A couple weeks ago (wow time flies!) I went to the SIDIM to check out the latest design products in Montreal. There was a lot of interesting things to see (as always). Here's what caught my eye this year :
CONE FROM PORCELAINE BOUSQUET
I just love the Cone collection that looks like sushi cones. They are so cute and eco friendly. The wood stands are made of ebony, teak or wenge. They're perfect for dinner, cocktail parties, and of course chic restaurants.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE BY QUI EST PAUL?
I like that they make outdoor furniture fun, by using interesting shapes and colors. Some can also be lighted. It looks like they don't have retailers in Canada yet (they are from France), but hopefully soon.
ACRYLIC AND WOOD STOOLS BY BLEU NATURE
Bleu Nature, another French company, found an interesting way to incorporate nature in a space by suspending various wood pieces in acrylic, giving the impression that you are looking at them through water. They also have other pieces such as table lamps with suspended river rocks.
ORIGINAL RADIATORS FROM JAGA
I was happily surprised to see the Heatwave at the show. It's such a beautiful hot water radiator. Jaga was also introducing their new and colorful "Play" radiator. It's a highly efficient and eco-friendly radiator that's safe for kids, because the surface stays cool to the touch. Another really neat feature of this new product is that you can customize it. There are five MDF boards that can be detached and painted to match any room. Imagine the possibilities.
CONCRETE OUTDOOR FURNITURE BY M3 BETON
m3 béton is an concrete workshop from Montreal who makes everything out of concrete. I really like what they do. This year they were introducing outdoor furniture and fireplace surrounds. The neat thing about concrete furniture is that they can stay out all year. If you have a small condo with a terrace, you don't have to find space inside during the winter to store it and it won't fly away if it gets windy up there.
VIAGGI TUBS FROM Maax
Stunning! That's all I can say. Real pieces of art. I'm not too keen on the surroundings but the tub is really cool.
E IUENIMAKAN... by DOMINIQUE MALATERRE OF TILT
Galerie Cantin was presenting art pieces during the show from various artists. For some reason I was attracted to the one with the deer. I just love this picture. Don't know why. Maybe because the deer looks pissed at the photographer or whoever threw the oil at him... BP perhaps? (LOL)