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    IDIBC's Vancouver Island Design Exchange and Table Top Show 

    Join IDIBC's Vancouver Island Chapter for its second Design Exchange Event, an event that will help you connect with more than 50manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry and catch up on CEUs, all in one place!

    8:15 to 8:45 a.m. | REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

    8:45 to 9:45 a.m. | Colour Pulse 2013 ( 0.1 IDCEC CEU = 1 IDIBC CEU)

    In its latest colour forecast – Color Pulse® 2013 – Kimberley Pfeifer delivers emerging colour trends that will influence the world ahead. When developing this year’s theme, ‘Intersection’,  colour experts looked across various disciplines and discovered a combination of concepts, colours, materials and textures surfacing in new and unexpected ways. These emerging trends will impact us in the years ahead as modern aspects of life transcend into traditional customs and values, as seen through colour and design.

    Kimberly Pfeifer
    Designer, decorator and colour specialist, Kimberly Pfeifer works with Benjamin Moore’s North American Colour + Design Team to forecast emerging colour trends and to develop inspiring colour tools for both consumers and designers. An award-winning student of Ryerson University’s Interior Design Program, Kimberly joined Benjamin Moore in 2006 as an Architectural + Design Representative. Delivering colour and paint presentations to 1,000 plus design professionals across western Canada, her passion for design and great sense of humour make her a dynamic spokesperson and an audience favourite. As a member of CMG (Color Marketing Group), Kimberly firmly believes colour is the key design element that can define and unify any space.

    10  to 11 a.m. | Vertical Gardens: Living Works of Art  (1 hour of self-directed learning)

    This seminar will cover an introduction of new and exciting options that make incorporating nature into interior spaces easy and will share the latest developments in the green design movement.

    The incredibly diverse palette of colours, textures, shapes, patterns and exotic species available to designers will be touched upon. The presentation will contain information on the various living wall technologies available and will showcase images from Green over Grey's ongoing tropical botanical research adventures. The largest portion of the seminar will be dedicated to the numerous architectural, aesthetical and environmental benefits of living walls. The seminar will conclude with a discussion period and encourages questions.

    Mike Weinmaster
    Mike Weinmaster, chief designer at Green over Grey – Living Walls & Design, strongly believes that we must find new and innovative ways to better integrate nature into our ever expanding city-scapes. Vertical Gardens also known as Green Walls not only bring nature into city living and cover unaesthetically pleasing walls both inside and out, they do so in a way that is accessible to everyone. Green over Grey works across North America and has created numerous living walls, including the largest and most biologically diverse one on the continent as well as the tallest in the world.

    11 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. | Table Top Show and Lunch

    Check out our line-up of industry suppliers at the Design Exchange Table Top Show. Network with colleagues and check out all of the new products! Lunch is included.

    12:45 to 2 p.m. | KEYNOTE: Eames Demetrios (1 hour of self-directed learning)

    Demetrios Eames KeynoteEames Demetrios wears many different hats, but he is best known in the design world for his work as director of the Eames Office spearheading the successful re-discovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage by new generations. The mission of the Eames Office is communicating, preserving and extending the work of Charles and Ray Eames. Demetrios will present the ideas and philosophies of Charles and Ray Eames. Specifically, how core ideas and values manifested themselves in their products and work, and how these concepts are key to understanding the lasting importance of the Eameses.

    Demetrios works closely with the Vitra Design Museum and Herman Miller to ensure that Eames furniture is always made authentically. He was instrumental in the founding of the Eames Foundation which preserves the Eames House, in which he serves as Chairman of the Board. He has also written a book about Charles and Ray Eames—An Eames Primer, intended as a thematic biography of their life, work, process and philosophy, now widely used by schools.

    Most recently he has collaborated with Herman Miller on a book of 100 Eames Quotes and with Vitra Design Museum on the release of the Eames Molded Plywood Elephant. In addition, he has curated a show of Charles Eames’ photography, which is currently touring the world. Demetrios lives in southern California with his wife and two children.

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    2 to 4 :30 p.m.| Table Top Show and Networking

    Check out our line-up of industry suppliers at the Design Exchange Table Top Show. Network with colleagues and check out all of the new products!
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    Buckwold Western
    Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware
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    Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics
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    LocationHotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleview Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 (Map)
    Date & TimeFriday, March 23, 2012

    FULL-DAY | 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (3 IDIBC CEUs)

    Includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Key Note Speaker and Table Top Show.

    HALF-DAY | 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1 IDIBC CEU)
    Includes: Lunch, Key Note Speaker and Table Top Show

    Registration Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012

     A special room rate of $109 has been secured for this event at the Pacific Grand Hotel. Please quote "03AR12WEST" when booking your room to receive the discounted rate.

    Time in 1332508500
    FeesProfessional Member: Full Day: $75.00
    Provisional/Student: Full Day: $45.00
    Non-Member: Full Day: $100.00
    RegisterPlease click this link to register!
    ContactDebora Abreu
    CEUUp to 3 IDIBC CEU's
    National Industry Partners
    Knoll Cosentino Lutron Midgley Caesarstone Canada Architex
    Mohawk Group Levey Industries Hunter Doulgas Benjamin Moore Samsung Milliken
    keilhauer Shaw Contract Upper Canada Forest Products