Interior Design Show (IDS17) continues to establish itself as North America’s leading design conference with the anticipated announcement of three leading-edge installations. Direct from the hands of some of the globe’s most prolific creators, Jaime Hayon, Nika Zupanc, PARTISANS, and IDS17's International Guest of Honour, David Adjaye, each project will be unveiled to the public during the four-day event that has transformed the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for 19 years running.
One of Time Magazine’s 100 most relevant creators, Wallpaper magazine’s Breakthrough Creator and two-time winner of Elle Décor’s International Award, Jaime Hayon will present his collaboration with leading quartz manufacturer and recently named to Dezeen’s Top 100 Design Brands, Caesarstone, at IDS17. Titled “Stone Age Folk”, Hayon has created a whimsical universe inspired by the natural and mythical worlds, Fauna and folklore. As the essential component in his project, over 48 Caesarstone colours will be synthesized into a kaleidoscopic installation - blending fantasy with his signature artisan skill set.
Described as “punk elegance” by Elle USA and "the real star” by The Wall Street Journal, Nika Zupanc aims to bring to life the spontaneous, diverse voices of design that are smoldered by rationality. Among her collaborations with distinguished clients such as Francfranc, Queeboo and Nodus, is her notable ICFF Editors award for her collection in partnership with British brand, Sé. Athletically inspired and infused with elements of the Olympics, the remarkable range of furniture perfectly mirrors her approach to modern culture and technological innovation. Presented by South Hill Home, Nika Zupanc for Sé will be displayed at IDS17 through an installation that showcases her iconic vision. (See below for more on Nika Zupanc.)
Voted “Best Emerging Designer” by Canada’s Design Exchange and “Best Emerging Practice” by the Ontario Association of Architects, PARTISANS is an intrepid Toronto-based studio poised to change the architecture and design landscape. To celebrate the launch of Gweilo, their custom line of sculptural lights in collaboration with LightForm, the firm will be debuting the PARTISANS FACTORY at IDS17. Equal parts fabrication warehouse, artist studio and lounge party, the PARTISANS FACTORY installation is where making and doing meets play and performance. The LAMP award-winning light, which manipulates the dynamic movement of luminosity itself to architectural effect, will be hand-sculpted and made-to-order on site. Guests are also encouraged to luxuriate in a sitting room featuring special pieces by Le Corbusier and Frank Gehry, curated by Porch Modern.
At the time of publishing, we're waiting for details to be released on the highly anticipated, exclusive installation by David Adjaye. The suspense builds...
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Today's DesignSkool lesson: Let's learn more about Nika Zupanc. While she is a highly regarded figure in contemporary design - consistently one of Milan Design Week’s most anticipated designers year after year - her name is only sparsely mentioned on the pages of the online design bibles. The Slovenian product and interior designer is a refreshing talent, injecting intuitive and eclectic qualities into the largely technical and utilitarian, predominantly male, furniture-design market. Here's a look at some her personal and collaborative work:
What stands out about Zupanc's Olympia vanity collection, and most of her work, is the way she creates a feminine aesthetic without the use of cliches. She achieves this not by ignoring or rejecting those feminine stereotypes, but rather through exploring them to inform her design. The minimalist metal frames are slim and strong, holding up sleek, geometric tray-style table tops. The ingenious mirror design, a reference to the Olympic interlocking circles, links together three mirrors and reinvents the traditional circular vanity mirror. The linear structure of the pieces are exacting, yet their overall feel is appropriately intimate.
For more on Nika Zupanc you can visit her website
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