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Toronto Interior Design Show 2017 (IDS17) Curators Pick This Year’s Design Trends

 

Toronto is currently in an unusually deep freeze even for this Canadian city; but things are hotting up for IDS17, the 19th version of Canada’s premier interior design show and one of North America’s leading design conferences.  In the run up to this January 19-22 event, its curators have issued their forecast of ten top trends for 2017 that will drive design for the year to come. 

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The Bearable Lightness of Hygge

 

With clocks turned back and winter setting in with long hours of low light, darkness and absence of colour, and with Christmas around the corner, now is a good time to reflect on the Danish concept of hygge.  “What is that,” you may ask? “I can’t even sound it out!”

Pronounced “hooga” (VisitDenmark.co.uk), “heurgha” (Telegram’s Helen Russell) or “hue-gah” (hyggehouse.com), it may be one reason why this Nordic country with long dark winters, consistently tops all countries for having the happiest people.

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Umbra: The Canadian International Design Leader

Canada is not a country that comes immediately to mind when considering contemporary furniture design. Surprisingly, however, it is the world’s fifth largest furniture producer with almost 8500 manufacturing operations, attributable in part to Canada’s abundant soft and hardwood forests.  While much of this production falls outside cutting edge modern design, over the last 100 years creative innovation has not been absent. 

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