In the last few years, Vancouver has been a very important showcase for Made in Italy Design, thanks to the announcement of new projects by local developers in collaboration with Italian companies (e.g. Palazzi di Westbank, in collaboration with Studio Lissoni), and the opening of new showrooms of high-end brands (Poliform, Armani Casa, Stefano Ricci etc.).
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West is organizing a series of events called “Italian Design Days @IDS” during the Interior Design Show Vancouver, that will take place during the first week of October (1-8). These events will be organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver and Italian Trade Commission Toronto. The main goal of these events is to promote Made in Italy Design brands.
The final event of this promotional campaign will be a free webinar featuring a world renowned Italian designer that will take place on November 5th, a date dedicated to the yearly celebrations of Italian design all around the world by all Italian institutions.
The past editions of Italian Design day in Vancouver, saw the participation of architect Stefano Pujatti, founder, and president of the ELASTICOSPA architecture firm; and Studio Boeri (Milan) and their visionary “Vertical Forest” development.
During Italian Design Days @IDS” the new Italian Design Map (www.italiandesignmap.com) website will also be officially and publicly launched. The Italian Design Map is a powerful online tool that features Italian and Canadian businesses and promote the beauty and excellence of Made in Italy design, outside of Italy. The platform provides visibility both to Canadian showrooms and design professionals, and to Italian brands that are not represented in Canada yet, and are looking for representation.
ITALIAN DESIGN MAP
– Find more Made in Italy around you!
The Italian Design Map (www.italiandesignmap.com) is a powerful online tool that features Italian and Canadian businesses and promote the beauty and excellence of Made in Italy design, outside of Italy. The platform provides visibility both to Canadian showrooms and design professionals, and to Italian brands that are not represented in Canada yet, and are looking for representation. All businesses are easily searchable by name, category, or location, and can be directly contacted through the form on the website.
ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN CANADA-WEST
Formally recognized by the Italian Government, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West (ICCC) forms part of a network of over 150 offices in Italy and 80 foreign Italian Chambers of Commerce throughout the world. ICCC is one of the most active and respected bilateral trade organizations in Western Canada with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, and Rome.
List of Events and participating showrooms:
395 Alexander St
October 1-8 (closed on Sunday)
10am to 5pm
1656 W 2nd Ave
October 1 & 6
11am – 7pm (M/F)