It’s back, baby! Interior Design Show Vancouver returns to its full-capacity glory this week, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. IDS has always been so much more than a trade show—it’s a straight-up celebration of both our local heroes and the international heavy-hitters, and a reminder of how lucky we are to live in a place that punches above its weight. Here are a few must-catch events on this year’s agenda. September 22 to 25, 2022.

Dougherty Glassworks indigo glass vases
Dougherty Glassworks

1. Shop the District

All weekend

The IDS marketplace is a chance to stock up on goods from local makers and designers right on the show floor: think handmade pottery from GoodBeast, chic silversmithing from Noren Studio and one-of-a-kind art pieces from Dougherty Glassworks.

Noren Studio necklace
Noren Studio

2. Get Inspired by the Keynote Speakers

September 23

IDS is an excellent excuse for the local design community to welcome its out-of-town brethren. On the main stage, catch keynote speakers (both past WL Designers of the Year judges, too) Massimo Buster Minale, founder and creative director of London’s Buster and Punch, and Alessandro Munge, founder of Toronto’s Studio Munge.

Goodbeast vases

3. Hobnob at the Bar

All weekend

Donohoe Living Landscapes, our 2021 Landscape Designer of the Year, is crafting the central bar: expect lush greenery and modern design details as you toast the return of the show.

Lakaz Studio designer tray
Lakaz Studio

4. Peep the Future at Studio North

All weekend

Up-and-coming indie product designers showcase their work in a gallery-like setting: it’s a snapshot of the future of West Coast design. Explore bespoke furniture from Lakaz Studio and an innovative collab between Studio Flore and Native Shoes.

Studio Flore + Native Shoes IDS Vancouver
Studio Flore + Native Shoes

5. Get Schooled by Gillian Segal

September 24

WL regular Gillian Segal (principal of Vancouver’s Gillian Segal Design) takes the Caesarstone main stage to share insights from a decade-plus of turning design dreams into sumptuous spaces.