ID Connections

IIDEX wrap up!

Published by Candis Green, October 03, 2013.


We were so pleased to see so many of our members at the IDC+RAIC lounge during IIDEX Canada! Our space was packed with attendees interacting with staff and board members alike. Attendees were able to take advantage of the charging stations to keep their twitter feeds active, students participated in #sketchIIDEX for their chance to win fabulous prizes, and everyone had a chance to chat with the Starbucks design team and learn more about their unique retail philosophy.

The IDC+RAIC lounge served as a central hub for all attendees of the show. After checking out so many new products, seminars and keynote presentations, attendees could join us for a chat on one of the comfy sofas or chairs, or at one of the industrial-chic dining tables.

 None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our industry members who supported IDC and RAIC presence at IIDEX Canada. Thank you!

ELTE -  for the beautiful furnishings.

Interface -  for their gorgeous new line of flooring.

Vestacon -  for the construction of our 20ft wall and information pillars.

Moleskine  - for providing the sketching tools, notebooks  and prize packs at our booth for our students to show off their skills.

And a special thank you to Starbucks for sponsoring our Emerging Professional Programming and providing delicious coffee each morning during IIDEX.

“Starbucks is a hip, progressive company,” said IDC CEO, Susan Wiggins. “Our relationship introduces future interior designers and architects to a company that understands the value of good design as a way to increase market share. We are thrilled to have them on board.”

The EP Lounge and programs included a Twitter-based sketching competition, live social media feeds, charging stations, an emerging professionals keynote speaker – Eames Demetrios, grandson of the iconic furniture manufacturing duo, Charles and Ray Eames – workshops, panel discussions, and a job fair.

Starbucks regional design studios offer opportunities for emerging Canadian design talent to apply innovative design principles to its stores. Starbucks continues to evolve store designs through a local lens, led by Starbucks regional design studios. Each studio is focused on creating innovative and inspiring spaces that are rooted in sustainable design practices and reflect the character of the neighbourhoods they serve.

And of course… thank you to all our members who came out to the show and shared their experiences with us online (#IIDEX13).

Let’s do it again next year!

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