While some may call a couch constructed from birthday cone hats artistic, most would just call it uncomfortable and highly flammable. Examine the artful mastery of functionality with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two one-day admissions (up to a $24 value online, or $30 at the door) to the Interior Design Show West (IDSwest), held in the new Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place. Admissions are valid for the evening of October 15 or all day on October 16 or 17; this Groupon is not valid for the October 14 opening-night event or for the trade session during the day on October 15.
IDSwest showcases the best and brightest residential designers from the BC area and abroad. More than 150 exhibitors creep out from their feng shui caves to expose their aesthetic, such as Andres Schneiter's harmonious wood furnishings, Audah Design's artistic yet functional chairs, and Cross Décor & Design's beautiful sofas, bedding, and bath designs. Harness time-travelling inspiration while future masters—some of the newest and brightest students in the BC design community—display their budding talent to industry heavyweights. Sarah Richardson of HGTV and prolific designer Karim Rashid are among several speakers scheduled to discuss a variety of topics, including design in the 21st century, avoiding trends, natural inspiration, and the dangers of drinking and designing.
Whether you are an architect, designer, or consumer looking to update your volcanic lair, simply admiring the innovation and creativity pulsating within the Vancouver Convention Centre makes for an enjoyable afternoon or evening. Reminisce about your last vacation at Versailles, envision your next talking toilet, or inspect the updated kitchen of your chic movie-star dreams with today's Groupon.
- The event’s new maturity could also be detected this year in the inclusion of internationally respected featured speakers (such as Ted Boerner and Omer Arbel) and the well-edited displays on the exhibition floor. – Danny Sinopoli, Globe and Mail
- IDSwest is Western Canada’s premiere residential design show, featuring 200 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, consumers and media. – Maurice, Vancouver Is Awesome
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