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As Canada’s largest National Design + Architecture Expo and Conference, IIDEX Canada brings together over 15,000 architects, interior designers, facility managers, real estate and business executives in a national forum which powers the design industry in Canada. During two action packed days in September, IIDEX Canada’s 350 exhibitors showcase hundreds of innovative products and services, while our CEU accredited international keynote and conference program ensures attendees receive expert advice on the issues shaping this rapidly changing industry. Networking events, award ceremonies, showroom parties and tours round out the programming for this design event of the year.
From fellow ACIDO member Mike Cameron:
Plants and animals on this planet exhibit a fantastically wide array of natural solutions to problems that affect them. Species become specialized and the results of their habits often impact a much larger system.
4X: A Story of Microcosms is a design exhibition which showcases 5 theoretical insects whose genetically engineered traits allow them to help solve specific problems in the natural world. The insects featured will combine traits found in other animals to create new useful combinations. The goal of this exhibit is to draw emphasis to the extremely important roles played by some of the smallest creatures in nature.
We hope that you can make it out to the opening night event held on Thursday, October 17, 2012 between 7 pm and 9 pm hosted at MADE. The show will continue until November 24, 2012.
An Unorthodox Design Event
MADE- 867 Dundas W, Toronto
“Nouvelle vague: the new French domestic landscape” is at the Harbourfront Centre from September 29 to December 23. This exhibition is focusing on the new generation of French designers. It has previously been showcased at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2011, at the Design Museum in Holon, and during ICFF in New York this past spring, and it got great reviews. For more information click HERE
ACIDO was invited to participate in Canada Sketches for IIDEX 2012. This project was created in collaboration with Milan architects Enrico Cleva and Sara Viarengo Cleva to involve designers in various disciplines –architecture, interior design, industrial design and landscape architecture in a cross Canada initiative. Moleskin provided participants with a black 8” X 5”, 53 page book on which to sketch.
Moleskin is the legendary Italian brand of notebook, journal and datebook used by artists, designers, writers, intellectuals and travelers. Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway are counted among Moleskin’s consumers.
Eight ACIDO members took up the challenge of filling the book with sketches, cutouts, thoughts and wonderful creative meanderings. They were: Davide Tonizzo, Heather Lam, Rebecca Brunette, Bahar Hejazi, Jonathan Liberty, Kevin Armour, Scott Grant and Steve Armstrong. Davide Tonizzo coordinated the project on behalf of IIDEX and created the Epilogue. This last touch was a way of identifying the book as an industrial designer’s. A pen holder was added and the page marker was modified.
The completed Moleskins will be part of the new International Pavilion at IIDEX on Thursday September 20 and Friday September 21. As well, Moleskin will have journals at IIDEX for attendees to sketch on.
Here are some highlights of our member’s work.