manufacturers and suppliers
IDC’s manufacturers and suppliers build valuable relationships, strengthen connections, and promote their brand within the Canadian interior design community. IDC provides direct access to target markets and opportunities to support the industry through exclusive events and marketing and communications programs.
IDC hosts events across the country throughout the year. Find out about all upcoming events on IDC’s event calendar.
our proud partners
|Architex and Liz Jordan-Hill are leading suppliers of contract textiles.
|Benjamin Moore is a company supplying premium and super-premium paints and stains.
|Business of Design®
|Business of Design® provides business training for design professionals. The systems, procedures, and strategies you’ll learn through BOD™ programming are used by thousands of design professionals around the world to run successful, highly-profitable design businesses. Success is not an accident. It’s a strategy. Business of Design® is that strategy.
|Caesarstone is a global leader of premium surfaces, the pioneer of quartz surfaces. We design, manufacture, and market engineered stones that secure safety, guarantee durability, to bring everlasting beauty for residential and commercial applications, indoors and outdoors.
|Cosentino provides guaranteed quality innovative surfaces in a variety of formats.
|Dacor is a leading luxury home appliance brand known for creating stunning tools that deliver expert innovation, intuitive technology and handcrafted design. Dacor has revolutionized the luxury kitchen landscape through its award-winning suite of next-generation creative tools.
|Fisher & Paykel
|Fisher & Paykel strives to consistently challenge conventional appliance design, while delivering products tailored to human needs. Legacy is about looking into the future, and ensuring that what is developed today is aligned with the fundamental principles of sustainable design.
|Global Furniture Group
|Global offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that are designed and engineered to meet the changing needs of the Workplace, Education and Healthcare markets.
|Interface, Inc. is a global commercial flooring company with an integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. Interface’s modular system helps customers create beautiful interior spaces which positively impact the people who use them and our planet.
|LEVEY is a leading source for commercial vinyl and dry erase wallcovering, custom digital wall and glass finishes, wood veneer, and architectural finishes.
|Lutron is a leader in the lighting control industry and offers a wide selection of energy saving dimmers and lighting control solutions.
|MillerKnoll is a collective of dynamic brands that comes together to design the world we live in. Together, we form an unparalleled platform for building a more sustainable, caring, equitable, and beautiful world.
|Mohawk Group is the commercial flooring division of Mohawk Industries, the largest floor covering manufacturer in the world. Our commercial carpet brands — Karastan, Mohawk Group and hospitality brand, Durkan — and hard surface flooring solutions offer a full range of flooring choices for your commercial space.
|Samsung follows a simple business philosophy: to devote its talent and technology to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society. To achieve this, Samsung sets a high value on its people and technologies.
|Schluter Systems Canada Inc.
|For the installer, by the installer. Schluter®- Systems is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for tile installation.
|Shaw Contract designs and manufactures carpet, hardwood, and resilient products that give foundation to spaces and support to the people within them.
|Sherwin-Williams is your neighborhood store for paints, stains, supplies and color. Sherwin-Williams have everything you need to go from inspiration to completed project.
|Teknion designs furniture that works across boundaries, products that fit within any architectural envelope and work culture. A versatile and integrated portfolio supports collaborative spaces and those where people work alone. Teknion furniture works wherever you work.
|With a committed research and development team, Vicostone offers the most innovative and desired quartz designs in the industry.
2024 partner packages
2024 sponsorship opportunities
Sponsorship is an effective way to increase brand recognition and show support for IDC and the interior design profession in Canada. There are various sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year that help you obtain exposure and market your company to the interior design community.
advertise with IDC
IDC Industry Partners can take advantage of great advertising opportunities to connect with interior designers coast-to-coast. To learn more about IDC Industry Partnership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For opportunities, please review IDC’s advertising prospectus.
IDC’S NEWSLETTER – IDCOMMUNITY
IDC’s aggregated source for industry and IDC news is delivered to over IDC 5,000 design professionals. The average open rate for this e-newsletter is 53.61%, more than double the industry standard of 24.88%. For more information please contact email@example.com.
IDC EMAIL BROADCAST PROGRAM
If you have an upcoming event or product launch, use IDC’s email broadcast program to invite or alert interior designers in your community. This e-blast announcement is sent to IDC’s roster of members, making it the best way to get your information in front of your target market and increase your visibility.
IDC offers a basic design package to assist in creating your e-blast. When purchasing your e-blast through our online payment form, select “Basic Design Package” from the list of options before proceeding with payment.
Pricing is based on the number of members in your target region.
IDC reserves the right to announce blackout periods during the year when e-blasts cannot be sent due to event conflicts. All e-blasts include the following disclaimer: “This e-blast is brought to you through IDC’s Email Broadcast program whereby companies may purchase an e-blast to be sent to IDC’s roster of members. This list of members is controlled by IDC. Member information will not be shared with a third party.”
EVENT CALENDAR LISTING
Promote your upcoming event, seminar, lunch and learn to all members across Canada through a listing on IDC’s event calendar. The event calendar is number one source for professional development and networking opportunities for interior design professionals in Canada. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME PAGE BANNER AD
The IDC home page is the most visted page on the website and has over 370,000 page views a year. The cost for a one month banner ad is $1,000 for partners and $2,000 for non-partners. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONAL POSTS
Craft your content and reach over 40,000 followers across IDC’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Available to IDC Industry partners as part of the partnership package.
