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Date and time

1 October 2020

Italian Design Days @IDS

Vancouver, October 1 – 8, 2020


September 21st, 2020 VANCOUVER (BC) – Vancouver has been in the last years 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 Italian Consulate General of 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 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.


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


  • We will ask guests not to attend if you are sick, if you travelled outside of BC in the past 14 days, 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 for the whole duration of the visit.
  • 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.