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 who will be presenting both to-market and conceptual works.

Apply today!

Prototype Application Deadlines:

May 15,2017
June 30, 2017

Click here to view the application.

Applications to Prototype at IDS Vancouver 2017 are now open. For more details on jury dates and the application process please contact 604-730-2063.

Please note: due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to provide status updates. If your submission is accepted to Prototype, you will be contacted directly by an IDS team member.

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 30, 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 that 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
The final vision is supplying high-performance products made out of recycled chopsticks to ChopValue’s customers – most notably the 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, Sholto established his own design studio in 2011 to create uncompromising furniture that his clients would love for life. What does really that mean? All Sholto Design Studio furniture is designed in his Vancouver studio and he sources all the wood and other materials as close to where he makes it as possible.

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.

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