IDS: Roundup

February 9th, 2009

IDS 09 is over and we are, quite frankly, exhausted! But alas, there are a few straggling things we didn’t get to cover yet so we’ve amassed them into this final to do.



Full disclosure: John works here but we can’t help but love the look of clean lines and the pops of yellow.


Plus they have a new prototype wing chair that’s pretty sweet.


And some new custom prototype cube ottomans too.


We were a bit confused about IKEA’s display, as when we inquired as to what was new, they pointed to a bunch of stuff that’s been in stores for ages, like the cowhide rug. We were really hoping and expecting to see the upcoming items in their IKEA 2009 PS range, which instead you can see here (but come back after).


But we did like this new laquer style line callend VINSTRA ($399 for the dresser) that recalls Hollywood glam. Love the little drawer pulls too.



$299 for the dressing table, $49.99 for the Nils cowhide stool.



Although we said earlier we didn’t care to report about espresso machines, we’ve come to the conclusion that it is definitely now on our wish list. Free samples really do work–the Faema booth offered up a delicious cappuccino that had us going through the line with the salesperson and dreaming of a day when we no longer need Starbucks (actually, that time is now, as we’ve been enduring home-brewed coffee with daily quality fluctuations for weeks now. Weeks!).

Roseland Gallery

We’ve walked passed Queen Street West’s Roseland Gallery many times but have never actually stopped in because we thought they operated only on an appointment only basis (turns out they keep shop hours). Roseland has a really impressive roster of artists and designers, and quite frankly, the price tags to go along with it. Their IDS space had quite a bit of substantial eye candy to make us finally stop and take a closer look.


We could swear that we’ve seen this wall sconce in a magazine recently. Thinking the sconce is going to make a comeback. (approx $1200)


Damien Langlois Meurinne designed electric wall sconce (approx $3200).


Atomic-inspired chandelier version (Langlois Meurinne).


Italian designer Riccardo Gatti’s vases ($1200-1300 range).


French artist/designer Stéphane Ducatteau (Flex $6060) – who also had a piece in the prototype feature.



We almost passed this Table 16 prototype because people were blocking  it from view.



Chandelier designed by Netherland’s own Piet Boon.



This elegant workmans table…


…conceals a hidden storage compartment as well as creates inclined surfaces for drafting. A beautifully crafted piece of furniture. From Germany.



The Finnish rocking chairs that nearly lulled us to sleep. The one in the background even has a footstool that rocks with you. The rubber padding on the bottoms of the rocker ensure that it’s a smooth soft lull. Apparently Ella & Elliott in Toronto sells them. We want one.

Ok, that’s all we’ve got. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the best of the 2009 Toronto Interior Design Show!

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