Interior Design Show West Trends for 2013
Spot these trends we've compiled for 2013 at the Interior Design Show West happening September 19-22, 2013.
THE LOOK High-tech sound systems hidden inside high-style furniture design.
BEST BET Bang and Olufsen are the original stylemakers in the field of stylish stereos—a company that recognized that great sound and gorgeous design didn’t have to be mutually exclusive. Now Miniforms takes it one step further with furniture that incorporates sound right into its form: the sweet Torototela is a mini-desk/speaker hybrid—just plug in an iPad, hit play, and you’re working alongside your favourite Songza mix.
FIND IT Torototela by Miniforms, $1,895, Inspiration Furniture, inspirationfurniture.ca
THE LOOK Mod shades, such as pale blues, bold yellows and wild reds, on accent pieces.
BEST BET Colour isn’t just confined to soft furnishings like sofas and side chairs any longer: look for it on furniture legs, coffee tables (like furniture craftsman Christian Woo’s gorgeous Covert series, which features a ribbon of colour paired with rich walnut) and sideboards like this IDSwest launch from Finn Juhl. First designed in 1955, it makes a comeback this year with cool blue drawers inspired by the colour wheel.
FIND IT Finn Juhl sideboard, from $1,995, House of Finn Juhl Vancouver,finnjuhl.com/house-of-finn-juhl-vancouver
THE LOOK Rough-hewn woods, metals with patina, and clean, straight lines.
BEST BET As the design of any new restaurant in Gastown proves, the trend of pairing reclaimed materials with modern design is still going strong. In Vancouver, few do it better than Union Wood Company. Their mixed hardwood table is crafted from salvaged forklift pallets and distressed, cold-rolled steel.
FIND IT Mixed hardwood table, $2,950, Union Wood Company, unionwoodco.com