designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation




bring a design souvenir back from toronto!
we just returned from our tokyo designboom mart at tokyo designers week 2013 (TDW) and are happy to announce our next destination to start the year 2014 with a fresh new talent show in toronto! after the success of our first toronto designboom mart in the beginning of this year, designboom brings back its  international design market to the canadian city’s interior design show (IDS), presenting the work of 30 creative professionals from almost as many countries to introduce their new products to the canadian market, from january 23 – 26, 2014!



our next destination is:


designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation




would you like to join us?
designboom is currently selecting designers. if you are interested in participating in this mart, please email us now!
see more info below on how to participate.



designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation



designboom reached a milestone this year, coming full circle to host the 30th edition of our designboom mart at the ICFF in new york, the same venue where the mart concept debuted in 2005. in pioneering the marts, we brought new life to pop-up exhibition culture. now a fixture at major design festivals and seen throughout the largest cities in the world, these cultural exhibitions offer young designers a way to jumpstart their practice into a professional design career.


after new york, tokyo, sydney, seoul, melbourne, stockholm, saint-etienne, valencia, copenhagen, … this unique formula now sees its 32nd edition, since our very first mart in new york in 2005.



 designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation
compilation of past mart exhibitions
images © designboom




many talents who were discovered in the previous shows have gone on to become some of the biggest names in the industry. one of them is renowned designer oki sato / nendo – who participated in designboom’s inaugural mart at new york’s ICFF in 2005. in the video below, he recounts the moment when philippe starck bought one of his first products on the occasion: a volcano shaped tissue dispenser.


among other famed participants of our mart exhibitions, we have had also the pleasure to host designers such as hulger (who won the design of the year 2012 award of the design museum london with their plumen light bulb), joe gebbia (founder of airbnb), georg baldele (the inventor of the floating candles in the harry potter movie), sam baron (director of the design department at FABRICA), david trubridge, nervous system, maxim velkovsky…



oki sato on his participation in designboom mart
video © designboom



what are designboom marts?

the designboom mart is a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas. visitors meet the young avant-garde talents personally and become familiar with their work. they can buy self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the designers.


over the intense days of exhibiting and socializing, the designers have the chance to discuss their work with other like-minded professionals, customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials.



designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation
impressions of toronto designboom mart 2013



how to participate

please email us a few images of your objects that you would like to bring.



you should keep in mind that the mart is a sales exhibition,
therefore you are invited to sell a small amount of (self) produced items priced from:
ca. 10 – 100 CAD (canadian dollars)
objects should be lightweight and easy to carry.



send us your work
please send your submissions to: [email protected]
subject line: ‘designboom mart toronto 2014‘.
emails should not exceed 3 MB





visit the homepage of IDS – interior design show toronto 2014


designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation




see also the call for participation of our upcoming stockholm designboom mart 2014

designboom mart toronto 2014: call for participation