Discover all Events of the Italian Design Week October 2021

Date and time

26 October 2021
Until November 2, 2021

More Information

Contact us at or call 604.682.1410 (M/F 9am – 5pm).

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, is organizing the third edition of the “Italian Design Week”, a series of cocktail reception events taking place at local Showrooms in Vancouver from October 26 to November 2.


This edition of “Italian Design Week” will comprise an inaugural, trade show, cocktail reception style event at Brian Jessel BMW, followed by a series of cocktail receptions and DESIGN TALKS at local showrooms in Vancouver, such as: Ginger Jar Furniture, Poliform, Ark Interiors, Cappelleria Bertacchi and Ambry Interiors.


The main highlight of the opening event at the Brian Jessel BMW Showroom will be the guest of honour, Jay Arvind, from Westbank Corporation, who will share with the audience the latest updates from the “Oakridge Project”. After the presentation of the project, there will also be onsite booths set up to preview new design collections by local Vancouver showrooms of Italian design brands, including Ginger Jar Furniture, Poliform, Ark Interiors, Cappelleria Bertacchi, Monnaluna and Ambry Interiors.


List of Events

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of Vaccination is required to attend every event




Cocktail Reception @ Brian Jessel BMW

2311 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5M 4W5

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Design Talk with Jay Arvind from WestBank Corporation

about the “Oakridge Project”






Cocktail Reception @ Ginger Jar Furniture

1420 Fell Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 2K3

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – from 11am to 2pm

Design Talk with Designer Rita Bellano

from Bellano Consulting & Design Ltd.

“Integrating Italian Design in West Coast Style”




Cocktail Reception @ Poliform

779 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1G9

Thursday, October 28, 2021 – from 5.30pm to 8pm

Design Talk with Interior Designer Agustina García del Río

from OpenSpace Architecture

“Whistler Residence”



Cocktail Reception @ Ark Interiors

 830 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J8

 Friday, October 29, 2021, from 4pm to 6pm

Design Talk with Designer Jessica Savarese from Designd Interiors

“Italian Living for the West Coast Luxury Condos”



Cocktail Reception @ Cappelleria Bertacchi

131 Water St #121, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3

Friday, October 29, 2021, from 6pm to 8pm

Design Talk with Adi Bertacchi & Barbara Gregusova

“Designers in Conversation”



Cocktail Reception @ Ambry Interiors

395 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 6pm to 9pm

Design Talk with Designer Alice D’Andrea

from Alice D’Andrea Design 

“Bridges between Italy & Canada”



The steps we are taking to keep our participants, staff and the public safe are described below:

  • Proof of vaccination is required to access every event.
  • We will ask guests not to attend if you are sick, if you have been advised to self-isolate, if you have been exposed to covid19.
  • Reservation in advance is required for some showrooms.
  • Limited capacity – We will accept only a limited amount of people inside each showroom at any given time.
  • We will ask guests to respect social distance inside each showroom.
  • Masks or face shields are mandatory at the entrance and inside the showrooms.
  • Sanitation will be guaranteed during the check-in and at the showrooms’ premises.
  • We will ask guests to avoid touching the displayed furniture in the showrooms.


For more info:

Contact us at or 604.682.1410 (M/F 9am – 5pm).

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