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New collections from Caesarstone and Consentino; innovative RainStick shower system among highlights
The Interior Design Show (IDS) is back and in person from April 7th to 10th 2022 at the Metro Convention Centre.
This is one I look forward to every year as it’s not your everyday home show, it goes a step beyond with new innovations, concepts and even prototypes of designs never seen before.
IDS Toronto will explore the realm of possibility with its 2022 theme, New Futures, which will reflect Canadian design within a global context and be a catalyst for new ideas, new solutions and new expression, say its organizers.
There is always something for everyone and anyone from new furniture, to advances in technology, to décor ideas, to accessories and products as well as seminars and talks by leading professionals.
Kitchens and bathrooms are such a big part of our homes, and some of my must sees for this year include luxury quartz brand Caesarstone, which will showcase eight new, nature-inspired surfaces as part of its newly launched Pebbles Collection.
Spanish-based global brand Consentino will unveil new sustainable colours, collections, and bathroom offerings now made with its HybriQ technology, a new, sustainable production process for its quartz surfaces and engineered stone products.
Also proving sustainability in home design has become an important feature, one Canadian based clean technology company has a product I cannot wait to see in action RainStick. They have revolutionized how one uses water by reducing the amount of water used in a home as well as using less energy with what is claimed to be North America’s first wi-fi-enabled circular shower.
RainStick saves 80 per cent water and up to 80 per cent energy while maintaining almost twice the flow rate compared to a traditional low-flow shower. It starts with fresh grid-supplied water; however, instead of going down the drain, RainStick captures, circulates, and cleans the water, all in real-time to avoid waste. You can even download the RainStick App on a smartphone to instantaneously see environmental insights, tracking water usage and energy savings
Condos have become such a norm for students, singles, and young couples, but with houses becoming more costly, families are moving into condo towers too.
David Peterson, a Canadian architect, and educator that has focused on how architecture should serve people and the urban ecological environment they inhabit will be doing a talk on Friday April 8th about children’s social needs as a basis for examining housing design.
He will share how lessons learned from the benefits of children growing up in homes on a cul-de-sac are being used to design better shared social spaces in new condo and apartment builds.
Celebrity designers Lynda Reeves and Brian Gluckstein will be hosting a seminar on Sunday April 10th The New Mix: What We’re Loving, for the Way We Live Now. Ideas and concepts to help in your home for how we live today.
For more information visit toronto.interiordesignshow.com.
Natalie Deane is a Toronto-based writer with a flair for covering entertainment,
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