauty, light, culture and also elegance: some principles and attitudes that we choose and transmit our ideas, “our way of seeing and feeling the life that surrounds us ”.

With this objective, Joana herself surrounds herself with a series of designers who fit perfectly with the philosophy of the brand.

Brent Comber Originals

Brent Comber Originals takes inspiration from the unparalleled setting of the Pacific Northwest and has created a body of work that is interwoven and inseparable from the story of the landscape.

Our wood materials are sustainably sourced from the surrounding area, often from trees slated for removal for development. Through engagement with the local community Brent is able to upcycle this wood, ensuring that our material sourcing has minimal impact on the environment. Unusable wood is taken to a local composting facility, down to the sawdust, continuing the cycling of organic materials back to the earth. Working in collaboration with local manufacturers, artisans, developers, and architects, Brent’s portfolio ranges from local public art restoration projects to international installations. Brent continues to explore themes unique to the Pacific Northwest that connect people to this unparalleled setting and the history and dynamism of the landscape.

Building Excellence Magazine

Building Excellence is a new publication, launched in 2018, for members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. The magazine is published four times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) and is distributed to all CHBA members across Canada, including developers, renovators, and government and industry partners.

Each issue features articles on the latest tools, building materials, and techniques, inspirational profiles of successful CHBA members, insightful guest columns from CHBA partners, and a look at the market forces that can impact everyone from the smallest contractor to large developers.

Bureau 64

Bureau 64 is a spatial visualization agency that enables you to showcase your project in virtual reality – no computer, cables, Wi-Fi, or technical knowledge required. Our portable standalone VR platform can be shipped to your client, displayed in a showroom, or simply used in the comfort of your home. Spatial visualization is the key to unlocking your project’s potential, whether it is for interior design, architecture, promotion, or renovation purposes.
Visit our booth to experience an immersive VR demo and learn about our services!

Caden Hao

Caden Hao‘s design work entitled “M stool” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About “M” stool:
“Developing a new form of hybrid material that is both lightweight and durable through the process of lamination, By combining veneer and textile, I created a stool that is a bistable structure that retains its strength through tension, compression and applied lines. With this process, the stool sheds all excess material and only keeps what is needed. I’m exploring through these objects and delving into the topics of minimalism, and topics of reduction. Creating a stool that only comes into service when it is needed and dissipates when it is not needed. Through this project, after the scrutinizing and the constant interrogation of material, I’m building a set of design languages that of transient, impermanence, and humility.”

Canada Digital Adoption Program

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Capella Design

Capella Design‘s design work entitled “Corbel Adjustable Side Table” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Corbel Adjustable Side Table:
Capella Design makes assistive furniture for people who want to be empowered in their spaces without the stigma of clinical and unsightly healthcare products. Corbel is a modern side table with an adjustable swing arm that allows users to easily position the moveable tray and push it away when needed. This overbed / over couch table design is an alternative to the ugly, bulky, and clinical wheeling tables currently on the market. Capella worked with an Occupational Therapist / Gerontologist to identify important clinical features of overbed/overcouch tables and include them in a redesigned furniture piece. The tray arm is height adjustable and the panel that sits against the couch, chair, or bed hides a wedge system that stabilizes the table. Corbel is made from North American sourced hardwood with matte black powder coated steel hardware. As part of our commitment to sustainability, Capella will continue to source as locally as possible even in future production runs of this product. We understand that beyond modern and empowering design features, sustainable sourcing is also an opportunity to ignite change in the way we design for aging and disability.”

CASCARĀ

CASCARĀ (by Paula Torres) (Burnaby, BC) / @bio_cascara /

In extension of you win at IDS Vancouver 2022’s Juror’s Choice in the Prototype section, Paula Torres’ continued series Cascara is a collection of bio-textiles made of natural residues which aim to reassess our perception of organic waste. We strive towards circular design by prioritizing sustainability in the process. 

ChopValue

ChopValue offers a variety of innovative and sustainable solutions for your unique business, whether it’s a corporate office, restaurant, cafe, or hotel. Available globally and built locally, our products use a high-performance material made from recycled chopsticks and are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding applications.

City Blocks Studio & Mfg.

City Blocks Studio & Mfg. is an urban design studio specializing in placemaking projects & street furniture.

We are the designers of City Blocks an adaptive urban furniture system and toolkit with a modular approach for street furniture and parklets.

-Urban Space For All

Clever Quarters

Welcome to Clever Quarters, your trusted home organization specialists in Greater Vancouver. Since 2005, we’ve been tailoring custom storage solutions, transforming every corner of your home, from closets to garages, into functional and well-ordered extensions of your lifestyle.

At Clever Quarters, we believe in the power of well-organized spaces and the immense positive impact they can have on your everyday life. Our team, with its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, ensures each experience is rewarding, delivering practical and stylish solutions that are specifically designed to cater to your needs.

No matter the size of the space or the complexity of the storage challenge, our seasoned design professionals rise to the occasion, developing ingenious solutions that perfectly fit your home and lifestyle.

Join us in discovering how Clever Quarters can revolutionize your living spaces. Reach out today, and let’s embark on the journey toward a beautifully organized home together. At Clever Quarters, we make space for what truly matters! Welcome aboard.

Concorde Distributing

Concorde Distributing proudly operates as a true distributor without any retail operations, dealing strictly with a well-established network of experienced specialty hearth & grill dealers.

Cory Micah Olsen

The ‘Tree Rock Robot’ series is a collection that perfectly nests individual stones into a wooden surface. The collection is made using advanced digital fabrication tools such as a 3D scanner and CNC router. The individuality of each piece is an intentional response towards the mass production mindset these tools would typically be leveraged towards. After carving each piece is sanded and finished by hand. The stones remain loose to encourage handling and interaction with the pieces. This series is supported by The University of Oregon College of Design.

CRAFT Artisan Wood Floors

Recognized as one of the most unique brands available in the market, CRAFT embraces the principles of artisanal wood crafting, and is dedicated to creating uncommonly beautiful wood floors that are as kind to the planet as they are luxurious. CRAFT is the only major brand that has fully committed to using only the most environmentally responsible wood for 100% of its products. All CRAFT floors are made from SFI® certified sustainable wood, and also come GREENGUARD® Gold certified, guaranteeing a safe and healthy indoor air quality.

Our core values guide our actions and intentions with honesty and integrity. And they keep us accountable to our customers and to ourselves, ensuring we attain the high standard we have set for value and service, each and every day.

Cyrc.

IDS Vancouver is pleased to have Montreal-Based Cyrc. who will be showcasing 3D printed design objects in collaboration with Canadian homewares brand Obakki within this year’s Entrance Feature (located in the lobby outside the VCC show floor).

The entrance feature is in conjunction with the launch of the annual IDS +Obakki Design Incubator Program.

An alumni of IDS Toronto 2023’s Studio North section, Cyrc. is a company that creates functional objects for the home made from recycled plastic waste; will be the first recipient participated in this mentorship program.

For more information on the Entrance Feature click HERE.

Daisy Kim

Daisy Kim‘s design work entitled “GAONOORI [CENTRALITY]: A bridge between cultural duality” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About GAONOORI [CENTRALITY]: A bridge between cultural duality:

Gaonoori focuses on the notion of centrality. to maintain your center wherever you find yourself in the world. It is easy to be pulled to one side and lose balance as a whole. Gaonoori is a series of supports that reminds one to stay grounded. To bring forth Korean tradition of harmonizing with the surrounding space. Desires to be a compass for individuals lost in cultural duality. To some, it may be a reminder of a past tradition and to some an introduction to a tradition. This is not simply an artifact but a tool of engagement and rest. Creating a sacred atmosphere of tuning down which in turn urges one to be mindful of the space. Gaonoori is a reminiscence of a childhood memory and my definition of home that I lost touch of. This work holds the past, present and future. It allows one to see the center, where one can be the center and holds the center. The aim was to center on the emotion of “laon” meaning pleasure and the “nanoom”, the sharing of that pleasure. The actions grounded are sit, lean, rest, and support. each floor piece celebrates a certain action.”

Danver/Alfresco

Danver manufactures stainless steel cabinetry under the Danver, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Trex Outdoor Kitchens brands. Made in the USA and offering an array of powder coated designer colors and realistic wood grains, as well as a variety door styles and hundreds of sizes and configurations, these cabinets are designed to accommodate the most imaginative layouts, featuring the same décor and amenities as indoor spaces. Make every outdoor kitchen is as unique as a signature, whether it’s in the backyard, rooftop or transition room.

Darcelle Chow

Darcelle Chow is featured new works in COLLECT Fine Art Section at IDS Vancouver 2023. You can find them and their artwork for sale at Booth C03.

David Ives – Reclaimed Art

David is a mixed media artist and designer with a focus on sustainable art. He is passionate about showcasing the natural beauty of locally sourced reclaimed materials.

Every imperfection; mark, crease, crack, hole; is a scar and reminder of the journey these materials have been on.

David seeks to celebrate these materials and their journey by elevating them into abstract art, adding a new visual chapter to their unique story.

David Ives is featured in COLLECT Fine Art Section at IDS Vancouver 2023. You can find them and their artwork for sale at Booth C05.

David Ullock (Druvid)

David Ullock (Druvid) will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

dconstruct

Our work is inspired by nature and minimalist design. dconstruct’s jewelry is handmade from leading architectural materials. Each piece contains a minimum of 40% pre-consumer recycled material. The recycled content would otherwise be waste from producers of sky lights, store fixtures and vending machine covers. 

Our organics and textiles are sourced from artisan communities in developing countries around the world. Through this process, we can help local tradespeople in struggling communities develop their skills, their businesses, and boost their local economies. The healthier the community, the more effectively they can fight poverty, poor living conditions, and illiteracy. It’s about starting small, and building a future, brick by brick. 

Divine Flooring

Divine Flooring provides natural wood and luxury vinyl flooring collections to meet the customer’s need.

Donna Giraud

With over 20 years of experience, Donna creates large-scale, textural abstract artworks. Giraud’s paintings captivate viewers, striking a delicate balance between tranquility and provocation. From galleries in New York City and Palm Springs and features in esteemed magazines like Boulevard and Vancouver Home, her art adorns residential collections throughout North America.

