The biggest design fair on the Pacific West Coast is happening in Vancouver right now.
It’s the 13th annual Interior Design Show (IDS) and it’s taking place in the Convention Centre. You can go along to the event to get some amazing design inspiration from international speakers from now until Sunday, October 4.
But that’s not all.
While the event features a countless number of exhibitors that will fill you with inspiration to redecorate your place this fall, it also has some special interactive pieces of art that you need to see. You’ll seriously want them on your Instagram feed too…just saying.
We’ve compiled a list of the top six must-see artworks that you’ll want to check out at the show.
Once you get to the entrance of IDS Vancouver you’ll notice the majestic Tree House standing at 100 feet tall. Designed by Electric Coffin and presented by LightArt, it explores manmade material and natural form as they become one. You can wander through the front door of a house made from 3Form material and see how an illuminated path seamlessly transforms the piece in to an organic, tree-like shape made from cardboard.
Quartz surface manufacturer Caesarstone has collaborated with world renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for this debut installation. You can go along to see the exhibit and enter into a fantasy world made of different colours, forms and shapes – in a life-size kaleidoscope. It’s set to showcase unique, handcrafted pieces designed with Caesarstone materials.
This exhibit sees designer Camille Walala transform the Central Bar in collaboration with Portland-based ANN SACKS. The result? Walaland – a joyful place filled with Camille’s signature tribal-pop prints, high-octane colour combinations, and eye-popping graphics. It incorporates ceramic tiles by ANN SACKS, and Camille will be hand painting a 60-foot mural that serves as the backdrop for the bar.
Enjoy breathtaking displays, installations, and talks that are conducted onsite at The Mix. Three leading Netherlands based designers have been paired with celebrated, established Vancouver creators for this piece, with support from the Consulate to the Netherlands and the program’s media partner, FRAME Magazine. You’ll get to see these pairs exhibiting side-by-side on the centre aisle at IDS Vancouver.
Feel as though you’ve been transported to Tokyo when you visit this artwork. Just like the city is enigmatic, Tokyo’s design scene is a mixture of ancient and modern, liberal, and conservative, east, and west influences. The Tokyo Exchange, curated by Design Milk, is bringing together works by innovative Tokyo-based design studios – we+ and Design for Industry. To make it even better, this installation will be designed by Vancouver-based FSOARK Architect Inc. It resembles a gallery presentation and is opened on all sides so that you’ll get a chance to get up close to the pieces on display.
The Clay & Glaze exhibit features contemporary ceramic work by an invited group of regional and international ceramists. Chances are it’s like nothing you’ve seen before with a revolutionary and modern rendition of the traditional art. Italian creative designer Matteo Cibic, is part of this exhibit’s lineup and he’ll be taking to the stage on Friday, September 29 with his wildly expressive décor.
When: September 28 to October 1
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building, 1055 Canada Place
Online price: $14 – $18 for passes | $35 Opening Night Party – Tickets available via Interior Design Show Vancouver