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.

Feature September Newsletter


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.



As experts in current and emerging consumer lifestyles and attitudes, we design the interiors of our multi-unit residential projects, both locally and abroad, with superbly creative ideas to enhance the lives of individuals and communities that inhabit our designs.

Our portfolio of work is diverse, and this month we highlight several II BY IV DESIGN condominium projects beginning with a close look at the urban appeal of Aquavista, part of the Bayside community, which overlooks Lake Ontario’s blue vistas. Then we head over to Boston’s Pier 4, a new development also located along the water, in close proximity to the Institute of Contemporary Art with a distinctly tranquil feel. Lastly, we reveal the results of the recent Gold Nugget Awards, an international awards program presented by the PCBC (Pacific Coast Builder Conference), in which a few of our projects received glowing accolades.



It all begins with inspiration, a flash of creativity and a vision. However, transforming this possibility to reality takes time, expertise and business acumen; something that II BY IV DESIGN understands well.

In this month’s newsletter we are excited to share with you the realization of several projects. The Bianca Condos, a highly anticipated residential development on The New Dupont, now in the pre-launch phase its chic interior designs have a rich sophistication and dramatic sense of scale. We also share with you our new furniture line, the Scribble Collection and a sculptural side table called the Tear Drop which officially launched June 12th at NeoCon. Finally we invite you to vote for Minto 30Roe and the faceted wood canopy that defines its main lobby. An exercise in engineering, the impressive millwork piece is up for the People’s Choice award in an international public arts competition called the COD+A Awards.



Spaces that stand the test of time are ones, above all, that you want to revisit; they continually draw you back because they are memorable…because they have a point of view. In this month’s newsletter we revisit a few of II BY IV DESIGN’s stand out projects from a bygone “era” that are still relevant today.

In the early 2000’s social networking was gaining traction, bedazzled pockets were hot, bold pastels were in (so were long pointy shoes) and everyone wanted stainless steel appliances. Thankfully, trends will come and go but good design never goes out of style.



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.