I’ve always been a fan of design and when I travel I like to choose thoughtful souvenirs that are both evocative of a city and useful. In the past I’ve collected beautiful mugs, useful textiles and gorgeous prints. But what about visitors to Montreal? In the past I’ve offered a few helpful suggestions but did you know that there is an official selection of beautiful Montreal souvenirs?
Code Souvenir Montreal is an initiative that promotes Montreal creativity to public and private sector institutional buyer and general public through an annual catalogue of gift items evocative of the city, selected following a call for proposals. This encourages buyer to purchase products emblematic of Montreal as corporate gifts, promotional items and souvenirs.
Want to get in on the action? May 6th is the launch of the first day to Buy Montréal Design with CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL! There are five public points of sale in Montréal: the three Montréal Space for Life gift shops (at the Botanical Garden, Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium*), the M Boutique and Bookstore at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Pépin Shop. In addition, throughout the day, every CODE product on sale at these five points of sale will be available at a 10% discount.
Design aficionados will also be able to buy these products during the SIDIM-Salon du Design at Place Bonaventure, at the Le Marché themed space, an area for the general public where visitors to the show will have the chance to meet and talk with more than 20 Montréal designers and publishers, and enter a photo contest to show off their discoveries.
The CODE products, which range from practical office and home accessories to gourmet foodstuffs and original fashion creations, will be clearly recognizable thanks to a distinct visual identity: glossy red wood boards bearing the CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL logo as well as the Ville de Montréal rosette symbol.
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