Inform opens Inform to the Trade, a new design centre and showroom in Vancouver’s Railtown Design District

Niels Bendtsen, founder of Inform Interiors and Bensen furniture designer, has launched Inform to the Trade, a new 14,000-square-foot design centre and showroom in Vancouver’s Railtown Design District. Inform to the Trade, located at 405 Railway Street in Vancouver, BC, will support Inform’s two commercial divisions of the company, Inform Contract and Inform Projects, which have been operating for over nine years.

Inform Interiors, renowned for its design focus for the home, has expanded by launching Inform to the Trade to cater to architects, designers and developers. In partnership with Paul Sjaarda (Inform Contract) and Harvey Reehal (Inform Projects), this new design centre and showroom will provide trade designers with a variety of products for commercial-based projects. Inform Contract specializes in commercial furniture and lighting solutions, and Inform Projects focuses on multi-residential kitchen and closet installations.

Bendtsen states, “Inform to the Trade was established with the concept of designing the ultimate design centre and showroom for architects, designers, and developers to source out their project needs in one place. We want designers to see this as their showroom and toolkit for their projects.”

Inform Contract is a commercial furniture and lighting showroom that provides architects and designers with products specifically for corporate, hospitality, institution, transportation, and lighting projects. From small to large-scale commercial-based projects, Inform Contract partner Paul Sjaarda provides expert experience in sourcing sophisticated products for clients along with providing new solutions for the ever changing corporate, institution, and hospitality environments.

Inform Projects specializes in the turnkey design, supply, installation, and service of European kitchen, bath, and closet systems for the multi-residential developer. Inform Projects partner Harvey Reehal and team work closely with architects and interiors designers to exclusively import materials from Italy and Germany, and provide suitable, high-end solutions for any developer’s budget.

With over 48 years of service and long standing credibility within the industry, Inform is known for its sense of international design, commitment to clients, and expertise in sourcing the ideal products for each project. Inform Interiors is open to the public, and Inform to the Trade is open to the trade only.

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