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Vancouver Island Design Exchange 2012

Wow - what a great day! IDIBC Vancouver Island Chapter hosted a full day of CEU's and its annual Table Top Trade show on March 23, 2012. Fifty one suppliers and manufacturers displayed their latest products at the Hotel Grand Pacific in the famous 'Inner harbour' of Victoria.

ID Student work from VIU was on display where more than 130 Interior Designers, Architects, and interior design students spent a fast-paced day reconnecting and networking over great food and a little 'libation'.

The day started with an upbeat look at the future of colour and design trends "Colour Pulse 2013' by Kimberly PFeifer of Benjamin Moore. Followed by Mike Weinmaster of 'Green over Grey" who clearly defined the concepts 'both aesthetic and technical' of 'vertical gardens', including the tallest in the world! He entertained us with travel shots of 'plant research' in exotic locations around the world.

Highlight of the day was Keynote speaker Eames Demetrios of 'The Eames Office' and grandson of Charles and Rae Eames. Eames inspired us with his presentation regarding the design philosophy, values, thoughtfulness, incredible curiousity and creative spirit of Charles and Rae. "There is no Eames style just a legacy of problems well solved." Film clips were interspersed with personal anecdotes and research regarding thier work, really just touching on so many of their accomplishments. Eames Demetrios clearly loved the spirit of fun and playfulness that his grandparents demonstrated in their love of toys, perhaps those turquoise tennis shoes captured some of it!








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