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What’s on at Brisbane Indesign

From morning to evening, Brisbane Indesign has a packed schedule of events to inspire and entice you.

What’s on at Brisbane Indesign


May 4th, 2012

Friday 25 May is a chance to ease into things before the main event. Friday’s festivities take a relaxed pace, with many showrooms organising their own special events or hosting visitors by appointment.

This is a great chance to check things out in your own time – and be the first to see new products! Just contact your favourite showrooms prior to the day (exhibitor details can be found on the Brisbane Indesign website) to find out what’s on or to arrange a time to visit.

Exhibitor events on Friday include:

Zenith: 8am invitation-only VIP breakfast

King Furniture: 12-2pm unveiling of installation by interior designer David Hicks, and industrial designer Charles Wilson speaks about his award-winning Andrea Sofa

Mafi: 10am-5pm Open Workshop on working with timber

Café Culture: VIP preview of the Sweetness and Light showroom on Friday night.


Saturday 26 May is the big day, with showrooms pulling out all the stops for a day of design celebration. Take the event at your own pace and create your own journey, or use the timed events to help guide your day.

Timed exhibitor events on the Saturday include:

Coco Republic / Smeg: join them for coffee and breakfast pastries

Living Edge / Bolon by TAG: enjoy espresso from 9am

Fireworks Gallery: margaritas, mineral water and cranky hotdogs!

Café Culture: champagne and mouth-watering morsels

Coco Republic / Smeg: 12-4pm antipasto and prosecco

Innerspace: 11:30am-2:30pm sees Fenton Keogh, crowned Australia’s best BBQer, fire up the grill for visitors to the leafy Outerspace courtyard café

Jardan / Armadillo&Co: light refreshments and BBQ lunch

Living Edge / Bolon by TAG: lunch bites

Chairbiz: 5pm live auction of ’Artists at Work’ artworks

Coco Republic / Smeg: 4-6pm aperitivo with cocktails and a giant wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Jardan / Armadillo&Co: winner of River Weave Circus Stripe rug announced

King Furniture: 12-2pm David Hicks discusses the inspiration behind his installation

Living Edge / Bolon by TAG: 3pm onwards sundowner cocktails and canapés; 3:30pm winner of Chandon Mini Cork Chair competition announced

Fireworks Gallery: Prize draws and new products

Café Culture: 2pm talk by industrial designer Chris Hardy, prize draws – including a Powder ring by Chris Hardy for the first 250 showroom guests

Chairbiz: Artists at Work live painting

Coco Republic / Smeg: a showcase of design and food, plus international furniture line Oly San Francisco

Cosh Living: sneak peek of new indoor brand releases

ECC Lighting & Furniture: brand new showroom, latest products from Milan and Frankfurt, USM Challenge competition

Hettich: brand new showroom and product innovations, meet the Hettich team

Innerspace: enjoy Toby’s Estate coffee throughout the day

Ilve: latest products, coffee cart and business card draw for a coffee machine!

Inspiration Office: latest Steelcase products, take part in the Project, plus prize draws

Luxxbox / OBJX: DJ truck with Red Bull, giveaways – including Luxxbox Milk stool – throughout the day

Milano Furniture: drinks, coffee, canapés, gift bags and catalogues, new products and rug competition

Reece bathroom life: meet Daniel Nikles of Nikles Showers, enjoy canapés, refreshments and pick up a showboat

Sampford IXL / Streamline Products: new ranges from Zucchetti tapware, Gaggenau and Neff, among others

Space Furniture / Mafi / Zepel Fabrics: 10am-5pm Timber Open Workshops, latest releases from Milan, Zepel Fabrics, relax in the Habitus Lounge

Stylecraft: new products including Derlot; relax in a chilled-out bar installation

UCI: new products including latest workstations and accessories, LED task lights and seating

Winning Appliances & Bathrooms: see new products over a wine or champagne

Zenith: ’Journeys’ design competition, mingle with Sean Dix, Michael Zawros, Michael Alvisse, Marc Schamburg and Keith Melborne, enjoy prize draws and a large human-scale concept puzzle!

Zip Industries: pop-up refreshment centres across BID, enter the draw for a holiday for 2 to Venice.

Now you know what’s in store, start getting ready! Check out the official BID handbook online and download a bus route and exhibitor map to make sure you get the most out of Brisbane Indesign 2012.

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