Imagining the future of work.

We hope you had a chance to catch up with Livingspace at IDS Vancouver! It was a pleasure to work alongside LIV Design Studio for their first ever Student Challenge!

In May 2022, LIV Design Studio launched their first ever Student Challenge, tasking local Interior Design students and recent graduates with imagining what the future of work might look like. Entrants had 3 months to design and submit their work for the chance to win a cash prize, a unique internship opportunity, and have their work displayed using AR technology at IDS Vancouver 2022.

At this year’s IDS Vancouver show from September 22-25 (the first since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), the top four finalists had their future-of-work designs displayed via AR. The popular LIV Design Studio booth featured an entry lounge area furnished by Livingspace Interiors followed by a  four-part walk-through AR-experience, enabling IDS attendees to see the future of work through the eyes of Vancouver’s newest generation of designers! After progressing through the tour, audiences were given the chance to vote on their favourite design.

To celebrate the hard work of the newest generation of Interior Designers in our community, we were proud to host a private party for the LIV Design Studio Student Challenge at the Livingspace Interiors showroom in Vancouver! This invite-only industry event provided an opportunity for participants of the LIV Design Studio Student Challenge to mingle and network with design industry leaders, Livingspace executives and the local interior design faculty while enjoying Italian aperitivo, the Livingspace way.

After a long weekend of exploring and celebrating IDS Vancouver, the Student Challenge award ceremony took place at the Convention Centre on the final day of the show. Livingspace was honoured to present the third place prize to winner Vivien Tam for her “Hybrid Office Design” interpreting the ever-growing importance of technology by featuring clean, simple elements to reduce distraction and encourage productivity.

For more information on the LIV Design Student Challenge, please visit