Inside last night’s Interior Design Show opening party: The who’s who of Canada’s design scene and Karim Rashid DJing from within in a canary yellow cage

Photography by Phil Birnbaum
Photography by Phil Birnbaum

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Last night the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was brimming with the who’s who of Canada’s design scene, there for the opening night party of the country’s largest contemporary design fair, the Interior Design Show. Dashing gents­, like fashion designer Philip Sparks and veteran FASHION photographer George Whiteside, and sophisticated design ladies—Sarah Richardson, Dee Dee Taylor Hannah (in Christopher Kane, no less), Love It or List It’s Hilary Farr—sipped flutes of Veuve and paraded along the rows upon rows of out-of-this-world design.

Music was provided by celeb designer and DJ Karim Rashid, sporting one of his trademark pink-and-white ensembles, who manned the decks from a canary yellow cage. A rather lovely debutante held court at the centre of the massive hall: an impeccably red Audi A5 Cabriolet. I can think of no better way to transport my new Domison sofa home.

The Interior Design Show is on now until January 29.