to kick off 2018, we are happy to announce our next destination for the designboom mart is toronto! after the success of the toronto designboom mart last year, designboom is bringing back its international design market to the city’s interior design show (IDS), offering creative professionals, from anywhere in the world, the opportunity to introduce their new products to the canadian market, this year from january 18 – 21, 2018!
designboom is currently selecting designers to participate. if you are interested, please email us now! see more info below on how you can join us this year.
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
many talents who were discovered in the previous shows have gone on to become some of the biggest names in the industry. one 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 mart participants, 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 its plumen light bulb), joe gebbia (founder of airbnb), georg baldele (the inventor of the floating candles in the harry potter movies), sam baron (director of the design department at FABRICA), david trubridge, nervous system, and maxim velkovsky.
oki sato, on his participation in the designboom mart
the designboom mart booth buzzing with IDS visitors, exhibitors, and guests
images from the toronto designboom mart 2017
take a speedy walk through the designboom mart toronto 2017
please email us a few images of the objects you would like to bring.
keep in mind that the mart is a sales exhibition.
you are invited to sell a small amount of self-produced items priced from 10 – 100 CAD (canadian dollars)
objects should be lightweight and easy to carry.
please send your submissions to: [email protected]
subject line: designboom mart toronto 2018
emails should not exceed 3 MB
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