Check out the latest interior design trends from Milan inspired kitchens to cutting edge immersive bath design at IDS 2024.
By: Christian Dare
A new year means means a whole lot of new design trends. But the onslaught of home trends can be very confusing. That’s why we always head to IDS in Toronto every January to experience the latest in homes and interiors for ourselves. The event promises to be an inspiring showcase of cutting-edge concepts, transformative trends, and visionary designs, as it explores the limitless possibilities of the future of design. If you are based in Toronto, you can head over to the show from January 18-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you are out of town and can’t make it, don’t worry, we have you covered with our favourites.
The world of prefab just keeps getting even more design forward with each passing year. So IDS seems to be the perfect place to check out the latest offerings in the world of the Modern Prefab. The boom of pre-fabricated buildings in all forms continues across Canada. At the show, visitors can explore the interior of prefabs by three companies – each presenting distinct business models – with the units clustered around a clearing of trees and benches.
Our favourite by far is arhome, created by arcana. This prefab is a thoughtfully designed dwelling solution, purpose-built with guest experience in mind. Designed by Vancouver based architect Michael Leckie of Leckie Studio, arhomes are minimal yet painstakingly considered, removing distractions, allowing for uninterrupted time to return – to our surroundings, to nature, to ourselves. Whether situated in your backyard or tucked in the woods, arhome is delivered fully assembled and ready for use. And we love that the entire custom build and install can take place in less than three months.
The Kitchen Heads to Milan
We know that everyone is always on the lookout for the latest trends in kitchens at these shows. Our first stop is always with renown kitchen appliance brand Miele. This year they brand has partnered with Caesarstone and Canadian designer Michael London to debut their all-new Matte Black appliances in a space inspired by outdoor courtyards and cafes in Milan. The Miele booth shows off four kitchen different concepts of the future with coffee and culinary demonstrations by executive chefs to take place throughout the show. This just might be the place to find your next dream kitchen.
The other room that everyone looks for design inspiration is the bathroom and the show is complete with great ideas and fixtures from House of ROHL, Blanco, and Robinson Lighting and Bath. But we headed over to the Consentino x Tom Dixon dream bathroom for a little extra inspiration. This year, the two have teamed up on an installation that challenges conventional interpretations of the bathroom from a simply functional space to a sculptural place of refuge and contemplation. Aptly named Metamorphic, the installation brings visitors on a journey through the modular world, with surreal shapes and surfaces. Furthering the drama, Dixon plays with the elements of water, sound, and light to create an all encompassing environment. This is like no bathroom you’ve ever seen. The perfect spot to contemplate the world or find inspiration for your new bathroom renovation.
One of our favourite parts of IDS is the Studio North section. This creative hub is all about showcasing upcoming and coming independent product designers. Within this space you will find everything from custom designed furniture and lighting to cutting edge ceramics and textiles. This is a great space to find newly emerging trends and discover designers you haven’t heard of yet. We love the works of Modernist Wood, Cryc., and Fine Lumens.
The Interior Design Show 2024 (IDS24) event will take place on January 18 – 21, 2024 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.