This may be a little late for a recap, but it’s taken two months for us to come down after such an amazing trip to Interior Design Show West 2015. It took a little time to recover after a whirlwind weekend spent showing off brand new Semihandmade offerings and getting to know some of the most talented designers in in the world.
It was our second time at the show, and we realized we were in for something special as we walked up to the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The weather was unbelievable and the views were even better. The LEED Platinum-certified convention center was built in 2009 right on the Vancouver Harbor, treating visitors to breathtaking Pacific Northwest panorama. Mountains rise up in the distance while a steady stream of seaplanes take off and land on the harbor waters.
Once inside, Semihandmade set up shop alongside more than 270 exhibitors from across the continent. More than 36,000 visitors walked through the Centre that weekend, giving us a great opportunity to showcase the newest Semihandmade doors for Ikea cabinets.
First up, our new Mirth Studio tile drawers and doors for Godmorgon. Using floor tiles made by our friends at Mirth Studio, Semihandmade debuted one of our four new patterns for Godmorgon cabinets. These drawers and doors look great on bathroom cabinets and in other parts of the house by adding a splash of color and brightness. Mirth’s cutting-edge painting and sealing techniques create beautiful wood textures that can stand up to years of use.
Our other big announcement from the show was the addition of two new materials to our Reclaimed line. Semihandmade is collaborating with Stikwood to create doors and paneling made with recycled basketball courts, and we’ve paired up with Art of Board to create doors using reclaimed skateboard decks. Great for smaller projects and media centers, these two new materials create immediate conversation pieces that add personality to a room.
We had such a great time that we’re extending our 10% discount on all Canadian orders into 2016. Our customers can enjoy 10% off any Semihandmade custom kitchen order from now until the end of the year.
We’re already booking tickets back to Vancouver for next year, but in the meantime, we’re getting geared up for another trip to the Great White North to man a booth at IDS Toronto in January.