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Press Kit | no. 1176-20

Press release only in English

IDS Proudly Announces Questlove to Saturday Speaker Lineup 

Toronto, Canada

Interior Design Show Toronto

Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and co-founder of The Roots - Questlove – will join IDS19 as a keynote speaker

Toronto, Canada, 2018-12-07 - 

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Interior Design Show 2019 (IDS19) will welcome creative chameleon, Questlove, to the Caesarstone Stage to speak to IDS19 attendees from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. EST. Questlove will speak in conversation with Adam Sandow, CEO of SANDOW, and partner in Questlove’s new venture, CREATIVE HOUSE.


Launching in 2019, CREATIVE HOUSE will unite a diverse mix of artists, designers, and inventors to inspire, connect, bringing new and inspired brands and product to market. This new venture will use a plurality of means to engage innovative solutions and gather inspiring individuals from across platforms such as printed publications, fireside chats, conferences and an agency for product development.


Experiential and transformative, IDS19 brings together compelling concepts, innovative products, upcoming talent and key experts in the industry so the best of the future can inspire guests. Questlove’s commitment to creativity and diverse background will present a dynamic and forward-thinking view of how creativity can extend through many disciplines and inspire design.


Questlove will be onsite after his talk for a special book signing of his New York Times bestseller Creative Quest.


Questlove is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his beloved Roots crew serves as the house band. Beyond that, this 5-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician’s indisputable reputation has landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D’Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. Questlove has also released four books including the New York Times bestseller Mo’ Meta Blues, Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation, the James Beard Award-nominated and AIGA  50 Books | 50 Covers award-winning book somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs, and the New York Times bestseller Creative Quest. Questlove recently launched his own designed collection with Williams-Sonoma, continuing his work designing homewares and objects.

Additionally, Questlove is a strategic advisor, and the first artist ambassador for Pandora, as well as hosting a new series Questlove Supreme on his Questlove Station. He also recently co-produced the GRAMMY Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton, alongside Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter. He served as the Executive Music Producer and Composer on the A&E Mini Series “Roots.” Questlove and The Roots also announced that they are developing an animated children’s series, along with a live action children show, in partnership with Amazon. Most recently, The Roots released the track “It Ain’t Fair” featuring Bilal in conjunction with the critically acclaimed new film DETROIT.


Questlove made his way into the culinary world with his signature “Love’s Drumstick.” Currently, he is hosting a series of Food Salons with world-renowned and innovative chefs at his Financial District apartment in the NY by Gehry building. Questlove has appeared as a Guest Judge on Top Chef Season 11, his interest in food and his own culinary endeavors have been featured on the cover of New York Magazine, in Food & Wine Magazine, Bon Appetit, and seen on The View, Watch What Happens Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is a Celebrity Ambassador for Food Bank For New York City, is on the City Harvest Food Council, a board member of Edible Schoolyard, and the first Artist-in-Residence at the Made in NY Media Center. Questlove is also a Founding Member of the CAPA Foundation in Philadelphia. This month, Questlove joined the Board of Food & Finance High School in New York City.

IDS19 Schedule

Thursday, January 17, 2019

IDS Contract: 9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Opening Night Party: 7 p.m.—11 p.m.

Friday, January 18, 2019

IDS Contract + IDS Main Hall: 9 a.m.—6 p.m.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

IDS Main Hall: 10 a.m.—7 p.m.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

IDS Main Hall: 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

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