IDC Innovation Awards
Established in 1984, IDC organized the Innovation Awards to honour excellence in product design and creativity. Entries are open exclusively to 2023 IDC Industry Partners. Entries must successfully address a list of criteria, including problem-solving, budget, strategy, environmental responsiveness, sustainability, and marketing objectives. In addition to receiving certificates, successful entries will be given the opportunity to showcase their products to top design specifiers across North America and will receive extensive exposure during IDC’s Design Symposium and IDC’s Awards Celebration featuring the Value of Design Awards (VODA) presentation. An elite team of judges, composed of prominent interior designers and specifiers from across North America, will judge and select winning products. IDC Industry Partners are eligible to submit multiple entries for multiple products.
2023 IDC Design Symposium
Presenting Sponsor – Benjamin Moore
“As a Presenting Sponsor of the IDC Design Symposium, we were very proud to be supporting the interior design community with such a significant event. From the cocktail reception to the Wellness Meditation sessions, and ultimately the Awards Celebration gala, we were happy to bring together and host interior designers from coast to coast to coast. The event was full of opportunities to learn from one another and connect again or anew. What a pleasure to see the participants experience the best of the best in this industry!”
Program Sponsor – 3M
“I wanted to send along our sincere thanks for including us in the Fall Symposium, it was a very impressive and highly informative event, and we truly appreciated the opportunity to be a part of it – thank you for highlighting the 3M brand throughout the three days as well! We were honoured to be a part of the Awards ceremony – it was great to be a part of the community and to get to see all the incredible projects, as well as meet so many wonderful designers. Thank you again – you outdid yourselves – please pass along our thanks to Trevor and the rest of the team!”
Attendee – Anna Hodur, A&D Commercial Representative, Biyork Floors
“The IDC Design Symposium was truly an amazing experience! I loved getting to know connect and I am looking forward to a great future with IDC!”
2023 IDC Impact Breakfast
Presenting Partner – ShawContract
“As the Presenting Partner of IDC’s Impact Breakfast, we proudly salute Allan and Caroline for their remarkable career achievements. Their dedication, innovation, and unwavering commitment inspire us all, shaping the future of our industries with their exemplary leadership and expertise.”
2023 Summer Mixer at Euro Tile & Stone
Event host – Euro Tile & Stone
“We were glad to host the summer mixer event by IDC, DesignTO, and Mason Studio. We believe events like this are an important ground for making meaningful connections, learning from each other, and contributing to the interior design community of Canada. Hosting it is an honour for us, and we are glad everyone enjoyed their time at our spacious showroom.”
2023 Destination DesignEx Willow Springs Winery
Platinum Sponsor – LEVEY
“As a platinum sponsor, it was our pleasure to support Destination DesignEx this year. The beautiful winery venue added a lovely backdrop to the interactive CEU presentations and learning while renewing friendships. LEVEY has always been an avid supporter of learning and growth within IDC and will be continuing in that tradition in the years to come.”
Gold Sponsor – ShawContract
“Our experience at IDC DesignEx Willow Spring Winery was truly fantastic. The opportunity to connect with other industry professionals, deliver a CEU, and showcase our products was unparalleled. We are grateful for the chance to be a part of such a well-organized and impactful event.”
Exhibitor – Garrett Leather
“The IDC DesignEx Toronto was a great success. It was great to see many designers come out to the event. New connections were made, and it was great to see some familiar faces. Looking forward to the next event! Thank you to Barbora and the rest of the team members for putting this event together.”
Exhibitor – Arborite
“Destination DesignEx was a lovely event! We are glad to be a part of it.”
Exhibitor – 3M
“3M was delighted to be included in the DesignEx event at Willow Springs Winery! It’s wonderful to connect with existing and new design contacts as well as networking with other manufacturers and suppliers.”
2023 Industry Sales Professionals Course Vancouver
Event host – Cantu
“Connecting people of varied backgrounds of expertise, from renowned individuals in the industry to up-and-coming designers, these sessions are a great way to collectively bring a better understanding of our world and meet new amazing people.
The different perspectives in design allow the industry to continue evolving which is very exciting to witness.”
2023 Industry Sales Professionals Course Winnipeg
Event host – Vicostone
“Hosting the event was a privilege. Trevor ran a great and open seminar, and the discussion was beneficial to all involved. New contacts were made, and our brand was enhanced by reaching a diverse group. We would definitely recommend others doing this and look forward to hosting again in the future.”
Attendee – Katrina Ozerkevich, Architecture and Design Specification Representative, Julian Tile
“The ISPC was a great event to have for the A&D Representative community – to remind us how to navigate this difficult boundary between the rep and designer. It was confirmed to me in this course that it’s all about timing and persistence. Building trust and partnership in the design community.
It is a great course for new A&D Representatives and companies to invest in. Teaching the basics of relationship building between the rep and designer.”
Attendee – Dallas Klassen, Regional Sales Director – Canada West, Interface
“Incredible engaging opportunity to have an open and candid conversation on how we (manufacturers, distributors) can better support and work alongside our industry customers both in the design and architectural fields.
Panelist – Joanne McFadden, Principal, ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design
“Our connections and communications with the product rep community are an essential part of how we as designers work. We would be very lost without them.”