“Black History is Canadian History”
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
2d ago
Call to Action for IDC’s Design Community Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) presented a talk at this year’s Interior Design Show in Toronto on the ARIDO + IDC stage, highlighting a call to arms for a revitalization project at the Jean Augustine Centre (JAC). The presentation, titled ‘Design to Make a Difference – Empowering the future through design today’ featured JAC’s Interim Executive Director, Carrie Burd, IDC CEO, Trevor Kruse, in conversation with New Age Granite & Marble Ltd. Business Development Manager, Danny Roppa. The discussion centered around timelines, objectives, and oppo ..read more
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Celebrating Black History Month
Interior Designers of Canada
by Tamir Chayat
1w ago
Spotlight on upcoming events, accounts to follow, and recently published articles about the work, talent, and contributions of Black interior designers in Canada and the U.S. Black History Month 2024 Sheridan Student Union Feb. 2024 Black Futures George Brown College Feb. 2024 Wellness Design Trends In The African American Community Jamie Gold, Forbes magazine Feb. 23, 2024 This Must-See Exhibit Explores Narratives Around Black Liberation Carlene Olsen, Interior Design magazine Feb. 13, 2024 Spotlight on Black Interior Design Trailblazers Decorating Den Interiors Feb. 12, 2024 ..read more
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2024 Innovation Awards Now Open
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
1w ago
Products featured: BottleFloor by ShawContract, Alisse Keypad by Lutron Electronics, Cardigan by Haworth. Applications are now open for IDC’s Innovation Awards. Established in 1984, IDC organized the Innovation Awards to honour excellence in product design and creativity. Entries are open to IDC Industry Partners and must successfully address a list of criteria, including problem solving, budget, strategy, environmental responsiveness, sustainability, and marketing objectives. An elite team of judges, composed of prominent interior designers and specifiers from across North America, will jud ..read more
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2024 IDC Student Competition Now Open
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
2w ago
Projects featured: ‘Caladrius Health and Wellness Center’ by Cali Pitcher, ‘Yúustway Healing Center; to take care of one another/each other’ by Alyssa Scott, ‘Oasis – Interior Garden & Wellness Center’ by Sam Piner. Applications are now open for the Innovation in Design Thinking: IDC Student Competition. The purpose of this competition is to provide students with a national platform to demonstrate the value of interior design and illustrate the positive impact design has on the users of the spaces, supported by evidence-based research. The potential of design to positively change and add ..read more
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2024 VODA Applications Now Open
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
3w ago
‘Garden Avenue Laneway Home’ by Suzanne Wilkinson Interiors Inc. (Suzanne Wilkinson). Applications are now open for IDC’s Value of Design Award (VODA). These awards 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. VODA demonstrate the positive human and business impact of design thinking for the people and companies who hire a professional interior designer. By measuring the benefits and outcomes of design, IDC is showcasing ..read more
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IDC President’s Message – January 2024
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
1M ago
Welcome back to the President’s Message series, featuring IDC’s new President, Jennifer Wiwchar-Fast. Tune in for information about IDC updates, program information and deadlines, industry news, upcoming events around the country, and ways to get directly involved with IDC. In this message: Thank you for joining us at the ARIDO+IDC stage at IDS in Toronto. View event speakers. . Submit your nominations for the IDC Impact Award. . Complete the 2024 Salary Survey for interior designers. . All IDC awards programs open in Feb. Stay tuned for more info! . Upcoming events in the west region: IDA ..read more
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Nominations open for 2024 Regional Impact Award
Interior Designers of Canada
by Tamir Chayat
1M ago
Photo: Nick Wons The IDC Impact Award will be presented at each Regional Impact Breakfast, which celebrates the significant contributions of Canadian interior design professionals and the impact their legacy continues to have on the interior design community. The IDC Nominations Committee will review submissions and select candidates in each region based on the candidate’s accomplishments, presentation in the supporting documents, and overall impact of the complete application. Candidates selected to become Regional Impact Breakfast Honourees will be notified following approval by the IDC Bo ..read more
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IDC + ARIDO Stage at IDS 2024
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
1M ago
ARIDO and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) are partnering again at the Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto 2024, featuring the ARIDO + IDC Stage. This collaboration aims to cater to various aspects of the design profession, including education, professional development, and community building, creating a well-rounded program that can appeal to a diverse audience within the interior design community. The ARIDO + IDC Stage pictured here was designed by Bryan Stone, ARIDO and his team at Stone and Associates with valuable inputs from the ARIDO IDS taskforce members, a ..read more
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IDC President’s Message – December 2023
Interior Designers of Canada
by Sara Joulai
2M ago
Welcome back to the President’s Message series, featuring IDC’s new President, Jennifer Wiwchar-Fast. Tune in for information about IDC updates, program information and deadlines, industry news, upcoming events around the country, and ways to get directly involved with IDC. In this message: Thank you for joining us at the IDC Design Symposium. Read the event recap. . Congratulations to new IDC board members – Paola Marques, Kathryn Lawrence, Shannon Robinson, Sandra Lester, and Joanna Tiffin. Meet the new board. . IDC board members and CEO attended the CIDQ annual meeting in Louisville, KY ..read more
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Celebrating Design’s Impact
Interior Designers of Canada
by Tamir Chayat
3M ago
Photo: Nick Wons On Nov. 30, the Toronto design community gathered for the IDC Regional Impact Breakfast to connect and celebrate design. The Impact Breakfast honours the significant contributions of Canadian interior design professionals and the impact their legacy continues to have on the interior design community. This year’s event, presented by ShawContract, was an opportunity for attendees to connect and network over a delectable breakfast and celebrate the continuously evolving legacy of this year’s honourees, Allan Guinan and Caroline Hughes, who along with Chris Wright and ..read more
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