Donna Giraud is featured in COLLECT Fine Art Section at IDS Vancouver 2023. You can find them and their artwork for sale at Booth C01.

Eclipse Folding Door Systems (A Division of Eclipse Architectural Products Ltd.)

Eclipse Architectural was formed in 2001 to market a new generation of hardware systems for exterior folding doors and windows. Since then we have expanded into our company, Eclipse Folding Door Systems which markets the first truly integrated door system available today, anywhere in the world.

Edwina Liao

Edwina Liao‘s design work entitled “Pole to Pole” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Pole to Pole:

The table and chair, meant to facilitate new memories and stories. They can be assembled and disassembled, shared between spaces. Removing the unfamiliarity within these spaces and encouraging interaction and collaboration, bringing people together in a shared experience.
Pole to Pole consists of modular poles connected using traditional joinery and secured in place through cord tensioning. These design elements create a durable structure that can withstand repeated assembly and disassembly. And the form blend effortlessly into any environment, both indoor and outdoor, creating a sense of familiarity.
Pole to Pole encourages us to rediscover the joy of spontaneity and living in the moment. By engaging with these structures repeatedly, we can create a space that fosters meaningful connections and supports an engaging lifestyle”

Emtek

Personal style lives in the details. This is a belief we’ve valued at Emtek since we began. For over 40 years, we’ve helped design lovers transform houses into homes with customizable door and cabinet hardware.

Customizing the details of your doors, cabinets, drawers, and closets expands far beyond defining how you can open, close, and secure a space. Each moment is an opportunity to express your taste and invite others to experience your home as only you can imagine it––like a handshake from your home as they enter. Make each choice a statement, your statement.

ETM Surface Design

ETM Surface Design is a premium brand name that is well known to flooring dealers across Canada. We always keep up with current trends of the industry. Our flooring designs and colour schemes have been highly complimented by many interior designers and architects who keeps this company motivated, innovated, and creative.

ETM Flooring is developed by ETM Distribution, a flooring company located in Metro Vancouver. ETM distributes top-notched floorings that are manufactured from all over the world, and that are environmentally friendly with certificates of FloorScore® and CARB Phase 2. The company implements very strict quality control guidelines so that its goal of HIGH QUALITY, AVAILABILITY AND RELIABILITY can be reached. Client’s best interest is always the first priority of ETM Distribution.

Our premium flooring products are available across Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

EUROSTYLE

The EUROSTYLE Flooring Company in Greater Vancouver, supplies premium European floors across Canada, that are 100% manufactured in Germany by one of the worldwide leading producers of high-quality laminate and vinyl floorings.

Kronoflooring GmbH, Lampertswalde is represented in specialist flooring trade as well as in specialist store segments with a wide range of wood-based material products for floors, walls and ceilings.

Through many years of experience, extensive technical know-how and high product quality, EUROSTYLE is proud to be made by an innovative company. Our technologies are constantly developed further, bringing new flooring products to the market, and distributed by ETM distribution.

Exir Style, Italian home interiors

Exir is a professional /artistic home decoration products for any residential and commercial spaces with affordable and high quality Italian design.

Attractive Italian home interior & kitchen cabinets products bring together, design culture and quality materials; to exalt the international dimension of Italian made Furniture, Kitchens, Closets and Faucet: a whirl through atmospheres featuring exciting architecture.

Filamento Mx

Filamento is a light fixture workshop and studio that mixes contemporary design with the popular tradition of Mexican art. It was founded in 2015 in the city of Guadalajara, in western Mexico, by the architects Sofía Contreras and Enrique Tripp, who share the vision of working with and for Mexican culture in order to enrich it and broaden its scope.
Filamento was founded based on a particular goal: to illuminate the space with authenticity. That authenticity arises in the hands of Mexican artisans who work delicately with endemic materials, typical of each community, which tells the story of their origins, their ancestors, their customs and their identity. That is why the light fixtures are not limited to design, they also expand in a constant dialogue between the materials and the technique, between the traditional and the contemporary.

Fisher

Fisher Coating:
Fisher built its reputation as a premium custom pre-finisher by protecting and enhancing the finest quality building materials for prestigious projects from West Vancouver to Whistler.

Fisher adds value to building projects by more than simply applying stain to cladding materials. We work closely with clients through each step in the pre-finishing process to help ensure the highest quality results.

Through experience we have learned that understanding the end requirements for material durability and final appearance is key to a successful project.

flodström wallpaper

flodström wallpaper is an Interior Design studio under the name flodström interiors. We focus on impactful design through bold colours and prints. Our wallpaper is the perfect reflection of our brand.

Forest For Dinner

Forest for Dinner brings you small-batch selections of mushrooms, greens, berries, and spices from the forest to the table. Enjoy distinctive and graceful wild foods sourced and collected with utmost attention to quality and sustainability.

Forest for Dinner is a wildcrafting company founded in 2015 by husband and wife Benjamin Patarin and Célia Auclair. We bring high-quality wild food products harvested from the wilderness of Vancouver Island into the retail space and local food and beverage industry.

Fuzion Flooring

Fuzion’s commitment to quality and aesthetically-superior flooring products is what defines us.

Curated, engineered, and tested for life, any product you choose from our catalogue is there to exceed expectations.

Geist Design Mill

Concrete. Reimagined.

Geist Design Mill is a unique shop creating functional art for your home from ultra-high performance concrete. Owner/Concrete Wizard, Gavin Geist, creates custom concrete mixes for each application. Products ready and in production include feature concrete doors, cabinet faces, and light switch covers.

These stunning and unique products are all extremely strong, ultra-thin, and light. A complete door is only 80-100lbs, not requiring any additional supports to install. Cabinet faces include all the standard hardware making them an ideal for a retrofit, as well as for new construction.

Each product and finish can be customized for your needs. Gavin has been experimenting with finishes including embedded bronze powders and perforated metal to ensure your project is as unique as you are.

Goodbeast

Goodbeast is a Vancouverbased design studio directed by Jesse Bromm and Tyler Archibald. With a focus on cultivating a relationship between us and the objects in our lives. Having a mind for community and the environment, the Goodbeast hot glass studio uses as much reusable materials as possible and a low waste (no mold) manufacturing style. Every piecemade by the team feels different to the eye and to the hand, made with an emphasis on simplicity and individuality 

Green Theory Design

Green Theory is a Planter & Site Furnishings manufacturing company and design studio. We design site furnishing and custom tailored products that transform spaces into experiences. Our goal is to use innovative design to meet the unique needs for your commercial or residential project. All of our metal planters and site furnishings are manufactured completely in-house and we use our extensive industry experience to offer fully-customizable options.

Greenscape Design and Décor Inc.

Specialists in the design, production, and management of unique themed environments, we love what we do and we do what we love! Our diverse Greenscape team is proud to offer a wide array of design expertise and décor services to national and international clients.

For three decades, we’ve created lush, foliated settings and stunning, innovative environments for everything from weddings to film sets, backyards to shopping malls, apartment buildings to offices, and gala events to theme parks. We empower design and hospitality professionals, building and office managers, retailers and homeowners to reimagine their spaces with our preserved and artificial greenery and florals.

We can take your vision and creative ideas from concept to manufacturing to onsite installation. Whether it’s a temporary transformation or a permanent atmosphere enhancement, no project is too small or too large! While making artificial trees, green walls, and greenery a viable option for everyone who wishes to incorporate green into their space is deeply rooted in our approach, it’s also vitally important to us that our products are sustainable and handcrafted locally in our facility in Burnaby, BC.

Our energy and enthusiasm are undeniable. We are passionate about our clients, and our clients are passionate about our work. Dedicated to staying current with the newest trends and developments in our industries, we’ve attained the highest professional designations available in the creative events industry, and continually strive to advance our professional development and team knowledge.

Our innovative and dedicated staff continues to set new standards of excellence in custom-made décor, guaranteed maintenance, seasonal rotation programs, and a strong commitment to sustainability and local resources.

We are a proud woman-owned business, and aim to continuously expand the diversity of Greenscape – we value and provide an inclusive safe space for our team members, colleagues, guests, friends, followers and clients regardless of age, gender identity, ability, ethnicity, nationality, race or sexual orientation. All are welcomed, represented and accepted. We work towards the goal of aligning and working with like-minded organizations to create change in the world and our collective industry.

Our mission is to help people achieve more and feel better with greener spaces – our green team works hard to provide thoughtful design with both style and function for every budget.

While connecting spaces to nature is our business, empowering and uplifting women, LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC persons is our passion.

Heim Furniture

Heim Furniture‘s design work entitled “Reading Chair” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Reading Chair:
“Inspired by the greats of Danish modern design, my aim with this piece was to create a sense of warmth and lightness, while maintaining a simple form and paying special attention to subtle details. The shape and posture of the Reading Chair is meant for active use, rather than the pure relaxation that other lounge chairs might inspire. It is made from locally reclaimed Arbutus and imported Danish paper cord. This chair would be most at home in a patch of sun next to a window, with a selection of reading material within arms reach. “

Henrie

Welcome to your best-fitting sleep. Henrie pillows are 100% adjustable to make it easy for any sleeper to find their perfect fit. We believe that when you’ve had your best sleep, you can be your best self.

Our premium blend of CertiPUR-US® memory foam and all-natural kapok creates a comfy and supportive feel with a low environmental footprint. The organic cotton cover keeps you crisp and cool, while the tight weave keeps dust and allergens out of your pillow.

Henrie was dreamt up by a female founder in Vancouver, BC.

Hewing Haus

Hewing Haus will be participating in The Modern Prefab feature at IDS Vancouver 2023 will highlight elevated design in a small footprint. We have invited the top players in the prefab and tiny home industry in The Pacific Northwest to showcase their work. This new feature installation at IDS Vancouver will be a key space at this year’s event and will offer the IDS audience an experiential feature to visit.  Three homes will move into the Vancouver Convention Centre during IDS to give attendees the chance to tour the spaces and experience these spaces firsthand.   

About Hewing Haus: We build thoughtfully designed homes that can be delivered to all locations. Our team is a family and we enjoy growing our family through the building process with our customers one turn key build at a time.

