In 2012 the Republic of II BY IV was founded; fueled by passion and dedicated to constant innovation II BY IV DESIGN’s product studio has evolved quickly from the seed of an idea to a fully realized company equal in ability and talent to our interiors studio.

Through collaboration with industry leading companies like ICF Group/Nienkämper, Metro Wallcoverings and Elte the Republic of II BY IV has developed a portfolio of award winning product lines that include furniture, lighting, wallcoverings, carpets and accessories. This month we are extremely proud to announce the launch of two new architectural fixtures, the ZED and HED lights, developed in partnership with Delviro Energy, as well as, celebrate the success of our Tear Drop table, a finalist in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards. Finally we take a look at a few inspirational images from Paris and the recent Maison & Object fair where the emphasis was on materiality and objects with ambiance.



With a variety of noteworthy distinctions, II BY IV DESIGN finishes the year in impressive style.

On the heels of our latest international accolades, we opened a new studio in London and are expanding our service offering to new markets in the UK and Europe. Our marine work is prominently featured within the latest issue of Inside Marine, which celebrates our studio as the only Canadian firm to specialize in cruise ship design. And while at the Gold Key Awards in New York, where the Crystal Mozart was a finalist in the Best Suite design category, Dan & Keith took some time to explore The Salon Art & Design, an eclectic fair that displays works from art masters to young designers in creative combinations.

Our last newsletter for the year is filled with exciting news, aesthetic ingenuity and as always, inspiration.



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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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.



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.



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.



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.



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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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.



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.