On January 23rd-26th, the Interior Design Show of Toronto (IDS) welcomed KORHANI home, for its first major exhibition celebrating style and fashion for home. KORHANI home has brought innovation and cutting edge technologies to the home since inception in 1902. Today over a century later, KORHANI home has evolved into an empire of Canadian-made, chic yet affordable products redefining the way you style your home.
KORHANI home aims to personally stylize your home with the changing seasons – just like your wardrobe. So in 2010, KORHANI home took to the runways of World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin to showcase their home collections. Building on this worldwide success and wanting to reach and connect with a larger audience the label joined IDS to showcase its best designs in an innovative interactive exhibition.
Located at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, this dynamic multimedia installation allowed visitors to enter the world of Kirsten Korhani on a never before seen journey, where celebrated KORHANI home designs came alive in a creative theatrical spectacle. Chief Designer and Creative director, Kirsten Korhani, masterfully designed each stunning home fashion piece. “I wanted to create an exhibition with our home collections that has that interactive feel of our runway shows and bring that to a larger audience who wouldn’t normally get a chance to experience our fashion shows,” explained Kirsten Korhani.
The first of its kind in the home fashion world, this contemporary installation used cutting edge video projection and surface mapping technology to bring to life mannequins with interactive faces, who guided visitors through the home fashion world of KORHANI home.
The multimedia exhibition was organized into three thematic sections, showcasing the diversity and creativity of KORHANI home:
• Fall down the rabbit hole into the KORHANI in Wonderland inspired tableau, showcasing highlights from the labels renowned World MasterCard Fashion Week “Rug Runway”. Indoor and outdoor carpets are magically reinvented into upscale couture pieces, featuring whimsical patterns from the Courtyard Rug Collection. Rugs, as garments? We must be in the world of the mad hatter!
• Senoritas and Senores will adore the Cuba libre inspired theme, which embraces the glamour, elegance, eccentricity and colourful home décor fashions of the Veranda Rug Collection. Bring the spice and excitement of 1950’s Havana to your patio this season, with flirtatious home fashions that will have you cheering “Ole!”
• Eat cake in style at the Versailles inspired installation, where you will be swept off your feet by the sophisticated and romantic designs from the Terrace Rug Collection. Surround yourself with the opulent and extravagant grounds of Versailles in your own home garden; with decorative trompe-l’oeil patterns that convey the mystery of love, romance and betrayal.
Discover your inner designer for under $100 and visit www.korhani.com today!