Montréal, Canada, 2022-03-29 –
Luminaire Authentik, an innovative and fast-growing lighting company based in Québec’s Eastern Townships, is proud to announce a showcase event of five Québec brands in parallel with IDS Toronto. The exhibition, supported by Investissement Québec International (IQI) will take place from April 8-10 at the Toronto store of Luminaire Authentik, located at 1027 Queen Street East in the city’s Leslieville district.
La Maison Sensible
Luminaire Authentik focused on selecting complementary exhibitors and designing an exhibition space around the theme of ‘La Maison Sensible’ – The Sensitive Home. The design process began with the dismantling of Luminaire Authentik’s existing lighting showroom in order to redesign the 700 sq. ft. boutique into a welcoming home.
LA Luminaire Authentik
Photo credit: Jeremy Le Chatelier
“The idea was to create a sense of warmth and comfort, with seamless transitions of soft colours, raw materials, and an eclectic feel that embodies our roots as a local company,” explains Maude Rondeau, Founder and President of Luminaire Authentik. “We may be from Québec, but we’re neighbours, and we’re proud to offer Canadian-made products that support local businesses.”
To showcase the designs of the five Québec brands, including Béton Architectural Johnstone, Élément de base, NumérArt, Coquo, and Luminaire Authentik, the companies collaborated on design schemes featuring coordinated colour palettes and natural textures to softly wrap their collective products. Each exhibitor makes unique contributions to the design of the home, from comfortable furnishings, to textured wallpaper, and a functional kitchen. Each room will be hosted by representatives of one of the five companies, with their products idyllically highlighted by the customized lighting designs of Luminaire Authentik.
Special event during IDS Toronto
After opening their Toronto store in late 2020 during the pandemic, Luminaire Authentik was eager to leverage the opportunity to not only solicit business from the Canadian and international design community, but also to formally introduce themselves to the Toronto market.
“Since we opened our Toronto store, we’ve wanted to do something special to take advantage of the traffic that Design Week brings to the city every year,”says Mrs. Rondeau,.
Dates of the event coincide with IDS Toronto, kicking off on April 7th, with a day of invitation-only visits from 1-8pm by architects, designers, industry media, and influencers interested in commercial projects for hotels, restaurants, and home interiors. From April 8-10, ‘La Maison Sensible’ will remain in place, with doors open to the public from 10am to 5pm.
“We do business with companies in other Canadian and US markets, but we are eager to reach people in the Toronto market who perhaps haven’t discovered us yet,” adds Ms. Rondeau. “The timing of this opportunity is perfect, and we look forward to entertaining guests in our home.”
Exhibition: La Maison Sensible
Dates: April 8-10, 2022
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Location: Luminaire Authentik Showroom, 1027 Queen Street East, Toronto
Exhibitors: Luminaire Authentik, Béton Architectural Johnstone, Élément de base, NumérArt, and Coquo
VIP Launch for design professionals and media only:
Date: April 7th
Mandatory RSVP to: Gabriel.Conea@invest-quebec.com
About Béton Architectural Johnstone
Founded in 2015 by Jason Johnstone, Béton Architectural Johnstone is an architectural precast concrete and terrazzo company providing stylish, functional, and durable handmade products, from moulding, to batching, casting, polishing, grouting, and finishing. Béton Architectural Johnstone uses the most advanced methods and tools to provide product enhancements for any project. The company’s decorative SWELL table, designed primarily for kitchen nooks, dining areas, and office spaces, is a beautiful addition to ‘La Maison Sensible’.
About Élément de base
Founded in 2016 by siblings My and Thien Ta Trung, Élément de base (edb) is a Montreal-based furniture company specializing in original slipcovered sofas, featured prominently in MoMA in New York, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the ADISQ Gala, the Montreal Biosphere, and the offices of Québec-based Kanuk. Toronto invitees will be introduced to edb’s new Beluga sofa, presented in a cream-colored bouclé made entirely of recycled fiber from plastic bottles.
‘Made with love, built for life’, Coquo presents its modular kitchen offering of oak furnishing solutions for customizing, arranging, and configuring spaces. Coquo and its sister company, Cuisines Steam, have been creating durable, versatile kitchens for more than 20 years, built using traditional manufacturing methods in its Montreal workshop. Coquo will exhibit a kitchen from its Radix collection in Toronto, with elegant and versatile Volitare modules as perfect island composition complements.
NumérArt is a family-owned, one-stop-shop based in Montreal that specializes in custom murals and fine art prints. The company’s multidisciplined team of photographers, designers, printing specialists, image retouchers, and installers leverage innovative technology to raise the standards of customized mural creation, providing a turnkey service for architects and interior designers. In addition to commercial grade vinyl, NumérArt also specializes in printing on ecological pre-pasted wallpaper made from post-consumer paper fibers, conforming to LEED environmental standards. Samples of the company’s textured wallpaper will be on full display in ‘La Maison Sensible’.
About Luminaire Authentik
Expressions of creativity, design aesthetics, and functionality form the essence of Luminaire Authentik, host of the four-day pop-up event to be held at its Toronto store. Inspired by organic and minimalist aesthetics, Luminaire Authentik’s colorful, playful, and versatile designs create personalized experiences, and the company’s lamps are customizable to the specific needs of residential and commercial projects. While inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics, the company’s lamps are 100% locally made in their workshop in Cowansville, Québec.
About Investissement Québec International
Investissement Québec International is a subsidiary of Investissement Québec, whose mission is to actively participate in the economic development of the province by stimulating business innovation, entrepreneurship, and takeovers, as well as through the growth of investment and exports. Investissement Québec International (IQI) supports companies in exporting, while overseeing the prospecting of talent and foreign investment in Québec. IQI employs 125 people in Québec and internationally and works closely with some sixty commercial attachés in 33 offices of a network of Québec international representations abroad. IQI operates external offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Moncton, while also interacting with designated personnel in Alberta, Nova Scotia, and around the world to facilitate Québec business access to sales opportunities, including through trade shows and other networking events.
For more information
- Investissement Québec International
- Gabriel Conea, Conseiller spécialisé, Exportations, Commerce de détail & Sciences de la vie
- 1 514 873-1469 – 1 866 870-0437