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Golden moments! Celebrating 90 issues with Indesign Magazine

Hosted by Steelcase WorkLife in Sydney, INDESIGN Magazine launched its 90th issue to a tightly packed crowd of long-time friends, supporters and associates. It was an event that welcomed the who’s who of design and highlighted what an awesome design community we have.

Golden moments! Celebrating 90 issues with Indesign Magazine

On the evening of Thursday 17 August, an esteemed guest list of 200+ gathered in the glowing Steelcase WorkLife showroom of Elizabeth Street, Sydney to celebrate the launch of INDESIGN Magazine’s 90th edition, and mark 24 years of Indesign, the magazine and the brand, supporting and empowering architecture and design in Australia.

Left to right, Todd Hammond of Hammond Studio, Raj Nandan, Alice Blackwood and Timothy Alouani-Roby of Indesign Media Asia Pacific, Natasha Hammond of Hammond Studio.

The event was attended by many of Indesign Media’s partners and valued advertisers, key figures including Paul McGillick, one of INDESIGN Magazine’s longest standing and most revered editors, and the founding writer-photographer team behind the INDESIGN Luminary program, Jan Howlin and Anthony Browell.

Left to right, Anthony Browell and Jan Howlin.

Also present was the Sydney design community’s senior-most practitioners from leading firms including Davenport Campbell, BLP, Woods Bagot, SJB, PTW, BVN, Hammond Studio – to name just a few! – as well as people who had travelled interstate for the event from firms including Melbourne’s Studio Tate and Studio Kristen Whittle.

Susan Mardini of Steelcase.

The crowd was welcomed by Steelcase’s managing director, Susan Mardini, who gave an acknowledgement of Country and opened the stage for a series of speeches. Director of architecture at SJB, and AIA NSW chapter president, Adam Haddow, addressed the packed and attentive audience to comment on Indesign’s contribution to and positive impact on the culture of the architecture and design industry, while also speaking to key imperative’s that our industry must urgently address.

Left: Adam Haddow of SJB, middle/right: Danny Ryan and Richard Karsay of Tongue & Groove.

INDESIGN Magazine and Indesignlive.com editor, Alice Blackwood, spoke to the community spirit and connectivity of Indesign Media and all that it does, saying, “We are the go-to intelligent, edgy, forward-thinking source that supports your daily practice and business, and inspires and informs you creatively. What gets us out of bed every morning is our obsession with understanding what it is that inspires and drives you, how we can enhance our platforms and programs to better serve your interests and needs. It gives us great pride to report on this in a critical and globally relevant way, and support this through our many multi-dimensional activities.”

Left to right, Anthony Collins of Stylecraft, and Daniel Judd of Framery.

CEO and Founder of Indesign Media Asia Pacific, Raj Nandan, whom many of us know through years of working in the industry, really lit up the evening, drawing from a humorous handful of hastily written notes, to give a speech that riveted the crowd and drew all together to acknowledge the many supporters – advertisers, architects, designers and friends – who have been with Indesign on its 24-year journey. He also gave acknowledgement to many of those important individuals, now no longer with us, who have left an indelible mark on Indesign and the design industry at large.

All-in-all it was a memorable evening, glowing with the golden highlights of INDESIGN’s 90 edition, and emanating with the energy that lifted off those in the room. We thank all who joined us for this very special evening, and to Steelcase – the consummate hosts.

You can purchase your copy of INDESIGN #90 here, and read the issue’s Letter From The Editor.

Raj Nandan of Indesign Media Asia Pacific.
Left to right, Susanna de Vienne of Boyac, Alex Hopkins of Studio Tate, and Eleonore de Vienne of Boyac.
Left to right, Ben Voorderhake of Siren Design, Aidan Mawhinney of Living Edge, Anthony Collins of Stylecraft.
Left to right, Fiona Young of Hayball, Anton Kouzmin and Ka Wai Yeung of Kaunitz Yeung Architects, and CC Williams of Hayball.
Right, Meryl Hare of Hare + Klein.
Left to right, Anton Bourtsev of Kaolin Tiles, and Raj Nandan of Indesign Media Asia Pacific.
Left to right, Gigi Davidge of MillerKnoll, and Kelsie Chang of Innerspace.
Left to right, Mitchell Page and Jessica Cowie of BVN.
Left to right, Kavita Nandan of Indesign Media Asia Pacific, and Marnie Hammond of Design Nation.
Left to right, Jason Parry of Haworth, Brett Todd of Wilkhahn with Anthony Collins of Stylecraft and Inga Walker of Aspect Furniture.
Left to right, Leah and Scott Comino of Verosol, and Kathy and Jules Di Bartolomeo of Verosol.
Left to right, Josie Lancaster and Joe Farage of Farage.

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