More on SLIDE, Polyethylene Furniture and Lighting

At IDS10 I discovered SLIDE through their Concord based rep, Company B Inc. I grabbed their 2009 catalogue and found so many beautiful images of SLIDE products in use that I thought I would share. I thank my trusty scanner on days like this.

SLIDE 2009
This swing is amazing. Must aquire old tree and backyard

Since its foundation in 2002, SLIDE has been satisfying functional and aesthetic home living needs through innovative and practical products with a clean ironic design, light and always breathtaking: not simply furnishing items but products which radiate light. This is a characteristic feature of all SLIDE products.

SLIDE 2009

There are three constant elements in production: the simplest plastic material – polyethylene –, the production technique – rotational moulding – and the creativity of the Italian and international designers involved with many catalogue products. Innovative, diverse and constantly updated, the SLIDE production range includes seats, tables, lamps, vases, bookcases and other items which combine just the right input of light with a lively choice of colour in a strong distinctive way, creating a unique suggestive atmosphere. Backed up by the “Made in Italy” stamp as a guarantee of quality and excellence, SLIDE products are designed to furnish modern living areas, whether domestic or public, interiors or exteriors.

SLIDE 2009

Since 2007, SLIDE production has been joined by SLIDE Events, a service company for the running of private and company events, from the hire, transportation and assembly of SLIDE products to complete management of the entire project anywhere in the world: from concept development and layout planning to consultancy in searching for the location and coordinating
partners.

SLIDE 2009

Company B Inc
255 Spinnaker Way, Unit 2
Concord, On
905-760-9987
info@company-b.ca

IDS10: I want – I got Favourite Things Part 3

I love wandering the aisles of The Interior Design Show floor scanning for things that catch my eye.  This year Paul and I avoided the products.  We were on a tight timeline and learned what to focus on from last year.  Sleek kitchen appliance and tiling are not things I’m too interested in or have use for on I want – I got.  This is the final post in my three part series called IDS10: I want – I got Favourite Things.

IDS10 Favourite Things Andrew Richard Designs x Bustle
Andrew Richard Designs x Bustle – Designers pairing up with Designers for a range of outdoor furniture based on the Spring 2010 Collection.

IDS10 Favourite Things Smash
Smash – I loved the mismatch bookshelves with strategically placed lights

IDS2010 Favourite Things Balance Glassworks
Balance Glassworks – What a novel concept for display and space saving.  Note: This image was incorrectly tagged as Tsunami Glassworks in Part 2.  The correct image now displays so visit Part 2 to see.

IDS2010 Favourite Things Slide

Slide – The glowing lamps attracted me. The lookbook has more goodies that I will scan and share soon

You can view all the photos from IDS10 in the slideshow

Photos Taken by Paul Baik for I want – I got www.paulbaikphoto.com

IDS10 Opening Party

The opening night party for The Interior Design Show 2010 was way more stylish this year than last. It was a little surprising considering the venue.

IDS10 Favourite Things Andrew Richard Designs x Bustle

Tat, Knot PR

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Jen, She Does The City

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JJ, Compendium Daily

My Shoe

Photos Taken by Paul Baik for I want – I got <a href=”http://www.paulbaikphoto.com”>www.paulbaikphoto.com</a>

IDS10: I want – I got Favourite Things Part 2

I love wandering the aisles of The Interior Design Show floor scanning for things that catch my eye. This year Paul and I avoided the products. We were on a tight timeline and learned what to focus on from last year. Sleek kitchen appliance and tiling are not things I’m too interested in or have use for on I want – I got. This is the second post in my three part series called IDS10: I want – I got Favourite Things.

IDS2010 Favourite Things Rado x Jasper Morrison
Rado x Jasper Morrison – Beautiful watches. Love the sleek, black and minimal design.

IDS10 I want - I got Favourite Things Tsunami Glassworks

EDIT:  Jan 29, 2010 late night blogging.  Not good.  Wrong picture was attached originally.  Corrected picture is above. Tsunami Glassworks – It was the first thing I saw as my head peaked over the escalator stairs. It’s an attention grabber and reminds me of a large lava lamp minus the glass and fluid.

IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Jamie Hayon
Jamie Hayon – I was sad to miss his talk on Trade Day. I also left the party at Jonathan + Olivia party as he was arriving. So, I didn’t get to meet him. 🙁

IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Ministry of the Interior
The Ultimate Space Designers – Ministry of The Interior

Photos Taken by Paul Baik for I want – I got www.paulbaikphoto.com

IDS10: I want – I got Favourite Things Part 1

I love wandering the aisles of The Interior Design Show floor scanning for things that catch my eye.  This year Paul and I avoided the products.  We were on a tight timeline and learned what to focus on from last year.  Sleek kitchen appliance and tiling are not things I’m too interested in or have use for on I want – I got.  This is the first post in my three part series called IDS10: I want – I got Favourite Things.

IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Foscarini x Diesel
Foscarini x Diesel – I couldn’t believe any of these gorgeous fixtures were associated with Diesel. I’m impressed.

 IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Tahir Mahmood
Tahir Mahmood – This was my absolute favorite artist of the night. The wood mortal and pestles are so beautiful. The fact that Tahir can move from wood to ceramic lamps with ease is amazing.

IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Cubeshops
Cubeshops – I can’t believe I didn’t know this store is on Baldwin Street in Toronto. It’s super kawaii and I squealed like a little girl with every new discovery.

IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Science & Sons
Science & Sons – This radio totally tugged at the nationalistic heartstrings. It’s just so…Canada.

IDS10: I want - I got Favourite Things Ridgely Studio Works
Ridgely Studio Works – The crushed clouded glass light fixture is one of my favs.

Photos Taken by Paul Baik for I want – I got www.paulbaikphoto.com

IDS09 Favourite Things – Atelier Jacob

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A friend of mine runs Atelier Jacob. I was in love with this booth setup. I though it was one of the best of the show. It radiated a nuclear-like glow paired with minimalist design. Toss in the beautiful duo of Team Atelier Jacob and you have the makings of an amazing fashion editorial.

The prototype chair on the right (duh) left is my favourite. Marco is working on fabrication materials and it should be put into production soon.

IDS09 Favourite Things: 5×5: 5 Designers. 5 Inspired Spaces – 64th & Queen – Rec Room Redux

IDS09 Favourite Things: 5x5: 5 Designers.  5 Inspired Spaces - 64th & Queen - Rec Room Redux

64th and Queen created the ultimate recroom. I loved the black and white colour scheme and the light fixtures.

IDS09 Favourite Things: 5x5: 5 Designers.  5 Inspired Spaces - 64th & Queen - Rec Room Redux

I thought 64th and Queen did a great job, then I figured out why. They are the team that put on the Valentino and DSquared2 fashion shows in Toronto. They also designed L’Oreal Fashion Week and the Queen West shop Jacflash.

IDS09 Favourite Things: 5x5: 5 Designers.  5 Inspired Spaces - 64th & Queen - Rec Room Redux

The bed was raised off the ground, love it!

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Photos taken by Paul Baik – www.paulbaikphoto.com

IDS09 Favourite Things: Design Talks – Design Trends by the Minute

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On Saturday I saw the presentation Design Talks – Design Trends by the Minute. It was a round table featuring some of the biggest bloggers in the Design world: Harry Wakefield (mocoloco.com), Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (Apartment Therapy) and Grace Bonney (design*sponge).

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It was interesting to hear how they started and their opinions on blogging. It was interesting to hear that Grace Bonney doesn’t use social media or RSS. A little surprising about the RSS and not so much about the social media as she was the only one on stage without a death grip on their smartphones.

I was on Twitter and posted some key points.

IDS09 Favourite Things: Design Talks - Design Trends by the Minute

It was really interesting to hear that they all are moving away from Blogrolls, saying that content is the new blogroll. Chew on that for a bit bloggers.

Photos taken by Paul Baik – www.paulbaikphoto.com

Interior Design Show 2009 – Photo Roundup

I attended the Interior Design Show 2009 with my photographer Paul Baik on Thursday for the opening night party/media preview and Saturday.

I was really excited about this event because I had a photographer who knew what they were doing. My good friend Paul Baik is a graduate of Ryerson’s photography program. He’s also a Financial District combatant like myself. It would be nice not worrying about photos. He had a slick Nikon D3 that makes my little point and shoot look pathetic beyond belief.

The Media room welcomes us with Veuve and media kits out the ying yang. There was so much to see and I’ve battled with myself as to how I want to present this. Do I do a massive post or break it up? I’ve decided to break it up. This post is an overview and you can use the two slideshows to see the photos. I will be posting about my favourite things from IDS all this week.

Day 1 – Thursday

Day 2 – Saturday

All photos taken by Paul Baik – www.paulbaikphoto.com

Interior Design Show 2009 exhibit preview

I will be attending the Interior Design Show for I want – I got. I’ll have my trusty photographer, Paul Baik with me. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s rare that I have a professional photographer at my disposal. I’m really looking forward to bringing you the scoop.

Here are some of the exhibits I’m looking forward to this week.

1. Concept Spaces

Five of Canada’s most innovative and inspiring design firms have been assembled, each of whom represent very different design disciplines – production and retail design; industrial design, luxury architecture, luxury residential interior design, and landscape architecture.

Representing a combination of emerging and under the radar designers coupled with established design celebrities, the five selected firms share some things in common – innovation, inspiration and talent…and for you this February, they will each design and create a living space that reflects their own personal notion of good design, free of client demands or budget restrictions…we hope that you enjoy the trip.

Interior Design Show 2009

2. LuxeHome

LUXEHome represents the cutting edge in high end luxury residential design and artdesign. Visit LUXEHome to see the most contemporary and current lines, collections and products from throughout the International and Canadian design world.

Participants Include: Art Gallery of Ontario, Avenue Road,Giorgetti USA Inc., Hollace Cluny, Horsefeathers Home, ma zone home decor, Missoni Home/Fendi, asa, Piet Boon Zone, POI Business Interiors, Relative Space/Floorworks, Roseland Gallery, Y&Co

3. Crystal Clear

Six talented Canadian design firms will be crystal gazing at the Interior Design Show this Februrary. Brothers Dressler, full scale partners, Jacques Bilodeau, Munge Leung, Giannone Associates Architects and Powell & Bonnell will construct glittering prototypes and installations specifically for IDS and inspired by and featuring CRYSTALLIZEDâ„¢ – Swarovski Elements. Crystal Clear is located in the centre aisle and is presented by Audi and Azure.

Interior Design Show 2009

4. Prototype: Design Ideas for the Home

See a juried selection of the most innovative prototypes of furniture, lighting, textiles, and accessories by independent designers and studios from across Canada.

See preview videos after the cut