So IDS in general is a designer’s wonderland, heaven, happy-place…whatever you want to call it. It’s just plain AWESOME!! After the initial excitement of entering into said bliss (and squeezing my husbands arm off – oops!) we planned our route and headed for Studio North where new prototypes are show cased and introduced to the public. That’s always neat because there are a lot of innovative products and concepts right there in front of you to touch and feel. Our typical pattern is to begin at one side and weave our way through. I captured a few shots to share with you and I’ve included some links to others that I wasn’t able to capture but have stuck out in my mind. I also had the opportunity to listen to Orlando Soria’s presentation on design in the age of social media, more on that later. The show is a great opportunity to learn about new products, new applications, up and coming designers and companies who have been in the game a long while. Resources, resources, resources (Insert a muhahaha here and finger tap of course). I’m also drawn to it because it feels heavy on the modern and contemporary side of design, which in spite of my own choices at home really intrigues me. If you have never been to a show like IDS I recommend you try it out, don’t feel intimidated about it – its very exciting!
I have attended the show twice and I can see some products and designs that started out as a trend but will likely stick around for a while to become classics. Last year the world of design was talking about globally inspired spaces, I see this continuing for a while. There are so many ways to infuse culture and your experience into your space through colour, art, textiles, and even hard surfaces. The quality of tile, wood and textiles has come so far and its starting to change its form as well as application. Below I have included a list of great links and to see more head over to the IDS site here or shoot me a question and I can try my best to give you a hand.
Resources/Inspiration (In no particular order)
http://www.montauksofa.com/ (AMAZING SOFA!!!!!!!)
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