On Wednesday, May 14, the team at Index-Design launched the first issue of its "Annual Directory of Interior Design Products and Suppliers in Canada" at the Ramacieri Soligo showroom, where more than 350 people gathered to take a peek at this new tool intended for interior designers across the country.
This 234-page bilingual document is a resource guide containing 3200 product references for the reader. Inside, there are 11 categories: accessories, lighting, architectural products, furniture, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Within each one, you will find lists of suppliers, products and items chosen by the team at Index-Design.
In addition to the index, certain themes are accompanied by an informative article. Seven up-and-coming Canadian designers are featured in this issue (most notably Périphère in Montreal, Castor Design in Toronto and Omer Arbel in Vancouver). A green design section offers useful Internet links for further research, and two pages are reserved for new publications that focus on design.
And finally, a list of Internet sites on interior design rounds out this guide, which will be updated and published on a yearly basis. The directory, under the art direction of Nolin, is distributed to professionals in interior design located in Quebec and Ontario, and is available at magazine stands as well as on line. Professionals can also pick up a copy at the SIDIM on May 22, 23 and 24 and meet with the team from Index-Design.