Some designers are tame in practice and personality. Others have edge, strive to be unique and make impressions on whomever they meet. You’ll find Tom Dixon somewhere in-between, comfortably poised in no-man’s land. When you find him there, he’ll make you second guess the preconceptions. He is humble while proud, boisterous but timid, chaotic yet well defined – somehow there isn’t any contradiction. To say that Tom Dixon is a paradox is probably the most accurate description that one could give to him though it’s still far from actuality. He occupies a finite space where intellect and passion are paramount and few external factors hold any creative weight. You have to meet him… did you? He was just here.
Tom flew in on the Thursday before last and went straight to work, not stopping until he flew to LA and did it all over again, two days later. Most highly sought-after personalities might head to their hotel to wash, rest, and go out for an overpriced meal with those that they deemed fit. Not Tom. Tom wanted to go to the scrap-yard and dig through objects long forgotten and like the mad scientist that he is, bring the dead back to life, striving to leave Vancouver a little better than how he found it. This is after all what he attributes as the cause of his rise to fame. __
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September 27th to the 30th, Interior Design Show West held their 8th annual show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Many familiar faces as well as new ones were there to celebrate, share and discuss interior design on the west coast.
Short video showing a few highlights from the show.
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On Tuesday evening, the IDSwest team gave a small taste of what we can expect this year, September 29th through October 2nd. The event was held at the site of architect Michael Katz’ L41 Ultra Compact Home, at BCIT on Great Northern Way.
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Last Wednesday through Sunday, at the new Vancouver Convention Centre, there was a thrill for the senses. The talented and very organized folks behind Interior Design Show West provided the interior design industry of the West Coast and beyond a chance to show off their latest and greatest. There were countless exhibits, insightful speakers and brilliant designs from well established and emerging creatives.
We exhibited some of what we have to offer in design excellence from around the world. Lines of fluorescent tape ran across our booth and over pieces that led to panels reading the names of those piece’s countries of origin.
Clockwise from top left: Bensen Format shelving prototype, Emeco 111 Navy chairs, Flos Superarchimoon lamp, Cappellini Proust chair, Zannota Sacco / Bocci 28 sercies / Bensen Brix / Vitra Vegetal chair and Flos Glo Balls / Shawn Place’s SP210
Some of the Inform team enjoying opening night with friends
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We were first introduced to Preform Construction at the IDSwest event held at our showroom last week. Alongside architect AA Robins, Preform is breaking the prefabricated home mold; if you are familiar with prefab homes, it is plain to see that this customizable housing system is far from ordinary.
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Interior Design Show West threw a stimulating event on our rooftop Tuesday, giving us a sampling of what we can expect at this years exposition in October.
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