Kenneth Cobonpue, "Halo V Pendant" for Hive
This year's SIDIM show highlighted a wide range of interior design showcasing everything from native Québécois-designers to international furniture and fixtures. In its 23rd year, the annual event is a unique opportunity to see some of the exciting directions being taken in Canadian design.
With a dedicated Designers' Tribune section showcasing Québéc-based designers in a two-level shipping container exhibition space, there was plenty to discover. One of our favorite new products from industrial designers Alto Design, is the "Styletto" an ergonomic paint caddy that is sturdy enough to withstand the pressures of a roller but thoughtful enough to store all necessary brushes and equipment in one place.
Alto Design, "Styletto"
Toy Toy, 100% recycled cardboard furniture for kids!
A+J ceramic and glass servingware
Art-et-Designs pear-inspired chair
Porcelaines Bousquet, porcelain cones and serving dishes
TOMA Objects' whimsical looped hangers, umbrella stands, trivets and boot mats
We were especially excited about the student work presented from the Université de Montréal as part of the Designers' Tribune. Students displayed prototypes for eco-friendly products and design solutions.
Olivier Talbot-Raymond, "Scooter Electrique Public" a new publicly shared, urban scooter with storage!
Isabelle B.-Deslauriers, "Beecome" designed for "expeditions to the Great North." Beeswax protects dry or frozen food and can be melted into a candle for light or a future meal!
Jessica Ma, "Eco-Traito" a lunchbox using only pulp and paper products
International design had a home in Montreal at this year's SIDIM with a special showcase for three designers exploring new forms with familiar materials. Paris-based Malian designer Cheick Diallo's steel-framed chairs and tables incorporate a textile woven nylon.
Cheikh Diallo's Pape Seydou steel and nylon chair
Cheikh Diallo's leather Adia chair and Foulani stool
Cheikh Diallo steel and nylon stool
Filipino-designer Kenneth Cobonpue explores natural materials like rattan from his home country using a contemporary and modern design language. Cobonpue is also the creative director for Hive, a lighting and interior accessories manufacturer that supports and cultivates young designers in the Philippines.
Kenneth Cobonpue's "Bloom" chair
Christy Manguerra's Poppy Hanging Lamp for Hive. Pleated handmade paper.
Kenneth Cobonpue's "Chiquita" stool, natural rattan in molded steel base.
Qui Est Paul's whimsical plastic outdoor furniture has a simple geometry that designer Cedric Ragot identifies as "origami." The French brand uses rotational molding technology for all of its designs.
Qui Est Paul? ISO Chair and Metamorphosis Table by Alain Gilles
Qui Est Paul? KENNY barstool