Fifteen pieces of home decor inspiration from this year’s Interior Design Show
The Interior Design Show, now in its 18th year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, highlights the biggest trends and techiest innovations in the world of home decor. This season, the gigantic space is packed will all sorts of cool finds, from futuristic shower heads to sculptural kids’ toys and coffee table–planter hybrids. Here, 15 unique products that’ll inspire your inner decorator.
Brit designer Tom Dixon collaborated with the countertop company Caesarstone on a series of ultra-modern designs. This futuristic kitchen was inspired by frozen Canadian lakes.
Textile designer Davina Nathan’s Canadiana-inspired floor pillows are ideal for low-key lounging. Proceeds go to support conservation efforts in northern Ontario. $250–$275 each.
The Federal Inc. plays with unexpected materials to reimagine household objects. This motorcycle-inspired rocking horse is crafted from copper cables, maple wood and rabbit fur.
West-end woodworking studio Merganzer Furniture makes one-of-a-kind pieces that are equal parts sculptural and functional, like this double helix–shaped coffee table.
For succulent-obsessed Torontonians, Garman Furniture’s interlocking tables are topped with built-in planters.
These hanging installations from Toronto firm Hollis and Morris are actually super-minimalist LED lights.
These wool and silk rugs by German designer Jan Kath were purposely given an antique finish. Some of the label’s other designs were inspired by images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Caffeine addicts will love Miele’s new high-tech espresso machine, which pours perfect cappuccinos, lattes and tea mistos. A removable tank keeps milk fresh for up to 12 hours.
This adorable stool from Miles and May is made from butternut and maple wood (each piece is one-of-a-kind). It retails for about $500.
Colourful resin candlesticks from Toronto’s Coo Studios are a modern twist on the traditional design. From $85.
Mod studio Kroft and Co. was one of the first companies in North America to incorporate linoleum into its benches and dressers (apparently, it’s a huge trend in Europe). Everything is designed and built in Toronto.
Sustainable studio Wood Anchor handled every aspect of the manufacturing process for this dramatic light fixture, including milling the lumber (it’s made from white Manitoba oak).
Here’s a peek underneath the fixture. The aluminum was also casted in-house.
This metallic bathtub, from the European manufacturer Grohe, creates an optical illusion by reflecting whatever surface it’s placed on.
Graff’s halo-shaped shower head is outfitted with a six-colour LED “chromotherapy” system (a healing combination of coloured lights that’s said to adjust the body’s vibrations to calming frequencies).
We adore this Spanish-inspired oak-and-leather chair by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Furniture (it’s available at the Junction shop Mjölk). $4,950.
$19-$22. Jan. 21-24, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., interiordesignshow.com.
An earlier version of this article implied the Jan Kath rugs pictured were inspired by images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, when they were not. The information has since been updated.