The Canadian Home Furnishing Market (TCHFM) is Toronto’s annual furnishing show. The Market brought over 300 manufacturers and distributors to Toronto so that they could show off products that were specifically geared towards the Canadian market. This year the show was held from January 12th to 15th and it was an absolute feast for the senses.
The show brought together some of the most influential players in the industry to showcase their well-crafted, highly stylish pieces. The new designs embraced creativity, innovation and the latest trends. From modern to traditional, contemporary to rustic, visitors were able to find pieces that truly matched their customers’ style profiles while also having the opportunity to truly appreciate the textures, fabrics, leathers, woods, metals and finishes of the exceptional products that exhibitors had on offer.
We visited the Market to find out what would be hot this here in the Canadian furnishing world. The past few years have been brown and neutral with dark woods and smooth designs. This year, we are particularly happy to say, are full of rich colours, texture and “retro” designs!
Wood Design Trends
We saw the beginning of the trend in last year’s TCHFM and the Toronto 2012 Interior Design Show and we saw even more of it at this year’s Market. Wood. We saw both treated and untreated wood designs in furniture and accent pieces. The wood shades were lighter and brighter as well. This means that dark wood cabinets and floors are on their way out and that if you want to be on trend you’ll need to lighten and brighten up on your woods! But dark isn’t totally out, you will be seeing more mixed wood patterns where the dark and light are brought together in refreshing patterns.
Furniture Colour Trends
Quality Canadian Furniture Trends Display celebrated their 12th year at the Market by showing their inspirational colourful new features. The displays were designed by Pierre d’Anjou and Andre Caron and they were created to bring the 2013 Pantone View Home+Interiors forecast to life by showing their interpretation of the new themes and the latest in Canadian-made furniture.
These displays were created with Pantone’s insightful colour forecasts and they were specifically designed with the Canadian consumer in mind.
We spoke to visiting designers about their thoughts on the Market. The designers were all very excited about the Quebec and Canadian manufacturers, noting the exceptional quality of workmanship and style of the designs.
We were also shown the fantastic furnishing pieces and accessories from lights to sofas to rugs. We fell in love with the contemporary designs.
What do you think of 2013’s new furnishing design trends?