8 Highlights from IDS20

At the show in Toronto last week, designers examined the intersection of living, working, and wellness.
Concept House RESET Home

This year’s Concept Home at IDS, RESET Home, took a meditative, biophilic turn. It was created by Hummingbird Hill Homes, VFA Architecture + Design and VTLA Studio. Courtesy IDS

Set against a backdrop of a divisive global political scene, the buzz at the Toronto Interior Design Show (IDS) this year was all about harmony, collaboration, and human well-being.

IDS20—held from Jan 16–19—attracted renowned architects, designers, planners, and thinkers. Among the attendees, conversations centered around solutions to the issues that threaten human health and thriving. Those issues include high housing costs, greater demands for productivity at work, social, economic, and skill gaps, and increased isolation.

Featured guests this year included industrial designer Yves Béhar (who was the guest of honor); architects Frida Escobedo and Francis Kéré; product designer Ini Archibong; multidisciplinary designer Bethan Laura Wood; production designer Paul Austerberry; and the interior designer and product maven Jonathan Adler. All took the Caesarstone Stage for keynote presentations; their talks related to human health at home and in the workplace, a commitment to ecological issues in A&D, densification of living and working conditions, and the hefty role of technology in our lives. Meanwhile, workshops ran throughout the two trade days Thursday and Friday.

Here are a few of Metropolis’s top picks from the event.

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