IDS10 Prototypes & Studio North

January 25th, 2010

It was the Interior Design Show over the weekend, so if you didn’t get the chance to check it out, we’ve covered some of the highlights!

This year, the Prototypes were very diverse, each offering glimpses of what’s to come in new Canadian design.

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Science and sons gave us our favorite design of the evening: “Radio Canada” a radio with only 2 stations, CBC radio 1 & 2. It was just one of those things that we saw and desperately wanted.

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Bounce lounge by Sidney Molepo

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Fracture, a modular table by Tychotic design

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We loved the tapered maple legs, and notes of colour among the salvaged plywood top

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Trays by Emil Ragusila, an interesting interpretation of corian, which can be cut and sanded like real wood.

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Toboggin, by Devin Schaffner

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Karst stools, by Kevin Karst Designs

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Portico portable patio system, by Carmen Yatscoff

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Everro by Andrea Leitner

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NXL chair by Obill design

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Shallmar by Jean Willoughby

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Softwall, (made from used newspapers and felt) by Breathe architects

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Viceroy designed by Human Republic

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Masquerade designed by Human Republic

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The Practice of Everyday Design gave us a wonderful look into how creative CNC technology can be with their white lacquered Stalac coffee table.

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Modular seating system by Ian Vanderberg design

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LED chandelier by Group Two Design INC, unfortunately it wasn’t on during the show…

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Mahabali mats by Christina Covello designs

A sampling of the Studio North section below:

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Shawn Place gave us three chairs to drool over.

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We loved the cane body and counter weighted leather neck rest on this Lounge chair.

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The Wegneresque hand woven rocking chair was as beautiful as it was comfortable.

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And finally Shawn’s interesting three legged white oak dining chair.

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Colourful mortar and pestles from Tahir Mahmood.

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We just had to include SMASH’s drawer booth!

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Felt products from Finland’s Verso design

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We loved these beautiful plywood pendant lights from Secto design

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The Brothers Dresslers gave us a unique spin on the classic school chair with their blend of wood, felt and metal.

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We loved the stack-ability of this honeycomb inspired design by Balance Glassworks.

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Two Toques design gave us simple bedside tables.

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