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John David Edison

John David Edison (born in Toronto, Canada is a prominent Canadian interior designer. He has designed successful projects in several parts of the world, including North America, Far East Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. His work is featured in a number of 5-star hotels and luxury residences around the world, including those for royal families in the Middle East [1]. His work is focused on luxury hospitality, residential, retirement, and country club projects.

Edison is also the great-grandnephew of American inventor, Thomas A. Edison.


Edison received his design education at the Ontario College of Art (now known as OCAD University) in Toronto, where he received a number of accolades including the Governor General's Academic Medal for graduate work in Interior Design, and his graduate degree from the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg. He is also an alumnus of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. While at the Ontario College of Art, Edison was also the recipient of multiple scholarships for his contributions to and work in interior design.

Early Career

Upon graduating from design school, Edison was invited to join Rosalie Wise Design, the then interior design arm of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and quickly rose to the position of Senior Designer at the firm. In 1990, he founded his own firm, John David Edison Interior Design Inc., which he operates to this day.


Edison's initial work was largely inspired by elements of classical architecture. He has since focused on incorporating contemporary styles, creating a unique blend of classical and modern. Edison's designs are known for their bold use of colours, often setting his designs apart. As a result, his projects often have frequented the media including in Interior Design Magazine [2] and, more recently, featured on the cover of Florida Design Magazine.[3]

Changing Retirement Design

Dissatisfied with the existing model of retirement living, Edison is amongst a small group of designers that have been pioneering in designing retirement projects that challenge the status quo by providing a luxurious environment for retirees to live in, aimed at improving their quality of life. This comes at a time when populations of Canada and other developed countries is ageing and demanding more assisted care services. [4][5]


  1. "Clients List", John David Edison Interior Design.
  2. "John David Edison", Interior Design, December 1993, Vol. 64 No. 12, New York, NY.
  3. "Clean-Lined and Contemporary" Florida Design, Issue 21-1, Boca Raton, FL.
  4. "Canada's Ageing Population", HRSDC Canada, June 11, 2012.
  5. "Increasing Demand for Senior Home Care", SeniorsZen, April 13, 2011.

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