The 2018 Toronto Interior Design Show is an event that the Flying Camel team looks forward to each and every year. It’s one of Canada’s most important design shows for the architecture and design community. This year two of our clients, Cosentino Canada and LIXIL (American Standard, GROHE, DXV) exhibited at IDS, both introducing new products and exciting installations to the Canadian design industry. We’ve gathered a few of our favourite highlights from the show to share with you.
American Standard launched their new Beale MeasureFill kitchen faucet in the sweetest way. During the Opening Night Party and Trade Day, we enlisted the help of Le Dolci, a Toronto based bakery to help demonstrate the industry-first faucet, which allows you to pre-set and dispense the exact amount of water needed (1/2 cup to 5 cups). Fresh cookies and salted caramel brittle were prepared onsite, showcasing the capabilities of the MeasureFill faucet in real time.
Attendees couldn’t resist stopping by the LIXIL booth to preview GROHE’s shower innovation. The Euphoria and Euphoria Cube shower system, as well as both generations of the SmartControl shower system, including the new GrohTherm in-wall system, were on hand for live demos.
One of the most photographed vignettes of the show was the Golden Era Paris inspired bathroom designed by the winners of the fourth annual DXV Design Competition, Toronto-based designers Leanne Tammaro and Adolphina Karachok of Designtheory. Their bathroom featured various DXV products that were complemented by an art deco motif. Very Instagram worthy!
Our friend Alison Habermehl, principal of the Habermehl Design Group based in Waterloo ON., and part of the 2017 DXV Design Panel, shared a modified build-out of her beautifully-designed contemporary Toronto penthouse. IDS attendees were truly wowed when they stepped into her space – a Toronto luxury penthouse, inclusive of skyscrapers, the CN Tower and all!
The new Industrial Collection by Daniel Germani was front and centre in the Cosentino booth in the most unique way. During the Opening Night Party, IDS attendees were invited to enjoy an interactive installation featuring an engaging photo-op. Drawing inspiration from the new Dekton Industrial Collection, guests had the opportunity to take photos with two live models who were body painted to mimic Dekton slabs in Orix and Radium.
The next day during Trade Day, the Flying Camel team was fortunate enough to watch Cosentino receive the award for Best Booth in the 601-sq. ft. and above category. This is the second year the company has earned second place for their incredible booth design.
Another successful IDS in the books for the Camels, and a great start to 2018 for our Canadian clients!