The Gladstone Hotel’s signature Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) Exhibition was born out of the Toronto Interior Design Show (IDS) 16 years ago. IDS celebrates and promotes design in Canada and across the world. Experiential and transformative, they bring together compelling concepts, innovative products, upcoming talent and key experts in the industry. CUTMR was created as an alternative fringe event to IDS, to celebrate the intersection of art and design through an immersive and conceptional exhibition.
Soon after DesignTO was born, expanding CUTMR to a city-wide offsite design festival. The DesignTO team works right out of the Gladstone Hotel’s second floor cultural hub and remains a close parter of the Hotel throughout design week!
This year’s packed IDS show took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and featured over a hundred vendors including the Gladstone Hotel for the very first time.
Our interactive booth, designed by our founder and creative director Christina Zeidler, won “Best Booth Design” on the showroom floor. The design allowed guests to look through peep holes on a handmade 12-foot hotel facade structure and view hotel rooms, exhibitions and other inner workings of the hotel!
Check out these highlights of the colourful and interactive display which invited people to peer in to see what the hotel is all about!