Held January 27-30, the 13th annual Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto, Canada brings together companies and designers from Canada and around the world to showcase the latest styles in interior design.
The show will hold an opening night party on Thursday, January 27 before opening to design industry professionals on Friday, January 28 and members of the public on Saturday the 29 and Sunday the 30.
This year's event features keynote speeches from international designers including Paris-based Jean-Marie Massaud - Elle Deco Designer of the Year 2005 and Best Eco Design 2005 at Design Tide in Tokyo - plus exhibitions from over 300 Canadian and international designers and a special showcase of a 91 square meter (980 ft2) kitchen designed by Swedish furniture giant (and one of IDS's sponsors) IKEA.
The event can be followed online via Facebook ( www.facebook.com/idstoronto) and Twitter (@IDS_Toronto); highlights of the event and interviews with the designers involved will be available to watch on YouTube ( www.youtube.com/user/InteriorDesignShow).
Since the first Interior Design Show 13 years ago, the event has attracted around 550,000 visitors and 4,000 unique designers. However, despite these numbers and a strong presence in Canada, the show lacks the wide international appeal of the bi-annual Maison & Objet in Paris (January 21-25 / September 9-13) which attracted 85,000 visitors in 2010, or of IFA in Germany (September 2-7) which attracted 235,000 visitors in 2010.
For more information on the 13th Interior Design Show see:
For more information on Maison & Objet see: www.maison-objet.com
For more information on IFA see: www.ifa-berlin.com