Join us at the Interior Design Show / January 26 to 29 2012 / Metro Toronto Convention Centre / Toronto Canada

Bjarke Ingels


Bjarke Ingels (BIG)

He’s been described as a superhero, received death threats and managed to convince the Danish government to move Denmark’s Little Mermaid to Shanghai…and oh ya, he’s also one of the most celebrated architects today. A catalyst in the world of architecture, Bjarke Ingels and his firm BIG perpetually push the limits of design with a single guiding principle, “Yes is more”. This idiom doubles as the title of his first monograph exploring the firm’s unconventional methods, means and processes. Over the last decade, BIG has gained international recognition for sustainable and user-focused design. Their velodrome-inspired Danish Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai was complete with pools of water shipped directly from the port of Copenhagen along with 1,500 Danish bicycles available for test-driving. Current BIG works in progress include the firm’s first New York-based project: a Manhattan apartment with the borrowed asymmetrical peak of the pyramids; and in Switzerland, Transitlager: the renovation and extension of a 1960’s warehouse located in the Basel industrial-cum-arts district.

See and hear Bjarke Ingels in the IDS 12 Azure Trade Talks series on Friday January 27.

Mutina at Stone Tile Lake Simcoe Cottage by Cindy Rendely Architexture


Mutina at Stone Tile

Scouring the globe on a regular basis, Stone Tile has earned a solid reputation over the last 20 years for presenting the newest in design for tile products and building materials. One of these is Italian manufacturer Mutina, a brand that reads more like a design who’s who, than a tile manufacturer. The brand is synonymous with working with a designstar-studded roster. Designer collaborations include Phenomenom by the ephemeral Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and more recently, Pico, by superstar designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, launched earlier this month at the Stone Tile annual Gala. Other successful collections include Dechirer by Patricia Urquiola and Bark by Monica Armani. Check out what’s next from Stone Tile and Mutina at IDS 12. With names like these, we can hardly wait to see what’s up next…


Lake Simcoe Cottage by Cindy Rendely Architexture

Clearly, Toronto-based Cindy Rendely is a material girl. Her firm, Cindy Rendely Architexture boasts an ever-growing portfolio of residential and institutional projects – many of which are known for their selective use of materials. The studio’s most recent offering is a Lake House in the heart of the Lake Simcoe region where the surrounding environment provides natural inspiration for the finely edited and sophisticated material palette. Selected tile, wall and flooring finishes echo the regional stone found along the water’s edge. Local maple is used for flooring, custom mill-work, and wood trim; and the white exterior coupled with the galvanized metal roof renders a distinguished modern cottage. Cindy describes the evolution of her design process as dualistic, with the exterior envelope informing the interiors and vice versa. Next up for Cindy Rendely Architexture is a house located on a precarious site located high above the shores of Lake Erie; as well as a 200 sq ft installation at IDS 12 in the Collaborations feature exhibit with Seven Continents where she pushes the boundaries of a material…of course.

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