Celebrating Canadian Interior Design
IDC Honors 2021 Value of Design Award Winners
TORONTO, October 15, 2021 / CNW / – Interior designers of Canada (IDC) broadcast its virtual awards show on October 13, 2021. The event, which was organized by the President of IDC, Deborah Rutherford, member of the board of directors of IDC, Ian rolston, and CEO of IDC, Trevor Kruse, was recorded in the Teknion showroom in downtown Toronto, Ont.
The awards opened IDC’s annual Design Symposium, which was also held virtually again this year, due to the impact of the ongoing global pandemic. The keynote speaker at this year’s symposium was a Canadian designer, innovator and educator, Bruce mau, who is the co-founder and CEO of Massive Change Network.
The Symposium and Virtual Awards Program is an opportunity for Canadian interior designers to celebrate the achievements of the interior design community.
“We are fortunate, as a community of interior designers, students, interns, manufacturers and design enthusiasts, to be surrounded by so much talent and innovation,” says CEO of IDC, Trevor Kruse. “Honoring the work of our peers each year brings so much joy to everyone in the Canadian interior design industry.
This year, seven Canadian design companies were honored at IDC’s Virtual Value of Design Awards (VODA) celebration. These awards, launched in 2018, shine a light on Canadian interior designers by providing a forum to showcase the benefits of design thinking: an empathetic, inventive and iterative process focused on the human experience in interior spaces.
The 2021 Value of Design Awards have been presented to the following winners, who continue to push the boundaries of interior design.
Design Value Award – Excellence
“McMichael Café” by Dyonne Fashina / Denizens of Design Inc. in Innovation in Hospitality Design (project location: Kleinburg, Ont.)
‘Spin Master’ by Annie bergeron / Gensler in Innovation in Workplace Design (project location: Toronto, Ont.)
‘Laurentian University Student center ‘by Valerie Gow / Gow Hastings Architects in Innovation in Institutional / Educational / Civic Design (project location: Sudbury, Ont.)
Design Value Award – Merit
‘CapU Lonsdale’ by Michele Sigurdson / DIALOG in Innovation in Institutional / Educational / Civic Design (project location: North Vancouver, BC)
‘Kevin & Kevin Juice’ by Courtney cline / Mallen Gowing Berzins Architecture (MGBA) in Innovation in Hospitality Design (project location: Vancouver, BC)
‘Garantie Construction Résidentielle (Garantie Construction Résidentielle)’ by Véronique Chayer / Folio Design in Innovation in Workplace Design (project location: Montreal, Que.)
‘Rogers & FIDO Headquarters: “La Maison Rogers”‘ by Carmen huynh / HOK in Innovation in Workplace Design (project location: Montreal, Que.)
‘Aurora Armory Food & Wine Institute’ by Valerie Gow / Gow Hastings Architects in Innovation in Institutional / Educational / Civic Design (project location: Aurore, Ont.)
‘Niagara College Welland Student Commons’ by Valerie Gow / Gow Hastings Architects in Innovation in Institutional / Educational / Civic Design (project location: Welland, Ont.)
Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national association for the advocacy of the interior design profession, representing over 5,000 members which include interior designers and related professions at all levels of experience and practice areas such as retail, commerce, healthcare, institutional and residential design as well as manufacturers and suppliers who provide products and services for interior design projects and businesses.
SOURCE Interior designers of Canada
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