IDS swings

IDSwest is ramping up for the 2015 edition of the Pacific platform of all things design from September 24 to 27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Design lovers can snap up a piece of modern glamour in the Jonathan Adler pop-up shop as well as take home an original item from the Portland Pop-Up.

Check out inspirational features such as The LA Exchange — curated by Design Milk — highlighting top Los Angeles designers. Looking for office inspiration? Explore Open Studio: 10 design firms are challenged to present a functional or conceptual take on the theme Workspace. Also new this year is Modern Kid, an exhibit focusing on innovative contemporary design for children.

Here’s a sneak peek at 2015’s new features:
Bon Accord Bistro

Presented by Union Wood Co, Bon Accord Bistro is the gathering place to recharge or hold meetings with friends or clients. Check out the industrial-chic furniture by Union Wood Co as you sip a coffee or grab a snack before heading to the show floor.


A feature exhibiting fine art worthy of the well designed home, Collect is a platform for modern and contemporary works by local and international artists. A gallery-style setting invites sophisticated collectors to find new pieces and to purchase their favourite discoveries. All artwork displayed in Collect is available for sale.


A curated section of IDSwest, Maker is reserved for emerging designers. Find furniture and tiles by up-and-coming craftspeople who focus on well-made products created in small-to-medium runs in limited distribution. Exhibitors include Jason Klager, Jeff Martin, Kylle Sebree, Oden Gallery, Ryan Inman, Shipway Design, Timber Tile, and Zoë Pawlak.

Modern Kid

The next generation of innovative design comes to IDSwest with the latest in furniture and accessories for kids. A contemporary aesthetic fits effortlessly into today’s modern home, with products that are multifunctional, non-toxic, and foster child development. Exhibitors include Collage Collage, Crocodile Baby, Nidi and West Coast Kids.

Off the Wall/Off the Loom

Explore the latest in textiles and wall coverings in Off the Wall/Off the Loom. Designers in this tactile exhibit create everything from artworks to window coverings to table linens, with a focus on quality and craftsmanship.

Open Studio

10 designers are challenged to present their takes on the theme Workspace. Each of the invited designers and firms is given 100 square feet of floor space to showcase their functional or conceptual ideas for an inspiring work area. 

Portland Pop-Up

Purchase household goods and cool designs from some of Portland, Oregon’s top designers. Portland Pop-Up is designed by Vancouver’s Port + Quarter studio. Part of the cash-and-carry area of IDSwest, products in the Portland Pop-Up are available for sale so you can take home a piece of good design.

Swings by Philippe Malouin, presented by Caesarstone

With an interactive installation presented by Caesarstone, designer Philippe Malouin invites guests to create a moment of spontaneous play. In a sculptural take on an iconic playground fixture, a set of 12 swings is arranged in a circle within a minimalist environment. Seats made of Caesarstone’s Supernatural and Concrete series invite IDSwest attendees to discover the product’s durable and flexible qualities while engaging in nostalgic fun.

The LA Exchange

Southern California cool comes to IDSwest for the second installment of The Exchange, this year showcasing cutting-edge work from Los Angeles. Curated by Design Milk and local design duo Falken Reynolds Interiors, invited studios are producing work at the forefront of design in North America. Exhibitors at The LA Exchange include Bend, Black Crow Studios, Brendan Ravenhill, Eric Trine, Jory Brigham Design, and Wolfum

About IDS West

The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) celebrates its 11th year in 2015 as the Pacific platform for all things design. The annual show is the largest design event in the West and draws over 35,000 design enthusiasts, architects and designers from California to Alaska. Advance tickets and weekend passes are now available online at reduced rates; full-price tickets will be available at the door during IDSwest. Visit the website for more details.

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