designboom mart toronto 2014 – come visit us!
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designboom returns to canada for the second time to host its mart exhibition of young, international designers held in conjunction with 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 26th, 2014, so if you are in town, please drop by and visit us!


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


saturday, january 25th 

sunday, january 26th

designboom mart toronto 2014
the 2014 toronto designboom mart open for business!
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design fairs are fantastic occasions in which 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.


if you are interested in participating in one of our shows, our next stop is the stockholm light and furniture. there are only a few spots left so send in your application ASAP. more info here.

designboom mart toronto 2014
the 2014 designboom mart toronto exhibition design was conceived by arc&co.
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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 interact directly with potential 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 2014 designboom mart toronto participants include:

coeur de lion textiles (canada); démaé jewellery (japan); fairy tairyn (korea); fidoodle (canada); firn (canada); good everyday goods (canada); heyday design (canada); klampwave (canada); lola’s vanity (canada); lookie lous (canada / USA); miriam grenville (canada); NM design (canada); noa design (japan / UK); object interface (canada); panoplie (canada); sandrine giraud (france); smitten kitten (canada);  tirmah interiors (pakistan / south africa). 

designboom mart toronto 2014  
annie chou and robert joel cortez of arc&co.
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once again, the bold exhibition design of the mart scheme has been conceived by local studio arc&co. who have  envisioned a lively pop-art space constructed from reboard — a patented paperboard material made in sweden that features a fluted core, that despite its light weight, is incredibly durable. reboard has been employed in the entirety of the space’s construction, with colorful graphics having been printed directly onto the structure.