Homecoming Candles

Homecoming Candles is inspired by the integrity of everyday spaces. From bedrooms to living rooms, these are the places that provide us with life’s best moments; the quiet ones, the memorable ones, and the ones we look forward to most.  

Our mission, as a Canadian candle company, is to craft elevated home goods and accessories founded on the principles of high design, sustainable practices, entrepreneurship, creativity, community, and care. Homecoming products are intended to fit perfectly into any space, serving as a gentle reminder that there really is no place like home. 

House of Rohl

The Story of a Life Well Crafted™

We believe distinctive stories are what make life exceptional. At the House of Rohl, we pursue the discovery of a time-honored craft that opens the door to stories unlike any other. Stories of place and provenance. Stories of dedication and passion. Stories of artistry and heritage.

Through our collection of brands and authentically crafted faucets, fixtures, fittings, and accessories, you will find countless stories in every detail. And the closer you look, the more you will see the details of your own story. A story of a life well crafted.

Hush Acoustics

We at Hush believe in producing high-quality acoustic products using cutting-edge technology and materials. We ensure excellence by considering both aesthetics and functionality when creating each product. Continually researching current trends and industry practices, our designers develop products based on innovative trends. Each piece is tried and tested to deliver a product that does more than just look good; it performs well.

Ian Marsh Lighting

Bringing light to our nights is not just about function, it’s about style and creativity. With that in mind, we work one on one with our clients to design and manufacture custom lighting that complements the space it’s in. Working with designers, architects, contractors and developers we provide creative lighting solutions that are engineered to meet site specific needs. With over 15 years experience, our work can be found in restaurants, hotels, commercial spaces and government buildings. Our clients can rest assured knowing that all of our products meet local codes, and are CSA approved.

Although the global economy allows us to source materials from around the world, our lighting is manufactured in collaboration with local fabricators that supply materials such as metals, hand blown glass, wood, plastic, and fabrics. In sourcing products from local fabricators and artists, we are able to ensure that our lighting is made from the highest quality materials, supplied by skilled craftsmen.

At Ian Marsh Lighting we take pride in the quality of local craftsmanship, attention to detail and collaboration that we bring to every piece we manufacture. So whether your needs are purely functional, sheer whimsy, or something in the middle, we’re confident that we can achieve your indoor and outdoor lighting objectives.

ICO BATH

ICO is North America’s leading manufacturer of luxury towel warmers, bathroom accessories, vessel sinks and infloor heating systems. From the beginning, we’ve been committed to developing and manufacturing products of the highest quality, while making luxury affordable for our customers across North America.

J&S Custom Furniture Co.

J&S is a team of professional Canadian joiners with over 60 years of combined experience who practice the art of craftsmanship. Our fine furniture is 100% made in Canada at our Vancouver workshop using quality materials from sustainable sources and local suppliers. Since starting in 2012, the J&S team has handcrafted over 10,000 unique pieces of solid wood furniture and millwork for clients in Vancouver and beyond. Have an idea? We can build it!

Jak Natural Designs

Elevate your surroundings with the timeless elegance of wabi-sabi inspired wood vases and wall sculptures. Using timber that has been ethically and responsibly sourced, bring the beauty of nature into your space with sustainable luxury.

Jackie Chapman is a Canadian artist giving new life to wood that would otherwise be forgotten through a combination of woodturning and hand-carving.

Her one-woman studio, ‘Jak. Natural Designs’, is based in the remote mountains of Interior British Columbia, Canada and Jackie’s work is an intimate reflection of her surroundings. Heavily inspired by the natural world, her designs are an elegant union of organic, modern and abstract.

Focusing on the beautiful intricacies of collectible design, the IDS Vancouver exhibit will spotlight a variety of wood vases and abstract wall sculptures, all unique one-off pieces that strive to invoke emotion, spark curiosity and arouse conversation.

The recently launched Wall Sculpture Collection is a concept of bringing the serenity of nature indoors and by using the features present in the wood to explore and highlight the tree’s previous journey, Jackie’s creations symbiotically tell their story as well as her own.’

Jake Humphrey (Pacifica Woodwork and Design)

Jake Humphrey of Pacifica Woodwork and Design will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

James Crossing

James Crossing provides both homeowners and designers with access to a wide variety of eco friendly, Euoropean wallpapers and fabrics. Each product is created by an independent artist and selected by interior designer Heather LaRoy. The wallcoverings and fabrics are printed in Europe using eco friendly processes and products. James Crossing is home to a plethora of colour and pattern and encourages you to “colour outside the lines” as you decorate your home, office, or commercial spaces.

Janice Beaudoin

Bold, playful, design-forward abstractions inspired by shapes and colours of the natural and built world around us.

A recent transplant from Vancouver to the interior of BC, Janice’s expressive abstracts are rooted in her background in design, lending her work a strong graphic cadence that fuses her love of both drawing and painting.

She is process-based artist and it is the “not knowing” of the creative process that inspires her to paint. She begins her canvases with improvised layers of colour and marks. Through a process of layering, she adds and subtracts paint, responding to the changing character of form, hue and line work.

Her work is abstract but occasionally loose figurative representations appear in her work, showing themselves in quirky and unexpected ways. It’s this exciting and mysterious process that continues to drive her to explore and develop her visual language.

influenced by great contemporary artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Amy Sillman and Chuta Kimura, Janice aspires to synthesize those influences and create work that is fresh and uniquely her own.

Janice Beaudoin is featured in COLLECT Fine Art Section at IDS Vancouver 2023. You can find them and their artwork for sale at Booth C02.

Jeramie & Aaron Ellingsen -(Folk / Ellingsen Woods)

Jeramie & Aaron Ellingsen of Folk / Ellingsen Woods will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

Jinger Li, Letong Xu + Jesse Wang

Jinger Li, Letong Xu + Jesse Wang‘s design work entitled “Delax” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Delax:
“To express the benefits and the experience of rocking in the modern living environment, the Delax rocking chair provides Omnidirectional movement that bring a new experience to its user. With an eco mindset, we collaborated with Honext to implement their new and innovative and material to craft a more sustainable product. The rocking chair utilizes a T-shaped leg that includes a compound curved surface allowing it to tilt in multiple directions. Acknowledging the changing need of modern day living, the chair can be easy disassembled and transported with it being compact and lightweight. Delax rocking chair brings a stylish fresh air to a more suitable living space.”

Jinger Li / Letong Xu / Jesse Wang

JULIEN

We are Julien, master of stainless steel and kitchen professional since 1946! Located in beautiful Quebec city in Canada, Julien excels as a prominent figure in North America in designing and manufacturing stainless steel products.

Acknowledged as an indispensable ally by many world-renowned chefs, Julien decided to extend its expertise to the residential sector in 2003, giving birth to the Home Refinements and Outdoor Refinements brands.

Since then Julien has been providing top-notch sink sets, outdoor kitchens, cooking and cooling appliances. With passion and unwavering commitment, we strive to offer exceptional quality and sustainable environments for both indoor and outdoor living.

Kamil Kaptan

Kamil Kaptan‘s design work entitled “S-ehpa” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About S-ehpa:
As someone who prefers to define himself as a craftsman rather than a designer, I like to push my limits and improve myself like any craftsman. This is a product that I pushed my limits of making. “S-ehpa“, is started with a sketch, continued with computer-aided modeling and production techniques, and became flesh and bone with the free-form vacuum technique. I have learned and still learning many new things in this labor-intensive process full of trial and error.

When it comes to the form of ”S-ehpa” I encountered the same question many times during the peer reviews and class critics: ”Why this form?” I would like to answer this with another question:
” Why not?”

Karla Erasmus

Karla Erasmus‘ design work entitled “Future Remnants” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Future Remnants:

“Future Remnants is a series of metal forms as an exploration of time. This project uses a familiar material, steel, in a different context than where it is most often seen in order to talk through the temporalities that we assign to certain materials. We put our faith in steel to hold up our buildings, bridges, and world but rarely do we acknowledge the material for its malleability in design and use. Metal spans across time and function like few other materials.

Future Remnants is a celebration of metal in a more personal context; as furniture pieces that will likely exist long after their inception. These forms are made of 10 gauge hot rolled mild steel. Each form was cut out of sheet, has an element that was bent to a degree and was welded back into a new formation. Both these pieces were heat treated to draw out different colours from the steel; one with an acetylene torch, the other with a kiln.”

Kartners Bathroom Accessories

The inspiration for our brand comes from the well-built, awe-inspiring cities of Europe. The classic charm and stunning innovations in these beloved destinations are beautifully reflected in the design and craftsmanship of our products.

From commercial and hospitality projects, to multi-residential and luxury home designs, our products are impeccably crafted to deliver beauty, reliability and endurance for years to come.

Elevate Your Everyday by incorporating our world-class accessories into your designs.

Kitchen Craft Cabinetry

When it’s your forever home, the physical structure and rigidity of your cabinets should be first and foremost. Each Kitchen Craft cabinet is crafted with precision. That you can count on. We stand behind the craftsmanship of each cabinet with a Lifetime Warranty. Rest assured, your investment is protected for as long as you own your home.

Since 1971, Kitchen Craft has been manufacturing fine quality cabinetry in Winnipeg Manitoba. Looking back, we are marveled at the thousands of dream kitchens we have produced for North Americans over the last 50 years. The design flexibility of our cabinets can also provide whole home storage solutions. Create a spa bath, an efficient laundry room or a well appointed home office.

Knight Varga Interiors

Knight Varga Interiors is a multi-award-winning Vancouver based design studio specializing in highly personalized residential projects with an equal balance of sophistication and livability. We are known for our approachable and easy to work with nature, and our ability to always reflect the values and sensibilities of the people, and pets, inhabiting the home. Working collaboratively with our clients is at the heart of our design philosophy and the primary reason for intentionally keeping our design firm small. Both Trish and Nicole work with every client on each project from concept to completion, therefore, we selectively take on a limited number of clients per year.

Ultimately, we believe that leading a happy and healthy life begins at home and we take this core value into all our projects. The concept of creating a space to thrive drives our design decisions – from ensuring each family member has personal space to call their own as well as room to gather. to sourcing materials and furniture from companies with a well thought out environmental commitment. We believe there are simple ways to make a significant different to our clients and the planet.

