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#DLLoves18: The Best Designs of TO DO Fest and IDS 2018
These are the best products, installations and moments from the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) and Interior Design show (IDS)
Why would one of our editors walk 21,762 steps in a day? Because the Toronto Design Offsite Festival is in full swing, and that means we’re on the hunt for awe-inspiring products and installations. From January 15 to 21, we’re awarding up to 100 Designlines Loves tags to the most unique, creative and flat-out coolest stuff we encounter.
Published each day, our design week posts show you all the things we loved while trekking across this vast, snow-covered city. Check out our crazy-comprehensive Toronto Design Offsite Festival guide to get a taste of the installations, window displays and events we’re most looking forward to.
Check back each day as we update this page with a list of everything we’ve tagged. Plus, use the hashtag #DLLoves18 on social to participate in the fun. We’ll repost our favourite snaps from the community.
Update: Our editors gave out a total of 97/100 tags to the most deserving designs we saw this year. Congrats to all the designers, artists and creatives on our list. See you at Design Week 2019. ♥
Day 1: Black-and-White Totems, Compact Bikes & Surreal Illustrations
1 The Series Five Totems: A Composition by Djuna Day. Spectacle, 18 Rack House Mews
2 Phoenix Rising by Susan Taylor
3 Bing Bang by Eve Weinberg and Team Earth. E is for Earth, Dark Tools, 750 Lake Shore Blvd E.
4 Flotsam Particulates by LeuWebb Projects. Swipe Design, 401 Richmond St. W.
5 Useful/ Useless by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes. Matter, Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond St. W.
6 Revelo ThinStem by Henry Chong. BikeThin, Cycle Couture, 926 College St. W.
7 The Nubo Light by Svima Collective. Anti Vice Juicery, 853 College St. W.
8 Local Meets Edgy by Danielle Schön. Fix Coffee + Bikes, 80 Gladstone Ave.
9 We Hope You Enjoy Your Stay by Teddy Kang. ildsjel Collective, 4 Carlaw Ave., Unit #7
10 Casa Da Mùsica by Sophie Williams. ella + elliot,188 Strachan Ave.
11 The Naloxon Storage Unit. Designing for Health, Wellness, Action and Destigmatization, OCAD University Sharp Centre for Design, 100 McCaul St.
12 TAC (Total Allowable Catch) by Melanie Hamilton of Wooden Leg Studio. Hart and Hive, 353 College St.
Day 2: A Dear Deer, Plum Pendants & Cool Snow Tools
13 #ohdeer by Gensler. 2 St. Clair Ave. W.
14 365 Days of Canadian Design by Joy Charbonneau. Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St.
15 Cast Pendant Light by Tom Chung and Jordan Murphy. Considered (.ca), Average, 1081 Queen St. W.
16 A Discourse on Perception by Justin Mencel. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E.
17 Pet Objects, or, Frustrated Individuals by Michael Fohring. Labour of Love, 223 Carlton St.
18 Wye-Rocker by Bod Dodd and Di Tao of Objects and Ideas. IIDEX Woodshop, Commerce Court, West Tower Lobby 199 Bay St.
19 Snow Tools by Adam Shepperdly of Shepp Industrial Design Inc. IIDEX Woodshop. Commerce Court, West Tower Lobby 199 Bay St.
20 Hamaca by Pablo Munoz. Tables, Chairs, and Other Unrelated Objects, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E.
21 TBT: Still Life by J. Thomas Kim. Tables, Chairs, and Other Unrelated Objects, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E.
22 Hoodie-Scarf by Aylin Erzurumluoglu. OCADU x YSM [Regent Park] : Elevation Through Creative Collaboration, Yonge Street Mission, 306 Gerrard St. E.
Day 3: Lovely Lanterns, Rope Pendants & Creepy Dolls
23 Amulette by Annie Legault. The Cure Apothecary, 719 Queen St. W.
24 Place and Thing by MSDS Studio. Aesop Queen Street West, 880 Queen St. W.
25 Rugs! by MADE Design. MADE Design, 70 Geary Ave.
26 Wood Quilt by Devin Schaffner. Stylegarage, 78 Ossington Ave.
27 Boxhaus by Claude Miceli and Jean-Christian Knaff. Image Foundry Toronto, 1581 Dupont St.
28 Lantern by Mischa Couvrette. Hollis + Morris, 501 Alliance Ave.
29 Oasis Skateboard Factory x Chief Lady Bird & Monique Aura by Chief Ladybird, Monique Aura and Oasis Skateboard Factory students. Sovereign State, 827 Dundas St. W.
