dv urban living expo ~ 1 ~ modern furniture & concepts
jw and i really look foward to this show; unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to talk to all the exhibitors. with Vancouver's blooming furniture & interior design industry, this year's show had alot more to offer. it featured many Vancouver's top furniture and decor companies, innovative design concepts, stylish and smart lifestyle, and, most importantly, West Coast Canadian designers' talent. i hope dv will get bigger and better every year and i hope all designers get to show off their beautiful work! let me tell you all about the ones which caught my attention at the show....
rooms with a different view - cause + affect
Cause + Affect design and emotion in RWDV. this featured a home is a creative strategy and design company specializing in idea generation, brand design and architectural environments. it launched an exhibit to explore the interconnected relationship between that contained 6 separate rooms that showcased some of the West Coast's top designers and retailers. as shown in the photos, Brent Comber provided the dining table for 'the Ritual' and Inform Interiors provided the pendant from Bocci for 'the Parlour.'
located in Gastown, this store/gallery has always been supporting and promoting Canadian talent. partnered with Global TV and the Vancouver Sun, Chaise Interiors bought a collection of multi-discipline BC design professionals; the whole section was called 'designers on the block.' it featured artists such as 60 Grit Design, Anna Gelbert, Arnt Arntzen, Casika Modern, Craigdallie Enterprises, Derek young, Eformia Design, John Fry, Lindsay Staiforth Design, Metal to Measure, OUNO Design, Rainier Design Studio, Scott D. Neves, Sheila Neufeld, Terence AG, and Visser Design. check out some of these designers in my later post.
one of the sponsors. it was awesome that inform interiors also provided opportunities for some independent local furniture designers to show off their works. yay for promoting Vancouver talents! Inform Interiors features contemporary furniture and imports high- quality furniture from brand names all over the world. its own booth in the show featured some cool items such as 'up' armchair from B&B Italia and 'textile softwall + softsurface' from Molo (shown in photos). you remember Molo; i had a post about its 'float glassware.'
this high-end modern furniture boutique carries furniture lines such as Edra (first photo), MDF Italia, and Minotti. this year, Living Space's booth mainly featured Minotti's furniture. any Vancouverite who hasn't had a chance to visit their showroom should really pay them a visit. the industrial, modern, bright, and spacious showroom really showcases their furniture well.
this is the second year that dv invited Emily Carr students to exhibit. Elise Beneteau, Francisco Jubilo, James Lee, and adam Sharkey created everything from re-used and recyclable materials such as carboard and foam. they are amazing!
this well-known, 13,500-ft^2 furniture shop features timeless and glamorous high-quality furniture. Liberty started as a small furniture boutique in 1993 and has now grown into one of the hottest home-decor shops in Vancouver. it recently introduced funiture by popular Canadian interior designer Sarah Richardson. shown in the photo is her chaise 'annie."
Canada's pride, Palliser Furniture, initiated the EQ3 concept in 2001. they wanted to offer consumer hip AND affordable furniture. their designers' goal is to create flexible fashion-forward look with many possibilities to personalize the furniture you want. i like their' Matt rocker.' comfortable and chic. i want one for my nursery in the future.
cocoon home designs
Coccon offers 3 methods to help you decorate your home: selecting from their existing designs, customizing their designs, or creating your own with their assistance.
they import products from several popular italian companies such as Meson's, Rossana, and SanGiacomo. the photo here shown is a kitchen system from Rossana. no website available but you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
inspired by individuality, imagination, good living, and style, Jorg & Olif's attactive bike makes people smile.
this booth caught my attention by showing off Nurseryworks' 'Aerial Crib that i want to feature on this blog in the near future. nursery should be cute and warm and could be modern and stylish as well. there are so many options that you can customize the crib that suits your nursery. i'm showing you another option here in pink and white. i forgot to ask ModernKid how much it costs here in Vancouver but i know it should cost around $920US.
spice of life
this chair caught my eye. the booth showcased pink and orange ones. however, i found myself liking the red one on the catalogue the most. Spice of Life imported them from Thailand. priced @ $300CDN.
the following designers and items in the show have already been featured in my blog already:
Brent Comber - i featured his famous 'Alder' collection. besides his own booth, he also provided the dining table for 'the Ritual' in the 'Rooms with a Different View' section.
Spot Inc - this booth featured mostly products from Wowbow
Montauk - the irresistable sofas