KOBERT-IN

KOBERT-IN is a large digitally printed decorative panel created to cover any kind of walls, in wet or dry areas, residential or commercial. This contemporary new product is created from the most advanced technologies in digital printing and the most innovative materials available today.

The panels are water-resistant and fire-retardant. This combination makes KOBERT-IN an optimal interior wall covering, both for residential spaces and for the most demanding commercial spaces: airports, hotels, shopping centers, etc. It is a composite panel with external sheets of aluminum and a mineral core. It is lightweight, durable, and easily installed.

KOMANDOR VANCOUVER CLOSETS & DOORS INC.

Located in more than 40 countries, including Canada, Germany, Poland and France, Komandor Vancouver continues a heritage that started more than 25 years ago. Servicing both the residential and commercial market segments, Komandor’s products (sliding doors, luxury custom closets, custom cabinets, office partitions) are known for their quality construction and modern style.  Most importantly, we are dedicated to providing the best service, quality and price to you, our trusted partners.

We offer our clients the benefits of working with an experienced and innovative team, with the flexibility to build all types of projects. Interior renovations, office build-outs, or residential upgrades – whatever your project, we are capable of providing the best quality.

L.A. Lighting & Home

L.A. Lighting is a full service lighting agency founded in 1999.

We carry many exquisite lines of lighting, furnishings, and decor from around the world including Lalique, Saint-Louis, Bella Figura, Venini, Baccarat, Arteriors, Hudson Valley Lighting Group, Barovier & Toso, Tech Lighting, Palecek, EMU, Global Views, Alora, Kuzco, Matteo, Contardi, Generation Lighting, Monte Carlo Fans, Hammerton Studio, Hubbardton & Forge, Sonneman, Michael Aram, and many more…

Lalique

Products by Lalique and other luxury brands will be showcased in the LA Lighting & Home booth #915 

LanaBetty

Based in the heart of Vancouver, we at LanaBetty design and make silver and gold jewelry. We work exclusively with North American mined Silver and Gold and only choose ethically sourced gemstones, including diamonds. Using a combination of traditional goldsmithing and 3d designs, our new Mantra Collection is designed to inspire you. To wholeheartedly pursue your goals, maintain focus, and celebrate life’s tiny victories.

Looking for something custom, enduring, and uniquely one of a kind? We can do that too.

It is important to acknowledge that our studio is located on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

Le Tenon et la Mortaise

Le Tenon & La Mortaise is a designer-maker duo located in the magnificent village of St-André-de-Kamouraska, in the lower St-Lawrence region since 2016. In this bright space, between tidal flats and cabourons, they produce mini-series of objects for the home and essential pieces of furniture. Their creations are anchored in everyday life, they embody the strength of a slow and no non-sense design, made to last.

 
For their first time on the west coast, Le Tenon & La Mortaise are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase their furniture collection. The artisans will have by their side AUBE, their latest creation, a side table organised in simple lines and geometric shapes to accompany you in your morning and evening rituals. Also present will be KETCH, a wall mounted floating desk that is welcoming and simply useful. Finally, CLARA, a no-nonsense wall mounted shelving unit that will adapt to unique needs and interiors.

LED Lights & Parts

LED Lights and Parts is a Wholesaler and Distributor Company that was established in February 2009.  We manufacture, stock, store, sell and ship a large selection of LED lights and parts products and solutions. We have been serving the lighting industry in Canada and the US, accompanied with two shows rooms in Vancouver and Abbotsford for more than a decade.

We have built a solid reputation by providing designers, architects, contractors, and builders with quality LED solutions coupled with ingenuity and professional attitude in every aspect in our business.

We pride ourselves on quality, product design, implementation, and unbeatable customer service. Our number one goal is to make our customers’ lives easier. Our customers appreciate the dedication we have for their lighting demands and they believe our passion is not to be hesitant. We commit ourselves to understanding and satisfying our customers’ needs, from helping them choose the right product, to making their desired custom design in any area of their choice. Our skilled and educated staff are always prepared to assist.

The emerging needs of our products has improved the growth of the company, resulting in tremendous expansion of product availability and electric product variations over the past decade. We can now confidently claim, we carry the largest collection of lighting products in our field.

LedsC4

At LedsC4, we turn the natural power of light into a challenge. We understand the importance of good lighting in every moment of our lives and in the spaces that shape them: homes, offices, private businesses, public spaces, outdoor areas, hospitals and even watercraft. Each space needs lighting that has been strategically created to meet its prime goal: taking care of all the people inhabiting it. With more than fifty years’ experience in the field of illumination, we strive daily to always offer the best light.

Lena Balderas

Lena Balderas‘ design work entitled “Living Objects” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Living Objects:

“The “knitting needle bowls” are a part of a collection “Living Objects”: a project that aims to give new life to discarded objects by exploring their embodied potential.

This project is a continuous practice using pre-existing objects that are on their way to landfill as inspiration for new creations.

The process starts with materials that have reached an “end”, rerouting them away from their linear cycle. It is a method of preserving and prolonging existing artifacts that no longer hold their intended purpose.

By reimplementing the hand craft into the industrial objects, I aim to challenge our narratives around consumption and mass production and enhance the mass produced object’s perceived value.

As for many of my creations, this collection of objects made from knitting needles is playful and colorful, adding a touch of whimsical joy to any space.”

Lenny Rubenovitch (Rubenovitch Furnishings & Co.)

Lenny RubenovitchRubenovitch Furnishings & Co. will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

Li Ting Wang

Li Ting Wang design work entitled “GEOIN Mugs” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About GEOIN Mugs:
“Influenced by minimalism, Wang’s artistic practice involves the unity of the negative spaces in ceramic and sculpture. Early in her practice, she combined clay and wood to explore the relationships between internal and external, reconstructed into coherent forms. The architectural and industrial properties of wood contributes a unique variable when incorporated into ceramics. After she graduated from university, Wang continues to hone her skills in making functional ware and continues to integrate materiality and form into the creation of daily-use objects.”

Lifted Movement

When fitness became our top priority, the hunt for designer home equipment began. But after a five year search, all we’d found was a gap in the market. So we designed our own. Guided by elite fitness experts and precision manufacturers, our gear is designed to be the best on the market, yet beautiful enough to display.

Livingspace

Established in 1988 by Vancouver native Ross Bonetti, Livingspace has grown to become the city’s premier destination for modern furniture, kitchens, closets, bathroom and lighting.

The concept for Livingspace was inspired by an appreciation for modern design, and the desire to create a unique, approachable and customer-centric retail environment catering to both the consumer and professional design community.

The company has recently expanded to include Livingspace Homes, a fully integrated, residential construction and renovation service, dedicated to delivering exceptional quality homes to compliment the modern lifestyle.

Lock & Mortice

Lock & Mortice creates solid wood furniture that welcomes the passage of time. Our aim is to give you products of enduring relevance and utility.

As designers, we intentionally craft classic, minimal designs insulated from trends. These pieces are meant to be weathered and enjoyed by generations. Our furniture is informed by the ways humans move, and designed for the moments that move us.

As manufacturers, we realize that producing this type of furniture locally is only possible through innovation and continuous refinement. It requires a delicate balance of modern processes and traditional methods. Our greatest design achievement isn’t a single product, but a new tradition of sustainable craftsmanship.

As both, we want to bring you a genuine connection to our products, an appreciation for solid wood’s natural beauty, feel, and aging. Wood is a living thing. Each piece is unique and should be experienced and valued for itself, unaltered.

Luca Jansen

Luca Jansen‘s design work entitled “Hexagon Skate Stool + Wheet Mat ” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Hexagon Skate Stool + Wheet Mat:
Luca Jansen’s “Hexagon Skate Stool” and “Wheel Mat” is part of their “Reinventing the Wheel” series, which focuses on upcycling skateboard wheels into new forms. The series aims to highlight the potential of neglected materials and encourage resourcefulness. Luca’s work hopefully inspires others to consider solutions that exist around us; rather than creating more potential problems.

Hexagon Skate Stool: Spiralized skateboard wheels and six skateboard decks
Wheel Mat: Lathed/cut skateboard wheels and twine”

Lynden Door, Inc.

We invite you to discover what over 40 years of wood door manufacturing experience can bring to your next project.

A 3rd generation, family-owned company located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Lynden Door, Inc. builds residential, commercial and architectural doors suited for nearly every type of application or market segment, no matter the scale, location or complexity. Our customization capabilities and wide breadth of interior door styles and designs will offer a solution for any of your decor and building needs.

The Lynden Ventilated Door challenges the traditionally held views of what a door is supposed to do. Ventilated doors offer air flow pathways promoting comfort and well-being in your home and reduces the need for vents, grilles, dropped ceilings and ducting which can interfere with surrounding design elements and aesthetics.

We trust that you will find our passion for crafting beautiful, durable, high quality doors and providing exceptional customer service is distinctly evident.

Made By Pacific

The Made by Pacific teams believe that communities and connection can be built through values-based construction. We offer specialized construction services that ensure a boutique experience with unparalleled service for every size and scope.

Pacific Solutions Contracting: Vancouver’s creative partner for smart commercial construction.

Perspective Homes by Pacific: Net-zero certified home builder creating visionary custom homes, renovations, and remodels.

The Shop at Pacific: Custom architectural millwork for experiential spaces.

Madera Goods

“We make what we love, by hand, with care. Our natural aromatherapy products are made in small batches in Vancouver, using custom-blended scents rooted in the wild, with pure essential oils and simple plant-based ingredients. 
Our name means ‘wood’, and each scent features a woodsy base: cedar, cypress, palo santo, and pine. Embark on a journey, one deep breath at a time.” 

Make Nice Company

We are bringing our whole line of Plastic-Free Solid Dish Soap and sustainable kitchen accessories! 
Make Nice Company aims to reduce the world’s consumption of single-use plastic waste with an ultra-concentrated Solid Dish Soap that replaces up to 3 bottles of traditional dish soap. All our soaps are 100% natural with vegan ingredients that are also paraben-free and palm oil-free handmade in small batches in Vancouver, BC.

