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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

National Partners

 

                    Architex Architex and Liz Jordan-Hill are leading suppliers of contract textiles.
Benjamin Moore 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 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 Cosentino provides guaranteed quality innovative surfaces in a variety of formats.
Dacor
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.
LEVEY LEVEY is a leading source for commercial vinyl and dry erase wallcovering, custom digital wall and glass finishes, wood veneer, and architectural finishes. 
Lutron Lutron is a leader in the lighting control industry and offers a wide selection of energy saving dimmers and lighting control solutions. 
MillerKnoll 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 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 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 Shaw Contract designs and manufactures carpet, hardwood, and resilient products that give foundation to spaces and support to the people within them.
Sherwin-Williams 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 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.
Vicostone With a committed research and development team, Vicostone offers the most innovative and desired quartz designs in the industry.

 

 

Regional Partners

 

3M Canada – Architectural Markets

Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.

Arriscraft

Biyork Materials Canada Inc.

Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces

Crown Surface Solutions

Euro Tile & Stone

Groupe Lacasse

Hardwoods Specialty Products

Haworth

Kartners Bathroom Accessories

Keilhauer

Kohler Canada Co.

LDI Interiors

Metropolitan Hardwood Floors Inc.

PC350

Richelieu Hardware

Steelcase

Taymor Industries Ltd.

Upper Canada Forest Products

Wilsonart Canada

 

Technology Partners

 

A Good Day 

CADcentre

Clavis Studio

Digby

Net-Atelier

UNIQ Dimensions Inc.

Vectorworks

 

Local Partners

 

Agua Canada

Alendel Fabrics Limited

Allegion Canada

Altro Canada Inc.

Anatolia

Applied Electronics Limited

Arborite

Arconas

ARD Outdoor

Baldwin | Fortis | Pfister | Tell | Weiser

Banner Carpets Ltd.

Bezdan Railing Solutions

Black Rock Studio

Blackburn Young Office Solutions Inc.

Blum Canada Limited

CI Partners

C&S Group

California Closets

Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware Ltd.

Caplan’s Appliances

CDm2 LIGHTWORKS

Centura

Ciot Inc.

Connect Resource Managers & Planners Inc.

Creative At Home Inc. / CRAFT Artisan Wood Floors

Creative Custom Furnishings

Deco-Tile Inc.

Digital Cine Media Inc.

Diversified Technology System Inc. (DTS)

Dobbin Sales – Sloan | Chicago Faucet | Murdock | Guardian | Stone and Steel

EDEN HOME

Engineered Arts

Environmental Acoustics

Envirotech Office Systems

ETM Distribution

European Flooring Group

Europlex International Importing Ltd.

Formations Wood

Gabriel Ross Inc.

Garrett Leather

Greenferd Construction Inc.

HanStone Canada

Hari Stones Ltd.

IDC Home

INPS Graphic Solutions

JCO & Associates

JennAir Canada / Whirlpool

JJ Home Products

Kitchen & Bath Classics (Wolseley)

Leonardi General Contractors Inc.

Libra By Palma International (International)

Livingspace Interiors

Living Lighting Inc.

M2 Tile & Stone Inc.

Malvern Contract Interiors Limited

MARANT Construction Ltd.

Marble and Marble

Marble Trend Ltd.

MASIFF Plank

McKillican Canadian Inc.

Mercury Wood Products

Metro Wallcoverings Inc.

Midgley Tecnica

N44 Studio

Nienkamper International Inc.

Nightingale Chairs

Nuvo Sales Group

Panolam Surface Systems

Philadelphia Commercial/Shaw Industries Inc.

POI Business Interiors

Patcraft

Rockfon

Roman Bath Centre

Royal Lighting

S&D Lighting Group II

Salari Fine Carpet Collections

Schneider Electric Canada Inc.

Skopos Limited

Skyfold

Sounds Good Smart Homes

Spacesaver Solutions Inc.

Starlight Lighting

The Collective

The Pentacon Group

TORLYS Smart Floors

Toronto International Design Centre

Unichairs Inc.

Vifloor Canada Ltd.

Weavers Art

Weston Premium Woods

Westport Manufacturing

Willis

YA Phygital Fabrica

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.

2024 SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS

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 bkrsiakova@idcanada.org. For opportunities, please review IDC’s advertising prospectus.

 

To purchase advertising services, submit your payment online. Industry Partners, click here. Non-members, non-partners, and individual members, click here.

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 communications@idcanada.org.

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.

DESIGN PACKAGE
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
Pricing is based on the number of members in your target region.

IMPORTANT
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 communications@idcanada.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 communications@idcanada.org.


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.

Learn more and apply now!

INNOVATION AWARDS PROSPECTUS

testimonials

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.”

 

Industry Sales Professionals Course

2023 ISPC Vancouver event host – Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware

“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 ISPC 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.”

“I wish I would have had this platform available to me in my earlier years, it would have made working with the Design Community much easier. I am a huge fan of this workshop; it has enabled me to know what is important and what is not. As a Rep, all we really want to do is have a little piece of the pie with everyone and build trusting informative relationships with decision-makers.”

Attendee – Suzanne Potticary, Architectural & Designer Specification Consultant, Olympia Tile

“I wish I would have had this platform available to me in my earlier years, it would have made working with the Design Community much easier. I am a huge fan of this workshop; it has enabled me to know what is important and what is not. As a Rep, all we really want to do is have a little piece of the pie with everyone and build trusting informative relationships with decision-makers.”

Attendee – Michelle Guenther, Architectural and Design Representative, A & D Segment, Benjamin Moore

“I want to express my sincere gratitude for organizing such a fantastic event. From start to finish, everything was impeccably planned and flawlessly executed. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and I really appreciated the effort that went into making everyone feel at home.

The speakers on the panel were especially enjoyable and I learnt so much during the event. It was clear that you and your team put a lot of thought and energy into creating a memorable experience for everyone for all of us. Thank you again for your hard work and dedication. I look forward to attending more events like this 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.”

Attendee – Christine Beer-Carl, Residential Sales Manager, Western Canada Lutron Electronics Canada Inc.

“The industry sales professional course held in Calgary was a great opportunity to network with local designers. I would recommend this course to any sales professionals that are new to calling on the architect and design community.”

Attendee – Joanna Tiffin, National Architectural and Design Representative, Schluter Systems Canada Inc. 

“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in such an informative and thought provoking event. I look forward to the next one!”

Attendee – Matthew Ruscica, Regional Sales Manager, Global Furniture Group

“The sessions were extremely informative and it was great to spend the day with key industry professionals in our marketplace.”

Attendee – Jaret Horbatiuk, Owner, Enforcer of Higher Standard, Tractus Projects

“From a GC perspective, I really look forward to attending these events as they give us the opportunity to meet, network, and learn more about the interior design community and their exciting projects.”

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.”