We are thrilled to feature INTRO/LA at IDS Vancouver 2017 with their multi-brand, highly curated exhibit. The INTRO concept was launched in 2013 in New York as an intimate platform to present a highly selective cross section of international contemporary and modern design from a broad range of industry disciplines. INTRO/LA has the mandate to present an alternative experience by integrating a series of design installations into one cohesive exhibit that seamlessly includes both big and small brands. The feature is organized and hosted by design agency and resource Small Office under the direction of Brit-born, LA-based Paul Valentine.
Los Angeles, US
Launched in 2017, Another Human is the Los Angeles–based design practice of Leah Ring, through which she creates one-of-a-kind objects, furniture, and jewelry aimed at challenging traditional constructs of form, proportion and materiality.
Edward Barber, born in Shrewsbury in 1969, and Jay Osgerby, born in Oxford in 1969; studied architecture and interior design together at the Royal College of Art in London. They founded their own architecture and design studio – Barber & Osgerby – in 1996. Since then, they have worked together at the interface of industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
Decode is a contemporary lighting brand established in 2007 to champion London-based designers to a global market. Underpinned by the creative influences of the capital, Decode produces a collection of progressive, accessible and functional lighting for both commercial and domestic environments.
Los Angeles, US
Based in Los Angeles, Norma is a project for objects, moveables, and spaces.
Massproductions is a Stockholm-based company that develops high-quality, tactile furniture in a modernist spirit. Massproductions’ furniture is built to last, both physically and aesthetically. Many products are made in a single material, and when a combination of materials is necessary, they are easily separable for recycling.
Modus is an award-winning British brand who designs and produces intelligent, functional and inspiring contemporary furniture. Collaborating with a roster of renowned designers, Modus combines technical, material and engineering advances to manufacture and supply an extensive range for commercial, hospitality and residential projects globally.
Auckland, New Zealand
Established in 2011, Resident is a globally focused design company from New Zealand. Resident’s furniture and lighting are for design-conscious people who are passionate about the way they live. The highest level of refinement is pursued in each object, while also holding the unique fingerprint of the designer.
Very Good & Proper designs and manufactures carefully considered, practical and beautiful products – products built to last using quality materials and craftsmanship. The Very Good & Proper by-line is ‘Measure twice, cut once’ – sage advice that captures the commitment to quality, sense of playfulness and attention to detail expressed in their products.
Los Angeles, US
WAKA WAKA is a Los Angeles-based studio focusing on wood furniture and functional objects designed and hand crafted by Shin Okuda. His work ranges from seating concepts, utilitarian objects and space design, all of which demonstrate a simplicity in form, subtle detailing and a unique interpretation of proportion. “I waka waka waka – i go many places,” which is the spirit of the studio.