Man and Son Design

Jennifer Kalman and Emily Wilson both studied Architecture at Dalhousie University. They founded their multi-disciplinary design practice in 2020, bringing together their combined experience to craft beautiful products and small spaces that uncover the joy in the everyday. Their aim is to work with materials in a way that brings forth their innate qualities, creating tactile experiences that connect people to the places they inhabit.

For IDS Vancouver 2023, Man & Son Design will be presenting a collection of wood and ceramic lighting forms developed through rapid iteration and prototyping. The series will include one-of-a-kind pendants, wall sconces, and table lamps, combining a hand-crafted aesthetic with a sense of exploration and play. In addition, we will be displaying some of our custom furniture pieces including a bookshelf and coffee table. Using locally-sourced and reclaimed materials, everything will be made by hand in our small workshop.

Marko Barakoski

Marko Barakoski makes original, hand printed End Grain Relief Prints of already felled logs sourced from southern Ontario, South-western British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Simple—yet incredibly detailed, the prints find beauty in nature, providing another avenue to exhibit the diversity of the natural world. People have a special connection with trees and forests (especially in Canada), 
something which is encapsulated in the process of putting paper to stump, revealing a unique story from each tree.

Marko Barakoski is featured in COLLECT Fine Art Section at IDS Vancouver 2023. You can find him and his artwork for sale at booth C04.

Matt Hanns Schroeter

Matt Hanns Schroeter of Matt Hanns will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

McKinley Studios

IDA Vancouver is pleased to showcase installations by Mckinley Studios in the 2023 Central Feature, entitled ‘Red Carpet’.

About McKinley Studios:

we are / architects / futurists / photographers / interior designers / brand builders / art directors / videographers / art consultants / product designers / visionaries

Our structure is unique. We are an ecosystem of six studios, vertically integrated and tied together by collaboration. Our strength comes from an inherent connectedness across studios, spanning strategy, architecture, interiors, branding, art, and furniture. We prioritize projects that utilize all of our studios to create truly immersive, holistic projects. Through rigor, collaboration, and artistry, we seek to create work that is, above all else, moving.

Meemware

Meemware is a Vancouver-based brand that stands for Alternative Luxury. Alternative Luxury is about actively choosing smaller brands that engage in practices of creativity, care and consciousness. Our handmade pieces enable design-conscious choices to make everyday styling an aesthetically elevated experience.

Meemware is inspired by traditions of ornamentation and markings that empowered feminine beauty, identity and histories across different lands and eras. Our current jewelry and ceramics collection takes inspiration from the Japanese Kurinuki technique. We use this technique to encourage the idea of spontaneity and being “alive”, as the work focuses on the interactions and marks of the maker.

Miele

Miele is the proud and longstanding presenting partner to Interior Design Show Vancouver.

 

Mike Randall Design

Mike Randall is a Red Seal endorsed designer-maker who is proudly based in Victoria, British Columbia. A master of wood-bending, Mike combines complex traditional craft with contemporary and minimalist forms, resulting in refined pieces that spark wonder and joy in both residential homes and commercial spaces.

Primarily working with those residing or creating projects on Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver, Mike revels in designing products that are uniquely suited to your taste and space, and that tell a personal story that customers can recount for years to come.

Mike Randall Design fosters a philosophy that if we look after our immediate environment, global issues will become easier to manage. With that in mind, Mike only uses non-toxic glues and finishes, which he affectionally dubs as ‘home-friendly’, and endeavours to use sustainably sourced American hardwood in all his pieces.

Montauk Sofa

It was 1995 when a young entrepreneur, Tim Zyto, created the first Montauk Sofa. Tim had grown up steeped in the old world tradition of sofa making. His father was the owner of Biltmore Chesterfield, a successful, well respected furniture maker, who sold to retailers across Canada. The original Montauk Sofa store opened in Montreal on St. Laurent Boulevard, an iconic cultural corridor fondly referred to as the Main. Zyto brought in Danny Chartier, as head designer and executive manager and together they made up the yin and yang of what is today recognized as the Montauk brand. The larger than life minimalist cool space soon became a magnet for the ne plus ultra clientele and the go to destination for interior designers and decorators across the city. The rest is history. You can now find a Montauk Sofa showroom in the most dynamic cities in North America – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, New York and Chicago.

All Montauk Sofa upholstered products are hand made at their Montreal factory in St. Henri. Montauk sofas always start out with a traditional solid wood frame covered with springs which are held in place by eight-strand flax rope (the highest standard in the industry), all covered by memory foam and down filled feather cushions. There is no compromising on quality. “More wood, more metal, more feathers,” Zyto confirms. The depth of the couch is generous, the cushions offer incredible support, allowing you to sit or lounge in absolute comfort.

National Energy Equipment

Your complete Petroleum, Propane, HVAC, Hearth and Green Energy equipment & Service supplier, with locations, from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.

National Energy Equipment Inc. (NEEI) is a Canadian owned company which prides itself on delivering the highest quality and best value to our Customers. This philosophy has helped us grow into the largest distributor of energy equipment products in Canada.

As our many satisfied Customers have come to know, we offer not only products and services you can depend on, but also a convenient, cost-effective partnership that will help your business grow.

Native Shoes Remix™ presents: Journey of a Shoe

We are excited to announce a design driven interactive exhibition curated in collaboration with IDS Vancouver, Native Shoes Remix™, and multidisciplinary designers, Irina Flore, and Glen Downie. Native Shoes presents: A Shoe’s Journey, provides attendees with the opportunity to come along for the ride in the transformative experience of the next life of a shoe, focusing on circular design and material selection. 

NewTechWood Canada

NewTechWood offers a range of innovative composite products to enhance your outdoor living experience. Get inspired by exploring our finest achievements and design projects.

NextHome

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Nolan Talbot-Kelly

Nolan Talbot-Kelly‘s design work entitled “Levels + Three Bulb Light” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Levels + Three Bulb Light:

Levels is an extrapolation of an architectural cross-section. It is a material study in the form of repeating suspended horizontals that provide storage and sculptural composition for the home. The materials used in levels are common place and accessible. It’s standard 24 x 24 inch base allows it to maximize off-the-shelf lengths.

Three Bulb Light uses common drop ceiling fasteners to suspend an illuminated perforated tube. The light is provided by the visible bulbs, however they thread directly into the fixture and interface with the collars to give the impression of a more sophisticated illuminare. The fixture is capped using standard PVC end caps to provide a pop of colour and a simple way to protect the internal electrical wiring.”

Nordwerk Design

Nordwerk Design is a Design Studio based in Dresden, Germany and Vancouver, Canada, with partners in Ireland, Sweden, France, Spain, Japan, Israel and Australia. Our focus is on paper-based, sustainable Architecture and Design. The work is based on the idea of creating a better, greener and more beautiful world.

We choose to work with clients who share the same idea of the future. Our mission is to help create a world without plastic, without waste and a positive ecological footprint. Though we are very open when it comes to design, we are absolutely narrow-minded when it comes to recyclability. Creating non-recyclable waste is outside of our spectrum.

With a strong focus on large scale design and architecture, our team of architects, designers and engineers work passionately to push the boundaries of cardboard design. We only use the best material. Everything is done in-house to maintain the highest quality standards, from planning and production to installation. Our work is based on German Engineering Standards. Because we don’t believe in compromises when it comes our mission.

We are always looking for those who share our ideals, but more than that, we are striving to have a positive impact and infect others with the idea of a green and sustainable world. We are hopeful, that since you have read the text to this very point, that you are one like us.

Do good and change the world!

Novex Kitchen

Welcome to Növex Kitchen – where Vancouver’s luxury living comes alive.

Növex Kitchen, is a Canadian company based in Vancouver that specialized in supplying and designing European Kitchen Cabinet, Bathroom sets and closets. We presents Cuccine Lube from Italy and Nolte Kuchen from Germany Exclusively in Vancouver.

Our spaces combine captivating Beauty with unmatched Practicality.

[Customization]

– Cabinets
– Veneer
– Panels

Crafting exquisite Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Sets, and more, we prioritize functionality and quality.

[Beyond Vancouver]
Serving Europe, the Middle East, and North America, our collaborations with top manufacturers ensure top-tier materials.

[Exclusive Collections]
Discover innovation with our acclaimed Cuccine Lube and Nolte Kuchen lines – more than just products, they redefine spaces.

[Visit Us]
Find us at IDS Booth #321 or our Showroom at 719 Marine Dr, North Vancouver.

German Kitchen Cabinets – European Kitchen Cabinets

For design lovers or those seeking fresh ideas, Növex Kitchen offers exceptional designs, enhancing lifestyles through functional artistry.

OBAKKI

Obakki is a Canadian homewares brand known for representing a roster of global artisans.

IDS Vancouver is pleased to have  Obakki participating in TWO sections this year:

First as the Feature Entrance installation toward the launch of the IDS x Obakki Design Incubator, an initiative designed to mentor and support young Canadian talent, this year featuring Montreal-based brand Cyrc.
For more info on the Obakki Entrance Feature click HERE.

Obakki will also be participating in this year's District Design Market, showcasing their Turkish Linen Collection available for purchase: In Support of Earthquake Relief (in Booth D16).
" On Feb. 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred in southern Turkey. Obakki's textile partners live and work in the hardest hit region, and months after the earthquake, work continues to rebuild the area.  
100% of our net profits from this collection are going back to our artisan partners in Turkey so they can begin to rebuild their economy.  
We believe that being a supportive business partner is more than just a transaction, it’s a direct connection to humans and a long-term commitment to the communities they live in. "

Oehl Interiors

Our portfolio showcases a collection of beautifully crafted lighting fixtures that exude a grounded, minimalist aesthetic. Each fixture is handmade using domestic wood species, resulting in a unique and environmentally conscious piece. Our designs offer a simple yet sophisticated addition to any interior, perfect for those seeking a distinctive and sustainable lighting solution.

ORIGINS

SAWDUST & SOFTWARE

On paper, we are trained architectural and graphic designers, artists, digital fabrication specialists, and entrepreneurs. At heart, we just want to get our hands dirty.

We operate at many scales, from small objects to furniture and sculpture. Our exploration of these scales is grounded in the medium of solid wood.

