September 23, 2016
Meet our Makers at IDS West
September 22-25th is Interior Design Show Vancouver, the Northwest platform of all things design. Designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands have come together in Vancouver to showcase their current works, concepts and products. Kabuni is proud to being showing a collaborative table installation designed by Ryleah Resler, at The Social Concierge Booth. Be sure to visit some of our makers, who who will also be showing at the event.
Romney Shipway, Booth 1342
Romney Shipway prides himself in his relationship with the natural world, which he incorporates and respects through his practice. The majority of materials in his work come from sustainable sources, such as community managed forests on Cortes Island, B.C. When designing homes and commercial spaces, he uses as much local material and products as possible with consideration to the carbon footprint of all items. Romney welcomed us into his Strathcona studio. This year at IDS, Romney will be launching a new accent stool, new lighting wall installation and a couple small home décor product.
Pacific Design Lab, Booth 1309
Experts in restaurant construction and supply, Pacific Design Lab & Pacific Solutions Contracting will be at IDS West showing off what they do best by building a physical restaurant space for guests to come and experience. Designed by Ply Architecture & Design and featuring lighting from Symmetry Lighting, the booth space recreates the restaurant experience with an inviting bar space, a "Board Bar" where customers can look, touch, and discuss their own custom serving boards, and featured products available for purchase right from the show.
Pacific Design Labs has also designed a console table is designed to make the Vancouver entryway even more efficient. Crafted from powder coated steel and solid Maple, this catch-all console is slim enough for most hallways.
By Nature Design, Booth 919
Short on space and greenery? The Wallflower living frame by By Nature Design takes your garden vertical, with a variety of frames to suite any decor style. ByNature is all about reconnecting people with nature. We strives to bring interiors to life and make people feel good.
mth woodworks, Booth 343
Since the birth of mth woodwork’s in 2010, Michael Thomas Host has crafted designs that encapsulate the history of the raw material. In both residential and commercial applications, the pieces he creates showcase growth rings of trees in modern resins–the future and past held in stasis. These techniques offer clients the ability to put natural history on display, to create conversation around ecological sustainability, and to connect the modern world to the organic. Bring the outdoors in with mth woodwork’s Bloom Tables. White resin highlights the beautiful natural shapes of the Western Red Cedar trees, in his durable and unique piece.
Cici Art Factory
To say that Vancouver based artist Liz Clay’s artwork simulates imaginations is an understatement. Her witty characters take you from one whimsical place to another, embarking on one adventure to the next! From surfing robots, to monkeys hanging off ribbon, to floating astronauts in space, Liz’s work brings wonder to the eyes of children and the spaces they are decorating. Just because the sunlight's fading, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Get graphic with Cici Art Factory’s art pieces – simple but impactful.
Donna Girard, Booth 703
Donna Giraud is a self taught Vancouver contemporary abstract artist. With years of practice, Donna has established a recognizable and unique style that defies the historic rules of painting and creates work that evokes conversation and challenges personal exploration. Fascinated by the endless possibilities of artistic expression, Donna paints purely from the heart and attempts to convey intensity, strength, beauty, and tranquility.This year, she will be one of the featured artists in the COLLECT exhibition, where she will have a variety of work on display. Self taught, her large scale, abstract, acrylic paintings emerge entirely from her emotions.
Krista Johnson, Booth 703
Krista Johnson's representational paintings allow her to explore the relationship between colour and light as it exists in the natural world. It is this constant need to seek out an abundance of nature that she continually examines in her art. She is a graduate of the Communication Design program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Krista Johnson will be showcasing paintings as a part of COLLECT around the theme of wild city gardens.
Carolina De la Cajiga, Booth 703
Illusion is at the heart of De la Cajiga Fine Art's work – bending architectural protocols to construct new urban environments through conversions and metamorphosis. Carolina is a creator and an explorer at heart, a visual artist and photographer in practice. See her work at COLLECT.