IDS11: {Guest Post by Michelle Carangi of Holley & Gill}

Guest Post by Michelle Carangi of Holley & Gill

Style at Home booth at IDS, designed by Margot Austin in collaboration with Beauti-Tone Paints.


Style at Home booth with a mural painted by Alanna Cavanagh.


IDS 11 opened this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Center with an exceptional array of designers, manufacturers and artists from across Canada and around the globe. One of the feature exhibits was SIBLING REVELRY which focuses on family ties by challenging four of Canada’s most creative siblings to each design and transform a 600 square feet of space. Sarah and Theo Richardson as well as brothers Jason and Lars Dressler are two of the sibling teams.

Visit their work and also place your bid for on a fundraising campaign which had influential designers and architects re-invent the iconic Vitra Panton Chair in support of IDS11 Opening Night Party's charitable partner, Casey House.



 One of the reinterpretations of the Vitra Panton Chair’s up for auction.
 In the forefront, Sarah Richardson’s Vitra Panton Chair’s up for auction for Casey House.

Steven and Chris re-imagining the iconic chair.

UpCountry booth vignette.

Down Home Collection by UpCountry.


Vintage industrial by Metropolis Living in Toronto.


‘White Heat’ pendant light, limited edition paddles and original silk aviator map cushions by Atelier 688.


Pendant lamps by freefolding artist Andrew Ooi.


Pillows by graphic designer and screenprinter Nicole Tarasick.


Knit copper wire work of Toronto-based artist Lynn Jackson.




Lily Yung is a Toronto print-maker and jeweller.
Soft furnishings by textile designer Julie Laschuk of Manor 12.

Bespoke textile designer Lucia Kinghorn.

Custom or low run wallpapers by Rollout.

Countering Conventions project by Cecconi Simone.

Egyptian pendant lamps at Snob Stuff.

Office vignette by Snob Stuff.

Thien Ta Trung & My Ta Trung’s booth for their furniture store Domison.

Sarah Richardson’s Sibling Revelry room which includes a light fixture designed by her brother Theo’s design company Rich Brilliant Willing.

A vignette of Sarah & Theo Richardson’s Sibling Revelry room.

Jan Halvarson

34 comments:

Layers and Layers said...

Amazing ... looks like a great show. LOVE the colour. Nice focus/composition Michelle!

Karen Fields said...

Love the towels and the yellow floral benches. Gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Super inspiring post. Thanks for the great photos of a show we can't all experience!

happy to make said...

I LOVE the lamps by Andrew Ooi!

Ludmila @ creamylife said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! fabulous post, Michelle!

Layerstoo said...

love love love those egyptian pendants! thanks for a great review of the show.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

So many beautiful images! The fur is a surprise and I love the hits of bright yellow, especially those prints in the Sarah & Theo Richardson rooms. Off to check out Alanna Cavanagh and Snob Stuff. Thanks!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Love these photos! What an amazing show. I love Sarah's designs. Does she ever design a flop? Seems unlikely! I've seen works similar to the yellow painting in a magazine. I don't remember who the artist is, but I really love the artwork!

Julie said...

great post. I'm loving all of the bold colours.

jan said...

Aren't the colours great? Michelle did an amazing job covering the show! Thanks Michelle!

Raffles Bizarre said...

Absolutely incredible!

Jessica said...

Great coverage! Love those crazy fur pendants!

Michelle from Holley and Gill said...

Thanks Jan for letting me share all the beauty from the show. So many fantastic booths and so inspiring.

Thanks also for all the lovely comments here, it has made my day!

christinaloucks said...

oh my goodness- everything looks so glorious! love that office viniette + those panton chairs. pure loveliness!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Brilliant post, Michelle! That 'north' cushion is calling my name!

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

I am loving that couch. Big. Time.

Peace Love & All Things Creative said...

wow love the first pictures of the bright rooms. I love color and am a HUGE fan of butterflies!
gorgeous
<3

...like a rolling stone. said...

went IMMEDIATELY to nicole's shop to check out those pillows. SUCH TALENT in all these designers. wow.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Fabulous post Michelle- I love the saturated photos- brilliant! Loved meeting you in person and can't wait for the next meet-up:) xo

Maie said...

Oh - so glad I came across this! Fun to see what's happening back east. Thanks for the coverage.

Bess Callard said...

Wonderful post - such gorgeous photos! I love love love those paddles in Atelier 688's booth. Such a great idea!

Efrat Deutsch said...

I love all the pictures! The show looks great!

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misses fancypants... said...

I'm so JEALOUS!!! You North Americans seem to have the most amazing craft and design fairs....it's not fair really.

marci said...

Amazing!! Especially that first picture! So beautiful! :)

kendal croix. said...

just amazing. i love all those bright colors.

Cool stuff art gallery said...

Amazing Post! Love it Love it!

Anile from Girlfriday said...

Thank-you Michelle for an excellent recap - gorgeous photos. Your taste is impeccable and you chose such great highlights - it's as though I were able to go myself :)

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Bang on! Lovely photos of the show. You really captured the whole essence.

raina said...

Great post Michelle- can't wait to do ICFF with you.

Sarah Smile said...

Great post! The Union Jack couch is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing!
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Alanna Cavanagh said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for the great pics of the Style at Home booth.
Glad you liked it.

Brittany O'Donnell said...

I absolutely LOVE that chair from the Countering Conventions project by Cecconi Simone!!

Great post :)

Unknown said...

I love the first photo - any idea where the orange table came from?

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Unknown - funny - me too! Margo tells me it's from BluDot! (the Strut Table in Watermelon)

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