We blur boundaries. We are both minimalists and maximalists. We obsess over methods of tradition and today. Our pieces sit quietly while commanding attention, equally timeless and of the present moment.

We design both process and form. There are many layers to our process, from materiality to computational algorithms, and at each threshold between layers there lies a certain sense of juxtaposition. We build parametric tools to generate organic outputs. We leverage computerized machines to shape and sculpt natural material. We see these thresholds as opportunities for intervention, manipulating both software and raw material in unconventional ways.

We live at the intersection of craft and technology, designing to align the potential of the digital with the skills and the intuition of the hand.

Origins is co-founded by Deagan McDonald and Kelsey Nilsen, partners in business and in life. We met while completing our Masters of Architecture at the University of Toronto, and Origins was formed shortly following graduation.

Pablo Mariano Craft Studio

Pablo Mariano Craft Studio‘s design work entitled “Tronco y Lumbre” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About Tronco y Lumbre:

“The pieces in “Tronco y Lumbre” are the starting point for a collection of everyday-use household objects made entirely by hand using wood and copper. The objects explore a design approach informed by a study of proportions and inspired by angular forms with an architecture-reminiscent character, softened and personalized by the craftsman’s hands and tools.

The narrative is simple and common to many, yet personal: these are objects designed and made as explorations of technical possibilities and as exercises for further training a skill and design language, while pursuing beauty—as understood by the author. I’m an Argentinian woodworker, metalworker and designer, based in Vancouver. In my shop, I build all the pieces I design using hand tools only. I strive to create objects that can elevate my understanding and interactions with the materials I use, to produce every-day use objects that can carry their own personality and contribute in making a space at home feel more relevant and relatable. I produce my work as a reflection of my values: I understand crafts as a medium for personal improvement, realization and fulfillment.

I believe hand-made objects shouldn’t be synonyms of luxurious and unattainable objects, but rather something quotidian and within reach of reasonable budgets. Crafts, I believe, should be more accessible in times of relentless mass production, standardization and depersonalization. Both, “Tronco” (the stool), and “Lumbre” (the candle holder) are aesthetically austere, and formally direct and uncontrived, avoiding any accessory embellishments or ego inflated technical virtuosity. The beauty of these objects is the beauty of the materials and the forms, and what they might express when occupying a space and being used. The stool will be made in Movingui and African Mahogany, probably finished in shellac and wax. The candle holder will be made using copper for the candle receptacle and rod, and the wall-mounting base might be made in Limba or Movingui wood.”

Patrick Wilkie

Patrick Wilkie will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

Pause Company

Pause Company presents a whimsical and sustainable mushroom stool at IDS Vancouver’s Studio North. Handcrafted with care by artisans in Portugal, these timeless pieces made from granulated cork embody the company’s mission to encourage a moment of pause.

Plan Your Space

Revolutionizing the Pre-Planning Process for Homeowners

What would you give to see your dream home before it’s built to make sure everything is how you envisioned it? At Plan Your Space, we’re in the business of helping homeowners achieve this level of reassurance about their home building plans.
How do we do it? We’re a leading architectural showroom in Canada. In other words, we give people just like you the space, knowledge, and insights needed to gain a clearer picture of how their plans would be built in real life – all before you begin digging at site.

Poliform

Poliform an Italian luxury modern furniture brand, offers the high quality furniture, closets, wall systems, and kitchens for any space. It provides custom made cabinetry for closets, bookcases and kitchens. Poliform also has a wide variety of high end living room furniture including sofas, armchairs, sideboards; dining room furniture, including tables and chairs; and bedroom furniture – beds, nightstands, dressers and more. Poliform offers professional design services to help to design and furnish their home in contemporary style.

Italian cabinetry and interior design firm, located near Lake Como, that since the ‘70s produces hand-crafted, high-end products where unparalleled quality meets the attention to detail, to create an iconic and stylish collection.

Poliform is an international company with a global dimension. A company in constant growth, now present in 90 countries worldwide thanks to an enlightened and strategic entrepreneurial vision and a style that speaks an international and contemporary language.

The flagship in Vancouver is located at 779 West Pender Street, Vancouver where you can discover the whole Poliform collection and benefit from the expertise of the designers team that will assist and guide you through all stages of

Prima Stone

Based in Vancouver, BC, and servicing dealers and clients across North America, Prima Stone is a supplier of super format marble tile. Prima Stone has become a trusted and sustainable choice for incorporating natural stone and marble slab into interior designs for nearly a decade.

Project X Slabs

The Project X Slab team was first established in 2015 and is specialized in dealing with large format porcelain tiles.
These selections are perfectly coordinated and intended to be used for wall and floor combos, outdoors, indoors, furniture, and interior design solutions.
Our handmade decorative large-format collection is based on your best wishes and dreams for interior design.
Importing from Italy & Spain, Distribution, Fabrication, Delivery, Installation, and maintenance are all our specialty.

Proxima Lighting Solutions

Proxima Lighting Solutions is an international lighting specialist firm. Our team consists of certified lighting designers, electrical / control engineers, and energy specialists.

We are experts in indoor and outdoor lighting design and solutions. Additionally, we also do custom modern lighting solutions that can fit into your project needs.

Visit our booth at #306!

Please also visit our website at www.proximalight.ca.
You can also contact us at 778-244-8668 or visit our 10,000 sq ft facility at 3740 William St, Burnaby.

Q Living Furniture

Q Living Furniture – A curated collection from around the globe and around the block.

Q Living Furniture is an expanding home goods store specializing in living room, dining room, bedroom, and outdoor furniture.  Established in 2006 and expanding from a wholesale warehouse to curated collections, Q Living Furniture has grown alongside the cities surrounding them. With two brick and mortar showroom locations boasting both locally and globally made pieces, our showrooms have been providing destination shopping experiences for over a decade.

QWRKhouse

QWRKhouse is Bernard Mitchell and Krista Humphrey, two Canadian designers with a devotion to sustainable + creative explorations. Through QWRKhouse, they have adopted the practice of “digital craft”; an answer to a post industrial era, where there is time and space for thoughtful consideration, and a minimized production of goods. The QWRKhouse collection of objects are created purely with digital software tools as the medium and fused filament fabrication printing as the physical outlet for the creative process. They embrace the aesthetic of the digital design process by incorporating and utilizing the inherent appearances of 3D printing as expressions of design.
Bringing a balance of creative and analytical prowess, Krista and Bernard navigate the design process as a sequence of opportunities; a multidisciplinary platform from which to improve the human experience. Their combined passion stems from the belief that design should make you feel something beyond the satisfaction of basic function, it is both experiential and emotional. Their aesthetic makes you want to look twice, to be intrigued and engaged; to bring an element of illusion or the fantastic that shares their sense of curiosity with others.
The QWRKhouse manifesto:
• Do not overproduce
• Minimize the overall footprint of goods created.
• Use materials that biodegrade (or are recyclable).
• Bring light and love into the lives of others

Rize Alliance

IDS is pleased to have RIZE as presenting sponsor of the 2023 Prototype Feature, showcasing the designers of tomorrow in a juried group exhibition.

Roberto Chavez (Talento Design) 

Roberto Chavez of Talento Design will be presenting as part of an installation on the show floor featuring designs by members of TWIG. This installation is led by TWIG member Patrick Christie 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.

ROBINSON Lighting & Bath

ROBINSON Lighting & Bath is Canada’s largest retailer of lighting and plumbing. Operating from 32 showroom and warehouse locations, we offer a wide selection of the industry’s best brands to design-conscious homeowners, designers and trades in Canada.

Our vision is to help bring homes and buildings to life. We believe in offering easy and enjoyable in-store and online experiences to help select and quickly deliver products. Our passionate and knowledgeable online and showroom staff provide full-service support on every project.

Royal Crown Plywood Ltd.

Royal Crown Plywood has been supplying the Canadian market with the highest-quality products to ensure clients receive unique, reliable, and branded products. With a focus on unique and custom designs, we strive to keep up with the ever-changing fashion and trends of the time. We understand that every customer has different needs and preferences, and we work closely with our clients to deliver personalized solutions that meet their requirements. Crownply is made with innovative methods, and it is the best and the most reliable product that the market has ever seen.

Scandinazn

Scandinazn crafts imaginative Jewelry, inspired by the geometric shapes and pops of colour in Scandinavian design and the subtle handmade intricacies of Japanese art – inspired by designer Jamie Carlson’s heritage. Using discarded leather as the main material component, Scandinazn is all about promoting creative self-expression and sustainability through ethically-made jewelry.

At IDS, our Fall / Holiday 2023 collection will be making its market debut

Schluter Systems (Canada) Inc.

Schluter®-Systems creates and manufactures installation systems specifically designed for tile and stone. We are committed to the improvement and promotion of tile installations worldwide through the development of practical, innovative products for ceramic and stone tile, educational programs and personalized service. Our innovative systems combine state-of-the-art technology, practical experience, and attention to detail, in order to protect the integrity of every tile installation and allow for the application of this ideal surface covering on virtually any surface. Our products include: edge-protection and transition profiles, stair-nosing profiles, a shower system, an electric floor warming system, uncoupling and drainage membranes, balcony and terrace accessories, etc.

Brands: Schluter®-DITRA, Schluter®-Shower System, Schluter®-KERDI-Board, Schluter®-KERDI-Line, Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT

Shakun Jhangiani

Contemporary artist Shakun Jhangiani, an exhibitor at IDS since 2007 is featured again in new art collections within the COLLECT Fine Art Section at IDS Vancouver 2023. Come meet with Shakun and enjoy the feeling of joyful tranquility viewing a selection of her beautiful mixed media artwork for sale at Booth C06. Onsite purchases & bespoke artwork commissioned onsite will be honored with a 10% discount.

Sherwin-Williams

Ask Sherwin-WilliamsTM

For more than 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As North America’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,200 neighborhood stores. For more information, visit sherwin-williams.ca. Join Sherwin-Williams on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. 

SHOLTO DESIGN STUDIO INC.

Sholto Design Studio is a boutique industrial design studio in Vancouver, Canada. Our studio team works on private, public and institutional projects. 

