From A-N-D to Xuangu Huang, the diverse exhibitors at this year’s Vancouver edition of the Interior Design Show (IDS) reflect a wealth of talent from across the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Alongside the impressive product launches, the four-day fair features an impressive variety of events and installations — including Friday’s AZURE Trade Day talks.
Studio North brings together Canadian and international designers to present one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surface design in a deftly curated gallery-like setting. Known as a showcase for both established emerging designers, it also incorporates the Prototype platform. New to IDS Vancouver for 2023, are the Modern Prefab feature installation, which will see three prefabricated homes by Hewing Haus, aux box, and Blend Projects; and the IDS x Obakki Design Incubator, an initiative designed to mentor and support young Canadian talent.
On Friday, September 22, the AZURE Trade Day talks provide a deep dive into The Future of Design on the West Coast — with speakers Ming-Lee Yuan, Brent Comber, Andrea MacLean, and Bao-Nghi Nhan — an exploration of Passive House and High-Performance Building Design with Cedric Burgers and Ellie Niakan, as well as a look at Ligne Roset & 50 Years of Togo (Presented by Livingspace) with Simone Vingerhoets-Ziesmann. The talks will be moderated by AZURE senior editor Stefan Novakovic.