We are back in our studio again after yet another successful and whirlwind of a show! Making this our third year in attendance, Toronto’s Interior Design Show is really one of our favourites! As a participant of Studio North – a section of IDS showcasing custom products and limited edition collections – we are always thrilled to see familiar faces and meet new makers. It takes courage to stand before the work you have laboured over endlessly – it is a test for yourself, your work, and the audience it engages. The spirit of comradery is very much alive at Studio North, and might we say, it feels as if we “clicked our heels” because it is an environment that welcomes you with open arms!
Over the three and a half days we had the chance to catch up with exhibitor and friend Djuna Day of Djuna Day Studio. With a vigorous commitment to craft, Djuna designs furniture balancing modern aesthetics with boldness and grace. This year’s booth was brilliant as always, creating to-scale maquettes of past and present work, as well as including full size finished pieces.
The Ontario Wood exhibit showcases work by Ontario makers from locally sourced wood products, with the entire sculptural backdrop being dismantled and re-used by Habitat for Humanity upon completion of the show. We couldn’t help ourselves but share with you the immaculate fixtures of Brothers Dressler. Their remarkable work is always a source of inspiration in both design and craftsmanship.
Maker – a category of IDS that is curated by Design Milk, showcases businesses of small to medium scale manufacturing capabilities that are able to remain intimately involved in the creative process. Perhaps you’ll find us there next year?!
Luxi leaves IDS each year feeling energized and elated! We thank all of our fellow exhibitors, designers, and dare we say fans who visited our 5’x10’ cube of light, labour, and love. We are back in the studio and ready to get back to designing – until next time!