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designboom mart toronto 2013
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jan 26, 2013
designboom mart toronto 2013


designboom mart toronto 2013

 

 

 

 

for the first time in canada, designboom hosts a group exhibition of young, international designers on as part of the cultural program of the toronto interior design show (IDS).
 

designboom marts are an unprecedented opportunity to meet the young avant-garde and become familiar with their work, discuss and buy self-produced or limited edition intelligent, useful and quirky items for a symbolic price (anywhere between 10-100 CAD) directly from the creators themselves. in turn, the designers have the opportunity to meet and discuss with customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials. the designboom mart toronto runs until sunday, january 27th, 2013, so if you are in town, please drop by and visit us!

 

location:
metro toronto convention centre, north building
255 front street west (map)
toronto, ontario
booth 129 

 

hours:
saturday, january 26th 
10am-7pm
 

sunday, january 27th
10am-6pm

 


designboom mart toronto 2013 filled with visitors on the first day of the IDS
images © designboom 

 

 

 

design fairs are a fantastic occasion to reach like-minded people (curators, press, general public) as well as industry professionals. they are all in love with design and want to know the stories behind the ‘products’, they like to shop and the designboom mart is the place to do it. designboom marts serve as a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas at a very low exhibition cost, prior to investing large sums into solo shows. many designers went on to achieve notoriety in the design business following their participation in designboom marts.


some of the products that are for sale: from the tea diver tea infuser, sunglasses/headband, ceramic tableware to lighting objects
images © designboom

 

 

 

the mart is all about ‘selling design originals’, and at the same time, a fantastic way to promote yourself! it is also about socializing, making friendships, meeting new people from different countries, etc… the designers have direct contact with clients and receive immediate feedback about their products on sale. the designboom mart is widely recognized as the ORIGINAL, the first ever design bazaar. in early 2005 designboom created a completely new formula of exhibition and since then we have organized over 20 international marts worldwide, that combine high-profile design with a popular street market setting, making up the cultural program of trade fairs. 

 

the participants of designboom mart toronto include:
abel design (KOR); designlump, (CAN); donald corey (USA); F&Y (CAN); geof ramsay (CAN); joe jin (CAN); lookie lous LLC (USA); lunule (USA/CAN); ndustries (CAN); renée kirchenwitz design (USA); ryann aoukar (USA); tanzency (KOR); thefuturefuture (USA); urbanproduct (UK/CAN); craftstudio (CAN); hide (CAN); imm living inc., (CAN); jacob horwood (CAN); kempton jones (CAN); and mindfull fabrication (CAN).


the toronto designboom mart exhibition space designed by toronto studio arc&co just before showtime
images © designboom

 

 

a special feature of the 2013 of the toronto IDS, the unconventional mart space has been designed by local-design studio arc&co. the walls of the space are designed by an open framework of wooden cubic modules, stacked to define the various exhibition areas. the display surfaces are stacked, industrial moving bins which offers, the feeling of a temporary pop-up space and refers to this idea of product inventory and storage.

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