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All you need to know about Alexandria Precinct at Saturday Indesign

Alexandria has grown to become one of Saturday Indesign’s largest precincts. On Saturday 21 May, we’ll immerse you in the best design the precinct has to offer.

All you need to know about Alexandria Precinct at Saturday Indesign

One of the four major design hubs (alongside the CBD, Surry Hills and Waterloo), Alexandria is set to dazzle and delight. With exhibitors including Anterior XL, Kaolin, Stormtech, Caroma, Herman Miller, Living Edge, Porter’s Paints, Maker&Son, Molmic, Space Furniture, Ignite Fireplace Studio, Steelcase, and Krost, you’ll get to see all the familiar faces and meet the news ones as well.

With so much to see and do in Alexandria, we’ve listed all the highlights here, to help you plan your day.

Discover The Project

A huge part of the Alexandria precinct experience is the collaborations for The Project, between exhibitors and the industry’s most exciting designers.

Themed around ‘Regeneration’, these installations are designed to transport you to another creative dimension.

Liv Green x Maker&Son

This year our Project is our Indoor Forest. Step into another world as we transform our showroom into an indoor forest experience complete with trees and bracken throughout.

Stormtech x Squillace

Individuals are guided through the space by illuminated cubes containing Stormtech’s product offcuts, showcasing Stormtech’s practice of recycling and sustainability.

Kaolin Tiles x ARM Architecture

Cleverly designed by ARM Architecture and crafted by Kaolin, this circular patterned installation speaks to the viewer, where regeneration becomes fully realised at a given point or moment in time.

Anterior XL x Plus Architecture

Through various iterations we developed a demountable structural system that can be easily used to stack the stone slabs, creating a piece that restores its sculptural qualities.

Porter’s Paints x PTW

To replicate the psychological transformation of being “reborn” we will be referencing colour strategies from a variety of influences and experimenting with colour action, layering and creating a journey of colour interaction.

Installations

Beyond The Project collaborations, exhibitors in Alexandria Precinct have been preparing some long anticipated, never before seen installations.

Be sure not to miss Seating Gallery at Steelcase, the ‘Shaping our Future’ installation at Space Furniture, the super instagrammable Jumping Photoshoot at Maker&Son, and the E-WASTELAND by Zetr and Walter Knoll installation at Living Edge.

On the day action

If fresh and new is what you’re after,  be one of the first to experience the magic of Kaolin Tiles brand new showroom, launching at Saturday Indesign 2022!

Also head over to Porters Paints, where they will be introducing The Classic Collection of Porter’s wallpapers, a collection designed and printed in Australia. And while you’re there why not take Porter’s Paints Showroom Tour and be guided through all the latest.

Workshops and talks

Feeling a little curious and wanting to get your thinking hat on? Alexandria Precinct also has a wonderful mix of workshops and talks to dive right into.

Grazie Gufram For 50 Years of The Cactus
At Saturday In Design, Living Edge presents Gufram Planet, the largest selection of Gufram ever displayed in Australia.
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hosted by: Living Edge
Living Edge, The Woolstores, 74/4D Huntley Street, Alexandria

Easy Clean Fabric Demonstration
Experience the cutting edge of fabric maintenance and protection at Molmic with their easy clean fabric demonstration. A must for commercial and residential upholstery in high trafficked areas.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by: Molmic
Unit B1, 15-21 Doody Street, Alexandria

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

It’s What’s Inside that Counts
This is your chance to see how Molmic makes Australia’s most loved sofa!
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Hosted by: Molmic
Unit B1, 15-21 Doody Street, Alexandria

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

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

Something to eat?

With so much to do and see, be sure to take some time to enjoy the hospitality with some of these activations:

Tom Dixon London Mixology Lounge
Sit back and relax, enjoy the live DJ and the latest from Tom Dixon’s Fat and Cork collections.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Living Edge
Living Edge, The Woolstores, 74/4D Huntley Street, Alexandria

Coffee, Alfresco
Molmic will serve coffees in their courtyard, amongst new pieces from their Big Easy Collection.
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by: Molmic
Unit B1, 15-21 Doody Street, Alexandria

Krost’s Waffle Bar
Fancy a treat? Come and grab a bite at Krost’s live waffle making station, serving you all day.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Krost Business Furniture
33 Ricketty Street, Mascot

Krost’s Outdoor Social Lounge
Immerse yourself in Krost’s outdoor garden pop-up at their showroom.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Krost Business Furniture
33 Ricketty Street, Mascot

Tea Time with Maker&Son
Break up your day with something a little bit fancy! Maker&Son will be serving champagne and nibbles within their sensory forest space from 12pm. Stop by, grab a glass and experience a new meaning of comfort.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Maker&Son
Unit B1.5/15-21 Doody Street, Alexandria

Cocktail Hour
Kaolin Tiles serves cocktails from their bespoke bar space as the perfect place to end your Saturday Indesign afternoon.
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Kaolin Tiles
4/33 Maddox Street, Alexandria

Spritz & Aperitives
Amongst stone cut from the mountains of Italy, immerse yourself in Italian hospitality with all day spritz and aperitives and you experience the best in natural stone, terrazzo, tiles and porcelain panels.
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Anterior XL
4/119-133 McEvoy Street, Alexandria

Happy Hour
Stop by Steelcase in the afternoon for champagne and snacks. You’ll engage with their range of products and go in the draw to win your very own Steelcase product from the Seating Collection!
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by: Steelcase
652 Botany Road, Alexandria

Getting around on the day

Thanks to our transport partners, Neolith, each exhibitor location is connected by our free all-day hop-on hop-off bus loop. Event handbooks and interactive maps will be available on the day.

Register today for your chance to go in the running for our prize pool of over $20,000. See you there, 21 May.

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.

Find out what’s happening in our other Saturday Indesign precincts: CBD, Waterloo, Surry Hills.

Key event details:

Saturday Indesign
21 May, 2022
9am-5pm
Key design locations across Sydney
Free to attend! Register now at www.saturdayindesign.com

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