As usual, the Interior Design Show (IDS) Vancouver, held from September 21-23 at the Convention Centre, featured lively, colourful, idea-rich displays. But this always-special annual event became even more special this year with IDS Vancouver’s unveiling of its first-ever book Currents: Contemporary Pacific Northwest Design.
In the book, IDS explores the exciting design boom in the Pacific Northwest, as well as the fundamental principles of this creative field. Currents: Contemporary Pacific Northwest Design also features 40 of the top remarkable makers and designers in our innovative design region. With outstanding photography, the book navigates the landscape and settings that inspire the Pacific Northwest’s distinctive, original creations. Currents also includes comments by leading industry designers.
The enthusiastic, inspiring tone of the book reflects IDS Vancouver’s eagerness to encourage bold new local ideas in design. Founded in 2004 by Jason Heard, IDS Vancouver has grown in size and in ambition at equal pace with the city it is proud to support. The annual IDS Vancouver design fair has expanded to include diverse programming and workshops for youth, students and the design trade, as well as collaborative installations and experiences both off-site and on.
To draw attention to our region as a leading-edge design destination, IDS Vancouver actively engages with and participates at other international fairs all year long as a way to profile our local talent, and to source and stay informed with design internationally. We suspect Currents, a stylish addition to any coffee table, will help in promoting the Pacific Northwest.
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