toronto designboom mart 2015



bring a design souvenir back from toronto!
designboom returned to canada for the third time to host its mart exhibition of young international designers in conjunction with the cultural program of toronto’s interior design show (IDS), presenting the work of 20 creative professionals that introduced their new products to the canadian market.





a selection of objects on sale at the toronto designboom mart 2015



the 2015 designboom mart toronto participants included: 
beroep|tech (japan/USA); caveman factory (canada/USA); couple d’idées (canada/egypt); designlump (canada/taiwan); fraro architecture (italy); joe jin (canada); khaled el mays (lebanon); kumvana gomani-holmberg (sweden); little factory (hong kong); lola’s vanity (canada); mier luo (USA); NDC – national design collective (canada); renata janiszewska (canada); rekindle (canada); ritoon design (iran/USA); smitten kitten (canada) and zagbox (USA)




impressions of toronto designboom mart 2013 and 2014



designboom reached a milestone in 2013, 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 36th edition, since our very first mart in new york in 2005.


for this toronto edition, once again, annie chou and robert joel cortez of local studio arc&co created the exhibition design of the designboom mart booth. see also their installation of toronto designboom mart 2013 and toronto designboom mart 2014.


designboom mart toronto 2014  
annie chou and robert joel cortez of arc&co designed the designboom mart booth installation
image © 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.


not only is participating in the designboom mart a fantastic way to promote yourself! it is also about socializing, meeting new people from different countries, making friendships, … plus, it is a fun way to visit and discover a new city!