Connecting the right people, with the right products,
in the hottest spaces.
The Interior Design Show/IDS is Canada’s design fair. Since our inception in 1998, close to 660,000 design professionals, consumers and media have attended. The newest and most innovative in international and Canadian products are annually presented by 300 exhibitors. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers, and highlight international interior design, architecture and industrial design trends. The most influential architects and designers from around the world share their design philosophies and experiences within the international keynote speakers program.
IDS is more than just a fair. It is the total design experience.
Created in Toronto in 1998 by Steven Levy and Shauna Levy, the first IDS was held in January 1999 with tremendous fanfare and was widely received by the media, design trade and consumers alike. Attended by 25,000 visitors, it was an unprecedented event in North America that was launched by Wallpaper* magazine founder, Tyler Brulé and featured speakers like The Netherlands’ Droog's Gijs Bakker and American furniture designer and manufacturer, Holly Hunt. Leading Canadian interior design firms created living spaces reflecting the most current in residential design trends and 275 exhibitors showed the best in design.
In 2012, the Interior Design Show/IDS was purchased by Informa plc. Newly named, Informa Canada Inc. is one of the largest Canadian producers and marketers of tradeshows, consumer shows and conferences serving the construction, real estate, craft, art and design markets. Some of its well known brands include: IDSWest, IIDEX, Art Toronto, One of a Kind Shows, Construct Canada, the Real Estate Forums as well as the Interior Design Show.