designboom mart toronto 2016: call for participation designboom mart toronto 2016: call for participation
oct 19, 2015

designboom mart toronto 2016: call for participation

designboom mart toronto 2016: call for participation




bring a design souvenir back from toronto!


we are happy to announce our next destination for the designboom mart – to start the year 2016, we’re bringing a fresh new talent show to toronto! after the success of our toronto designboom mart last year, designboom brings back its international design market to the canadian city’s interior design show (IDS), offering 30 creative professionals, from almost as many countries, the opportunity to introduce their new products to the canadian market, from january 21 – 24, 2016!



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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.





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.

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

impressions from previous toronto designboom marts



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 2016
emails should not exceed 3 MB





visit the homepage of IDS – interior design show toronto 2016



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