May 25 - 27 | 2018
The International Centre | Toronto

2015 Show


The renewal of the Canadian Furniture Show also involved the programming of new activities that supplemented the traditional activities, usually held during the event.

To improve the visitor experience, different networking events such as industry party, golf, gala, and Town Hall meeting completed the business opportunities!

 


 

Trends and Great Finds  

 

 

2015 Trends

 

The new products exhibitors rolled out at the 2015 Show reflected not only the very latest trends, but also the diversity and eclectic spirit of today’s consumers – their desire for home décor that says “This is who I am” and “This is what I call comfort.”

 

 

Materials and Textures - Rough and Ready

Reclaimed raw materials rule the roost this year. Recycled woods and mixed essences, sometimes highlighted by black elements. Exotic woods – reclaimed and certified – are firm favourites, for the beauty of the grain and varied textures. Making wood look “aged” is a trend in all sorts of pieces, in all sorts of styles. What about other materials? Well, there’s concrete, stone, raw metal, wool, fur, bones, intertwined rope, and braided baskets…

 

Korson Furniture Design - Spencer Open Bookcase

 

 

Vintage, Now and Always

The vintage look isn’t going away – in fact, it’s growing stronger. Furniture and accessories that hark back to the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s are all the rage. Resist the temptation to decorate a whole room with vintage pieces, though – all you need is a couple of carefully curated items to set off the rest of the décor. Retro furniture and accessories blend beautifully with modern or contemporary room settings. 

 

Huppé - Moment Collection

 

 

Strike While the Metal's Hot

Metal’s back, and we’re seeing it used all over the place – in accent furniture, lamps, and accessories. How about combining different metal finishes in the same room? For starters, take a warm finish like pink or gold copper, brushed pewter or bronze, then add a cooler finish like nickel, steel, or chrome – a great way to warm up a space. In a room that’s furnished with smooth wood pieces, metal adds contrast with intriguing raised surfaces. 

 

Zuo - Elio Chair

 

 

Bright Ideas: Colour Takes Centre Stage

There’s nothing quite like vivid, saturated colours to give a room a lift. The darling of the moment is blue – cobalt, Greek blue, teal, sapphire. Not to mention ruby red, magenta, gold, orange… even khaki, making a surprising comeback. The patchworks that were so popular in the ‘70s are back as well, and colour - ful, exotic patterns are très chic. Of course, you can never go wrong pairing brights with neutrals to create that special ambiance in your favourite room.

 

Brentwood - Monty Collection

 

 

Not-So-Basic Black Is Back

Black, which never really goes away, is making a big splash on the home front this season. All sorts of collections – sofas, chairs, dining rooms – feature deep, dark, dramatic shades. Lamps and accessories also come in subtle shades of black, adding a graphic touch to rooms decorated in lighter colours. Black is perfect for mixing and matching and an ideal way to showcase classic or modern décor. 

 

Canadel - Champlain Collection

 

Discover all the trends pictures in the 2015 Show Magazine.

 

 

Great finds at the 2015 Show!

 

G Romano - Aria Collection

 

 

CDI International –The Aristocrat Collection

(Mango wood, iron)

 

Trica - Note desk (steel and solid oak) and Marshmallow ottoman Distinctive Appliances : Bertazzoni gas cooking appliances
2015 Show Magazine  

Please click here or on the image to read the 2015 Show Magazine.

 

 

Great features on the Show floor  

The Anti-Stress

Participants of the 2015 Show could visit professionals certified in chair massage from Massage on the Go, for some rest and relaxation... and enjoy a delicious smoothie!

 

The Sweet Tooth

A space that reminded you of the ‘’corner candy store,’’ with an array of candies – flavours and colours galore!

 

Energy Lounge

A comfy sofa, and choices from: a hit of caffeine, an energy drink, fresh fruit, or healthy snacks... while your phone recharged!

