#IIDEX16 – Karim Rashid, Travel Subsidies, Show Partners, IIDEXTV, and More


IIDEXCanada Welcomes Karim Rashid as an #IIDEX16 keynote

IIDEXCanada Welcomes Karim Rashid as an #IIDEX16 keynote!

Karim is a New York-based, Canadian designer whose prolific sense of design is responsible for some of the most recognizable objects that we interact with today. This has made him one of the most highly sought-after designers to work with. He has collaborated with some of the most well-known global product, retail, luxury, and high-tech brands to deliver his signature style of democratic design, such as Umbra, Artemide and 3M to Audi, LG Hausys, Deutsche Bank and Veuve Clicquot. Karim’s distinctive style permeates through and through interior and architectural projects he has worked on including the Semiramis hotel in Athens, the nhow hotel in Berlin, the Poli House – Tel Aviv Hotel in Israel, and Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia, to name a few.

Karim holds numerous coveted awards for his work: Red Dot award; Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award; Interior Design Best of Year award; and the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award, as well as honourary doctorates for his contributions to the design world.

Don’t miss Karim in person at the IIDEXCanada keynote theatre in 2016 as he shares his vision for the future of the design.

Click here to read more about Karim’s distinguished career.


IIDEXCanada welcomes Ian ChodikoffIIDEXCanada welcomes Ian Chodikoff 

We are excited to announce that Ian Chodikoff is joining the IIDEXCanada team as its new Director of Marketing & Programming. Ian is an architect whose professional interests include design research, publications, exhibitions, and public and private consulting projects. He has served on a variety of advisory boards and design review panels. Ian has taught at several universities and has written for numerous publications, moderated and lectured on a long list of issues affecting the built environment, in addition to coordinating various public workshops and continuing education seminars.

Ian can be reached by email – ichodikoff@iidexcanada.com – or by phone at 416.960.4517.

IIDEXCanada Launches IIDEXTVIIDEXCanada Launches IIDEXTV 

Get ready for the launch of IIDEXTV at the Innovators Pavilion at IIDEXCanada 2016. New to the IIDEXCanada show floor, the Innovators Pavilion is a place where designers will discuss their latest projects in action. It will feature 15 award-winning Canadian projects and products in conversation with leading innovators showcasing their unique project solutions. These short video stories will be hosted on IIDEXTV and available online now and throughout the year.

Click here to check out IIDEXTV now!

IIDEXCanada 2016 Show PartnersIIDEXCanada 2016 Show Partners

Join us in welcoming our IIDEXCanada 2016 Show Partners. We are excited to have Altro (flooring and wall cladding), Levey Industries (wall coverings, textiles, lighting, furniture and surfaces), Ontario Wood (promotion of sustainably sourced Ontario grown wood) and Shaw Contract Group (carpet and floorcovering) join us again this year. We thank them for their continued support and presence at the show! New this year, we welcome Ceiltrim (ceiling, walls, floor and trim), Sandalye,Ci (hotel and restaurant furniture) and Upper Canada Forest Products (architectural panels and interior wood products). We look forward to working with all of our partners to deliver a great experience to you.

Click here to learn more.

IDC-IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto 2016IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto 2016

Don’t miss Toronto’s 10th anniversary of the IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast, taking place on the opening day of IIDEXCanada 2016. Be inspired by the keynote presentation and join the IDC/IIDA community in celebrating honouree Matthew Searle’s contribution to the profession of interior design.

Click here to learn more about the IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto 2016 and keynote Dr. George D. B. Butterfield.

IIDEXCanada 2016 Travel SubsidiesIIDEXCanada 2016 Travel Subsidies

Take advantage of the Coast to Coast and International travel subsidies for interior designers, architects, facility managers and lighting designers who wish to attend IIDEXCanada 2016. These subsidies are perfect for attendees that want to connect with exhibitors, learn the latest product information and stay on top of the industry’s latest developments.

Click here to learn more about eligibility for these subsidies and to apply.

Toronto Lighting CollaborativeYoung Creatives: Participate in a Lighting Installation

Design and execute a lighting installation in historic Victoria Memorial Square at Wellington and Portland Streets as part of Nuit Blanche 2016. The Toronto Lighting Collaborative invites students and young professionals in the fields of lighting design, architecture and interior design to create site-specific installations that will illuminate landscape features and public art in Victoria Memorial Square. Participants will take part in a hands-on workshop moving through the design process from concept to implementation led by industry leaders and Toronto artist Dereck Revington. LIGHTCanada at IIDEXcanada is pleased to sponsor this installation.

Visit torontolightingcollaborative.com for more information.

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