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6 things you didn’t know about Melbourne Indesign

With over 70 exhibitors participating in this year’s Melbourne Indesign, the event has grown to become the leading showcase of revolutionary ideas and game changing new products in architecture and design innovation. But did you know…

6 things you didn’t know about Melbourne Indesign


August 6th, 2014

1. Uber and Audis will be dominating transport

As well as complimentary hop-on/hop-off shuttlebuses running in continuous loops around each design precinct, Uber and Audis will be the transport of choice for those who want to get around on their own terms.

Uber have kindly offered new users a free UberBLACK ride, up to $20. To get started, just download the Uber App and use the code ‘MID14’ when booking your sleek Uber ride. For something even more sophisticated, keep an eye out for the fleet of Melbourne Indesign Audis. If you see one, just flag it down and you’ll get a VIP transfer between venues.


2. You can win prizes 

Most exhibitors will be running a variety of competitions to win a range of prizes – from amazing designer furniture to the latest state of the art appliances.

For keen prize lovers, visit the Ftzroy + Collingwood precint and ensure you receive stamps from each of the exhibiting locations as part of the ‘Walk the Woods’ competition. This will put you in the draw to win amazing prizes put forward by each exhibitor in the precinct.


3. The Galleria brings design exhibition to the next level

The Galleria at Melbourne Indesign will be an immersive, open-plan design experience across multiple storeys in the Melbourne CBD design precinct.

Habitus Pavillion at 2013 Galleria 

This year’s theme ‘Inception’ is sure to spark inspiration from the most creative minds in design. Visit Galleria and take your time in an exploratory space populated with a lively mixture of brands, product launches, project installations and interactive events, an immersive journey taking in over 1,000 square metres of design curation.

Stomtech Pavillion at 2013 Galleria 

Marimekko Pavillion at 2013 Galleria

4. Getting around is totally easy

If you ever feel a bit lost, look out for the friendly event Ambassadors. They’re wearing distinctive Melbourne Indesign-branded outfits courtesy of our Diamond Sponsor Zip Heaters, and are posted at crucial junctures around the event, ready to help.

Alternatively,download the Melbourne Indesign mobile App from Google Play or iTunes to navigate two days and three precincts without missing a beat. It includes a full program, interactive maps, your own planner and a real-time filtered #MID14 social media feed.


5. You can register on the day

Did you forget to pre-register online? No fear, you can register in person at any participating showroom during the event. Melbourne Indesign is free to attend, but registration is essential. See melbourneindesign.com.au to register today.


6. There will be industry talks

Hosted by Indesign Assitant Editor Lorenzo Logi,  Indesign Indiscussion will be a platform for leading architects and designers  to reveal to the audience their vision for major commercial projects.

In celebration of Victoria’s creativity, the Australian Architecture Association will present a Short Black Talk by Melbourne architect Sean Godsell, which will showcase the RMIT designhub building.

Hosted by Habitus Deputy Editor Nicky Lobo, this year’s theme for for the Habitus LiveLife will be: How to create individuality and community in multi residential developments. You can secure your tickets at habitusliving.com.

Indesign Podium Talk at 2013 Sydney Indesign


Also keep an eye out for DQ Round Table Discussion with the magazine’s editor Sophia Watson.

Melbourne Indesign


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