LIXIL Canada brings design, innovation, technology and more to the 2019 Interior Design Show Toronto

ene. 18, 2019

Recognized brands American Standard, DXV, and GROHE to be showcased through expert talks and exclusively designed vignettes

MISSISSAUGA, January 16, 2019 ― LIXIL Canada, maker of pioneering water and housing products, will welcome a new year of design and innovation at the 2019 Interior Design Show
(IDS) in Toronto from January 17-20. LIXIL Canada is showcasing inspiration and insight direct from the experts through custom vignettes and a well-designed lounge space to house a series
of designer talks and a special guest appearance by GROHE brand ambassador and tech influencer, Amber Mac.

Design-inspired Vignettes

Halifax-based designer Jonathan Legate will re-imagine his 2018 DXV Design Panel vignette recreating a build-out that is currently part of the brand’s North American national ad campaign. Originally presented in New York City in 2018, Jonathan re-interprets a Mid- Century Sculpture Garden, challenging the notion that art doesn’t belong in a bathroom. His unique design explores the blurred lines of indoor and outdoor spaces with a living ivy wall, water pools and DXV’s Modern collection.

In addition to Jonathan’s space, three more vignettes will be unveiled during IDS Toronto, reimagining the bathroom as a relaxing retreat. Four west coast design studios selected for the Open Studio installation at IDS Vancouver will recreate their concepts. Angela Robinson Design, Kendall Ansell Interiors and AK Design Vancouver & Madeleine Design Group will incorporate the newest collections from American Standard, DXV, and GROHE into their 100-square foot conceptual LIXIL at IDS 2019spaces. From vignettes inspired by the modern, bleached white villas in southern Spain to Northern Africa’s luxurious spas and a private soothing escape, these installations are a mustsee while attending the show.

Design Journey with LIXIL

Show attendees will gain inspiration and learn about style trends directly from the experts in a series of discussions in the LIXIL booth with the talented designers behind this installation on
Trade Day, January 18th. Topics and times are as follows:

  • 10-10:30 a.m. - Luxury Love: Bringing Luxury to Every Project - Jonathan Legate, Jonathan Legate Interior Consultation
  • 12-12:30 p.m. – Make It Personal - Angela Robinson, Angela Robinson Design
  • 2-2:30 p.m. - Creating Client-Centric Design with Every Budget - Kendall Ansell, Kendall Ansell Interiors
  • 4-4:30 p.m. – Future Thinking: Collaboration is Key - Annaliesse Kelly and Madeleine Sloback, AK Design Vancouver & Madeleine Design Group

Amber Mac, Tech Expert and GROHE Brand Ambassador in Canada

Author, keynote speaker and recognized technology expert Amber Mac will shed light on the top smart home trends for 2019 while touching on the latest innovation and technology from GROHE, including the GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard water management system – offering innovative protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or
leaks through a smartphone app.

LIXIL Lounge with GROHE Blue Bar

Show attendees can visit the LIXIL lounge designed by Toronto design firm Designtheory, 2017 DXV Design Contest winners. In the lounge, the GROHE Blue Bar will feature sparkling, filtered
drinking water tapped straight from the brand’s award-winning kitchen faucet. During the opening night party, specialty mocktails using sparkling water will be served.

“IDS is a pivotal event in Canadian design and an opportunity for our brands to show both the industry and our consumers what we have in store for the year ahead,” said Gina Flinton, Vice
President of Marketing for LIXIL Canada Inc. “This year, more than ever, we are looking New American Standard Flash Pressure Balance Shower Valve  forward to bringing the latest in product innovation in beautifully designed settings in a way that will inspire and amaze. And, the opportunity to bring insight directly from industry experts like our guest designers and Amber Mac reinforces the path we continue to pave in design and technology.”

IDS Toronto will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The LIXIL booth is located

Julie Schmidt, Flying Camel
American Standard, DXV, GROHE
(289) 337-0560 x 101

American Standard Brands make life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work, in the community and throughout the world. Offering total project solutions for residential and commercial customers around the world with respected brands such as American Standard®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. Learn more at, or follow us at,,, and

EverClean® PowerWash® and Town Square® are registered trademarks of AS America, Inc. WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create worldleading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM, as well as specialty brands such as DXV. Over 70,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.

LIXIL is part of the LIXIL Group Corporation (TSE Code: 5938), the listed holding company for LIXIL’s portfolio of businesses.

For any questions and suggestions, please contact:


Chris Hollinrake - PR Manager

LIXIL Americas (Canada)

American Standard, GROHE & DXV

C/O Hollinrake Communications

Mobile: 416 606 7022




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