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Best of Design Week: The Interior Design Show – Part One

Our favourite sofas, appliances and more from the 2016 Toronto Interior Design Show


Throughout Toronto Design Week, we awarded the top 100 products (& other cool stuff) we spotted with our custom Designlines Loves tags, specially designed by Sali Tabacchi.

Below is the seventh batch of designs that caught our attention. Keep track of everything we tagged in our master list.

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Stylegarage

Stylegarage’s Mix sofa is a modular, made-in-Canada number with numerous pieces & upholstery options. We love showroom owner Neil’s configuration here, mixing grey-on-grey fabrics with leather, and how the pink pillows enhance the wooden insert.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-Six-Khalil

We’re suckers for good storage solutions and especially those meant to stand out; not wallflowers. The latest by Khalil Jamal gets points for construction: the aluminum parts (soon to be made in steel) are easy to install and the components slide and lock into place, making cleaning easy and appearance customizable. Multi-functional, the shelves can be used as trays, even laptop stations. Extra points for the powder-coated, Mondrian-esque palette.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-Six-Mettro

Mettro Source’s booth has a fantastic selection of handpicked, quality Spanish tiles. We flirted a bit with the large format, amber-esque numbers but then locked eyes with Concept Antracita. The geometry, the depth of perspective, the colourway – bang on.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-1-Bauformat

This custom kitchen system by Bauformat of Germany hides two ovens, a pantry, shelving, and a two-door fridge. Plus it’s orange!
Tagged by Catherine Osborne

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-1-Wine

IDS’s opening night gala included a novel beverage: sparkling wine in a can! The drink is a first for Canada, hailing from the Between the Lines Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Tagged by Catherine Osborne

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-1-KnockKnock

There is no handle to open Miele’s new Knock-Knock dishwasher. Instead, you knock twice on the door and it opens! Why not!?
Tagged by Catherine Osborne

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-1-IceKitchen

Ice, ice baby. Tom Dixon collaborated with Caesarstone to create this striking concept kitchen, inspired by Canada’s frozen oceans and jagged ice shards.
Tagged by Catherine Osborne

DL-DesignWeek-Six-Oscar

We’re impressed by everything at Oscar Kwong’s Studio North booth: the floor lamp, the delicate ceramics, the table and his illustrations. The sensitivity, consistency, quality and narrative throughout his work makes this Harbourfront Centre resident definitely one to watch.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Coolican

Designed by Peter Coolican with Simon Ford, Coolican and Company’s locally-manufactured Edwin chair in black oak is an update on the classic Windsor seat. We love the chair’s handsome profile and brass peg details.
Tagged by Kendra Jackson

DL-DesignWeek-Six-Cosentino

Cosentino Surfaces‘ large format, lightweight Dekton surfacing material is a true innovation. Custom patterns are printed onto the tiles and baked into the incredibly hard, proprietary product. Dekton will withstand extreme heat and freezing, is non-slip, and scratch- and stain-resistant. You could clad your whole house, inside and out with this stuff!
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-Six-TeakCo

We love teak, intriguing wall coverings and ingenuity. All three were on display in a feature wall at Scavolini’s booth. Using offcuts of planed teak, Teak & Co. measures out the contract or residential client’s coverage needs & assembles Tetris-like pieces which are then slotted into place.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Graffdressage

Graff‘s all-in-one Dressage vanity blends rustic and modern. The walnut beauty includes a sink, mirror and drawers, each attached to a cabin-chic walnut log set on splayed legs.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-Six-CreatorsofObjects

This hand gilt mirror by Creators of Objects is made from multiple precious metals. The chevron painted glass is stunning, and you’ll look stunning in it, too, thanks to a strategically placed, at eye level, swath of gold.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-Six-JonKath

Hand-knotted using wool and silk, Jan Kath’s Erased Heritage area rugs are a brilliant combination of old and new world styling. Good news: the collection is coming to Toronto soon!
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-nissima

The Nissima by Tenzo includes two clever features: a tap that folds in and a retractable handshower that doesn’t hang over the tub.
Tagged by Erin Donnelly

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-vessotub2

After a long day on the show floor, we’d love to spend some time soaking in Vanico Maronyx’s Vesso tub. We were particularly impressed by the deep shelf on two sides, the scale, the curves and the super high, barely visible overflow.
Tagged by Erin Donnelly

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-WoodAnchor

Winnipeg studio WoodAnchor’s Imbue light shows a wild use of metal and wood, and a no-holds-barred approach.
Tagged by Catherine Sweeney

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-OntarioWood

Designed by Citizen Collab, the Ontario Wood exhibit was a cabin-in-the-woods-style getaway in the middle of the show bustle. The concept space featured furniture and lighting by the Brothers Dressler, South Street Boat Builders, the Baker Brothers, and more. It’s great to see simultaneous promotion of local talent and local resources.
Tagged by Erin Donnelly

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-MilesandMay

Generous proportions and a nice mix of leather, wood and steel make Miles and May’s Lincoln one seriously attractive lounger.
Tagged by Kendra Jackson

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Tubchair

The new Crescent tub was one of several new soakers cut into chairs at Fleurco’s booth. It was great to be able to try out a tub without having to climb into one in the middle of the show floor.
Tagged by Erin Donnellly

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-SohoConcept

SohoConcept‘s Gakko chair is shown here in deep maroon upholstery from Camira. The playfully curved back and polished chrome legs make for a visually light profile.
Tagged by Kendra Jackson

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-manuelhodge

Manuel Barreto‘s masculine Hodge bench combines traditional leather tufting and a dark marble platform with great veining.
Tagged by Kendra Jackson

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Squares

Colin Schleeh’s decorative Many Squares panels can be completely customized. Choose from curved or flat treatments and specify your desired square size and spacing. They’re suitable for both floor and wall paneling.
Tagged by Kendra Jackson

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-HollisMorrislight

We loved the new Baldwin LED sconce by Hollis+Morris so much, we tagged it twice – once as part of the brand’s installation at Klaus, and again here in walnut at their IDS booth. Boom!
Tagged by Catherine Sweeney


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