30 Sweet Sin City by Natasha Popek-Konieczko, Rex Regua, Noush Irani and Bonnie Leung. Urban Mode, 145 Tecumseth St.
31 Le Grand Mobile by Kira Varvanina. Mini Mioche Store, 795 Queen St. W.
32 Alignment by Silvia Taylor and Pasha Moezzi. Spectacle, 752 Queen St. W.
33 Orphism by MPGMB. Work/Life, Umbra Concept Store, 165 John St.
Day 4: A London Clock, Flock of Folders & A Cuddly Bouncer
34 Soft Armour by Erin Rei. Xpace Cultural Centre January Exhibitions, Xpace Cultural Centre, 303 Landsdowne Ave.
35 London Coat Stand by Payvar Sazesh. Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects, Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Ave.
36 Anvil by Jake Whillans. Obsolete, Salon Soap, 1669 Dundas St.
37 Mountain Fold by Sylvia Lee of Jeff Goodman Studio. Craft Ontario, 1106 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor.
38 Ferris’s Room VR. Come Up To My Room, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
39 Concealed Studio. Come Up To My Room, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
40 Perch Creative Shelving by Margaret Pryde. Capacity 2018 • Hiatus, The Gladstone Hotel, 4th Floor 1214 Queen St. W.
41 Interlude by Simone Ferkul. Capacity 2018 • Hiatus, The Gladstone Hotel, 4th Floor 1214 Queen St. W.
42 Printed Tees by Peggy Sue. Emerging Designer Exhibition, Design Exchange, 234 Bay St.
43 Orphism by MPGMB. Work/Life, Umbra Concept Store, 165 John St.
Day 5: Felt Pockets, $100 Hamburgers & Super Chia Seeds
44 More like the Weather by Mercury Bureau. Flùr, 1087 Bathurst St.
45 Hangeraki by Dear Human. Work/Life, Umbra Concept Store, 165 John St.
46 Clay Figurine by Marianne Ibrahim. Come Up To My Room, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
47 Material Witness by Jill Price. Gravity Pope, 1010 Queen St. W.
48 Après Ski by Odin Cappello, Savi Pannu and Rod Fitzsimmons Frey. GUILD studio, 346 Westmoreland Ave., Unit 105B
50 Desk/Divider by Jacob Mailman. Work/Life, Umbra Concept Store, 165 John St.
51 Jewellery by Alice Yujing Yan. Craft & Design Exhibitions Winter 2018, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
52 ELEVATION EXCAVATION by Marco Pecota, Nico Pecota and Marian Wihak. PEKOTA, 406 Pacific Ave.
53 Museum of Contemporary Work. Artscape Youngplace, Hallway Galleries, 3rd Floor, 180 Shaw St.
54 First Gentrification by Justin de Lima. Come Up To My Room, The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
55 Seattle by Darin Montgomery. Outside the Box, Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
56 Jewellery by Marie-Eve G. Castonguay. Craft & Design Exhibitions Winter 2018, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
57 The $100 Burger by Supermilk Studio and Up at Five. 21 by 2050, Easy Tiger, 1447 Dundas St. W.
58 Recycling Words by KANVA in collaboration with Maureen Matthews. In Place, Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
59 Saskatoon curated by Crystal Bueckert. Outside the Box, Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
60 Pulplites, Or Something In Between by Dear Human. Craft & Design Exhibitions Winter 2018, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.
Best of IDS, Day 1: A Digital Quilt, Magical Lights & Altered States
61 + 62 Altered States by Snarkitecture x Caesarstone
63 How Bright is Our Future? by Design Workshop Architects
64 Hollis + Morris booth
65 1925Workbench booth
66 Mila by Matthew McCormick
67 T406 by Kastella
68 High Wire Lights by Anony
69 Future of Canadian Living Treehouse by Aya Kitchens, Weston Premium Woods and U31 Design
70 Outdoor kitchens by Urban Bonfire
71 + 72 Ka Tsi Ka Ta and Ayê by Lalaya Design
73 Precis by Blanco
74 Atelier Bussiere shelf
75 Jackson Lounge by Monte Design
76 Star by Amala Carpets
77 Wolfgang by Huppe
78 Ilya Pendant by EQ3
79 Chatfield by Matthew Kroeker
80 The Rebel Quilt by Libs Elliott
81 Sand + Draft by Stacklab x Azure
Best of IDS, Day 2: A Mosaic, Pendulum & Polar Bear Table
82 Eddy by Alain Gilles
83 Artistic Mosaic by Ciot Studio
84 Bowl Table Lamp by EQ3
85 W Studio’s custom artistic carpet
86 Pendulums by Lauren Reed
87 Vapora by Neptune
88 Polar Bear by Hollis + Morris
89 Tenet by Mosaique Surface
90 I Balocchi by Fantini
91 Press by Philippe Malouin
92 Beauti-Tone by Home Hardware
93 Bone Benches by Loïc Bard
94 Iso Table by Justin Bailey
95 Mile One by Lambert & Fils
96 Ontario Wood’s Clover Pavillion by Denegri Bessai Studio
97 HNGR by Kroft