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


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 eighth batch of designs that caught our attention. Keep track of everything we tagged in our master list.

DL-DesignWeek-Six-Latitute

The Latitude suspension light by Jacob Antoni mixes traditional woodworking techniques with dimmable LED technology. Available in walnut, cherry, maple & ash with your choice of brass, copper or steel hardware.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-Six-MercuryBureau

We were struck by the delicacy and impact of Mercury Bureau‘s brand new Cut pendants. The fixture’s three aluminum discs are painted matte black & treated to a dip in acid, intensifying and deepening the colour. The brass hardware adds a hint of shimmer.
Tagged by Tory Healy

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Rollout

We’re big fans of surface designer Robert Sangster’s expressive Colourinky wallpaper pattern for Rollout – and the matching t-shirts being worn by the Rollout team at their booth. A vibrant pop of colour on the show floor.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-Six-Avani

This stunning new kitchen system is a collaboration between interior design firm Burdifilek and Avani Kitchens. Just look at that slab of marble, with the European-style, island top burners. The hardwearing cabinetry, with new finishes, has a spot for everything, from appliances to teaspoons.
Tagged by Tory Healy

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The Bartley Organic seat by Andrew Richard Designs is versatile enough to work as both an outdoor dining and lounge chair.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie
DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Eq3Zoe

We dig the bold, Memphis-style combinations of shapes (that pie slice-shaped mirror!), colours (purple, yellow, deep aqua) and materials seen in Zoë Mowat’s Assembly dressing table for EQ3.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

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Nina Dubarry‘s Takeme oak and MD wood side table was one of our favourite design concepts on display in IDS’s Prototype exhibit. The table’s legs can be easily detached, letting nomadic types pack the piece flat for easy transportation to and from park picnics, etc. One leg pokes through the tabletop to act as a handle during shorter-distance moves.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Montauk

Montauk Sofa‘s divine Jane sectional features memory foam cushions that mold to your body, but still offer good support when it’s time to stand back up again. Supermegacrazycomfortable. We’re also big fans of the striking ad campaign in the background. So glamourous!
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Blanco

Blanco‘s clever new Urbena faucet tucks a rugged dual spray pull-down faucet inside of a slim tap. The pull-down stays totally hidden until released by an unobtrusive mechanism at the back. Available in nine finishes.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Djuna

Djuna Day‘s Hella writing desk in limed white oak is a beautiful, refined take on a classic design. The custom hinge mechanisms Djuna designed to raise and lower the piece’s flip-down desktop elevate her design to the next level. They’re clean and sophisticated – a joy to see in action.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-weavers

Weavers Art’s new custom area rug program lets shoppers pick their style, size and colours. Designs are woven in Thailand in only 10 (!) weeks. We were especially taken with the raised petals on this punchy floral pattern. Incredible texture!
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

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Not to be too vain, but we thought our IDS booth, designed by Mason Studio, looked pretty dang hot. A wireframe display held our new cover, fresh plants, and a strip of custom heart-patterned wallpaper, designed by Mason and printed by Rollout.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Triangles

Nature X Nature by OCAD U students Olayide Madamidola, Kim Hyung, Joon Leem & Brandon Skarpa is a hyper-cool, bendable take on hardwood flooring created for the Kentwood Design Challenge. We love how these talented students created a unique, flexible product for home, art, commercial uses… the possibilities are endless.
Tagged by Catherine Sweeney

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Lightmaker

LightmakerStudio’s brass Zig-Zag light sculpture is wall and ceiling mountable and doubles as artwork. You can feel the love that went into these fixtures!
Tagged by Catherine Sweeney

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-Dixon

The display of Tom Dixon pendants hung at the entrance to IDS proved the designer’s metallic lights are even more stunning in a cluster. The Brit legend was the show’s Guest of Honour, and delivered an Azure trade talk about the inspiration behind his much-coveted designs.
Tagged by Eric Mutrie

DL-DesignWeek-IDS-2-DXV

With an experimental architectural-meets-art deco vibe, the 3D printed metal Shadowbrook faucet by DXV American Standard is a great reminder of the significant impact technology is having on design.
Tagged by Erin Donnelly


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