With the lavish opening night gala just hours away, I’ve got time for one more sneak peek at the 2010 Interior Design Show… The last in my “names to know” at the IDS series are Eva Milinkovic and Kris Gene of Tsunami Glassworks, a design duo whose modern organic sculptures in glass have been making some serious waves (sorry, couldn’t resist) since 2005.
Names: Eva Milinkovic & Kris Gene ofÂ Tsunami Glassworks
Home base: Windsor, Ontario
Claim to fame: Sleek, stunning and sculptural blown glass
Style Sleuth: What does the Interior Design Show mean to you?
Eva and Kris: “IDS is one of those amazing venues that showcases some of the best current design, and features some of the greatest Canadian designers. It’s a great way for young and emerging designers to show off their designs to the public, design professionals, and the press.”
Eva and Kris making a giant wisp.
SS: What are you debuting at IDS10?
Eva and Kris: “This year we’ll be showcasing sculptural lighting, playing with organic forms made from black glass suspended in space.”
Tsunami’s Hypervoxel Chandelier:
(Hand blown glass components suspended from lighting unit by steel cables. By using multiples to create scale, Hypervoxel operates as a sculptural chandelier custom-tailored for large or small applications.)
SS: What was your last home purchase?
Eva & Kris: “A modern-looking rectangular tub by Neptune for our bathroom renovation.”
SS: Where is design going in 2010?
Eva & Kris: “The top directional trends for design in 2010 will be a balance of past and future, with the emphasis on sustainability using reclaimed materials and the utilization of 21st century tools like computer assisted design and advances in manufacturing practices.”
SS: What are your fave colours of-the-moment?
Eva: “Lime green.”
Kris: “Gun metal grey.”
Check out the latest from Tsunami Glassworks at the Interior Design Show, January 21-24, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.