The Interior Design Show kicked off their 15th annual show with an impressively large opening party taking over the entire Metro Convention Centre’s North Building. Food stations, drink and cocktail booths were scattered throughout the exhibition floor, providing an exclusive and fun way to explore the show. Artists, designers, media and interior design lovers had the opportunity to bid on 19 different Blu Dot Real Good Chairs proceeds going to the ONEXONE children’s charity. Each chair featured a unique digital design by a designer, artist, fashion designer or illustrator. Last year the IDS chair auction raised over $30,000 benefitting ONEXONE.


Intricate balloon structures by Chicago-based Willy Chyr,

“As Luck Would Have It” intricate balloon structures by Chicago-based Willy Chyr

Andrew Richards Design

Andrew Richards Design

Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn

Grilled Cheese by Food Dudes

Grilled Cheese by Food Dudes


We can see why Ikea won the IDS Gold Booth Award!


Also, it was great meeting and hanging out with Willy Chyr, a Chicago-based artist. His intricate balloon exhibit stole the show at IDS13 and his work was featured on the front page of the Toronto Star. We were lucky to go to the after party at Thompson Hotel with him!


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ONEXONE was founded with the philosophy that every single life is precious and that as individuals we can make profound changes in the lives of other human beings, ONE by ONE. ONEXONE’s mission is to improve the lives of children in Canada, the USA, Haiti and around the world with programs dedicated to five fundamental pillars: water, health, education, play and food. During the last six years, ONEXONE worldwide has committed over $16 million dollars to its partners and directly sponsored programs.

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