IDS Vancouver is pleased to present Prototype – a curated showcase of the next generation of designers. This feature is a juried platform featuring products not currently in production addressing new ideas for the residential market. The group of participants features professional designers and students presenting both to-market and conceptual works.

2018 Judges

Elizabeth Pagliacolo

Executive Editor, AZURE Magazine 

Elizabeth Pagliacolo is the Executive Director of Azure, the magazine where she started out 15 years ago as an intern and worked her way up to senior editor. In 2017, she was the Director of Programming of EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology, a 10-day festival launched by the Design Exchange. Prior to that, she freelanced as a design and architecture journalist for many publications in Canada and abroad. She has traveled the world covering design and interviewing some of the world’s most brilliant innovators.

Sebastian Herkner

Principal, Studio Sebastian Herkner 

Based in Offenbach am Main, Germany, Sebastian has designed products for various brands, worked on many interior design projects, and collaborated with exhibitions and museums. Sebastian will share stories of his collaborations for an array of leading manufacturers, including Cappellini, ClassiCon, Dedon, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Pulpo, Thonet, Wittmann and many more.

Bonne Zabolotney

Vice-President, Academic and Provost, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Bonne Zabolotney is Vice-President Academic and Provost at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She  holds a Bachelor of Design from Alberta College of Art and Design, a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University and is a PhD candidate in Media and Communication at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked as a communication designer in Vancouver since 1993 and some of her most notable work can be found in the philatelic section of the National Archives of Canada.


2018 Participants

The Touch

Ryspot Design

The Touch is a visualization of the connection between people and concrete.  The Touch is a totem of urban construction and an authentic representation of a civilization united in the creation of a city. The concrete base of The Touch mirrors the concrete foundation of our urban skylines.  Contrasting this is a form that is cast from resin and finished to a mirror polish; organic, yet refined.  The concrete is polished to a terrazzo appearance, displaying the inner beauty of the material.



Light changes everything, especially inside our poorly lit apartments.  End tables are often monopolized by reading lamps, so why not embody this task.  DAWN is designed to be ​light on her feet, rich in character, and steady in her resolve.  She hangs in the balance…bridging the pull of night…casting a soft glow on a new day.  Where you once had harsh corners and lonely pillars, you now have endless curves, poised for casting beauty and carrying the conversation.



lumen’OS designs, develops and produces exclusive lighting and design objects that are made of natural wood utilizing modern LED technology. A combination of art, design and sustainability to enhance urban, commercial and architectural environments. “kubus” impresses with its timeless shape and its subtle, unobtrusive aesthetics. The exclusive lighting object captivates through its elegant design and the harmonious interaction of material and technology enhances any interior space.

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Layer UP

Ali Alamzadeh Design

Layer UP is a design driven material research and development to up cycle an everyday printed material (newspaper and paper) and transforming it to living space furniture and objects.

PIL Side table


The PIL side table is the first piece in our ReWork collection that appeals to current modes of light and work. Formed aluminum frame is welded and features a convenient shelf. The rough texture of the metal frame provides a substantial presence inspired by cast iron pieces. The machined Fir top has a lacquer-paint wash that highlights the wood grain.

Mowgli Chair

Kayla Yearwood

Mowgli was inspired by the Scandinavian Modern era for its simplicity. The goal was to design a dining chair that felt casual yet looked tidy and sharp. The chair is made from western maple and finished in a hardwax oil that is resistant to water and will not crack, flake, peel or blister. The seat is a natural colored danish cord woven in a traditional pattern.

Peel Credenza

Leah K.S. Amick

Peel Credenza is a low cabinet featuring expected form and unexpected detail. Framed and inset by beveled edges, deep and angular grooves interrupt the face of an otherwise flat plane, while opposed tabs jut outward from the center line, taunting our inquisitive nature. Tugging on a tab, the user makes a delightful discovery as the doors peel progressively away from the frame, one panel at a time. The doors open and wrap away, revealing colorful fabric backing and four adjustable shelves.

C2C Bench

2Point54 Design

The C2C Bench was inspired by the Lethbridge viaduct train bridge and the site of the last rail spike at Craigellachie, BC. The C2C bench demonstrates the strength created with thin linear materials and explores how different materials visually interact with each other.  This bench was designed to “bridge the gap”, providing an opportunity for strangers to sit, converse and find common ground.

StoneFelt Seats


StoneFelt is a small art based company run by Maxx P. Duncalfe. It is situated in Nanaimo, BC on Beautiful Vancouver Island. All products are felted with sheep wool or alpaca fleece as well as silk and tencel. The newest feature though– the sitting Boulder Cushion will have either high density polyurethane foam or polystyrene beads as an interior so that they are more firm and able to be sat upon.

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