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Where to go, what to do – your editors’ guide to Saturday Indesign 2022

Creative design interventions, relationship building, knowledge sharing – Saturday Indesign has it all. Coming up Saturday 21 May in Sydney, Saturday Indesign has something for everyone. We get you started with our top 10 picks.

Where to go, what to do – your editors’ guide to Saturday Indesign 2022

Saturday Indesign (SID) is the one-day design event that has been setting Australia’s design scene alight for the past decade. After a couple of years on a COVID-induced hiatus, the much-anticipated event is back – bigger than ever – and returning to Sydney on Saturday 21 May. Register for free!

This is your chance to dive into Sydney’s design scene, with a jam-packed program of talks, exhibits, interactive installations, and workshops. Set in the best design showrooms right across the city, Saturday Indesign will literally, and figuratively, transport you to the heart of the design industry. 

Related: Explore the full Saturday Indesign schedule here

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So, put on your walking shoes, jump on our free buses, and get your Instagram feed primed, because you’ll be stopping in at locations in four charged design precincts: Waterloo, Surry Hills, Alexandria, and Woolloomooloo.

Want to know the best part? The day is 100 per cent free with design talks, workshops, activations, transportation and hospitality all on the house.

Here is our Editor’s Guide to 10 program highlights, not to be missed. We’ll see you there for them!

1. Shop till you Drop! The New Wave of Experimental Retail

Hosted by Winning Appliances, this session delves into a new consumer experience of storytelling and what the future may be for retail spaces. Read more

2. 20/20 Vision: Towards a Sustainable Future

Our future lies in the hands of people who can dream us something better. Seeho Su puts a collection of these people centre stage, looking at how they want to revolutionise the built environment to something that is future-focused. Read more

3. HAG Tion ‘The World’s Most Sustainable Task Chair?

Join Flokk to experience the latest in task chair design and discover a chair for a modern world: the HÅG Tion. Read more

4. The Utopian Office and the Death of the 9-5

Herman Miller leads the charge with new approaches to workplace design that create the ‘utopian office’. With the challenge of returning to the office, benefits for the community, connection, learning and osmosis are needed more than ever. Read more

5. Seltzer Time!

Peek into the world of Savage Design and Sussex Taps with this immersive factory tour, while enjoying some Sparkling Margarita Seltzers. Read more

6. Wellbeing in the Workplace

At this event, Sonder’s Louise Butler gives her first-hand experience in mental health support for the workplace and everyday life with a focus on how work and personal life cannot be separated. Read more

7. Meet the Maker

In casual discussion, Molmic founder and managing director, Molly McMahon, dives into the process of building a brand and transitioning from early days, work and vision and how to prep for the future. Read more

8. Krost’s Outdoor Social Lounge

Join Krost in its outdoor lounge for a range of drinks from coffee to cocktails, music and more. Sit back and relax for a moment before visiting the garden pop-up at its showroom. Read more

9. ‘Shaping our Future’: An exhibition by Space Furniture

In this exhibition, Space Furniture takes a deep dive into their design collection through the lens of ethical and sustainable practices. Explore a fictional apartment and discover the current and future directions of design. Read more

10. Wellness Workout with master trainer Jessica Herbert

Exhausted by the day? Join Technogym Master Trainer & Wellness Consultant, Jessica Herbert, in an engaging end-of-the-day workout to boost your endorphins and celebrate yourself! Read more

This is just a taste of what’s to come at Saturday Indesign, Sydney, 21 May, 9am-5pm. Here are some quick links:

Full schedule: saturdayindesign-whats-on.com

Saturday Design Discussions: saturdayindesign-design-discussions.com 

Full exhibitor list: saturdayindesign-exhibitors.com 

Register for free online here.

Don’t forget, 21 May is also the federal election. Saturday Indesign recommends registering for a postal vote to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the design action.

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