There was much to experience and explore as the SOUK returned for its 19th edition from November 29th to December 3rd.
Taking place in what was once a garment factory in the heart of Mile-Ex, the singular scenography created in collaboration with Sid Lee Architecture has transformed 2 floors into a visually stunning space. Forging a captivating ambience and the perfect backdrop for this year’s diverse group of participants the scene is set from the moment you enter with a light installation from Lambert & Fils, Isle collection. With creations from over 65 talented local designers showcasing a wide array of innovative designs and craftsmanship, you will have the opportunity to meet them all and hear first-hand the stories behind each brand and their products.
Pass by the on-site Local Design Pop-Up Store and discover the vibrant creativity of Montreal’s local designers, featuring unique and exquisite pieces reflective of the city’s artistic spirit from additional designers. Stop at the SOUK APÉRO, a beautiful lounge featuring a recycled stone bar designed by Sid Lee Architecture in collaboration with Moruzzi, where you can pick up a sip while you shop with DJ sessions during cocktail hour (5@7). The lounge itself will be curated by Element de Base and d’Armes, offering a comfortable retreat amidst the event’s hustle and bustle. For something a little more substantial, indulge your taste buds at our exquisite SOUK Restaurant curated by Bloomfield, offering delectable culinary creations that complement the artistic ambiance. Or grab a coffee on the fly from Café Pista.
For smaller visitors, the Littles Corner has been thoughtfully designed to provide an enjoyable and creative experience for children of all ages. Special programming will take place throughout the weekend. For slightly bigger visitors, the Reading Nook offers a serene oasis of tranquillity with the new Library Space at SOUK, where attendees can unwind amidst curated collections of literature and cosy seating.
For those wishing to explore slightly further afield, the SOUK’s Mile-Ex Design Guide provides insights into the neighbourhood’s unique design scene, showcasing local talent and highlighting noteworthy creative spaces.
With a cohort of over 65 participants carefully selected by a newly-appointed panel of experts as jury members, SOUK highlighted talent and honored outstanding local designers and artisans, giving them a place at the heart of our community.