We want to improve the lives of our communities by focusing on the common good. That means that we never give you the status quo, but work to find the ideal solution for your project. We work closely with our highly experienced local vendors to produce with integrity. We manage our projects professionally with personal thought and consideration for our client, and our client’s client.

We’re not in the business of now, but designers of the future, making life as useful, as meaningful, as beautiful as we are able for future generations to come.

Siema Kitchen & Bath

Established in 2005 by four brothers, Siema began as a home improvement company, specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations. Since then, the business has grown and transformed to one that focuses on providing top quality kitchen and bath design. Siema proudly carry Scavolini, one of Italy’s most renowned and beloved kitchen and bath brands.

At Siema, we are passionate about providing our clients with an exceptional, personalized service from the beginning of the process until the very end. Whether you are a homeowner, designer, architect, builder, or developer, our designers are here to help you create beautiful and functional spaces, tailored to suit your specific needs and lifestyle. Our expert installers are trained and experienced in delivering precision fit and workmanship, which are hallmarks of Italian luxury design.

Solus Decor Inc.

Solus Decor works with hospitality and industry professionals to provide the best quality of fire pits and water features that exist in the marketplace today. Our fire pits and water features are built to withstand one of the toughest climates on the planet – Canada! It is with this mindset that we seek out the highest quality materials we can find to produce the best products anywhere in the world.

Sömn Home

At Sömn Home, we’re earth-friendly people creating linens that make your sleep dreamier, your days cozier, and your table perfectly imperfect for all occasions.

Our sustainable home textiles are a match made in dreamland for the wellness-obsessed who just can’t get enough of practical, minimalist homewares that are ethically sourced, mindfully designed, and just plain good looking.

Sömn Home was born in 2017 from our customers’ simple dream – to finally have a source for sustainable, luxuriously soft, and high-quality linen bedding.

At the time, natural fiber goods weren’t readily available around us in Vancouver, so our founders spent two years personally testing different linens before finalizing the fabric that was worthy of a place on our customers’ beds. Only then was Sömn officially ready to launch.

Our first bedding collection was so well received that a season’s worth of goods sold out in a few weeks. Since then, we’ve continued to design new products with purpose, weaving our belief in sustainability with our care for our customers and our love for fine design.

We’re rooted in the confidence that by caring about what we put on our bodies and bring into our homes, we can all support planet-friendly practices and collectively work to create a brighter, more sustainable future. (Oh, and a cozier one, too.)

Sonata Design & Sunburst Closets

The original vision for Sonata has always been to help our clients realize no matter what type of space they are working, living, and creating in, that each space has value and can be beautiful, well-thought-out, and have tasteful and impressive design and construction. Our locations are modern, boutique spaces that offer you the full services of our organization in a thoughtful and engaging layout. The exciting thing about Sonata is that we are always evolving in an attempt to bring our clients, our team, and the industry a fresh perspective with a focus on adding value.

How you “play with your space” can have a dramatic effect on the look, feel, functionality and even the health of your home. Our experienced team knows how to carefully consider the important elements of design and how our product mix can come together with budget, timelines, and style to truly enhance your space.

Studio AR

Studio AR is a brand that emerges from the artistic work of visual artist Raissa De Britto.

The multidisciplinary artist strives to be in constant motion, creating from different mediums and materials. She believes that artistic expression can be a catalyst for ideas and exchanges with others.

The brand’s starting point lies in EXCHANGE, in the experiences that arise from it. The exchange between body and space. The exchange with the material being worked with. The exchange with the people encountered along the way.

It is a brand that believes that these exchanges allow for a deeper self-understanding and the creation of a space of greater empathy with others – the creation and inspiration that emerge from these moments when something is shared.

Like time, the brand seeks to be in constant motion.

AR represents the essence of what is not visible to the eyes.
AR swaps the initials of the artist’s name.
AR is present in creating, transforming, sharing, reinterpreting, exchanging, being. Will you join me?

Suncoast Enclosures

Big Or Small – Suncoast Enclosures Will Work Directly With You To Create A Beautiful Custom Designed Enclosure To Fit Your Home

Surfacing Solution

Surfacing Solution manufactures a complete line of flexible wood tambour panels, faux tin ceiling panels, and acoustic products.

We cater to Architects, Interior Designers, Cabinet Makers, and Millworkers, working on commercial and high end residential applications.

Tambour – Flexible Wood Panels

Tambour is a grooved decorative surfacing material available in solid wood, real wood veneers, and metallics. The grooving is visually attractive and allows for the panels to have flexibility for ease in designing curves and angles both inwards and outwards.

Easy panelized installation reduces labor costs and increases install speeds.

Common applications include, full and accent walls, bar fronts, wall to ceiling transitions, column wraps, reception and boardroom desks, etc.

Faux Tin Ceilings :

Easy glue-up faux tin ceiling tiles install without nailing.

Our faux tin ceiling tiles are thermoformed colored styrene to replicate the look of pressed metal tiles at a fraction of the cost. Once installed, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference from metal tiles.

Acoustic Materials

Control Wall Noise Barriers

Acoustic Flooring Decouplers

Noise Absorbing Wall Panels

Our Acoustical, Vibration, Industrial and Audio Specialists have been solving a wide variety of noise problems for more than 30 years.

We will only recommend the correct product that will absorb, deflect, isolate and STOP YOUR NOISE PROBLEM

Takasa

Takasa – a BC Benefit Company – is a socially and environmentally responsible textiles business, crafting bed and bath linens that are organic, ethically sourced and manufactured using environmentally safe methods, ensuring no use of harmful dyes or chemicals. We are based in Vancouver, British ColumbiaAs Canada’s first brand to craft certified GOTS organic and Fairtrade Cotton homewares, our mission is simple – we want to make it easier for everyone to make socially and environmentally conscious choices without compromising on quality or comfort. We believe access to natural, fair trade products from a brand you can trust should be available to all of us. Takasa’s premium products cater to the growing demand for luxury, comfort and transparency while having a significant positive impact on the environment, farmers, and the future.

Tangible Interaction

Tangible Interaction Art and Design Studio, we create experiences that connect and inspire here and now.

TAV Ceramics

IDS Vancouver is pleased to have showcased in the Main Stage space an installation of work by TAV Ceramics.

Founding ceramist Tanvi Arora was born and raised in Dubai, UAE and worked for over a decade as an interior designer working primarily in the design and execution of 4 & 5 star hotels around the world. She has worked with various operators such as Hyatt, Accor, Marriott, Kerzner, Jumeirah, among others.

In 2018, along with moving 7000 miles from home, she also decided it was time to follow in the foot steps of the many generations in her family, and take the plunge and start her own business. Fueled by drive, ambition, and a passion for design, TAV Ceramics was born in 2019.

What started as a hobby, turned into a side hustle and has eventually turned into a thriving business with the mission to create a simpler, more meaningful experience with everyday objects.

TENZO

Redefining quality standards in the fine plumbing industry. Since 2008, the Tenzo team has been developing powerful components and refined designs to offer you unique, solid and stylish products.

Just being “good” is not enough for us. We work to be the best. And to get there, we do not neglect any detail. From design to installation, through the manufacturing and packaging of our achievements, everything has been designed and made to give you total satisfaction.

The Designers Common

TDC was founded in 2022 to create a community that could provide support, inspiration, and learning opportunities for interior designers in the lower mainland. It all started as a small gathering of five people discussing design topics at a local restaurant, and has now blossomed into a thriving community of building industry professionals who value education, inclusivity, and collaboration.

The Designers Common organizes events across the Lower Mainland and Okanagan, providing attendees with the opportunity to network with their peers, listen to inspiring panelists or speakers, and gain insights on various topics related to the design industry, business, and personal growth. Each event is unique, offering something valuable for everyone who attends.

Regardless of whether you own your design business, are an architect or general contractor, or a design student, TDC welcomes you with open arms. The design industry thrives when we let go of competition and comparison and instead embrace learning from everyone involved, as each person brings valuable insights to the table.

Timeless Wine Cellars

Custom Woodworkers Specializing in Wine Cellars (and Saunas).

 

Timeless Wine Cellars is driven by a passion for creating beautiful products that build lasting memories for their clients. From start to finish every detail is hand-made locally in Vancouver with the highest quality. Timeless Wine Cellars puts a personalized touch on all of their projects ensuring each customization is exactly suited for their customer’s needs.

Tom Lee Music

About Tom Lee Music
Since 1969, Tom Lee Music provides the very best in musical instruments, equipment, services and education throughout our 5 retail locations and online store. Across the country, we proudly operate four Steinway Piano Gallery stores in Calgary, Ottawa, Markham and Mississauga. We carry the top brands of instruments and is one of the largest full-line musical instrument retailers in North America. In Piano category, we have world’s finest pianos such as Steinway, Yamaha, Sauter, Petrof, Schimmel and many more. In our 2023 booth #1013, we are presenting Steinway’s hand-crafted special pianos in original designs, combining artistry with craftsmanship. Steinway offers one-of-a kind customer pianos using luxurious materials such as precious stones like diamond, malachite, lapis lazuli and mother of pearl for inlays and artcase applications. Other exotic elements used are gold, silver, exotic wood finishings, hand-painted artwork, customer colors and leathers. They bring imagination to life for interior designs to create an inspired environment for customers.

Torati Cabinet Inc.

We create the next generation of kitchen cabinets and closets with an unparalleled dedication to quality. Using high-quality, durable materials, our team create something uniquely yours that will last for years to come. We help you design the heart of your home the way you love and ensure that your new torati product meets all your needs. Since the beginning, our priority has been keeping our planet, customers and employees safe and happy.

Tuffskin Canada

The TuffSkin mission is to solve the marble etching and staining challenges faced by the hospitality industry, commercial and residential markets. TuffSkin is new to Canada (but founded in Las Vegas in 2007) and does what traditional stone sealers have never been able to achieve.

TuffSkin Surface Protection is 100% etch proof, stain proof, UV protected and heat resistant up to 500 celsius – guaranteed for life. Whether you are restoring your natural stone or building new, you can choose the stone you want and TuffSkin will provide the protection you need.

Twelve Oaks

Twelve Oaks™ is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of top quality flooring products.

