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EUROPEAN CELEBRATIONS

We are celebrating sensational design with an unprecedented and tremendous win at the ABB LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards. Transcending borders, II BY IV DESIGN is making its mark in London, winning not one, but two prestigious awards for The Residences of 488 University Avenue, a collaboration with Amexon Developments. Judged by a world class panel of 10 jurors that included representatives from Zaha Hadid Architects, Bjarke Ingels Group, and Vanessa Brady, President of the Society of British and International Design, The Residences of 488 University Avenue was recognized among an ambitious field of projects in a primarily architectural competition with only two interior design categories.

Continuing the celebration, we turn our attention to the soulful French interiors of Auberge On The Park, Tridel’s up-and-coming three tower condominium development. We then head to Paris for inspiration vis-à-vis a visit to the always engaging Maison & Objet trade show.

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A SENSE OF PLACE

At II BY IV DESIGN we consistently strive to create memorable environments that inspire and shape an inhabitant’s experience. We consider every touch point an opportunity to influence and elevate the overall impression of a place; orchestrating elements of sight, sound and touch.

This month’s newsletter looks at three unique projects, each with very distinct appeal; the visually layered and exquisitely detailed Bianca Marketing Centre, the dramatic second Urban Infill location created for the LCBO, and the artfully designed lobby screen at Minto30Roe – as seen in Interior Design magazine and winner of the Residential category in the COD+A awards.

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SBID AWARDS FINALISTS JUST ANNOUNCED!

Finalists for the 2017 SBID International Design Awards (Society of British and International Design) have been revealed! II BY IV DESIGN is thrilled to announce that the elegant Crystal Mozart Staterooms, a collaboration with Crystal Cruises, has been selected as a finalist in the Hotel Bedrooms & Suites Design category. The SBID Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry, and winning an SBID Award is a notable achievement. We are truly honoured that one of our projects has been nominated.

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MADE YOU LOOK

At II BY IV DESIGN there is no signature look to our work, simply the right look. We create designs that leave a lasting impression; whether through facilitating an experience, provoking an emotional connection or through incorporating elements that are innovative and unique.

In this month’s newsletter we take a closer look at the Crystal Bach and Mahler, where we create a guest experience that references majestic European scenery; we search out new and notable inspiration at the Salone del Mobile in Milan; and Dan and Keith spend a weekend with Sandra Ainsley and Philip Baldwin exploring the emotional connections associated with art.

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CITY MUSE

With projects located near and far, II BY IV DESIGN is an international design studio that continues to travel the globe in search of inspiration. By keeping in touch with consumer lifestyles and attitudes, and emerging trends, we gain further insight into the culture and communities we work with.

This month’s newsletter highlights the Afro-Portuguese inspired Nando’s in Kitchener. We then focus on urban city building with two of our condominium projects nominated for Toronto’s Building Industry and Land Development Association’s (BILD) People’s Choice Award. Our final stop is in Düsseldorf, home of EuroShop, the world’s largest retail trade show.

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COMMUNITY FOCUS

II BY IV DESIGN is an international design studio with projects throughout the world and offices in both Toronto and New York. Wherever our projects are located, it is essential to understand the culture and communities we are working with and in; taking design outside of the studio and into the urban sphere.

This month’s newsletter focuses on some of the exciting growth and events happening in Toronto. From a new midtown location for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) with geo-targeted design and product selection; to a new retail promenade in St. James Town and the chic Via Bloor condominiums; to seeking out inspiring creative visionaries at the Interior Design Show and the active participation of our own designers in the TO Design Offsite festival.

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STYLE & FORM

II BY IV DESIGN is guided by a design philosophy that is client focused and we are known for creating interiors with longevity that surpass trend. Each project is unique, with its own distinctive story, there is no signature look to our work simply the “right” look which results in a portfolio that is quite diverse.

In this month’s newsletter we take a look at Aquabella Condominium whose innovative form influenced its interiors; Dan and Keith share pictures of iconic sights in Rome; and we reveal the results of the highly prestigious SBID International Design Awards ~ a UK based competition that elevates style with recognition for some of the world’s most exceptional projects.

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II BY IV DESIGN HONOURED

The 2016 finalists for the prestigious SBID International Design Awards (Society of British and International Design) have been revealed; II BY IV DESIGN is honoured to announce that four (4) of our creative collaborations have been nominated in three (3) categories: Kasa Moto restaurant, The Residences of 488 University Avenue show flat, as well as, Crystal Bach and LUMINA Condominium Development visualizations.

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ART, CULTURE & CRUISING

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.

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A LOOK INSIDE 2016

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
“Inside II BY IV DESIGN”

Dan Menchions & Keith Rushbrook
Partners | II BY IV DESIGN