Stylish and savvy are two words that come to mind upon visiting SIDIM 2009. This was my first visit to SIDIM and it was well worth the trip to Montreal!
My first mission was to check out the canühome… a fully equipped 800 sq.ft eco style travelling exhibit home used to educate consumers about sustainable living practices and universal design (barrier-free design). AyA’s EVO cabinet line constructed of no added urea formaldehyde particle board along with our Stratus Slate Grey Zebrano doors (reconstituted veneer) was the perfect fit for this conceptual sustainable exhibit. We also incorporated a lower counter top at the sink and cooktop to address the universal design aspect of the space. The CeasarStone recycled quartz counter top in Bold Brown not only blends in with this hip, urban space, but also … meets the space’s eco friendly requirements.
My second mission was to check out the exhibits. One hi-light to the show was CanLyte’s new and improved line of LED lighting – great recessed LED’s – not your typical round shape, but square – very architectural – great for urban spaces. For more info check out www.canlyte.com . Octolam’s new laminate line also caught my eye – great for funky back lit panels and backsplashes. They have a great acrylic panel line with grasses pressed right into the translucent panels along with some fabulous new geometrical metal laminates and embossed patterned laminates. There were lots of ideas throughout the show… funky furniture pieces, hi-tech imported Italian appliances, glass counter tops, lots of lighting options… the exhibits were endless.
For more information on SIDIM and next year’s show (May 27, 2010 – May 29, 2010) check out http://www.sidim.com/2010/en/.