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September 26 - 29, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Studio North is the marketplace for designers to showcase custom works and limited-edition collections to the design industry, media, and a discerning design audience. Canadian and international designers of the highest caliber present one-off and custom collections of furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles and surface design in a gallery-like setting.
Ali Alamzadeh’s Layer Up is a material exploration that reconstitutes used newsprint into wood to create accessories and surfaces. It showed a dedication to rethinking a waste material and promises to be a potential solution to a big problem.
Ali Alamzadeh was the winner of the Prototype design competition at IDS Vancouver 2018.
de-constructlab is a design studio focusing on innovative design with computational design and digital fabrication. the studio works on a wide range of projects, drawing inspiration from morphology of geometry through an interative design process.
Justin Nelson started Fernweh Woodworking in 2015. He calls his role "Designer/Craftsman" and cherishes both the woodworking and design elements of the company. A former Marine Officer, Justin has a bachelor's degree in business from Purdue University, and is a self-taught woodworker. He is inspired by the design philosophy and work ethic of Sam Maloof, and admires the legacy and designs of Hans Wegner and the Eames, among many others.
Hew is a small Portland, Oregon-based furniture and small wares company founded in 2013 by Sterling Collins, a talented architectural designer turned woodworker.
Hew's work addresses the relationships people form with the constructed environment, namely the objects that surround them. As a result of thoughtful design and execution of craft, their work reveals a sense of intimacy - the story of a piece, how it feels to plop into a chair or run your hand along the bottom of a tabletop. Integral to their practice and commitment to craft are programs of research and teaching. Hew believes in a sensitive and responsible process to making and uses only domestic hardwoods to create their new American archetypes.
Live Timber is a Kamloops-based furniture company founded by Sascha Porteous, a self-taught designer and woodworker.
The new Skyline Collection expresses Sascha's attachment to nature, from the simplest silhouette of a mountainscape standing amongst a setting sun, to the magnificent grace of birds in flight or the empowering fragility of a passing storm cloud. Each piece has drawn inspiration from nature and is intended to be harmonious with one another, even though each piece is unique in shape and in form.
Leah Amick’s Peel Credenza is a well-crafted piece featuring magnetized, pleated doors that peel away from the frame. It is a delight for users to open the piece and marvel at its elegance and sophistication.
Leah K. S. Amick was the winner of the Prototype design competition at IDS Vancouver 2018.
LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is a boutique creative career school offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in the ﬁelds of Interior Design, Fashion, Game Design & VFX, Audio & Film, Culinary Arts, and Graphic Design. With over 35 different programs to offer and with credentials ranging from bachelor’s degrees to certiﬁcates, LCV is the perfect place to let creativity run wild.
LCV, accredited by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia, has been crowned one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review for the past 8 years, and one of the top 50 fashion schools by Fashionista.com. LCV takes pride in its direct links with the workplace and educational network in Canada and around the world. LCV offers diverse opportunities and support for students to be exposed to industry and build their skills necessary for success.