CONNECTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE, WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCTS, IN THE HOTTEST SPACES.
During one three-day weekend each January, the Interior Design Show shapes the industry for the year to come – in North America and beyond. The 18th edition of Canada’s design fair celebrates leading brands, innovative speakers and rising local talents. Look for spotlights on Canadian-made products and small-batch designers, international speakers including Lee Broom, Ora-ïto, presented by Scavolini, as well as International Guest of Honour Tom Dixon, presented by Caesarstone Canada and Klaus by Nienkamper. Welcome to the Interior Design Show. We hope you enjoy exploring the people, products and places that make the design world so exciting and inspiring.
In January 1999, the first Interior Design Show opened its doors to an enthusiastic design community, media world and consumer market. An important milestone for Canada’s design scene, the first show brought together 25,000 visitors, who came to see Wallpaper* magazine founder Tyler Brulé, Droog’s Gijs Bakker and furniture designer Holly Hunt. After 15 years, the Interior Design Show has become one of the most successful recurring design events in Canadian history and over the years has inspired over 660,000 visitors. Attendance has almost double since the show’s inception, and international designers and architects travel from around the world to stand on the IDS main stage. The Interior Design Show has established itself as the breeding ground for design creativity, innovation and inspiration, bringing together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year.
In 2012, the Interior Design Show was purchased by Informa, the largest publically-owned organizer of exhibitions, expositions and training events in the world. With 150 offices in 40 countries, Informa brings together over a million professionals each year. The newly formed Informa Canada manages over 53 tradeshows, consumer shows and conferences around the country, serving the construction, real estate, craft, art and design markets.