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Luminaire Authentik to Host Québec Brands During Intimate Showcase Event in Toronto

Luminaire Authentik, an innovative and fast-growing lighting company based in Québec’s Eastern Townships, announced a showcase event of five Québec brands in parallel with IDS Toronto
SWELL table by Béton Johnstone
SWELL table by Béton Johnstone | Photograph © Virginie Gosselin

Luminaire Authentik, an innovative and fast-growing lighting company based in Québec’s Eastern Townships, announced a showcase event of five Québec brands in parallel with IDS Toronto. The exhibition, supported by Investissement Québec International (IQI) will take place from April 8-10 at the Toronto store of Luminaire Authentik, located at 1027 Queen Street East in the city’s Leslieville district.

LA Luminaire Authentik
LA Luminaire Authentik | Photograph © Jeremy Le Chatelier

La Maison Sensible

Luminaire Authentik focused on selecting complementary exhibitors and designing an exhibition space around the theme of ‘La Maison Sensible’ – The Sensitive Home. The design process began with the dismantling of Luminaire Authentik’s existing lighting showroom in order to redesign the 700 sq. ft. boutique into a welcoming home.

Maude Rondeau founder at LA Luminaire Authentik
Maude Rondeau founder at LA Luminaire Authentik

The idea was to create a sense of warmth and comfort, with seamless transitions of soft colours, raw materials, and an eclectic feel that embodies our roots as a local company,” explains Maude Rondeau, Founder and President of Luminaire Authentik. “We may be from Québec, but we’re neighbours, and we’re proud to offer Canadian-made products that support local businesses.

To showcase the designs of the five Québec brands, including Béton Architectural Johnstone, Élément de base, NumérArt, Coquo, and Luminaire Authentik, the companies collaborated on design schemes featuring coordinated colour palettes and natural textures to softly wrap their collective products. Each exhibitor makes unique contributions to the design of the home, from comfortable furnishings, to textured wallpaper, and a functional kitchen. Each room will be hosted by representatives of one of the five companies, with their products idyllically highlighted by the customized lighting designs of Luminaire Authentik.

Radix Braccas by Coquo
Radix Braccas by Coquo | Photograph © Matthew Williams

Special event during IDS Toronto

After opening their Toronto store in late 2020 during the pandemic, Luminaire Authentik was eager to leverage the opportunity to not only solicit business from the Canadian and international design community, but also to formally introduce themselves to the Toronto market.

Textile on wood by NumerArt
Textile on wood by NumerArt | Photograph © Jeremy Le Chatelier

Since we opened our Toronto store, we’ve wanted to do something special to take advantage of the traffic that Design Week brings to the city every year,”says Mrs. Rondeau.

Dates of the event coincide with IDS Toronto, kicking off on April 7th, with a day of invitation-only visits from 1-8pm by architects, designers, industry media, and influencers interested in commercial projects for hotels, restaurants, and home interiors. From April 8-10, ‘La Maison Sensible’ will remain in place, with doors open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

We do business with companies in other Canadian and US markets, but we are eager to reach people in the Toronto market who perhaps haven’t discovered us yet,” adds Ms. Rondeau. “The timing of this opportunity is perfect, and we look forward to entertaining guests in our home.

Event Details:
Exhibition: La Maison Sensible
Dates: April 8-10, 2022
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Location: Luminaire Authentik Showroom, 1027 Queen Street East, Toronto
Exhibitors: Luminaire Authentik, Béton Architectural Johnstone, Élément de base, NumérArt, and Coquo
VIP Launch for design professionals and media only:
Date: April 7th 
Hours: 1pm-8pm
Mandatory RSVP to: [email protected]

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