A thousand stores across Canada and United States have partnered with Twelve Oaks™ to reinvigorate the meaning of value in the flooring trade. Our wide selection of products – engineered hardwood, solid hardwood, luxury vinyl, and laminate floors all bare the stamp of approval from our satisfied consumers. We invite you to become a part of the Twelve Oaks™ story – because your value is our promise.

TWIG – The Wood Innovation Group – Shape Program 

TWIG – The Wood Innovation Group – Shape Program 

About TWIG: The Wood Innovation Group—TWIG, is a network & community of wood-related professionals committed to advancing innovation in BC’s value-added wood product industry.  TWIG has been hosting monthly events for a good part of the past 10 years, fostering many new connections that have led to new businesses, products and services. The group believes creativity is what drives innovation and creates value, and through collaboration, a future of forestry can be re-imagined into one that prioritizes people the environment and culture.
 

“The value in the material is in how your treat it” – Art Paul
 

TWIG inspires people to work with material in our own backyard – from 2nd and 3rd growth sources, underutilized species, community-owned and private lands or reclaiming and refurbishing. TWIG as a network is a group of people who work in various sectors of wood product industries The events are a means to inspire and create connections that help people access the resources they need to realize their ideas. The organization is rooted in wood science through its support from the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and informed by industry and craft through its organizing team, board and long-term members.
 

The Shape Program: 

In its pilot year, the Shape program supports participants in a journey, from raw material to finished object. TWIG created this program to fill a crucial gap in the wood products industry and the local design markets similar to a technology incubator or accelerator program for wood products. Shape is a cohort-style program and the individuals in the group come from a variety of backgrounds that relate to wood. In this program, participants are challenged to develop an idea that embodies their approach to design, material considerations and regional influences. The program concludes with a presentation of work at IDS Vancouver that showcases each individual, aimed to ignite a conversation around design, forestry and the value of art and creativity. The individuals in this program collectively seek to expand on the products and services they offer, by developing new products that incorporate regional woods.
 

The exhibition at IDS will be curated by the organizer Patrick Christie who joined TWIG 10 years ago as a recent graduate of Emily Carr’s Industrial Design program. He got his first chance to showcase works at IDS through a program created in partnership with BC Wood and IDS. Over the years he has invested his time into learning about regional woods and local industries, creating projects that showcase the distinct characteristics of wood. His work at TWIG is focused on developing programs, events and services that connect people together to share experiences and knowledge about wood. Patrick has a history of over 10 years of working in wood while organizing and curating local events and exhibitions that showcase creative thinking.
 

Participating Designers: 

David Ullock – Druvid 

Roberto Chavez – Talento Design 

Patrick Wilkie  

Lenny Rubenovitch – Rubenovitch Furnishings & Co. 

Matt Hanns Schroeter – Matt Hanns 

Jeramie & Aaron Ellingsen – Folk / Ellingsen Woods 

Jake Humphrey – Pacifica Woodwork and Design 

Urban Bonfire

Urban Bonfire is dedicated to designing and manufacturing timeless quality products for outdoor space activation.

Being at the forefront of the evolution of the outdoor kitchen is deep inside Urban Bonfire’s DNA. Like many other rooms in the house, the outdoor kitchen space is in constant evolution.

Our in-house team of Kitchen and Industrial Designers work closely with Interior and Architectural designers to see where the most value can be added to their designs. With these conceptual ideas in hand, our team of experienced engineers, machine operators and artisans are constantly testing, improving or prototyping new processes, products and services.

Valley Acrylic Bath Ltd.

Since 2008, Valley Acrylic have been seeking to grant the international bath market with new and innovative products manufactured to the highest standards in quality and design. We’ve nurtured a culture of trust, integrity and transparency with our valued Clients who look to us as Bathroom and Kitchen industry specialists. We’re proud to deliver genuine Valley Acrylic Parts and effective solutions designed to cut through the typical inefficiencies and added costs, which have a significant impact on our Client’s bottom line, and in turn, help us to earn their confidence.

VanAir Design

Your door should do more than just open and close. The VanAir Door was created to alleviate ventilation challenges in modern buildings. Don't let the doors in your next project be an afterthought.
The VanAir Door provides passive ventilation to improve indoor air quality. It allows air to move freely and discreetly even when doors are closed.

Vancouver Island Marble

We quarry and fabricate unique, beautiful, and high-quality marbles from our Vancouver Island quarries.

Each block of marble has its own distinct characteristics. Slabs are one of a kind and original. Our quarried marbles come in White, Grey, Black and almost any shade in between.

Blocks are processed at our Duncan facility into slabs, tiles, pavers, sinks, countertops, and custom 3-dimensional products. Slab thicknesses and finishes can be customized as well to specifications and project.

We also offer sustainably designed, traditional cementitious Terrazzos made on site from our marble quarries waste.

All products are LEED qualifiers.

Vicostone

VICOSTONE is now the Top 3 largest suppliers of engineered stone countertops to the global market. Established in 2002, Vicostone has grown to operate six slab production lines in Hanoi, Vietnam using the most advanced techniques in the industry and the latest technology from Breton S.p.A. of Italy. Thirty million square feet of Vicostone are made every year and sold in over 50 countries, mostly in North America, Australia and Europe which require countertop materials of very high quality and diverse, unique design.

VICOSTONE continuously innovates to provide new and trendy designs with the best quality that exceeds our customers’ expectations. Unique and luxurious, our products strive to meet the most diverse design requirements.

VICOSTONE is certified by NSF for food safety (ANSI 051) and certified by GreenGuard to be free of volatile organic compounds. VICOSTONE is proved to be Microbial Resistant by reputable organizations. This confirms that our products are environmentally friendly, prevent mold growth, and are anti-bacterial, making them completely safe for the food and health of our customers.

Views Balcony Bar

It is an outdoor bar table that clamps to different railings, taking up zero floor space, and instantly turning your boring balcony into a bar 


It may be “Mini but it’s got BIG functionality, with our unique stainless steel brackets that adjust to different railing widths. A folding bar top table to allow for even more space when not in use. Beautiful handcrafted acacia bar top tables in 4 different finishes to match your style.

Vogt Industries

Your home is a reflection of you: your thoughts, passions, visions, and inspirations. Our unique designs create a space that is an extension of your character, with curated collections that bring modern design elements into your home.

At the intersection of sleek and intuitive, we set a new standard for high-quality home fixtures. The key? Details. At Vogt, we make sure that your home is a sanctuary — a personalized space with no detail left untouched.

West Coast Windows

For close to half of a century, West Coast Windows has been designing, manufacturing, and installing inspired, custom-crafted vinyl windows and doors. For home renovations and new construction, we serve residential, strata, and commercial clientele. We are 100% BC-owned and operated with a sterling reputation for the beauty of our designs, the quality and precision of our manufacturing process, and the energy efficiency of our window systems.

As a family-owned and operated business, we offer personalized service that is flexible and responsive to our loyal customers. Our experienced team of craftspeople and customer service agents offers the perfect blend of creative and practical advice to help you select from our broad range of custom windows and doors.

Wolseley Studio and Kitchen & Bath Classics

Kitchen & Bath Classics and Wolseley Studio showrooms are homeowner and contractor-friendly, offering a wide selection of kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Each location is designed and operated by Wolseley Canada, meeting exceptional customer service and product standards. Kitchen & Bath Classics and Wolseley Studio showrooms bring you the best from kitchen and bathroom brands on a national and international level.

Woody’s Hardwood Flooring Ltd.

Since the 1990s, Woodys Hardwood Flooring has built their business around Premium Quality and Excellent Customer Service.

We offer to the Discerning Client a Premium Quality Engineered Hardwood Flooring, Western Canadian Made, with a Lifetime Warranty on the Structure and a 30 Year Limited Warranty on the Finish.

We also offer the ability to Custom Stain and Stain Match along with Dozens of Beautifully Stained Factory Options.

Our Premium Engineered Flooring is a Hybrid between Solid and Engineered, with Solid Stock making up the 4mm wear layer above the tongue and groove. Our core is a 9 layer Birch Plywood which is the Ultimate Gold Standard for a Premium Quality Engineered Floor.

Our Flooring boasts a BONA High Durability UV Cured Finish, the Best in the Industry.

With Design Centres in Kelowna, Calgary, and Vancouver (Opening Spring 2024), We Welcome You To Come Check Us Out!

Xuanpu Huang

Xuanpu Huang‘s design work entitled “麓 | Lume” will be featured in IDS Vancouver’s fan-favorite Prototype group juried exhibition.

Prototype is located next to the Studio North section in the south west corner of the show floor.

About 麓 | Lume:

“What is home? The aura of a home allows one to feel good when leaving, and it feels even better to come back.
Presenting a broader atmosphere of the character ‘麓‘. The place where the deer lives are at the foot of a mountain amongst trees. There is water and grass, which is suitable for survival, and in case of danger, they go up to the mountain or hide in the forest, which is the most ideal habitat for a deer. Deers consider that environment a home since it creates a sense of comfort, belonging, warmth, familiarity, and satisfaction. All animals want to live in a place that has a feeling of home. I find myself in the same position as a deer in search of this warm home.
A common symptom shared amongst those away from their origin is being homesick. Straying away from an unfamiliar environment can create a sense of discomfort with the unknown. This feeling gets stronger in frequent changes between a sense of familiarity to unfamiliarity.
During my journey, my place of residence has always been without a fix. My journey started in Toronto where I lived for 3 years, then moved to Vancouver to continue my study. And now, my next step will be in Finland. As an international student in identifying what brings me warmth, belonging, and comfort. I felt that most when I ate, worked, and relaxed on a familiar chair. Over the years, I thought a chair was only to satisfy comfort but I took that for granted, During the move, I parted ways with this chair. I realized I developed a connection with this chair. The moment I realized I had to part ways, I was very reluctant.
The beginning of a journey is the difficult part. In an unfamiliar city, it can feel lonely. As you open your suitcase or express box in your new residence, a familiar collapsible chair can be found and assembled. And placed as your first step in creating a warm, and familiar place where you belong. The chair is the essence of an elevated space.
Overall, rebuilding a sense of belonging and comfort through building a companion that follows one to their next home.”

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