Highlights from IDS 2013

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Highlights from the Toronto Interior Design Show 2013.

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blackLAB Colours the Details

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blackLAB architects use their personal surroundings as inspiration for their working space. The feature wall showcases an endless supply of prismacolor pencils that are readily available to the designers. While the table projects their working habits with their children.

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Igloo combines Work and Play

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Igloo Design brings together the worlds of work and play within their container space. A wallpaper background of books creates a grid-like pattern within the room to comment on our digital culture and need for constant information.

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Alain Courchesne and Anna Abbruzzo of Igloo Design

Samare Studio Displays Their Process

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Samare Studio displays their thought process up on the walls. From images, to markets, snow shoes to set squares, nothing is left on the cutting room floor.

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Mania Bedikian of Samare Studio

Oki Sato of Nendo at IDS 2013

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Oki Sato is the head designer for Japanese design firm Nendo. Born in Toronto, Oki graduated with a master’s in architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2002. That same year, Oki and some of his classmates formed Nendo and established the company’s Tokyo office. A second office in Milan was established in 2005, and in 2012 a third office opened in Singapore.

The goal of Nendo is to reconstitute the everyday by transforming it into something that is easy to understand. Nendo believes there are many small moments of surprise hidden in everyday life, and they want those who encounter their designs to intuitively feel those moments of surprise. The company has produced designs for projects across Asia, Europe and North America.

Oki Sato introduces his first architectural project in Japan. He discusses the design constraints and creative ways to produce a cohesive idea under a tight budget.

Oki Sato talks about why designing the small details first can foster inspiring moments.

Oki Sato presents his process and the 10 key words he uses to design his projects.