Sustainable Design Is MIA at Toronto's Interior Design Show

Whatever happened to sustainable design?

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credit: Lloyd Alter

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Five years ago, a visitor to Toronto's Interior Design Show would see an entire section of the floor designated for green products. Then you would see every exhibitor showing off their green attributes, everywhere on the floor. The Studio North section promoting new young designers would be full of stuff made from recycled materials.

Not in 2013. Perhaps the only place where there was any attempt to go green was in the DesignBoom Mart. It had a very clever design made out of storage boxes and very rough wood, with some interesting exhibitors.