Inspiration can be found anywhere but for the II BY IV DESIGN studio we look to fashion, food, culture, art and architecture for creativity and are especially influenced by travel. Our Designers regularly attend trade shows like Salone del Mobile in Milan, ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City or Maison & Objet in Paris; and our projects are global, often involving face-to-face client meetings or site-visits as a part of the design process. This newsletter showcases two of our international projects, the recently completed LUMINA Condominium Development located at the foot of Rincon Hill in San Francisco and One Mission Bay, another Bay Area project currently under construction. We also share with you images from the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich Cirque Du Soleil production, LUZIA, now showing at the Port Lands in Toronto.



There is something about the summer, especially in Toronto when the city comes alive. Longer days and warmer nights see people out and about, making the most of this fleeting season. Whether you are interested in festivals, food trucks or fireworks there seems to be something for everyone with an underlying theme of exploration. In this newsletter we explore the artistic energy of the Thompson Toronto’s Lobby Bar; the mesmerizing play of color and light in Dale Chihuly’s ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) exhibit; and live vicariously through Keith and a team of our designers as they travel to Europe to prepare for the inaugural voyage of the Crystal Mozart.



It has been said, without continual growth and progress such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.

Last year II BY IV DESIGN celebrated its 25th anniversary and while this was a significant milestone for us we feel like it also marked the beginning of a vibrant, new chapter for the firm.

The upcoming year promises to be an exciting one with several high-profile projects (from master-planned communities, to cruise ships and luxury retail spaces), as well as, the official unveiling of our latest venture ~ product design.

When we first started II BY IV DESIGN we dreamed of a creative firm founded on constant innovation; today we are fortunate to have transformed this vision to reality and are grateful for your incredible support.

In the months ahead we look forward to sharing with you our continued evolution, starting with the redesign of our newsletter and giving you a better look at what goes on

Dan Menchions & Keith Rushbrook
Partners | II BY IV DESIGN