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September 26 - 29, 2019 Vancouver Convention Centre West
The biggest design party of the year brings together over 7,500 of the industry’s greatest influencers for one amazing night to kick off IDS Vancouver. The Party on Opening Night is where Canadian and international design talents gather to check out what’s in store from the brightest in the industry, while exploring the features, entertainment and exhibits. The party is open to both the trade and general public (19+). All exhibits will be open for business and the wine will be flowing.
Enjoy a night celebrating Vancouver’s exceptionally talented design industry at IDS Vancouver 2019!
Exclusive to IDS Vancouver and available in limited quantities at the door, a special Herschel x Bensen tote will commemorate IDS Vancouver’s 15th year!
For almost four decades, Bensen Furniture was designed and manufactured in Vancouver at their location on Railway Street before moving production exclusively to Italy in 2018.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, and founded in 2009, Herschel Supply Co. is a design driven global accessories brand that produces quality products with a fine regard for detail.
Along with IDS Vancouver, these brands have blazed trails in the West and are testaments to a burgeoning design city with strong roots.
The opportunity to collaborate came about when Bensen announced the move of their production factory from Vancouver to Prata di Pordenone, Italy. With their move out of the former space, an incredible collection of fabric became available for a special project. The custom opening night totes for IDS Vancouver were designed by the Herschel team using an eclectic collection of the Bensen fabrics.
The first 750 people through the door on opening night will receive the exclusive tote!
Inform Interiors founder Niels Bendtsen opened his first retail store — Danet Interiors — in West Vancouver at Park Royal. The store focused on well–designed and well–crafted Danish modern furniture from companies like Fritz Hansen, which the store represents to this day. After seven years in West Vancouver, the store moved to 97 Water Street in Vancouver's vibrant Gastown neighbourhood where it has stood ever since.
Inform has continued to grow through seeking out and delivering the best products that the world has to offer at the best possible prices coupled with unparalleled service. The business demanded expansion. Rather than move away from what they had started, the decision was made to stay in Gastown with the addition of a new showroom. Working with the Heritage Management Plan, the new building retained the entire façade of the previously existing building with a newly designed interior. Niels worked with Bocci Art Director Omer Arbel to create a stunning space that could truly showcase the future vision for Inform Interiors. This new space has won environmental and Design awards for its geothermal heating system and progressive approach.