‘community chest’ by robb soutcott (various lumber species)image © designboom

one of the favourite exhibits from this year’s interior design show was ‘protoype: design for ideas for the home’. this special juried exhibit featured objects by an international selection of emerging and established designers. ‘prototype’ featured furniture, lighting and accessories that are produced in limited edition or not yet in production. the high caliber of design objects shown represented local canadian designers, as well as international talent from europe and the US. here is a selection of some of the works that were on show.

IDS09: prototype‘retrofit bowls’ by brad turner glass (hand-blown glass)image © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘janus’ stacking chair (plastic) & ‘blade’ barstool (wood) by jang won yoonimages © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘structure table’ by stephane ducatteau (steel with oxidized patina)image © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘surface cusion’ by no office architecture (wood and cast rubber)image © designboom

IDS09: prototype l:‘crush chandelier’ by ridgely studio works (stainless steel mesh, crushed glass, electrical components) r: ‘stacklamp’ with modular parts by zoe mowat (turned walnut, oak, steel, felt, blown glass)images © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘pallet ottoman’ by bck design (recycled pallets, nylon straps, polyester)image © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘rebound chair’ by rebound (recycled rubber inner tubes, steel rod, grommets, hammer-tone paint)images © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘light hook’ & ‘letter holder’ by keep it cartesian (powder-coated steel)image © designboom

IDS09: prototypel: ‘modular cabinet’ by dudley mack (laquered MDF) r: ‘spindle stool’ by question objects (walnut, steel, plastic)images © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘bnch’ by one3creative (baltic birch, maple)image © designboom

IDS09: prototype l: ‘felted stool by anna buechin (felt, kapok stuffing, powder-coated welded steel) r: ‘mule table’ by iancoxdesign (acrylic, wood)images © designboom

IDS09: prototype‘cista’ rain harvesting system by  moss sund and figforty (metal, tpo, ivy)image © designboom