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Design Take Over: Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Indesign 2016 was divided into three distinct design precincts. Here’s what went down in the heart of the city for the Melbourne Indesign CBD edition.

Design Take Over: Melbourne CBD


August 22nd, 2016


Fiona Susanto, Cormack O'Connor

The MID CBD precinct was centred around some of the city’s most beautiful design showrooms – HUB furniture, Zenith, and District. On Friday, MID visitors had the opportunity to attend talks hosted at the showrooms, while on Friday evening, each of the showrooms lit up as part of the social spectacular, Up Late.

At HUB, visitors were able to view the stunning Louis Parades glass artworks, as part of his first Australian exhibition. On display in the showroom were new designs from Moroso’s collection, alongside stunning pieces from Hub’s stable of brands featuring Lowe Furniture, Molteni & C, Billiani and Ivano Redaelli. For Up Late, guests enjoyed delicious granita drinks courtesy of Piccolina Gelateria in three tasty flavours: Campari and blood orange; Mojito; and watermelon, mint and lime. Delicious.

On the vibing, famous Flinders Lane, Zenith hosted a winter drinks (a cosy, soul-warming mulled wine) soiree, set against their latest range of All Sorts lounges and ottomans. One lucky design enthusiast took home an All Sorts Lounger valued at $2,895.

Over at District was the exciting WorkLife seminar, Who Hired the Project Manager? followed by a District After Dark party for Up Late.

Up Late visitors also had the chance to roll down the hill to the GPO shopping centre, to see Daniel Emma’s brilliant in store installation for COS (and do a little late night shopping, of course).

Also as a part of the Up Late festivities was a special preview tour of Glenn Murcutt AO’s exhibition Architecture of Faith, at the NGV – showing the process behind his design for the Australian Islamic Centre in Newport, Melbourne.

See what happened in Collingwood here, and Richmond here.

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