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A Sneak Peek from IDS17 Toronto

If you’re going to be in the GTA this weekend, be sure to make time for IDS17 Toronto Interior Design Show. IDS17 is open to industry professionals today, Friday January 20th, then to the public on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

If you are even remotely interested in the latest and greatest in interior style, you should absolutely consider this is a must-attend event. had the privilege of touring the show floor during a sneak peek on Thursday, January 19th, and we can say with certainty that the show will not disappoint. With absolutely gorgeous furnishings and fixtures as far as they eye can see, you’ll find head-turning displays quite literally down every aisle.

Here are a few of the highlights that you can expect to experience at IDS17.

New Innovations from Miele

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High-end appliance brand Miele introduced several new products. Included in these introductions was the unveiling of Blizzard CX-1 –Miele’s first ever bag-less vacuum, which they are touting as the most hygienic bag-less in the industry.

The Miele booth also featured the W1 T1 laundry pair. The T1 Dryer uses vent less, heat pump technology, which makes it 60% more energy efficient than traditional vented drying. Something that energy-conscious Canadians are sure to find intriguing. Also introduced was a new ironing system, kitchen appliance packages and new dishwashing technology.

Jamie Hayon for Caesarstone

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International design superstar Jaimie Hayon took us through his vision for the phenomenal Stone Age Folk installation he created for Caesarstone. Here, show-goers will be treated to a whimsical series of tables, all expertly crafted with different colours of Caesarstone.

Interior Design Goes Outside

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When you attend IDS17, be sure to look out for booths that take interior design outside. This year designers are paying particular attention to outdoor living spaces. Landscaping, hardscaping and décor all marry together to create outdoor spaces that showcase the same meticulous attention to detail as the interiors.

Partisans Gweilo

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One of the most stunning things you’ll have the pleasure of seeing at IDS17 is live sculpting of Partisans’ awe-inspiring Gweilo light sculptures. Clad in (rather intergalactic-looking) heat protective garb, the master sculptors stand before 9 scorching heat sources with thin sheets of LED bulbs, expertly softening the material before sculpting them into ethereal, self-illuminated works of art.

Ontario Wood

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One of our favourite stops at this year’s Interior Design Show was the incredible installation by Ontario Wood. … and that is all we’re going to say about it, because this is one that you absolutely must experience for yourself. Definitely don’t miss it!

Of course, this is only a taste of all there is to be experienced at IDS17 this weekend. We had a fantastic time touring the exhibition floor, and we’re confident that you will too. Enjoy! Visit the IDS17 Toronto website for more information about this weekend’s show.

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