Saturday Indesign brings you the best of workplace design

The best thing about Saturday Indesign is that it offers something for everyone, with products, talks, showrooms, speakers, workshops and hospitality that caters for all sectors, verticals and professions within the design world. And yet, this year, the focus on workplace shines like a beacon of inspiration, where we’ve rounded up the best of the best to bring you everything you need to know on the perpetually shifting parameters of the commercial design sector. 

Stop by at the best showrooms who cater to workplace design including, Flokk, Herman Miller, Infinity Commercial Furniture, Krost, Living Edge, Square Bear, Steelcase, Stylecraft, Thinking Works, Wilkhahn and more!

So come Saturday 21 May, make sure you’re in Sydney and ready to descend on Saturday Indesign to make sure your workplace knowledge is the freshest it can be. Read on below to start planning your day and register you and your team for free now.

Educate me!

What better way to stay up to date with the latest in workplace design than hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth? This year’s program is crammed with workplace experts and panels set to cover everything you need to know: Herman Miller presents a mix of Australia’s leading workplace designers from the likes of Geyer and Hot Black in their panel “The Utopian Office and the Death of the 9-5”; Square Bear hosts workplace wellness experts Sonder on a working panel exploring the need to reinvent organisational wellness; while Wilkhahn bring together a selection of experts from CBRE and LendLease to dive into workplace relevance from the other end of the supply chain.

Seeing is Believing

Now you’ve got the knowledge, apply it to the latest products for offices and commercial spaces, with all the best on show from exhibitors around the design precincts. If you like to be the first to discover product, why not head over to Steelcase for the Seating Gallery for a seating retrospective, or cross through to Flokk and discover the HÅG Tion, which elevates workplace seating with a truly sustainable experience.

For those who are looking to combine fitness and workplace design today (think end-of-trip facilities and workplace wellness centers), the fitness gurus at Technogym are offering interactive showroom tours AND the chance to trial with a new way of working, with showroom visitors entering the draw to win their iconic “ballchair”. 

Show me the Schedule!

You can check out the full Saturday Indesign schedule here, but for those who have workplace design front and center, we’ve got you covered, with a full day curated schedule below just for you!

Start bright and early at Technogym in our CBD district. Grab some coffee and settle in for a wellness design workshop, helping you to configure your next workplace’s wellness center or gym.

Get yourself over to Thinking Works and Square Bear, where you’ll witness the next evolution of workplace design. Grab a seat for their panel on Sustainable Design Principles and be sure to enter the draw to win a trip to Orgatec!

A hop, skip and a jump to Flokk for the launch of the HÅG Tion!

Get your first panel in at Wilkhahn, where ensuring workplace relevance is on the menu. Our advice? Get in early to leave time to explore Wilkhahn’s immersive project installation with Geyer which explores the evolution of workplace design. 

Jump on a bus or hail a cab and get yourself over to Living Edge and Herman Miller, where Herman Miller’s hotly anticipated panel “The Utopian Office and the Death of the 9-5” will get you face-to-face with the leading designers of today. Follow this up with an exploration of an e-wasteland with Living Edge.

***Hot tip: if you haven’t picked one up already, make sure to get your hands on an exclusive Living Edge x Saturday Indesign bag, perfect for storing any brochures, samples or goodies you pick up on your Saturday Indesign journey. 

It’s time to refuel, and what better to line your stomach with than waffles? Head over to Krost for their waffle and beer garden and, while you’re at it, explore their latest offerings in workplace furniture. 

Just because we know you’ll be hungry for more, high tail it to Infinity Commercial Furniture (in partnership with polytec and Laine) to explore their new catalogue in situ, while you sneak in a scoop of Messina (serving until 4pm) and a cheeky cocktail from local legends Archie Rose.

Wind down at Steelcase, where you can explore their seating gallery and relax on their furniture while you sip mulled wine and warm up thanks to the deluxe fireplace range from hosting exhibitor Ignite Fireplace Studio

If you’d like to loop back around and get yourself back to the CBD, our final destination has to be Stylecraft’s commercial showroom, where a journey up the lift takes you from a bustling street to an oasis of a workplace showroom, complete with panoramic city views and a sneaky DJ spinning some hits. 

Attending Saturday Indesign Design Discussions is free, simply register now and attend on-day. 

Your attendance puts you into the running to win from our prize pool of over $20,000. 

We can’t wait to see you at #saturdayindesign however don’t forget that 21 May is also the federal election. Saturday Indesign recommends registering for a postal vote or find your closest pre-polling place 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!