It is the time of the year when Vancouverites celebrate all things design. With IDS Vancouver — now in its thirteenth year — comes a wide range of on-site and off-site events, as well as, independent design-focused events throughout the city. Here are our top picks of those to check out.
L A M P
This year, L A M P’s Exhibition Awards Gala will kick off the Offsite Programming
for IDS Vancouver. L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) attracts the Pacific Northwest’s top product designers, architects, business entrepreneurs and design enthusiasts to its unique event that celebrates the best in emerging, contemporary lighting design. Purchase your tickets here.
September 18 | 7pm-11pm | Inform Contract: 405 Railway Street
St. George House Tour
Tour Vancouver’s most highly anticipated modern house and experience the work of an award winning design & build dream team: clever architecture by Randy Bens, exquisite craftsmanship by boutique builder Moosehead Contracting, and signature interior detailing by Falken Reynolds. Features include Corian walled showers, Delta architectural lighting, 11 skylights, Bensen furniture in Raf Simons fabrics, and so much more. Purchase your tickets for a guided tour here.
September 19 | 2pm-4pm | 3636 Saint George Street
Outside Influence — a highlighting of Canadian design — is a consideration of what it means to have a regional design style, if Canada has one, and if regional style is a thing of the past, due to Global connectivity. This year’s exhibit features work by Omer Arbel, Lukas Peet, Knauf and Brown and many more. This event will the first to be featured in Inform Contract’s soon-to-be new showroom.
September 19 | 6pm-9pm | Inform Contract: 365 Railway Street
IDS Vancouver Opening Party
Inform Interiors is proud to be hosting, the biggest design party of the year bringing together over 7,000 of the industry’s greatest influencers for one amazing night to kick off IDS Vancouver 2018. Get your tickets here and celebrate design with us! The party is open to both the trade and general public (19+). All exhibits will be open for business and the wine will be flowing.
The Party on Opening Night is your chance to get the exclusive first look at the show and its many features including the useable CoWork Lounge by Inform Contract + Buzzispace (Booth 917) where attendees can take a break, catch up on emails, charge devices, or have a meeting. The booth will showcase furniture, lighting and acoustic solutions and workplace options for the rapidly growing trend of co-working for nomadic workers.
September 20 | 7pm-11pm | Vancouver Convention Center West
IDS Vancouver — Interior Design Show
Now in its thirteenth year, IDS Vancouver embraces and showcases all aspects of design. With a wide range of designers, brands, and artist on display it is the place to go to learn what is new and innovative within the design world. With several off-site events, notable speakers, youth programming, and interactive installations this year promises to deliver!
September 20-23 | Vancouver Convention Center West