At the beginning of May, under the marquee of Studios Éloize, in Old Montreal, Index-design presented its first edition of the Complètement design event, a trade show for professionals in the field and featuring leading figures design as well as a promising succession.

For a few years, Index-design invited design professionals to board its bus to discover a circuit of exhibition halls punctuated by conferences. This year, the formula is reversed and inspired by the spirit of the Wanted Design event which takes place this year from May 21 to 23, in New York. “We wanted to avoid making it a traditional, somewhat austere living room and that’s why we chose to camp it in an emblematic place in Montreal,” says Index-design president Arnaud Granata.

The world of design was at the rendezvous of this “new genre” fair: room of modest size, but well filled, excitement in the air, warm decor. Complètement design unveiled a well-balanced program between kiosks and distinguished guests such as multidisciplinary artist Caroline Monnet, architect Alain Carle and industrial designer Philippe Malouin, who came to express their vision of design.

“The idea of ​​this event is to bring together different design disciplines under one roof and to foster a discussion between them on hot topics. Issues such as the reuse of materials, for example, ”underlines the organizer. The wood used to build the structures of the Show was also recovered and offered to craftsmen for possible projects.

In its own booth, Index-design — which annually publishes its directories of good addresses as well as its overviews of innovative projects and artisans — has chosen to highlight seven designers who stand out for their bold and original pieces. “There is this desire to bear witness to what is happening right now in Quebec,” says Arnaud Granata. We talk a lot about big international brands, but here we have a real explosion of new talents who will soon stand out internationally. Today, you no longer need to be in London, New York, Paris or Milan to shine in the world, and I think that’s great. »