We’re super happy to get a little shout-out on V.I.A after the opening!
The (One of a Kind) District
The District will be the place to shop at IDSwest! High-quality handcrafted goods for your home and lifestyle from over fifty artisans will be on display and available for purchase in the first One of a Kind District. Re-imagined for IDSwest, this highly curated area will be full of original designs. DJ Trike will supply the soundtrack for browsing The District – a surefire spot to meet the artists and score a covetable piece for the home. Hey, you can even knock off that Christmas list super early!
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The Interior Design Show West — or IDSwest — is again set to take place, running at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Thursday until Sept. 30.
The show, which promises innovative displays in architecture, interiors, lighting, design and craft, will include over 300 exhibitors. Some 30,000 people are expected to attend the event, which features local and global designers from Vancouver, North America and beyond.
Among the attractions:
The opening night event takes place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring live music, hand-crafted cocktails and a runway show by Vancouver Fashion Week.
The Bocci Bar by Inform, designed by Omer Arbel, will showcase the Bocci team’s industrial and lighting design, including their latest piece 28D, available for special purchase (only $200, regularly $545) for those who pay the bar a visit.
Check out the winning entries of the 100-Mile House, an international challenge to conceive of homes made of products gathered within 100 miles of Vancouver.…
In addition to catching Italian architect and product designer Piero Lissoni’s custom-designed space and keynote address (Sept. 28) at the 2012 Interior Design Show West, join Breakfast Television’s Aly Velji  with Andrew Pike and Cheryl Torrenueva during the Blanco Design Panel (Sept. 29) as they share trends and design inspiration; shop The One of a Kind District’s handcrafted goods from 50 artisans, such as Melk ; admire bespoke Vancouver woodworker Christian Woo’s furniture and cabinetry ; and dream big with award-winning Vancouver architect Michael Green  as he shares his experiences while camping in an orchard in Naramata with 19 UBC students (Sept. 28).
IDSwest kicks off Sept. 27 at 6pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre with an opening night party and a runway show by Vancouver Fashion Week ($20). Featuring 300 exhibitors, the show opens to the public Sept.…