Interior Design Show West

30 September 2012

I popped round the Interior Design West show today, here are some highlights.

Resource Furniture‘s extraordinary space saving beds blew my mind. I love the shelf that pivots as you pull the bed down.

Style Garage is a Canadian furniture company, located in Vancouver and Toronto. Their tagline is ‘made-to-order & in-stock modern furniture’. There were some good examples of tables and sofas. The one pictured above is from their in-stock line, however they will make you a table to your specific dimensions. Furniture is made in Toronto and shipped over to Vancouver.

Mint‘s display was full of great bits and bobs – side tables with legs shaped like the bottom half of a dog, the beautiful bowl above, trays with Les Dandys’ crazy paintings of animals in tudor dress, the table above made with the ends of wood showing. They’ve got a comprehensive online shop, and their brick and mortar spot is in the up-and-coming Armoury District (just above Granville Island).


The gorgeous Bocci lights formed a central bar in the middle of the showroom, where we enjoyed a glass of wine. These lights look fragile, but when I put my fingers in the bowling ball-like notches to lift it up and was surprised at the weight of it. Beautiful in their solitary glory on a side table, they are even more beautiful huge in bunches, like illuminated grapes.

California-based Varian Designs drew me in with this almost Arts and Crafts table leg – light and airy, yet architectural.

The marketplace area was more like a well-curated craft show. My favourite vendors:

From left to right: Freeline Studio‘s beautiful wood pieces, Billy Would reclaimed wood jewellery, My Little Lights indoor fairy lights, Identity Home pillows

 

Interior Design Show West is on at the Vancouver Convention Centre until tomorrow. 

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