IDS West 2013 Preview-3

2013 marks the ninth edition of IDSwest, the best in interior design from Vancouver, North America, and the world. Earlier this month, I attended a preview at Union Wood, where a few of the designers showcased their works.

Union Wood's Craig Pearce and Joanne Magsisi
[Union Wood’s Craig Pearce and Joanne Magsisi]

IDSwest is a sophisticated celebration of contemporary interior design, blending hundreds of world class exhibits, collaborative features, and presentations by world-renowned design icons. This is a great source for finding inspiration, with a curated marketplace set to offer an unrivaled experience for design enthusiasts and professionals.

IDSwest speakers will include The Design Agency, an award-winning Toronto-based design consultancy. Managed by partners and long-time friends Allen Chan, Matt Davis, and Anwar Mekhayech, the studio unites architectural, interior design, branding and digital design expertise.

Interior designer Brian Gluckstein is known the world over for his award-winning residential and hospitality projects. Since launching his interior design career over two decades ago, Gluckstein has honed the sophisticated and luxurious style that has become his signature. Gluckstein is a principal of Gluckstein Design, offering interior design, planning, and project management services to residential and corporate clients, developers, and the hospitality and leisure industries.

Johnson Chou has an extensive background working with some of the best agencies in the country and is the recipient of many awards, including the Arts Toronto Protégé Award. His well-known firm, Johnson Chou Inc., is a multi-disciplinary design practice encompassing architectural and industrial design, furniture and interiors, graphic identity and corporate communications.

Back by popular demand are Tommy Smythe of HGTV’s Sarah 101, Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen of Canadian House & Home, and Kelly Deck of Kelly Deck Designs.

IDS West 2013 Preview-1

Don’t forget the opening night party with a chance to explore the exhibits along with entertainment, wine, and nibbles, alongside design greats from Vancouver and beyond.

IDS West runs from September 19 to 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

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