IDSwest 2014 launches in two weeks at Vancouver Convention Centre West

Taking place at the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre West from September 25-28, 2014, the Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premier residential design show featuring 250 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, consumers and media.

Launched in 2004 under the original name of Design Vancouver in recognition of the gap in the West Coast Design market, this event created a successful forum to present current design-forward products and services to consumers and trade professionals. Tracking its growing success the show was purchased in early 2007 by Chicago-based Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and most recently by Informa Canada in 2012, one of the world’s leading trade and consumer show producers. The event has since been rebranded as the Interior Design Show West – the West Coast version of the established Toronto-based Interior Design Show (IDS). This association has successfully contributed to an increased exhibitor base, exciting special features, a broader speaker program, trade-only times, and an ever expanding complement of design experiences.

The show continues to grow in size, importance and reputation and in 2013 welcomed over 35,000 visitors. IDSwest 2014 will continue to showcase the best in international and local design underlining that Vancouver continues to be one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in Canada.

Speaker highlights include David Battersby and Heather Howat of Vancouver-based BattersbyHowat Architects, a firm that takes an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to design and pursues architectural expression that embodies a spirit of contemporary living. This discussion will emphasize the process and points of inspiration embedded in individual current projects.

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