Don’t miss the Design Discussions at Saturday Indesign

2022’s Saturday Indesign program includes an extensive content schedule for you to immerse yourself in, including some of the most relevant topics for our time. These topics will be explored by speakers including Matthew Woordward (Matthew Woodward), Mark Raggat (ARM), Jasmine Williamson (John Wardle), Adam Mundy (Geyer), Karina Simpson (Hot Black), Craig Saltmarch (Gray Puksand), Marina Carroll (Architectus), Kristi Wayman (Nic Brunsdon), William Smart (Smart Design Studio) and many more! 

So, if you’re keen to keep your finger on the pulse, Saturday Indesign is the program for you. Check out the great lineup of design discussions and talks below, and don’t forget to register your attendance for your free front row seat!

Shop till you Drop! The New Wave of Experimental Retail

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

After 2 years of digital trading, the stage is set for a new dawn for retail spaces. The act of shopping, purchasing and selection is becoming less about the masses and more about the curation, a consumer experience that requires storytelling and full immersion.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by: Winning Appliances
18 Danks St, Waterloo

A New Dawn of Materiality

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

So much of what we design comes down to the materials we choose. From creating a visual statement, to supporting local and sustainable suppliers, materiality is what truly defines a project. In this session we look at projects who lead the way in their material choices and inspire us to get creative.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hosted by: Kaolin Tiles
4/33 Maddox Street, Alexandria

In Conversation: Art, Architecture and Lighting

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

If an architect designs a beautiful space but there is no light to illuminate it, is it still beautiful? This session looks at the role of lighting in observation and perception, with particular emphasis in the intersection between lighting, art and architecture. 

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Hosted by: Special Lights
409B George Street, Waterloo

Sustainable Design Principles

With more than 20 million tonnes of office furniture going to landfill every year, sustainable design in the workplace is more important than ever.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by: Thinking Works
120 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

Polytec Trendjournal: a Snapshot of Joinery Trends in Australia by Marylou Cafaro

As Lead Designer of Polytec’s Product Development Team, Marylou has been instrumental in the design and development of unique colours and finishes such as Woodmatt, Legato, Venette, Ravine, Smooth and Matera, ensuring the market is utilising materials which are robust, timeless and sophisticated.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by: polytec
175 Botany Road, Waterloo

20/20 Vision: Towards a Sustainable Future

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

Our future lies in the hands of people who can dream us something better, finding solutions to our environmental and social problems in their foresight, vision and innovation. This talk puts just a collection of these people centre stage, looking at how they want to revolutionise the built environment to something that is future-focused.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by: Seeho Su
Unit 17/198-222 Young Street, Waterloo

Designing for Circular Economy

Samantha Giam, VP of Marketing, Steelcase Asia Pacific will host a panel discussion about Designing for Circular Economy.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hosted by: Steelcase
652 Botany Road, Alexandria

Antonio Citterio’s Personal Line: when Art meets Technology

Learn about the extraordinary collaboration between Technogym and acclaimed interior designer, Antonio Citterio, which led to a unique range of luxury gym equipment fusing functionality with style.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Technogym
20 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay

Introduction to Modern Slavery with Sustainable Business Matters

In partnership with Sustainable Business Matters, this presentation will explain what Modern Slavery is, where is it likely to occur, how is modern slavery relevant to the building industry and the process for businesses to tackle modern slavery.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Thinking Works
120 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

The Utopian Office and the Death of the 9-5

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series  

As businesses face challenges in convincing employees to return to the office, new approaches to workplace design are creating the ‘utopian office’, a culturally rich destination that offers all the benefits of community, connection, learning and osmosis.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Hosted by: Herman Miller
Living Edge, The Woolstores, 74/4D Huntley Street, Alexandria

Democratising Learning: The Evolution of Education

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

After nearly two years of on and off home-schooling, the way we learn and teach has been thrust into the spotlight, with people taking note of the structure, and indeed buildings, that are made to facilitate education. We look at the quiet revolution that is underway in the education sector, looking at how people, product and design are paving the way.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hosted by: Stylecraft
100 William St, Woolloomooloo

Global Trends in Porcelain Tiles

Kaolin Tiles presents a look into the global trends in porcelain tiles, spanning colour, material and texture.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hosted by: Kaolin Tiles
4/33 Maddox Street, Alexandria

The Architecture of Travel

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

What does travel look like in the post-pandemic era? Are we looking for spaces that transport us or places that feel like home? Do we want creature comforts or high end luxury? What does it take to make a home away from home and is it about creating spaces with personality or something that can be melded into one’s own?

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Hosted by: Anterior XL
4/119-133 McEvoy Street, Alexandria

Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace has evolved radically over the past couple of years and will continue to do so.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Hosted by: Square Bear
120 Bourke St, Woolloomooloo

Meet the Maker

Join Molmic founder and Managing Director Molly McMahon along with Anthony Paterra General Manager to dive into the process of building a brand and transitioning from early days, work and vision and preparing for the future in an informal discussion group. 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hosted by: Molmic
Unit B1, 15-21 Doody Street, Alexandria

Business of Design

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series  

What does it take to run a successful design practice in 2022? How do we navigate between clients who have seen it all, rising responsibilities for HR teams and continuing to inspire teams to achieve the best?

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hosted by: Krost Business Furniture
33 Ricketty Street, Mascot

In Conversation: William Smart on Heritage and Contemporary Design

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

Hear from William Smart, Director of Smart Design Studio, in a building of his own design. In this intimate chat, learn about the process of designing award-winning projects, particularly how you work within the parameters of existing and heritage buildings to create a modern, contemporary and environmentally sustainable design.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Hosted by: Fred International
61 Nickson Street, Surry Hills

Designing Rooms and Influencing People

Saturday Indesign Design Discussion series 

Instagram has become a space where design can thrive, where the most powerful design statement you can make fits into 1:1 square. How has this changed the way we understand design, and how have consumer habits changed with the rise of the interior influencer?

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Attending Saturday Indesign is free, skip the queue on the day and register your attendance online now!

We can’t wait to see you at #saturdayindesign however don’t forget that May 21st is also the federal election. Saturday Indesign recommends registering for a postal vote to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the design action.

Key event details:

Saturday Indesign 
21 May, 2022
Key design locations across Sydney 

Free to attend! Register now.