Unless you’re new to the design space or have been living under a figurative rock for the past few years, you’ll know that Saturday Indesign (SID) is THE design event on everyone’s industry calendar. Dynamic, personalised and entirely unique, SID distils the best design knowledge and inspiration into 24 hours of activations that are spread out across a targeted event footprint.
On Saturday September 2nd, SID will be back and better than ever, transforming Melbourne into a design utopia for our attendees to explore. We’ll have 34 world class exhibitors across 26 locations in the CBD, Richmond and Collingwood, each connected by a network of hop-on hop-off buses courtesy of our transport partner Neolith. Across the day, there’ll be a carefully curated program of talks, exhibits, interactive installations and workshops, allowing you to pick and choose the events, showrooms and people you want to see in a choose your own adventure event that will reinvigorate your design practice.
If that’s not enough to tempt you, add in that the day is 100% FREE, with design talks, workshops, activations, transportation AND hospitality all included with your free registration.
If you’re still not convinced, or just want to learn a little more, read on and discover why Saturday Indesign is not to be missed.
1. Get your fill of creative inspiration in one action-packed day
Saturday Indesign delivers inspiration in spades, so if you’re looking to recharge your design skills – this event is for you. Saturday Indesign invites you to get involved by bringing you sensory and immersive experiences that put you in the midst of the action.
Check out some exclusive event collaborations between Verpan x Great Dane, Santa & Cole x Ajar, Plus Architecture x Axor, Maricor Maricar x Signature Floors, Indigenous Creators from Naarm & Nationally x Winya, Fraser and Partners x Reece + Neolith, Internal Design Team x Aspect Furniture, RMIT x HOW. + Autex Acoustics and be the first to see some inspiring works that have been brought together for this year’s event.
See Project Partnerships and creative collaborations here.
2. Go in the draw to win over $33,000 worth of prizes!
Treat yourself at SID, with over $33,000 in prizes to win when you attend, like a trip London for Clerkenwell Design Week, (courtesy of Thinking Works), a trip to Milano (thanks to Mobilia), your very own Voom Side Table by Adam Goodrum (from Tait), a Zanat Touch Bowl or Platter (from K5), a Sylvestrina light (from Ajar), a $1000 Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula Gift Voucher (courtesy of HOW. and Autex Acoustics), and much, much more!
3. All of the design knowledge in one action packed day:
With the best design brands and suppliers on the ground all showcasing the latest releases – you’re guaranteed to walk away with some serious design intel.
You’ll also hear from an exclusive list of speakers across a full-day of curated content. Speakers include Brenton Smith (Director – Bates Smart), Genevieve Brannigan (Founder – Communications Collective), Hayley Mitchell (Principal – Mitchell & Eades), Jo Dane (Founder – Educology), Manuela Millan (Founder – Meanwhile in Melbourne), Ruby Shields (Interior Designer – WOWOWA), with many more to be announced!
4. Unique footprint and all the perks that go with it
What has long set Saturday Indesign apart is its unique footprint. We’ve left behind the cold stark environment of a trade hall for the welcoming and authentic experience of entering a brand’s home – their showroom. And just like all good hosts, our exhibitors have some exceptional hospitality planned to make you feel right at home and refuel you from all the talks, activations, workshops, tours and more you’ll be experiencing throughout the day.
Check out all the best hospitality pit stops on our What’s On page.
5. Make use of our free bus loop, thanks to Transport partner, Neolith
Not sure where to start? Saturday Indesign features several trails across the city, centred around our exhibitor showrooms. There are walkable maps and free buses thanks to our transport partner Neolith, so that you can hit up every spot and not miss a thing.
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
Key event details:
2 September, 2023
Key design locations across Melbourne
Free to attend! Register now.