Thursday, February 9, 2012

Interior Design Show 2012

Bill and I went to this year's Interior Design Show at the invitation some friends who had created an installation in a shipping container for the How Do You Live? exhibit.
We were last at the Metro Convention Centre for Art Toronto back in November 2011. This time the booths were filled by product and interior designers and manufacturers.
Bill's eye was caught by the bright colours in this sea of white.
I could't resist the look of this woman against this chandelier.
Nor this fabulous crystal chair. Wish I had caught the name of the designer!
We were both attracted to this display of stone garden ornaments. Why be subtle? Go big!
And we loved these chairs folded out of sheets of paper. These were a feature of the fair especially in the lecture hall but I can't find the designer now, though I've been all over the IDS site.
Here's the shipping container designed by Quadrangle Architects. The mural came out much better in this picture then it did in real life. Bill found the room claustrophobic.
Here's the container created by our friends Theresa Casey and Robert Gray. You may remember the fabulous red cube they displayed a few years ago.
They called their installation The Dream Archive and it featured a marvellous multimedia projection and soundtrack. Casey personally glued the all the individual peacock feathers to the wall of the study. Sumptuous!
She used objects and artwork from her own home and those of friends. Even used some family photographs. A dream archive indeed.
Casey took us to say hello to a mutual friend, Lisa Merchant (centre), seen here performing with Ashley Botting in "House Sitters". We wish we had caught more of The Bad Dog Theatre Company who were giving regular comic skits amongst the Miele wares in the Miele Show Haus.
When we got home we checked the IDS website and enjoyed this brief document.

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