For all those feeling the winter blues, we’ve got some good news for you! The industry’s most loved event is on its way to Melbourne, marking the start of spring with a fresh hit of design inspiration. So circle Saturday the 2nd of September in your calendars, rally your design colleagues and start dreaming of spring early with Saturday Indesign.
For those in the know, Saturday Indesign is a stalwart of the Australian design industry, a wholly unique event that’s been drawing crowds since 2002. If you’re not familiar with the concept, think of a trade show and then invert it. Saturday Indesign brings you all the best design brands but showcases them from their own showrooms, meaning you get the density of a show with all the personality, hospitality and fun of a design festival.
You’ll spend the event moving around Melbourne (walk, uber, lime bike or take advantage of our dedicated hop-on/hop-off bus service), visiting the country’s best showrooms to see the latest products, tune into design talks, engage with activations and connect with your design peers from across the state, the country and beyond.
To start planning your adventure, we’ve got the first drop of exhibitors here just for you. Dive into the line-up and register for free now to confirm your Saturday Indesign attendance. Now is your chance to lock in your place at the must-visit event of 2023!
Saturday Indesign 2023 Exhibitor Line-Up First Drop
Ajar – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
Ajar are a Melbourne based team of architects, interior and industrial designers curating a selection of the finest furniture and lighting design from Spain. Their ethos centers around bringing the Mediterranean lifestyle to Australia through the high quality and experienced craftsmanship of the best Spanish manufacturers. They believe design is a tool to get the best of what surrounds us and their product selection hints at a life of relaxation, warmth and connection.
Aspect Furniture – CBD Precinct
Aspect have been designing and manufacturing workplace furniture solutions in Australia and New Zealand for the past 40 years. During this time they have accumulated extensive experience working across a diverse range of projects throughout the corporate, government, tertiary and co-working sectors. Driven by a passion for craft and beautiful engineering, they make collections at the leading edge of international product design, technology and workplace best practice. Above all else, they place comfort and ease-of-use at the heart of every product and system we create, resulting in furniture that inspires and supports people in their work every day.
Brickworks – CBD Precinct
Industry professionals, style conscious home builders and passionate renovators can immerse themselves in the total Brickworks experience with the Brickworks Design Studio in Melbourne.
The Melbourne Design Studio is a functional space, providing a sophisticated showroom for architects, designers and developers as well as retail customers to make new products selections. Housing the most extensive selection of building materials available anywhere, creating an impressive building product library boasting everything from brick, block, paving and cladding to concrete and clay roof tiles.
Cantilever – Richmond Precinct
Cantilever is a design-focused kitchen manufacturing company committed to building for longevity. Their quality Kitchen Systems are designed and made to order, hand-built in their Brunswick East workshop. They believe in making locally, acting mindfully, minimising waste and designing products that will stand the test of time.
Good design is about living well and what better place to start than the heart of the home — the humble kitchen.
Cosh Living – Richmond Precinct
Cosh Living presents designer furniture for indoors and out. Since 2008, they have partnered with leading Australian and European brands to deliver timeless, exceptional furniture with a focus on quality and comfort.
Celebrating a quintessentially Australian way of life, Cosh Living’s collections ensure a stylish and seamless transition from interior to exterior. Designed by some of the world’s most distinguished names, their furniture collections are contemporary and innovative, utilising the best materials on offer.
e&s – CBD Precinct
e&s has helped countless Australians create their dream home with exciting and innovative kitchen, bathroom and laundry appliances since 1962.
Whether purchasing new appliances to complete the ultimate kitchen renovation, designing the perfect bathroom for a new build or to replace a broken washing machine, their curated selection of leading brands makes performance, reliability and stylish design accessible to everyone. Their handpicked products are available to explore online and enjoy in person at our inspiring showrooms across Victoria.
HAY – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
HAY was founded in 2002 with the ambition to create contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing.
They are inspired by the stable structures of architecture and the dynamics of fashion, which they seek to combine in durable quality products that provide added value for the user. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers.
K5 – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
K5 Furniture believes that living in harmony with nature is essential to who we are and what we do. They practice a circular economy approach with products from regenerative and recycled resources, designed for longevity and reuse.
‘K5 for Life’ outlines their three core programs, K5 Circularity, K5 Renew and K5 Restore, that drives their product development, curation innovation and collaborations.
Their furniture collections are designed and crafted in Australia and globally by their partners. K5 Furniture is a leader in providing exceptional designer furniture – for life.
Living Edge – Richmond Precinct
Living Edge is the foremost design destination for architects, interior designers, design enthusiasts and those who share discerning taste. They’re committed to authentic, sustainable design and providing their clients with the most distinguished and desirable products available.
Neolith – Richmond Precinct
Neolith is the world’s leading brand in Sintered Stone: a revolutionary architectural surface with premium technical features.
Neolith is perpetually evolving, researching and developing new technologies to achieve their central goals of: inspiring and creating bright and bold spaces that are enjoyed to the fullest; making sustainable environments a reality; working responsibly with society and build a future we can all look forward to.
ownworld – Collingwood/Fitzroy Precinct
ownworld exists to support the design community with inspiring and practical solutions for the challenges faced in creating functional, well-resolved, sustainable, beautiful and original spaces. Application, technology and environmental sensibility are key considerations for inclusion in the ownworld portfolio. Timeless appeal and forward-thinking resolutions are significant measures.
Reece – Richmond Precinct
The Reece business began in 1919 when Harold Joseph Reece commenced selling hardware products from the back of his truck. Today, they operate Australia’s largest plumbing and bathroom supplies business, as well as eight others in allied industries. Their plumbing and bathroom products are sourced both locally and internationally which you can find in over 600 locations across Australia.
Signature Floors – CBD Precinct
Signature Floors is an Australian flooring business with a reputation for delivering innovative floor coverings in carpets, carpet tile collections, vinyl floor tiles, hybrid plank flooring, laminate floors, sheet vinyl flooring and custom carpets courtesy of Signature Studio.
They help architects, designers, building contractors, facility managers and homeowners design sustainable and fit-for-purpose floor coverings with streamlined efficiency using their colour-rich, on-trend and flexible flooring products.
Saturday Indesign will be held in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday 2nd September. Registrations are free and provide access to the full daytime event including all participating showrooms, hospitality, talks, activations and free event transport.