Canadian Interior Designers Shine on the Virtual Stage | Nachricht

Showcasing the winners of the 2020 IDC Value of Design Awards

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) held its first ever virtual awards presentation on Sept. 23, 2020. The event, which was hosted by IDC Past President, Jason Kasper and IDC CEO Trevor Kruse, was broadcast simultaneously from Toronto, Ont. and Winnipeg, Man.

The awards were held in lieu of the of IDC’s annual design symposium, which was cancelled this year due to the global pandemic. Despite the obstacles, the Canadian interior design community came together again to celebrate design and innovation.

“The show must go on!” says Kruse. “We are delighted to have an opportunity to honour our members and celebrate the value of Canadian interior design.”

This year, 12 Canadian design firms from coast to coast were honoured at IDC’s virtual Value of Design Awards (VODA) celebration. These awards, which launched in 2018, shine a spotlight on Canadian interior designers by providing a forum to showcase the benefits of design thinking: an empathetic, inventive, and iterative process focused on the human experience within interior spaces.

The 2020 Value of Design Awards were presented to the following winners who continue to push the boundaries of interior design. These designers have shown and implemented an empathetic, inventive, and iterative process, focusing on the human experience within their projects, creating sustainable and functional designs for the present and future.

Value of Design Award – Excellence  

Innovation in Residential Single-Family Design: ‘ShadowBox’ by Johnson Chou Inc., Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘BFR Accountants’ by Folio Design Inc., Laval, Que.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘COWI North America’ by Square One Interior Design, North Vancouver, B.C.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Flight Centre Flagship Toronto’ by Figure3, Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Hullmark Head Office at 474 Wellington Street West’ by Quadrangle, Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘OPG Workplace Transformation’ by Figure3, Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘The Smart City Sandbox’ by IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc., Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Workplace Innovation Challenge’ by IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc., Toronto, Ont.

Value of Design Award – Merit 

Innovation in Design Thinking: ‘Imperfect Fresh Eats’ by Syllable Inc., Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Design Thinking: ‘OPG Workplace Transformation’ by Figure3, Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Hospitality Design: ‘Hotel Belmont Food & Beverage Portion’ by Kado Design, Vancouver, B.C.

Innovation in Institutional/Educational/Civic Design: ‘Odeyto Indigenous Centre’ by Gow Hastings Design, Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Retail Design: ‘Inscape Showroom’ by Figure3, Toronto, Ont.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Mitecvsat-Alga Micro Ondes’ by Folio Design Inc., Kirkland, Que.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Peoples Group Workplace Design’ by DIALOG, Vancouver, B.C.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Spear Street Capital – Willingdon Business Park Building 6’ by SSDG Interiors Inc., Burnaby, B.C.

Innovation in Workplace Design: ‘Volaris’ by Bartlett & Associates, Toronto, Ont.

Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession, representing more than 5,000

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DesignerInc Technology Platform and Marketplace For The Interior Design Trade Launches Gilded Circle Loyalty Program | Nachricht

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –DesignerInc is thrilled to announce the launch of the Gilded Circle™ – a tech-infused loyalty program created for the new era of design.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Style Stars. All designers shopping on DesignerInc earn Style Stars™ with every purchase, accruing $25 in Style Stars for every $1000 spent on DesignerInc products. Style Stars are redeemable for credit on future purchases by applying credits at checkout!
  • ShopTalk. Designers and Manufacturers can now elevate their communications in a refreshing, sourcing-focused format via ShopTalk™, a professional networking platform within DesignerInc! The first-of-it’s kind platform allows designers and manufacturers to directly connect with each other. Designers share reveals, announcements and projects, tagging products in the posts while Manufacturers share promotions, events and new introductions, tagging products from their collections. ShopTalk will also feature double Style Star promos, including special incentives for new vendor partners.
  • Tech Tools. Our dynamic technology suite makes everyone’s life easier! Highlights include AI image search, augmented reality options, virtual showrooms, and QR technology all wrapped up in an end-to-end tech platform for the trade, creating a seamless, integrated experience for our Gilded Circle members.
  • Concierge Service. The DesignerInc Concierge is here to support designers and help them fulfill their mission. Our team works alongside the design teams to ensure an ideal experience from start to finish!
  • VIP Previews. See it on DesignerInc first! Online access to special and collection launches and new introductions, co-hosted by our magazine – byDesign.™
  • Gilded Circle Cards. Technology-enabled Gilded Circle cards are issued to all new DesignerInc clients.

The Gilded Circle community of designers and manufacturers have already begun to take advantage of the DesignerInc technology suite to supercharge productivity in our increasingly tech-centered industry.

Designers and vendors not currently partnered with DesignerInc are encouraged to register and experience DesignerInc for themselves by visiting www.designerinc.com.

For more information or images, you can reach the DesignerInc team any time via [email protected]

 

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