Alright, I’m back with some more pictures from the Interior Design Show. I’ve got a little more zip than yesterday so I’m going to add some words to my pictures!
First up we have one of the groupings put together in the By_Lissoni_Lounge. I’m sorry for the slightly wonky picture, but Lynda Reeves was sitting on one of the couches behind me interviewing someone and I was a little star struck (I did take a picture, but it’s not very good – her eyes are closed), so as I’d like the publisher and founder of House&Home magazine to like me I’ll keep it to myself).
By_Lissoni_Lounge at IDS12
I came across the booth for a store in Toronto called Snobstuff. I loved pretty much everything the owner was showing. All the pieces come from Southern Africa – the owner hails from Zimbabwe, and a portion of each sale goes to the Canadian Red cross to combat malaria. This store is now at the top of my list of must visit stores – if only to see what other great things she has.
The light was made by asking 25 people to wrap a rod of brass around their waists - their names were then engraved on the inside of the ring. I love the wire giraffe.
This booth by UpCountry is lovely – I love the mix of warm worn leather and the industrial metal chests mixed with the crystal chandeliers, and of course the British flags.
Love the wood wall and the warm brown leather. The metal chests are very 'in' - Restoration Hardware has some as well.
Next up is Elte. They had a rather large booth, and unlike some others had prices listed on many items.
Love the Eames lounge chair and industrial light fixture. I also like that they used an area rug on the wall like a tapestry.
This next image was something that confused me a bit. Do these wire baskets look to anyone else like the ones you get golf balls in at the driving range? They do to me, but these ones were $115 each.
Driving range ball baskets?
This was something that Elte did that I loved, and I think is a neat twist on the now (in my opinion) rather overdone subway sign art – individually framed street signs.
Framed Street Signs
Take a look at this incredibly interesting chair that was made completely out of Corian (yes, that stuff counter tops are made of). It was part of a collaboration between Dupont Corian and UUfie.
UUfie - Chair made out of Corian
This ‘Spider Phoebe’ chair from Limitless with its bendable legs was rather popular. I wish I’d sat in it – it looks like it would be fun.
Spider 'Phoebe' chair
I loved this booth from Jean Gardner Designs – I’m pretty sure it was the curtains that did it.
Love the curtains
This ottoman/coffee table made me want to rethink my current coffee table (from Gresham House furniture).
Large upholstered ottoman with tray - I love the muted colours
Last for today is the marvelous wall of peacock feathers that was used to back artwork in the How do you live? exhibit.
Gorgeous peacock feathers, but I'm not sure anyone would ever recreate this
I’ve got just more IDS12 post for you tomorrow – I’ll show you some of the great Canadian designs from the Studio North exhibit.