Awards  

The Canadian Furniture Show, in collaboration with SOFA (Source of Furniture + Accessories), presented the best booth awards during the Industry Bash of June 4. Seven awards were presented to recognize excellence in exhibit design.

Six esteemed judges, selected by SOFA, evaluated the booths. 


• Randy Christensen, Professor of the School of Design & Visual Art, Georgian College and an Interior Designer ARIDO


• Tory Healy, Editor of Designlines Magazine, Toronto


• Erin McCoy, Real Estate Talk Show Host


• Vicky Sanderson, Toronto Star décor writer


• Martin Slofstra, Toronto Sun editor of New Homes and Condos


• Laura Stein of Laura Stein Interiors and award winning Accredited Decorator

 

Booths were evaluated based on three criteria:

1. Creativity, imagination and originality

2. Use of product, images and visuals in your booth design

3. Overall appearance and visitor experience

 



Gold and Silver awards were presented in three categories:


Booths 999 sq. ft. and under

Gold – Stevens Omni (booth 3507)

 

Silver – Le Présent (booth 3115)


Booths between 1,000 and 2,499 sq. ft.

 

Gold – Huppé (booth 1226)

 

Silver – Ruff Sawn (booth 5525)


Booths 2,500 sq. ft. and over

 

Gold – Dutailier (booth 1268)

 

Silver – BSH Home Appliances Ltd. (Bosch) (booth 2503)



A special Best NEW Booth Award was presented to Marion Collection (booth 5059), first-time exhibitor.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
 

Industry Bash  

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015.


To wrap up the opening day of the Show and make the most of the summer weather, all Show participants were invited to party under the big top – an opportunity to feast and do a little networking. On the menu: summer finger food and BBQ bites, a live band, and more.

 

What a fun evening!
 

In pictures...

 

 

 

 

Saturday Evening  

A swarm of activity on the Show floor


Saturday, June 6, 2015.

 

For the first time ever, the Show stayed open in the evening to give visitors a chance to tour the floor till 8 p.m.. The Show offered drinks and local visitors, who worked on Saturday, were able to come to the Show after business hours.

 

In pictures...

Town Hall Meeting  


Sunday, June 7, 2015.
 

Reprising the first-ever Town Hall in 2014, we again brought industry participants together to discuss various issues: it was a great way to take the pulse of the industry. The Town Hall meeting was held before Consumer Day.

 


 

Presentations  

 

Karen Sealy: an undeniable passion for design

 

Multi award-winning designer and 2015 spokesperson, Karen Sealy shared her passion for design and her contagious enthusiasm, on Sunday June 7. Karen is a regular design expert on the national Canadian TV show Cityline, and host and designer of “Summer Home” (season 1) on HGTV. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Elle Décor, Style at Home and others. Her company, Sealy Design Inc. won the Best of Houzz Awards for 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Design and Customer Satisfaction categories.

 

To know more about her design ideas, please visit sealydesigninc.com.
  

 

 

Steven and Chris came to the 2015 Show

 

The highly anticipated presentation by acclaimed design experts Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman was presented, on Sunday, June 7. Their TV success is due not only to their irresistible personalities but also to their refreshingly creative approach. With several hit TV shows, including the current show Steven and Chris, they now have programs airing in more than 80 countries. In 2007, they launched their own line of furniture, area rugs, decorative accessories, and textiles, to rave reviews in Canada and the U.S.

 

We hope you didn't miss this!

 

To know more about their ideas, please visit stevenandchris.com 

 

CHFA's Gala and Golf  

 

Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala
Friday, June 5, 2015.

CHFA’s annual Canadian Home Furnishings Awards Gala celebrated the achievements of industry colleagues. This stylish event culminated with the announcement of the winners of coveted honours.

 


CHFA Golf Classic Tournament 
Monday, June 8, 2015.
 

Industry professionals were invited to tee off at the Caledon Woods Golf Club for the CHFA Classic Golf Tournament. An invigorating day on the greens was followed by cocktails and dinner. 

 


 
 


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