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Photo: Nick Wons

On Nov. 30, the Toronto design community gathered for the IDC Regional Impact Breakfast to connect and celebrate design. The Impact Breakfast honours the significant contributions of Canadian interior design professionals and the impact their legacy continues to have on the interior design community.

This year’s event, presented by ShawContract, was an opportunity for attendees to connect and network over a delectable breakfast and celebrate the continuously evolving legacy of this year’s honourees, Allan Guinan and Caroline Hughes, who along with Chris Wright and others co-founded Figure3, one of Canada’s most distinguished interior design firms.

“As the Presenting Partner of IDC’s Impact Breakfast, we proudly salute Allan and Caroline for their remarkable career achievements,” says Luciano Bonini, ShawContract’s Marketing Director for Canada. “Their dedication, innovation, and unwavering commitment inspire us all, shaping the future of our industries with their exemplary leadership and expertise.”

Photo: Nick Wons

Upon receiving the award, the honourees remarked that “to be acknowledged by our peers for contributions to our interior design industry is a very humbling experience. Our volunteer association work outside of our firm was always about connecting with our peers in the industry – and collaborating to create programs and initiatives designed to continually elevate our capabilities as designers of the spaces experienced by society at large. The quiet dedication of the many volunteers in IDC and the provincial associations has been instrumental in the growing strength of the Canadian interior design community. We are honoured to be recognized as participants in this dynamic and transformative industry.”

Allan and Caroline were interviewed on stage by Deborah Wang, Artistic Director at DesignTO, for an insightful and inspiring IDCEC-accredited discussion of their design journey.

Check out a photo recap of the event.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Presenting Partner ShawContract, Champion Table sponsor Teknion, and Table Sponsors CaesarstoneCrown Surface SolutionsHaworthHNI CanadaKeilhauerSteelcase, and POI Business Interiors.



The 2024 IDC Regional Impact Breakfast will take place across various regions in Canada to honour local design professionals. Stay tuned for more details!