Where do we find inspiration?

Saturday at IDS Vancouver 2017 is open to both trade and the public and gives consumers insider knowledge of design. Trends, ideas and inspiration are just some of the themes that are explored in this powerhouse speaker series.

  • Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Single day ticket: $14.00 online, $16.00 at the door
  • Weekend pass: $18.00  online, $22.00 at the door

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1:00pm — 2:00pm

Camille Walala

Caesarstone Stage

Beginning her career as a textile designer, Camille Walala specialises in transforming spaces with a vibrant blend of colour and pattern. Seen in venues and adorning buildings across London, Sydney, New York and beyond, her designs are instantly recognisable, explode with energy and are engineered to evoke a smile in anyone who sees them. Camille is influenced by the work of the Memphis Group, South Africa’s Ndebele tribe and op-art pioneer Victor Vasarely, but her gleefully asymmetric patterns and eye-popping approach to colour are entirely her own. Her clients include schools, festivals, clubs, and international brands, and she is always on the lookout for larger-scale spaces to transform. Soon, we’ll all be living in Walaland – and a good thing too: it’s a happy place.

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3:00pm — 4:00pm

Design with Feeling

Caesarstone Stage

Glossy magazines and renovation TV shows may be mainstays of the design world, but Mark Challen and Suzanne Dimma think it’s possible to go a little deeper. After leaving their jobs at Canada’s most respected design magazine, House & Home, they’ve been searching for style inspiration in places that conventional media rarely considers. In this motivational talk, the two industry veterans celebrate their love of the emotional and soulful side of design, and discuss how to bring historic storytelling and authentic personality into your rooms and everyday life.

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3:00pm — 4:00pm

FRAME Minds: Brent Comber + OS & OOS

Brent Comber Studio | 1645 Columbia St., North Vancouver

Moderated by: Tracey Ingram, Managing Editor, FRAME Magazine

North Vancouver-based artist Brent Comber and Eindhoven-based designers Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen of Studio OS & OOS will discuss the similarities and differences in their materials and why where they live and work may influence how and what they create.

This talk is part of The Mix, a brand new program for IDS Vancouver 2017 that includes displays, installations and talks both onsite and off. The program is generously supported by the Consulate to the Netherlands and curated by Burgers Architecture Inc.

Shuttle service to and from the Vancouver Convention Centre will be provided. (Driving Directions)

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4:30pm — 5:30pm

FRAME Minds: Bobbie Burgers + Studio RENS

Bobbie Burgers Studio | 20 Orwell St., North Vancouver

Moderated by: Tracey Ingram, Managing Editor, FRAME Magazine

North Vancouver-based artist Bobbie Burgers will discuss with Eindhoven-based designers Stefanie van Keijsteren and Renee Menen of Studio RENS the similarities and differences in their creative process, their materials, and how they approach and are influenced by colour.

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