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.


Inspired by the striking, seasonal panoramas of the Danube River from Passau in Germany to Budapest in Hungary, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Mozart is an enchanting blend of old world charm and luxurious elegance, the pinnacle for contemporary river cruising. Setting sail July 13, 2016 from Vienna on its inaugural voyage.

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Eclectic, artistic and handsomely refined; the bespoke carpet created for the Thompson Toronto Lobby Bar is proud winner of the Hospitality market category in Shaw Contract’s Design Is….Award. 38 market winners were selected from over 450 global entries and now compete for the People’s Choice.

Read more and vote before July 15, 2016!


From Sand. From Fire. Comes Beauty. Open June 25, 2016, the spectacular Dale Chihuly exhibit featured at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) has received international acclaim and awe. II BY IV DESIGN partners, Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook were given an advance tour by Sandra Ainsley; owner of the leading contemporary glass art gallery in Canada (Sandra Ainsley Gallery) who also pioneered the largest exhibition by Dale Chihuly ever held in a private gallery. Dan and Keith captured moments of the magical sensory experience, inspiring our imagination through color, light and form.

See the exhibit in Toronto
On display until January 02, 2017.
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