Azure, Canada's leading contemporary design and architecture magazine, will showcase 10 of the country's most innovative creators at this month's Interior Design Show in Toronto. Prominently located in the show's main aisle, the exhibition '10 Innovative Canadian Designers' will celebrate the work of established and emerging designers whose fresh, inventive approach to products and spaces has distinguished them over the past decade. The exhibit will also mark the 10th anniversary of the Interior Design Show, which takes place at the Direct Energy Centre from February 21 to 24.
Consisting of 10 experiential installations featuring new and seminal works, 10 Innovative Canadian Designers reflects Azure's ongoing commitment to fostering and disseminating great Canadian design. In addition to bringing the best of international design to its readership, Azure has been acting as a catalyst for Canada's burgeoning design scene.
The designers featured in this exhibition represent a coast-to-coast who's who of established and rising talent. The roster includes Omer Arbel, Ryan Taylor and Brian Richer of Castor Design, Helen Kerr, Pascale Girardin, Christopher and Paul Massie of Massieoffice, Loyal Loot Collective, Matthew Kroeker, Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen of Molo Design, Patty Johnson and Pierre Thibault.
Presented in partnership with Audi Canada, 10 Innovative Canadian Designers is co-curated by Azure and IDS. Nelda Rodger, Azure's editor-in-chief, and design historian Rachel Gotlieb brought their many years of expertise and acute awareness of the Canadian design scene to the selection process. According to Rodger, "Canadian design is coming of age. It's hugely satisfying to see that the work these designers are producing is on par with or even superior to what's happening elsewhere. What sets it apart is a quirky sense of humor and unconventional use of basic materials."