We support design

Design is the crux of what we do, so we do more than just pay our designers. We actively support design in Canada, including financially supporting Canada’s entries to the Venice Biennale (the Olympics of architecture), and being a lead sponsor of both the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum (which also puts on Toronto’s best fundraising party), and the Azure Awards (the design awards of our favourite Canadian design mag, Azure).

Trends in design

Through our Trends in Design series in Ottawa in 2011 and 2012, we sought to increase awareness of design and its importance in our lives. TID showcased some of Canada’s top designers, not only in architecture, interior design and landscape design, but also in such fields as industrial design, fashion and graphics. It also gave our purchasers and the general public the opportunity to have an “intimate, interactive and engaging” evening with a leader in a design field, with food and booze on us.

Night 8, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Landscape Design Without Grass | Claude Cormier

Claude Cormier, Principal, Claude Cormier + Associé | Read more

Night 7, Thursday, October 11, 2012

Graphic Design is Our Access to The New World | Roderick Grant

Roderick Grant, Chair, Graphic Design Program, OCADU | Read more

Night 6, Thursday, September 13, 2012

Designing Modern Furniture | David Podsialdo

David Podsialdo, Partner, Gus Design Group |  Read more

Night 5, Trends in Design 2010/2011

Interior Design Thinks Small | Elaine Cecconi

Elaine Cecconi, Partner, Cecconi Simone Interior |  Read more

Night 4, Trends in Design 2010/2011

Architecture in Our New Century | Robert Claiborne

Robert Claiborne, Design Lead, Cannon Design; Lead Architect, Landsdowne Park Stadium |  Read more

Night 3, Trends in Design 2010/2011

Where Industrial Design is Taking Us | Julian Goss

Julian Goss, Program Chair, Industrial Design Department, OCADU |  Read more

Night 2, Trends in Design 2010/2011

New Thinking in Designing Cities | George Dark

George Dark, Partner, Urban Strategies; Head, Ottawa’s Downtown Urban Design Strategy |  Read more

Night 1, Trends in Design 2010/2011

Fashion Trends and Show | Lara Ceroni

Lara Ceroni, On-line Editor, Elle Canada |  Read more