We are pumped to announce our first group of exhibitors (with more to come) for Saturday Indesign. They are the brands you know and love and through their creativity and passion for design will be opening their doors to host you for something unexpected at the end of June.
Without further ado, here is a look at the people we’re working with in the lead up to the big day. And if it’s not already marked in your calendar, do it now: Saturday 22 June, pre-register here.
Having recently opened its luxurious new digs in South Melbourne in 2018, Gaggenau is using this lush space as one of our backdrops as part of Saturday Indesign. The moody showroom was designed by local hospitality-design mavens Carr and is a true realisation of Gaggenau’s illustrious history. And we’re stoked to announce that it is also Shortlisted in the 2019 INDE.Awards.
“In 2003, Saturday Indesign changed the landscape for exhibiting products and brands to the A&D community. We are very excited to be involved with the latest incarnation of SID and the new format for this event. Having just opened Gaggenau Melbourne in 2018, this is a great opportunity to share our product and brand, to provide visitors with an immersion into the Gaggenau world. Come and experience Gaggenau and Cosentino at Gaggenau Melbourne on 22 June,” says Robert Warner, general manager Gaggenau Australia.
What better way to show the beauty of Cosentino’s Dekton surfaces than in a sumptuous appliance showroom where the company will be sharing with Gaggenau. Although the finer details are yet to be revealed (definitely keep an ear to the ground on this one), you can be rest assured that it will be a day complete with the best in hospitality experiences – in what is an utterly complementary partnership.
For those who have experienced the surprise and delight on offer at Saturday Indesign, you may remember a collaboration where Arthur G transformed its Richmond showroom into a trip to the Mad Hatter’s tea party. What’s in store for Saturday Indesign 2019? We’re being rather mum about it, but the bar has been set high, that’s for sure.
Bringing fabrics to life, Mokum joins the fray partnering with Arthur G for Saturday Indesign. Offering style and substance, Mokum textiles are created by bringing together patterns, materials and unique production techniques from around the world. What will we see at Saturday Indesign – whatever it may be, it is sure to be elegant and fresh.
One of Australia’s leading suppliers of natural stone, CDK Stone sits at the forefront. Long-time exhibitors of Saturday Indesign, we can’t wait to see all the latest from these guys and word on the street it will be an amazing collection of new stones from all around the world. Partnering with Zip Water this year there will be a fusion of the senses in the shape of earth and water.
Joining as Platinum Partner is Zip Water. Water you say? Zip will be popping up all around Melbourne with hydration stations to keep everyone feeling fresh. In addition, you can catch Zip setting up home with CDK Stone. “Zip Water has been working collaboratively with Saturday Indesign for many years and are pleased to again be one of the major partners for such a valued industry event that showcases and supports both local and international brands. We’re looking forward to experiencing the latest in homegrown talent and global trends and we’re excited to showcase some impressive new innovations from Zip Water,” shares Tom Fisher, Marketing Director Zip Water.
A definite destination of Richmond, the King Living showroom will be transformed for Saturday Indesign, including the latest from some of the big lights, with Tom Fereday presenting his latest products. And not only that, King Living is our official bag partner – so you know it will be something covetable and design-worthy to tote around.
Located in the heart of the hipster haven that is Collingwood, Ownworld’s showroom will be transformed into an unmissable design destination. Representing some of the favourite brands from Europe like Gubi, Inclass and Bensen, Ownworld has continued to build a reputation for itself through its discernible design offering. Expect a warm welcome and some of the latest out of Europe at Saturday Indesign, as director Peter Beikmanis shares: “For us, Saturday Indesign is all about welcoming people straight into our showroom and offering them a generous and inspiring hospitality experience that’s reflective of our brand.”
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Having long been the darlings of the Australian design scene, Dowel Jones is now represented at Ownworld and will join the fray in their showroom as part of Saturday Indesign. Colourful, charming, locally-made – the defining characteristics of Dowel Jones will no doubt make a splash.
Integral to the logistics of Saturday Indesign is, of course, the buses and they are back baby, with our bus partner Polytec. AND not only is Polytec our transport partner but will also be sharing and showcasing its endless options for laminate surfaces in Ownworld’s Collingwood base. Polytec always brings it at Saturday Indesign and we can only imagine what cool ideas will be cooked up.
The Danish tapware brand Vola celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018. And alongside such a milestone event it also opened a brand new showroom in Collingwood. The showroom is the first Australian outpost and features original exposed bricks – and most importantly, fully equipped and handcrafted taps. What can we expect to see for Saturday Indesign? More will be revealed.
The absolutely incredible (and brand spanking new) Brickworks showroom in Melbourne’s CBD will be one of the many stages for the festivities of Saturday Indesign. A brick showroom like no other, Brickworks’ new Melbourne is a feast for the eyes and well worth experiencing. Brickworks is also working with SJB for something hush hush that is sure to surprise and inspire.
You may have noticed that we’ve done away with set ‘precincts’. No longer dominated by these set-out hubs, Saturday Indesign will this year be focused on the most engaging showrooms, with only stand-out installations to learn and interact with. And of course, what would a Saturday Indesign be without buses? You can get around easily thanks to our Transport Partner Polytec. Routes, bespoke tours and timetable to come.
Keep an eye out for full exhibitors profiles and more exhibitors to be revealed…