2018 Keynote Speakers.

See who are joining us at IDS Vancouver 2018.


Alex Mustonen

Friday, September 21 |  Caesarstone Stage

Alex Mustonen is the founder and partner of Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between disciplines. Snarkitecture’s name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates architectural-scale projects, installations and objects. By transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, Snarkitecture makes architecture perform the unexpected.

 

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Karim Rashid

Sunday, September 23 | Caesarstone Stage

Industrial designer and prolific visionary Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally, aspiring to change the world by making design a public subject.

 

 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Opening Night.

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Liebherr Trade Day.

Alex Mustonen

Founder & Partner, Snarkitecture

Alex Mustonen, founder and partner of New York-based firm Snarkitecture, is speaking on the Caesarstone Stage on Friday, September 21 as part of the AZURE Trade Talks!

Snarkitecture’s name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates architectural-scale projects, installations and objects. Snarkitecture’s work focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative effect. With a conceptual approach centered on the importance of experience, the studio creates unexpected and memorable moments that invite people to explore and engage with their surroundings. By transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, Snarkitecture makes architecture perform the unexpected.

Talks.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturday.

Riley McFerrin

Principal, Hinterland Design

Hinterland Design‘s founder Riley McFerrin is a visual artist, designer and builder. Inspired by his background in art, work in modernist architecture, and relocation to the forests of British Columbia, he created the Hinterland aesthetic. Hinterland creates unique work for people to use, enjoy and cherish. Drawing on fifteen years’ experience, Riley believes in and stands behind his techniques, designs and finished products. Everything he builds has a story. It starts with the materials, is shaped by the design and build, then develops through the many hands that use it throughout its lifetime.

Talks.

Sponsors.

Bari Ziperstein

Owner, BZIPPY & CO.

Bari Ziperstein has a multidisciplinary practice of art, public art and a design line under BZIPPY & CO based in Los Angeles, California. Born in Chicago, she was raised by design collectors and architecture enthusiasts where they traveled across the U.S. just to find the ideal Bakelite Radio, Boomerang Lamp or 60s ceramic cookie jar.  She attended Cal Arts (2004) for her MFA and attended Ohio University (2000) graduating with a BFA in Painting and a Women’s Studies Certificate. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles with her husband a home brewer/aerospace engineer and their toddler Lawrence.

Talks.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Sunday.

Ben Barber

Designer/Owner, Ben Barber Studio

Object designer Ben Barber explores the character of shapes, and the emotional resonance in colour. Disengaging with the rhetoric of “west coast modernism” he challenges conventional and established design archetypes you have come to expect. The dynamic way in which Ben approaches work in steel, glass, fabric and wood are then pushed through a filter of colour, in which complex structures are made to feel simple.

Talks.

Sponsors.

Leah Ring

Designer/Owner, Another Human

Leah Ring is the furniture and conceptual designer behind Another Human. Since its founding in 2017, Another Human has launched a collaboration with Urban Outfitters, been named as a finalist in Lane Crawford’s Creative Call out as well as an honoree on the Sight Unseen American Design Hot List, and exhibited on a global scale. Drawing inspiration from the Memphis group, construction sites, and outer space, Ring’s work is sculptural and modern—playful with a practical twist.

Talks.

Sponsors.

Karim Rashid

Industrial Designer

Industrial designer and prolific visionary Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally, aspiring to change the world by making design a public subject.

Talks.

Sponsors.



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