September is a busy month for the design industry in Vancouver. With IDSwest taking place at the Vancouver Convention Center for its 11th year straight, everyone is expecting designers, artisans and makers to be showcasing their work, concepts and products. The design community in Vancouver is vast and continues to show an overwhelming amount of support for one another. We at Cutler want to share our top 6 anticipated exhibitors and speakers to check out this year!

WHERE | Vancouver Convention Center
DATES | September 25-27th

DMLogoTM-carton-icon-facebook-twitter_400x400DESIGN MILK (EXHIBITOR) | An online magazine that is a go-to for the designers at Cutler. This magazine is dedicated to modern design and offers up what’s new in architecture, interior Design, furniture, fashion, technology. Their brand is unique and we are excited to see what they bring to IDSwest. According to Design Milk, they’re “Always fresh + never sour.”

socialsessionslogo-outlines-BLACKTHE SOCIAL SESSIONS – SATURDAY 26TH | Social Sessions bring professionals in the industry to speak on topics that focus on design, the online world, and blogging community. This one-day IDSwest conference series of seminars will inspire, connect and open up dialogue to the West Coast online community. Joy Cho of Oh Joy, will discuss “The Art of Being a Goal-Getter.” The Social Sessions will feature a panel on “Growing Your Following,” with speakers Jaime Derringer ofDesign Milk, Jan Halvarson of Poppytalk and Vancouver-based blogger Monika Hibbs. “Planning Your Tech” featuring Destin Jones of Latergramme, Candice Charleton of Hootsuite and Jeremy Lacroix, VP Design/User Experience of Issuu will complete the day.


downloadERIC TRINE (EXHIBITOR) | Long Beach, California designer  Eric Trine creates colorful, modern pieces that vary from small scale design/build for commercial clients, to furniture, sculpture, and decorative objects for the home. “I describe my aesthetic through the imaginative question: What if Charles Eames, Buckminster Fuller, and Sam Maloof were surfing buddies?” says Eric Trine. The wireframe design elements mixed with woven materials is different from what we are used to seeing. This is a fun design that can be incorporated into many spaces and we are looking forward to chatting with Eric.

JORY BRIGHAMJORY BRIGHAM DESIGN (EXHIBITOR) | Jory aspires to build pieces that evoke conversation and are shared between generations. Brigham opts for hand tools and raw materials over a more industrial, mechanized approach, which allows for no two pieces to be alike. His attention to detail within his woodwork is incredible, and most definitely is something that every designer attending must check out at the show.

ANDCaine Heintzman/ANDlight (EXHIBITOR) | ANDlight, A contemporary lighting company in Vancouver and no stranger to IDSwest is committed to design with a focus on honesty, purpose and environmental conscientiousness. With a focus pertaining to decorative lighting ANDlight incorporates innovative processes, materials and technologies into the production of each piece that goes out. As we’ve seen them featured in neighbouring retail stores like Inform Interiors, Cutler shows an ongoing curiosity towards what ANDlight will produce next.

standard socketSTANDARD SOCKET (EXHIBITOR) | Standard Socket started with an idea: unite design and manufacturer to produce a diverse line of quality, modern lights. This statement laid the foundation for their strategy: Connect + Design + Make. The unique part about Standard Socket is that they work to connect the designer with the manufacturer for efficient conception and production. Partnerships in many different specialties allows the Standard Socket team to create something unique and unlike what you often see in today’s lighting market. The delightful details of these fixtures are particularly interesting, as they can beautifully pull a a space together!

ERIC TRINEEmerson Jory BrighamANDLIGHTstandard socket clipboard light

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