ARIDO at IDS 2019

ARIDO at IDS 2019

Published on: 31 Jan 2019
Published by: Ali Moenck

From January 18th to 20th, ARIDO staff and members were on site at the 2019 Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to promote the association and profession to the industry and the general public. Members of the Residential Committee volunteered their time to host free design consultations with the public, and these were well attended with many people expressing their appreciation and interest in the profession

The ARIDO ROI Presentation brought this important project to the industry, and a jumping off point for further presentations to grow the profile of the ROI project and BridgeNorth.


Special thanks to the two booth designers, Michelle Mawby, ARIDO and Melissa Tossell, ARIDO, their hard work for the past few months yielded a stylish, modern, and functional space.

Many thanks also to the Residential Committee members who volunteered their time for the Ask an Interior Designer consultations: Elaine Bergen, ARIDO; Elsie Cheng, ARIDO; Olga Gomes, ARIDO; Michelle Mawby, ARIDO, Chantal Philippe, ARIDO; Erica Sibley, ARIDO; and Melissa Tossell, ARIDO.

The booth sponsors were generous with their time and support:

Quartex Surfaces Inc– Table and Desk Material Sponsor
Apex Custom Fabrication- Fabricator Sponsor
Drapes By Fae – Drapery Sponsor
PM Solution – Millwork Sponsor
Sescolite Lighting – Lighting Sponsor
Samsung – Technology Sponsor
Soho Concept – Seating Sponsor
Karndean Canada – Flooring Sponsor
Flooring + Home – Flooring Supplier Sponsor

The Ontario Career Xpress Student Committee hosted two well-attended sessions, the Portfolio Reviews with ARIDO Members, and the NCIDQ Discussion. Thanks to the Members who reviewed portfolios Darryl Balaski - figure3, Inger Bartlett - Bartlett and Associates, Adrian Berry – B+H Architects, Joanna Breda – DesignAgency, Bryan Chartier - Diamond Schmidt, Elsie Cheng - Elsie Cheng Design, Sheri Crawford – X-Design, Lucia De Biasio – LDB Design, Roberta Diachock - Savills Studley, Kristina Kamenar – HOK, Yvette Ko - Interior Design Partners Inc., Gord MacKay - MacKay Wong Strategic Design, Kathleen Van Brussel - Comley Van Brussel, Peter Yip - Ted Design, and Victoria Horobin who spoke about the NCIDQ.