IDS Vancouver is pleased to present Prototype – a showcase of the next generation of designers. The group of participants features professional designers and students who will be presenting both to-market and conceptual works. You don’t want to miss this curated selection of innovative designs by the next generation of designers. Prototype is a juried platform featuring products not currently in production addressing new ideas for the residential market.
Prototype Application Deadlines:
June 31, 2017
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Applications to Prototype at IDS Vancouver 2017 are now open. For more details on jury dates and the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 604-730-2063.
We are excited to be partnering with L A M P for IDS Vancouver 2017. For those designers intending to submit their lighting designs to Prototype, L A M P & IDS Vancouver will offer a 50% discount to the L A M P competition for successful Prototype exhibitors. To be considered for the opportunity to exhibit at both L A M P & IDS you must apply to Prototype by June 30th, 2017.
L A M P aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets. Each year the competition challenges designers to approach their lighting fixtures with the guidance of a theme. Competition finalists from around the world are showcased at the annual L A M P Opening Reception in Vancouver, BC in November. For General info and timeline details please click here.
2016 Jury Selected Winner
ChopValue Manufacturing is a Product Development & Design Startup which creates innovative materials with recycled chopsticks as raw material. Being inspired by Vancouver’s popular Asian cuisine and the potential of giving chopsticks a second life in new applications, ChopValue’s vision is to actively involve Vancouverites in the City’s Zero Waste Strategy.
The Project: Recycled Chopsticks
Our final vision is supplying high-performance products made out of recycled chopsticks to our customers – most notably our participating restaurants when they plan their next renovation. Let’s tell the story together and create a circular economy – without any production waste!
2016 People’s Choice Winner
Sholto Design Studio
After spending a decade designing and building furniture for various manufacturers, I established my own design studio in 2011 to create uncompromising furniture that my clients would love for life. – What does really that mean? All Sholto Design Studio furniture is designed in my Vancouver studio and I source all the wood and other materials as close to where I make it as possible. Why? When suppliers, materials, and clients are closer by, I can provide tighter turnaround times and stricter quality control. Plus, when I support small businesses like mine, we help grow the local economy together.
The Project: Tregullow sofa
The Tregullow sofa is designed for everyday use and feels at home in a variety of interiors. The height, depth and incline are ideal for using a laptop or enjoying conversation over a cup of coffee, inclined slightly to comfortably support the body. The higher arms of the sofa create a sense of comfort and security when you lean against the side, or curl up on the sofa to read a book, using the arm as a backrest.