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.


Scheduled to make their inaugural voyages in the late summer/early fall of 2017, the Crystal Bach & Mahler are sister river-ships whose design was inspired by the striking, seasonal panoramas of the Rhine River from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Frankfurt in Germany. The sleek 110 passenger vessels capture the essence of old world charm in a modern aesthetic; a six-star guest experience from the main reception to staterooms.

Take a Sneak-Peek


For five days in April the international design world converges on Milan for a veritable feast of the senses. The highly anticipated Salone del Mobile showcases over 2,000 exhibitors in an area exceeding 200,000 m2, with many of the products and artwork on display never seen before. Armed with their phones (and comfortable footwear) Dan, Keith and several of our team captured over 300 inspirational images…here are just a few.

View New & Notable


The Sandra Ainsley Gallery, the leading contemporary glass art gallery in Canada, is currently featuring an exhibit by renowned artists Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg. Entitled ‘Thinking In Glass’, small delicate objects are composed in combinations to make larger sculptural statements; the meaning and beauty of each piece left to the eye of the beholder. Opening weekend, Philip shared a talk with a select group of collectors hosted at Sandra’s gallery – a spectacular industrial warehouse in the Don Valley Parkway and Eglinton Area – and followed up with a demonstration at the Jeff Goodman Studio (another of the artists Sandra represents).

View Artist Works

Banner Photo Credit:
Vibia, ‘Meridiano’ Floor Lights